Elissa and Steve knew from the get-go that they would hold their wedding in the sleepy mountain town of Lexington, Virginia. “Lexington is where Steve grew up and where I went to college, and we wanted our wedding to reflect all of our favorite things about the town,” Elissa said. “Most of our earliest decisions were based on highlighting some of the best things that Lexington has to offer, from its beautiful countryside to its amazing local businesses, including the ice cream shop where I once worked.”
The couple, who couldn’t have looked more in love on their wedding day, were married at a historic hilltop church on the outskirts of town. The festivities continued at the House Mountain Inn, a rustic log cabin on the slopes of House Mountain. To augment the setting, Elissa and Steve paired vintage and rustic décor elements, breathing new life into the burlap-and-lace trend. Elissa’s mother was the creative force behind the event. “She’s a very talented designer,” Elissa said, “and most of the details you see in the photographs—including my wedding gown—were conceived of and made by her.”
Every sweet-as-pie moment was captured by photographer Lane Baldwin, whose attention to her craft matched the care that went into each thoughtful detail of this heartfelt wedding.
Photography: Lane Baldwin Photography / Pre-ceremony venue: Middleton House / Ceremony venue: Bethany Lutheran Church / Reception venue: House Mountain Inn / Flowers: Flowers by Gabrielle / Bakery: Country Confections and Achatz Handmade Pie Co. / Specialty foods: Sweet Things Ice Cream Shoppe / DJ: King Studios / Bride’s dress: Lorna Hanson / Groom’s attire: Calvin Klein / Hair: Encore Salon / Makeup: Intimate U
This wedding was submitted via Two Bright Lights.