Elyse + Chris Wedding Recap | West Manor Estate | Lynchburg, VA

Another wedding weekend has come and gone. Each wedding becomes my "favorite ever" and I fall more and more in love with what I do. Elyse and Chris' wedding was top-of-the-mountain-fun and I am so excited to share a brief recap of their big day!

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This was my first wedding where I did florals. Talk about pressure! Fortunately, Elyse shared her vision and it was something I was able to handle. I brought her flower order all the way from Norfolk on Thursday afternoon. By that evening, my mom and I were creating wreaths galore in our hotel room.

Elyse wanted lots of greenery, white flowers, and a wild, free feel to her bouquet. I wanted to create something that moved as she walked down the aisle. So this happened...

I'm so in love! 

I'm so in love! 

I was blessed to have the best help building the bridal party bouquets. Elyse's sister, her mom, and Kim, a wonderful family friend, helped me tackle the task to arm her bridal party of nine!

Elyse picked all of her vendors, and boy, did she hit it out of the park! I loved working with Daytona again and meeting Kelsey and Nate for the very first time. This film production team worked together so well, despite just meeting that morning.

Their first look was so sweet. I always try to give my couples privacy when he first turns around, but then I can't help but take a peek. 

Their first look was so sweet. I always try to give my couples privacy when he first turns around, but then I can't help but take a peek. 

West Manor Estate was a LOVELY venue. It came with a wedding day coordinator (I'll speak more on that in the future), catering team, and honeymoon cottage. I was absolutely in love with the ceremony space, a glass atrium that turned into the dance floor after dinner. 

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As much as I love cake, this donut table won grand prize of the day! Elyse's friends went all the way to Charlottesville to pick up Duck Donuts. Not going to tell you how many I had. ;) 

As much as I love cake, this donut table won grand prize of the day! Elyse's friends went all the way to Charlottesville to pick up Duck Donuts. Not going to tell you how many I had. ;) 

DJ Clay Sprecher, a Lynchburg local and Liberty U grad, was so fun and kept the dance floor hoppin' the entire reception. I have no dancing shots because there was too much fun to be had and an iPhone just can't keep up. Just wait until you to see the ones Daytona took!

On a personal note, my wedding journey started because of my friend Regan's wedding. She and her husband played a big part in Elyse and Chris' wedding. It was so nice to spend time with them. Another bonus: Elyse's brother, Adam, and his fiancé, Shea, were there. So under one roof, I had 3 of my brides together. Makes me so happy to serve these girls.  

Shea, me, Regan, and Elyse

Shea, me, Regan, and Elyse

I wish I could post a dozen more photos, but I didn't take that many. The day was so full of love, laughter, and time with friends. I am proud of the new Mr and Mrs Miller for being so calm and gracious the entire day.

Congrats to you both as you start your new life together in Pensacola. xoxo