Wedding Wednesday: The Kreger Wedding

Lee & Sarah Kreger | August 16, 2014 | Photography by Rothwell Photography

Despite both growing up in Roanoke, it wasn't until college the two were introduced by a friend at a party in Blacksburg where Sarah was living. Lee moved to Richmond for dental school while Sarah finished college at Virginia Tech and later moved to Richmond as well. With their five year anniversary approaching the week before Easter, Lee decided to take advantage of the beautiful weather and take Sarah to a wine tasting and then to his family's lake house at Smith Mountain Lake. When they walked in the door, there was a path of rose petals leading to an Easter basket filled with bridal magazines and Sarah's engagement ring. The theme of the wedding was classic and timeless and took place outdoors with the view of the beautiful mountains and vineyard. White flowers and touches of blush pink and navy accented the reception inside to keep it clean and classic while also fun and formal. The men wore navy blue suits with monogrammed pink gingham bowties while the ladies wore blush pink dresses to match the theme. Being that the reception took place at a vineyard, it was only fitting to have cocktail hour on the veranda with passed hors d'oeuvres such as oyster shooters and artichoke crostini. Later guests enjoyed a three course meal of spinach and feta cheese salad and baked flounder stuffed with crab meat, grilled filet mignon, seared chicken with ratatouille, or truffle risotto. The wedding cake featured four tiers of vanilla cake with buttercream and chocolate hazelnut with marzipan. Sarah also presented Lee with a groom's cake in the shape of a dentist's white coat. She incorporated other Southern traditions such as burying the bourbon, a cake pull, and of course, monograms galore!

Be sure to see the Kreger wedding on page 80 of the third issue of bridebook!

Photography: Rothwell Photography
Dress: Modern Trousseau
Florist: Blue Ridge Floral Design
Cake: Albemarle Baking Company
Venue: Veritas Vineyards
Caterer: Veritas Vineyards
Planner: Jill McKinley
Jewelry: Fink's
DJ: East Coast Entertainment- Big Ray & the Kool Kats
Attendants' Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid
Groomsmen's Attire: J. Crew
Videographer: Ian's Creations
Alterations: Sew Right LLC
Rentals: Festive Fare
Paper: Nico & Lala