Leland & Samantha: A Cinderella Wedding at Hotel Roanoke | Roanoke, Virginia

Where do I begin?

The weather. The venue. The couple. The popping reception. It was all just too good to be true.

It was a beautiful Friday for a wedding in Roanoke, Virginia. The sun was shining and preparations were under was for rain BUT who would think it would rain RIGHT as they were supposed to walk down the aisle? So, after much debate, the ceremony was postponed until the rain let up about 30 mins behind schedule. You know what they say though, "a little bit of rain never hurt nobody" and it's good luck, so we pressed on! 

The moment had finally come, though it was puddle covered, Samantha was walking down the  towards her beaming soon-to-be husband. She was escorted by her mother towards Leland in a beautiful beaded ballgown in the jaw-dropping courtyard of Hotel Roanoke in Roanoke, Virginia while her father escorted in spirit as he watched from above. 

The two joined as one through communion, vows, family prayer & sealed it with a kiss in front as their closest friends and family crowded the ceremony. From then on, they were inseparable. They ROCKED their couples time for photographs and we proceeded to the final hours of their reception. From dancing to toasts, these two poured out their love for each other & I cannot say thank you enough to them for choosing me to photograph their day!

Samantha & Lee, you're day was more than perfect & I wish you all the best in marriage & in life! Good luck with your move to Richmond, Virginia  & I cannot wait for you to see more soon!

Photography: Anna Bowser Photography

Venue: Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center

Wedding Planner: Debbie Turner of With This Ring

Floral Design, Bridal Bouquet, Boutonnieres & Tall Centerpieces: Lindsay Brown of Elle Emme

DJ: Russell Prusak of RSP Entertainment

Dress, Bridesmaid Dresses & Veil: Prom Pageant & Pretty Things at the Bride's House

Tuxs: Amrhein's Brides and Formals

Hair: Amanda Anderson of Les Chevaux

Makeup: Les Chevaux 

Wedding Strings & Duet: Lowell & Cynthia Petzold

Horse Carriage: Spring Valley Horse Farm

Cupcakes: Bubblecake

Bridesmaids Bouquets: Kroger

Rings: Zales & Union Diamond