James and Kathryn | Beliveau Estates Wedding

I consider James and Kathryn to be my lucky couple, solely on account of their names: my daughter’s middle name is Kathryn, and her brother’s name will be James.  I loved them from the first email, based on their names alone.

But as it turns out, they’re fun, smart, interesting people as well.  They have lived all over the place, but met in Singapore, and are now both Hokies.  Their friends and family came in from all corners of the world to see them tie the knot, and it was wonderful to be surrounded by such a carefree and happy crowd.  Maison Beliveau Winery & Estates in Blacksburg was, as usual, a gorgeous venue for a wedding, even on a day when it looked like it would rain nonstop.  All their lovely DIY reception details made the event feel elegant, but warm and casual at the same time.  And Kathryn’s dress!  Oh my goodness.  Wait until you see her tiny little waist with that lovely sheer back.

I will just say I was delighted to be a part of this wedding, and I especially appreciate the lovely Sam VanWagner’s assistance as a second shooter.

Enjoy the pictures!

Bride’s dress: Divine Couture (in Singapore)

Bridesmaids’ dresses: Little Borrowed Dress

Groom’s and groomsmen’s suits: Joseph A. Banks

Flowers: D’Rose in Blacksburg, VA

DJ:  Mark Taylor of “Master Taylor Entertainment”

Officiant:  Jim Pace (NLCF, Blacksburg)

Venue: Maison Beliveau Estate and Winery in Blacksburg, VA

Coordinator: Brenda Taylor

Hair: Tivon Salon and Spa in Blacksburg

Makeup:  “Polished” in Blacksburg, VA

Cake: Our Daily Bread in Blacksburg

Catering: dinner was provided by the venue, and the deserts were from a range of people… Mini cheesecakes (friend Michelle Short, who does weddings and events!), chocolates from the Chocolate Spike in Blacksburg and The Bread Basket in Floyd, pecan tussies were made by the bride’s mother and a family friend!

DIY items: a mix of thrifted pieces from around Virginia, pieces brought from back home in Singapore, Target, and unique additions from family and friends such as the saved up wine corks that they made into name tags.

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