Last year I had the pleasure of two back to back Roanoke Island Festival Park weddings in consecutive weeks and since it’s one of my favorite venues, I definitely wasn’t complaining! The fun thing is that even though both weddings were at the same venue for two incredible couples, the weddings themselves were so different! Hannah & Jason chose to do a brunch wedding – how cool is that?! Brunch food is actually some of the best so why not do a whole wedding around that?! Ortegaz‘ created a delicious spread of breakfast and lunch fare – french toast, chicken & waffles, bacon, eggs, fruit – so many yummy choices! As a sweet finish, family members had baked some of their favorite cakes that were then served alongside the famous Duck Donuts. I loved that these were cake flavors like strawberry shortcake & a lemon blueberry, more like home favorites instead of wedding cake, and they were displayed on vintage stands.
So the one down side to a brunch wedding would have to be the early wake up call – hair & makeup started with Glimmer but everyone was such troopers and everyone looked great! Dr. Wayne Bernardo came in with the couple from home to perform the ceremony, as well as White Dove Studios with the music!
All of the rentals, including the beautiful dark wood farm tables and the crisp taupe linens were from Metro Rental. I love color, but I’m actually also a sucker for neutrals and this monotone palate of taupe & khaki, white & ivory and greenery was to die for! Everything looked so clean and simple but in the best possible way. The greenery was the only “color” incorporated into the wedding and Flower Girls really did a beautiful job! The round tables had a mix of greenery & different height floating candles while the farm tables featured a greenery garland and votives. The ceremony arch was one of my favorites – Flower Girls’ vintage doors draped with a lush greenery garland was the perfect accent to the already gorgeous soundfront at Festival Park! Oh and Hannah’s bouquet – big, green & beautiful!
One unique element to this wedding was Jason’s garter toss – he actually works with the James Madison University Football department so he threw the garter while it was secured around a football (that of course Hannah made gold and gorgeous!) Oh and did I mention Hannah also went to JMU? Go Dukes! WOO JMU! I also have to mention the incredible talent of my bride, Hannah. She did ALL of the lettering you see, created all of the paper suite, painted & then added the calligraphy to the oyster shell escort cards and more! Girl is talented!
Ok, I feel like I’ve swooned enough at this point – take a look at the beautiful photos below by Nugen Media!