The Pendletons

This past Saturday, we worked a wedding in Roanoke.  It was the infamous, 7-11 day!  Free Slurpees for all!!   Betsy, my bride got ready at the beautiful Patrick Henry Hotel in downtown Roanoke.

Today was a reunion of sorts for me.  Molly, my bride from last December was a bridesmaid of Betsy's.  We were also working once again with Paula Greenway of Vinton.  She has a studio- yay! and her business is named PG Photography.  Check out some of her work at the end of my blog post.   

As usual, I delivered the dress, freshly steamed.  The bridesmaids were with-it!  They were already dressed when I arrived, and not one of them needed their gown steamed.  Mom needed a tuck and tack, but was otherwise beautiful.  Betsy slipped into her gown super fast, and it was showtime.  Her train performed beautifully due to the great stabilizing job that my assistant, Yael did. During her pre-wedding pics, Betsy's dress tore a little at the hem.  It was a quick stitch-up and she was photo ready again.  

Betsy's hands are prepared for the slipping on of her new band. 

We transported via limo to Lynn Haven Baptist in Vinton. I helped Betsy in and out of the limo to avoid her getting her gown dirty.  Her dress seriously held together amazingly.  It came from Celebration Bridal and had 3D lace flowers all over it.  (I'm goo-goo over dimensional lace.) 

I had lots of boutineers to pin and relatives to find once we got to the church.  Betsy and her groom, Trey,  are blessed to still have so many grandparents that could attend!  Another amazing thing is that both the bride and the groom come from parents with marriages that are still intact.  What a tremendous blessing!  Well done!  Marriages don't last because things are smooth, it takes a lot of commitment and team work along the way.   

Pic 1 shows train down.  Pic 2 is Betsy rockin'  her "Gilded Fit." Pic 3 shows detail of bustle attachment. 

This was my first time working with Vicki Itson of Weddings by Simplicity.  She was the planner for the day and kept everything running smoothly.  Betsy had a lovely team of courteous and capable vendors.  What a difference that makes!  Nooobody had a brain freeze today. ;) 


One thing I love about their photographer, Paula, is that she gets her sneak peeks up so fast.  I'm gonna let her take over from here with the pictures... 

Paula always takes beautiful and creative ring shots.

Other vendors for the day were...

Ceremony Music: Cindie Hayden

Florist and linens: Creative Occasions

Catering: Pumpernickel Pickle

Cake: Casey's Cakes

Reception entertainment and photobooth: Quest Entertainment

Limo: Prestige Limo

Congrats, Betsy and Trey!!!