Gorgeous and Gold with Lauren & Chad


From Sunnybook, Virgina we’re pleased to share the gorgeous gold-tinged wedding of Lauren & Chad. Captured by Melissa Durham, “Everything about Lauren and Chad’s wedding was perfect. The bridal room had the most beautiful, soft light for starting the day off sipping mimosas from gold-glittered stemless wine glasses. Lauren wore a feminine monogrammed bridal robe, and her bridesmaids and the mothers wore monogrammed button-up shirts, all made exclusively by Lauren’s mother.



Lauren’s makeup and hair were done by her bridesmaid, Claire.The venue was decorated with delicate white hydrangeas and pale pink roses and gold details. Gold framed mirror menus and table charts, as well as a handmade wooden guest book made by Lauren’s father welcomed guests. Their two-tiered cake and guest cupcakes were displayed on gorgeous gold and crystal cake stands, accompanied by hazelnut candies and champagne. The ceremony took place under a classic white pergola decorated with soft, white curtains and sprays of white hydrangeas and pale pink roses. The ceremony site was surrounded by beautiful cypress trees and a gorgeous rose garden against a backdrop of the infamously gorgeous fall Blue Ridge Mountains and the gorgeous plantation’s classically Southern white mansion.Lauren wore a stunningly modern, yet classic, ruched sweetheart gown with an embellished waist and perfect little pockets.


Her maids wore a variety of pale pink floor length gowns. Chad and his groomsmen wore modern navy blue fitted suits with navy blue bow ties. The detail about Lauren and Chad’s wedding that most stands out to me was the incredible sense of family and friendship that surround the two of them. The toasts were emotional and heartfelt, the tears of happiness were definitely present, and the celebration on the plantation’s veranda was nothing short of spectacular. Lauren and Chad certainly have a powerful, loving support system in their corner.” McClung_Conner_Melissa_Durham_Photography_ConnerWedding2015121_low McClung_Conner_Melissa_Durham_Photography_ConnerWedding2015125_low McClung_Conner_Melissa_Durham_Photography_ConnerWedding2015854_low McClung_Conner_Melissa_Durham_Photography_ConnerWedding2015859_low McClung_Conner_Melissa_Durham_Photography_ConnerWedding2015865_low McClung_Conner_Melissa_Durham_Photography_ConnerWedding2015866_low McClung_Conner_Melissa_Durham_Photography_ConnerWedding2015867_low McClung_Conner_Melissa_Durham_Photography_ConnerWedding2015875_low

Photographer:  Melissa Durham Photography//Veils and headpieces:Celebration Bridal//Bakery: Confection Connection of Roanoke//Bridesmaid Dresses:David’s Bridal//Floral Designer: Plantation Creations//DJ: RSP Entertainment, LLC//Event Venue:The Plantation on Sunnybrook