Matt & K. Paige Douglas | July 2, 2013 | Photography by Pat Cori Photography
Matt and Paige met in a class taken at Virginia Western Community college. Matt proposed twice - once at the Space Needle in Seattle, WA and then in Radford, VA (Paige said yes both times, but her fear of heights probably made the Radford one a little more comfortable!). The couple later went on vacation; while sitting on a balcony looking out at the ocean, they decided on a whim to get married on the beach. When Paige expressed her wish to get married there, Matt simple said, "Why not?" Even with the last minute request, their family came together for the occasion, including Paige's uncle who got them a wedding cake, and a family friend who took photos of the special event. Paige decided to incorporate several beach elements into their reception, held two months later, which allowed celebration with friends and family. The colors were of the beach sunset, from the flowers and centerpieces down to the signature drink (a concoction of mango rum, pineapple-orange juice, and splash of grenadine). Paige's bridal bouquet had greenery, sunset roses, pink and purple carnations, and bright colors. Even their wedding cake was decorated with starfish and bright flowers to round out the tropical theme. Paige says their wedding was unique thanks to the private ceremony where they could simply focus on each other.
Photography: Pat Cori Photography
Dress: David's Bridal
Florist: Elle Emme: Floral & Design Atelier
Cake: Hanna Toliver
Caterer: Schaal's Catering
DJ: Whatcha Need Productions