The Nolte Wedding | October 7, 2017 | Photography by: Anna Bowser Photography
When Christina Evans met Mike Nolte while they were in college, she was immediately captivated by his pale blue eyes and his competitive nature. They bonded over a shared interest in thrill-seeking, and the two soon realized how much exactly they had in common. Six years after first meeting, the couple found themselves both living in the Roanoke area, and eventually went out to dinner on their first date. When Mike surprised Christina on Election Day with a trip into Roanoke to climb their favorite mountain, McAfee Knob, they were disappointed when they saw that the trail was closed. Christina suggested they try Mill Mountain, and there, Mike suggested that they get their picture taken before heading back. As another couple went to take their photo, Mike got down on one knee and asked Christina to be his forever date. Christina says that it was her "dream proposal."
The couple had originally planned to become husband and wife in a barn at the base of the mountain to reflect their love of nature and rustic themes, but finally decided that their hearts wanted a mountain-top wedding. They cancelled the venue and and DJ and made some phone calls to family and friends notifying them of the change. Although some family members couldn't make the hike, there were still about 40 guests in attendance at the top of McAfee Knob to help the couple celebrate. The couple felt "indescribable excitement" as they were married at the top of the mountain, having their pictures taken in their wedding attire at their unique venue. With Christina's beautiful bouquet of peach dahlias and roses and a one-of-a-kind ceremony, the couple made their first steps as husband and wife after following their feet- and their hearts- up the mountain.
Make sure to see more of the Nolte wedding on page 48 of bridebook!
Photography: Anna Bowser Photography
Flowers: Andrea Ferment
Reception: The Homeplace
Hair & Makeup: Jessica Kroll
Cake: Fresh Baked Bakery
Jewelry: Diamonds Direct
Videography: Michael's Video