Wedding Wednesday: The Chitwood Wedding


The Chitwood Wedding | August 8, 2015 | Photography by: Nicole Colwell Wedding Photography

These two may have met in Biology 101 at Virginia Western Community College, but there was nothing but chemistry between them.

While visiting England for a cousin’s wedding, Kirsten and Blaine decided to go a few days early to sight-see. A must for Kirsten was the London Eye, so they went their very first night in the city. With the sun setting and the lights of London around them, it was a gorgeous view. Blaine, however, couldn’t seem to relax. Kirsten finally asked him what was wrong, and he replied “It’s not every day I ask the woman I love to marry me.” He got down on one knee right then and there and pulled out a ring.

For Kirsten, her favorite part of her wedding was seeing everything come together. She and her family did almost everything themselves, from invitations to centerpieces, and they ironed and folded a hundred and fifty napkins two days before the big day. Her father even built the arbor for the ceremony. It was wonderful for Kirsten to have such a support system to help her dreams come true.

Their immediate family members were in the wedding party, and Blaine’s older brother gave a reading during the ceremony. His other brother played “Angel” by Jack Johnson on guitar while Kirsten walked down the aisle.

Since Blaine was from Franklin County and Kirsten was from Botetourt, when they dated they would meet in the middle, that being Roanoke. It only made sense they would get married in Roanoke, too. They chose the Rooftop in Center in the Square because it had the same “view and feel” as when Blaine proposed.

The theme of their wedding was “Modern Twist” and they chose black, white, and gold as their colors. Blaine wore black and white striped suspenders, and all the groomsmen had striped bow ties. For party favors, they personalized Mill Mountain Coffee and Tea bags.

Make sure to see more from the Chitwood Wedding on page 78 of bridebook!

Photography by: Nicole Colwell Wedding Photography
Dress: Celebration Bridal
Florist: Gloriosa
Cake: Heather Warfe
Venue: Center in the Square
Caterer: Mary's Party Works
Planner: Kellie Minter
Jewelry: Jared's
Attendants Dresses: David's Bridal
Groomsmen Attire: Men's Wearhouse