15
Jun-2011

Jennifer & Mark | Roanoke, VA Wedding Photographer

Virginia, Weddings   /  

I am excited to share this wedding with you. Jenn & Mark are just wonderful and made us feel comfortable from the moment we met them. Their wedding was beautiful. Lately, we have had a great deal of heat and thunderstorms but Jenn & Mark lucked out. Their day, while still hot, was beautiful and the storms stayed away. One of my favorite things about their wedding was that no details were missed. You’ll see soon all the thought that went into the details.

Jenn purchased these hangers for herself and her bridesmaids from Etsy. What a great idea! It really makes the dress pictures so much better. The hangers that always come with wedding gowns are just ugly and bulky. So yay to Etsy! This compass was a gift form Jenn to Mark. It is engraved with his initals. Mark’s son Sam also has a smaller version.

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Jenn stitched these handkerchiefs for Mark, her mom and Mark’s mom. So sweet! What a great memory and keepsake of Jenn’s thoughts as she embarked on this big journey with Mark. I especially love what she wrote on her mom’s.

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Mark helping his son, Sam, get ready for the ceremony. Sam’s little tuxedo was a mini version of his dad’s.

As big Yankee fans, Jenn arranged it so Sam walked down the aisle with this baseball glove strung with the rings instead of a traditional pillow. Mark had no idea he was going to do that. From the look on his face he was pleasantly surprised. undefined

LOOOVE the look Jenn’s brother Rick is giving her here.

My favorite moment of the ceremony was when Jenn said her own vows to Sam. I have to admit that I about lost it here. It was sweet and heartfelt. undefined

Mark grew up in this church and when he was a young boy he would throw paper airplanes from the balcony during mass. As a tribute, they had a paper airplane fly down once they were announced husband and wife. undefined

Mark just got this convertible a few months ago and it was the perfect getaway car. undefinedundefined

As it often happens our timeline was cut short for photos but we did manage to knock out a few before dinner was served. Jenn & Mark just worked it out. I love the look Jenn is giving Mark in the first one. undefinedundefined

My favorite! I just love their expressions. undefined

Introducing the new Mr. and Mrs.!! See that globe hanging from the light during Mark & Jenn’s first dance? That’s Joe. Sam made it and named it accordingly. Gotta love creative kids. undefined

Ah! Can I have 2 favorites? Ben picked this one as his favorite so I guess I’ll let him have it. 🙂undefined

Where do I even begin with all of the details!!! The food from Plantation Creations Catering at The Plantation at Sunnybrook was AMAZING! They served it family style (great idea!) and it probably goes down in the top 3 best meals we have ever had at a wedding. As you can tell from the menu it was southern food at it’s finest. As if the food wasn’t enough they had a candy bar for their guests to enjoy.  How cute are the favor boxes for them to take it home in. See, told you no detail was left unturned.

The florist did an amazing job with all of the flowers. See the flowers with the ribbon that says “you will marry your soulmate”? Instead of just having one toss bouquet Jenn has a bunch of smaller bouquet with ribbon on it telling the single ladies future. Clever idea! And lastly, instead of a traditional guest book they had a guest wishing well. Guests wrote down words of advice, funny notes, etc. picked a sticker with a number on it to coordinate the year in which they would like Jenn & Mark to read it and dropped it in the well. They will have years of entertainment in reading their guests notes. Seriously clever!

A few shout outs that helped make their day possible: Flowers by Creative Occasions Florist, Cake lovingly made by Sweet’s Sweets, Reception at The Plantation at Sunnybrook.

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As a gift to Mark before their wedding Jenn delivered to him this 35 year old scotch. The shot on the left is what it looked like at the start of the reception….on the right was what it looked like near the end. I think it was enjoyed. 😉

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Jenn, you are beautiful!! Such a radiant bride. <3

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You know I love rings in candy and being from Hershey I couldn’t resist the Kisses! Yes, I am posting two ring shots but I checked it’s allowed.

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The reception had something for everyone. There was seashell listening…. 😉

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Nintendo playing….

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And, of course, dancing!!!!undefined

What a great send off!! These sparklers are a fun idea to go out in style!

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Congratulations Jenn & Mark! We loved being a part of your special day. Much love.

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  1. Debbie Barron /

    Hi Sam,
    I am Jenn’s sister, Debbie, from Texas. I just wanted to tell you that these are some of the most beautiful wedding pictures I have seen. You captured so many of the “little” things that Jenn and Mark will be able to remember years down the road because you took the pictures. And your comments above the pictures added a special touch to each one. You were really such a pleasure to have around, never intruding, but still getting it “just right”.
    Sincerely,
    Debbie

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