Talk about a great ending to your guestbook!

from Cassandra

My first couple of October had their longtime friend and wedding photographer snap a picture of their entire “wedding party.” After exiting their ceremony but before heading into the Lodge to enjoy cocktail hour, all the wedding guests gathered around the couple for this group photo.

I can’t help but think this would be the perfect ending to a wedding album—and also a perfect photo opportunity for a coordinator to keep a memory of her first October wedding …

 

Eating with Your Eyes

from Cassandra

As a coordinator here at Stevenson Ridge, I have to admit that one of my favorite parts of my job is working with a couple on designing their menu. Having a background in design AND being a local foode, I have some perfect qualification for the job!

Every wedding I call my own, so a few weeks ago, “my” October wedding bride and groom came for their menu tasting. Tess and Jeremy incorporated so many personal touches in …

 

Dear Florence

From Cassandra

Dear Florence,

When first learning of your existence, we took caution. As time went on, the severity of your strength put a bit of a threat on those of us on the east coast. Here at Stevenson Ridge, we feared for our bride and groom getting married over the weekend; we feared for those staying in our cabins this weekend. We prepared for the worst-case scenario, but the wedding must go on!

We Virginians took all expected precautions …

 

Rehearsal Dinner at the Log Home

from Cassandra

The night before the Debicki wedding, we hosted their charming rustic rehearsal dinner on the front porch of one of our favorite cabins, The Log Home.

Their dinner sat about 25 people comfortably, surrounded by wedding day florals and candle-lit lanterns. Overlooking the pond and surrounding cabins, the guests enjoyed a buffet-style dinner accompanied by a self-serve Bellini Bar with an assortment of fruit.

We could not have asked for more perfect weather for their rehearsal night. Even …