Posts tagged The Inn at Virginia Tech
Wedding Wednesday: The Carver Wedding

The Carver Wedding | December 2, 2017 | Photography by: Stephanie Parker Photography

After Lucas Carver met Kimberly Hughes while playing football on the Virginia Tech drillfield with friends, Kimberly made sure to add Lucas on Facebook. Kimberly's father had a rule for her: she couldn't get engaged until she graduated college with a bachelor's degree. The day after she graduated in December of 2015, Lucas created a driving tour around their favorite spots in Blacksburg and Christiansburg, ending up back on the drillfield, where Lucas got down on one knee and asked Kimberly to be his wife.

The couple's winter wedding was timeless, with its colors being white, navy blue and silver. The ceremony was performed by Lucas' father, a Baptist preacher, and the reception was everything that the couple had hoped for. However, their favorite memory of the day was when Lucas' fraternity, Kappa Kappa Psi, gathered together in a circle around the couple and sang a beautiful hymn, seeming to almost bless the marriage, making Kimberly tear up because of how much it meant to her. Because Virginia Tech played such a pivotal role in Lucas and Kimberly's relationship, and because many of the wedding guests had either gone to Tech or were fans, the Hokie Bird came and took pictures with the guests, allowing for the couple to celebrate their big day with a fun and personal touch.

Make sure to see more of the Carver wedding on page 66 of bridebook!

Photography: Stephanie Parker Photography
Dress: Chantilly Lace
Flowers: Best Wishes
Venue: The Inn at Virginia Tech
Caterer: The Inn at Virginia Tech
DJ: RSP Entertainment
Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Attendant's Dresses: David's Bridal
Hair & Makeup: Studio 700
Cake: Our Daily Bread
Jewelry: Mountain Jewelers
Photo Booth: Star City Photo Booth
Planner: Simplicity Events - Amina Dudley

Wedding Wednesday: The Driscoll Wedding

The Driscoll Wedding | November 11, 2017 | Photography by: Noah Magnifico Photographer

Aimee Tolbert and Chris Driscoll were just friends in high school until Chris realized that he needed a date to his senior prom. He jumped at the chance to plan an elaborate first date, and on Aimee's parents' farm, he set up canvases and paints. After painting a picture of the sunset, the two began their romance. One evening, Aimee returned home from work and discovered a ribbon winding through her home. At the end of this ribbon was a paintbrush and a note that read, "Follow Me." Aimee discovered that Chris was outside on one knee, and beside him was a canvas with words painted on it: "Aimee Tolbert, will you marry me?" Chris would not accept Aimee's "yes" until she had painted it on the canvas as well.

Because the couple graduated from Virginia Tech, they felt that it was a perfect place for them to exchange their vows. When the couple found while planning their wedding that their venue and chosen vendors were available on the same date, they took it as a "heavenly sign" that they should become one. Their special day reflected the importance of God, family and friends, while Aimee's brother-in-law serenaded the couple during the ceremony. It was an emotional moment as the couple "felt thankful to have found one another and embark on this journey together." Because the couple's Virginia Tech background is so important to them, they and the wedding party entered the reception to "Enter Sandman," and the Hokie mascot joined them for a dance during the reception, giving a unique and fun spin on a beautiful and meaningful day.

Make sure to see more of the Driscoll wedding on page 62 of bridebook!

Photography: Noah Magnifico Photographer
Dress: Chantilly Lace
Flowers: Best Wishes
Venue: The Inn at Virginia Tech
Caterer: The Inn at Virginia Tech
DJ: A & A Disk Jockey Service of Greensboro
Groomsmen's Attire: Chantilly Lace
Attendants' Dresses: Chantilly Lace
Makeup: Veronica Williams
Hair: Ashley Hill
Cake: Mockingbird Cafe and Bakery
Guitar & Vocals: Ashley Primm
Violinist: Nicole Paglialonga
Pianist: Jared Gibbs
Videographer: Cambo Films

Wedding Wednesday: The Seaver Wedding

The Seaver Wedding | June 16, 2016  | Photography by: Andru Miller Photography

Catherine Rossi and Jedidiah "Jed" Seaver met in the nick of time. Catherine was fed up with the dating scene in the city when she agreed to being set up with Jed by a mutual friend. As soon as the two met, Catherine knew that this man was different than any other she'd met before. From that first lunch on, the two never stopped talking. It eventually evolved naturally into the loving relationship they share today. It was love at first sight.

Jed proposed in November. While Catherine was out on a run, Jed had set up candles around a watch box, with Frank Sinatra playing in the back ground. Catherine, knowing he'd suggested going out to dinner later that night, had a inkling he might propose. But, when she came home to see the watch box she was confused by all of the effort put into a watch. Inside, though, she found a gold engagement ring. Jed was excited he was able to surprise her with the proposal and even more excited that she said yes.

Despite the two of them living in D.C., they both grew up around the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. Catherine, originally being from Blacksburg, wanted the wedding to be close to home. The ceremony took place at Claytor Lake State Park, by the water, with perfect 70 degree weather. For the reception, they traveled back to Blacksburg to love, sing, and dance the night away at The Inn at Virginia Tech.

The comforting atmosphere and being surrounded by friends and family really helped to make the day a success. Her father's band played at the reception, a part of her mother's wedding gown was used as Catherine's bouquet holder, and Catherine's 92 year old Babushka (Grandmother) even traveled from New Jersey for the wedding. Unfortunately she fell ill upon arriving in Virginia, and had to spend the wedding day in the hospital, but instead of it being a sad memory, Catherine and Jed made the best of it. The two were able to surprise her at the hospital, completely decked out in their formal wear. Catherine says she remembers this moment the best, with the most warmth in her heart.

The whole night was full of fun, love, and great memories. The couple were so glad to be able to return back to their roots for their wedding. The food was delectable, the reception was exciting and better than Catherine even thought possible, and the guests loved the thoughtful wedding favors. Jed works in law enforcement so the couple decided to donate to The National Fallen Police Foundation in their guests' names and hand out blue and black wrapped Hershey kisses.

It was a wedding that everyone will look back on with love and happiness.

Make sure to see more of the Seaver wedding on page 58 of bridebook!

Dress: David's Bridal
Florist: Flowers by B
Cake: Nina Panonni & Ashley Oppedisano
Ceremony: Claytor Lake State Park
Venue: The Inn at Virginia Tech
Caterer: The Inn at Virginia Tech
Planner: The Inn at Virginia Tech - Bianca Norton
Jewelry: Eddy Greenan Jewelry
Attendant Dresses: David's Bridal
Groomsmen Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Hair & Makeup: Jenna Bien