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A Plantation Wedding in October

AmRhein's Bride, Kelly and her groom, Christian, tie the knot in October at The Plantation on Sunnybrook.

As a bridal shop, we tend to work with a bride for a while before we ever meet her groom, but in the case of Kelly and Christian, we had the pleasure of meeting Christian first! Christian worked with our sister store, AmRhein’s Fine Jewelry to craft a custom engagement ring for his fiancé-to-be.

He came in shortly before close one evening to pick up the finished product, just before the couple was headed to the beach for a vacation. He was glowing as he looked at the ring and spoke to us about Kelly and the plan he had hatched to propose during their getaway! After their trip- and a successful beach proposal- Christian brought Kelly into the bridal salon to introduce us and get some ideas of what she would like to wear on her wedding day.

She returned to us with her parents in tow (and left Christian at home!) to shop for her gown. With Crystal’s help she ended up selecting the Wyatt gown by Sottero & Midgley.

After historic rainfall and flooding in the Roanoke area in the days leading up to their wedding day, the clouds parted and the couple had a beautiful (and dry!) outdoor wedding ceremony at The Plantation on Sunnybrook on October 13, 2018. Kelly wore her mother’s bridal veil as her father escorted her down the aisle. Emotions ran high as Kelly and Christian met under the sunflower- adorned arbor to exchange wedding vows, each of them wearing matching beaming smiles and wiping away the stray tear.

The couple had a few priorities when it came to planning their wedding, but above all, they wanted to make sure they were throwing a great party for their friends and family. Kelly loves to dance! So much so that she opted to wear bedazzled Converse wedding sneakers under her gown on her wedding day, specifically so she could bust moves all night long! She and her father wanted to surprise the wedding guests

A Father and Daughter Dance to Remember

with a memorable father/daughter dance. In preparation, Mr. McDow took dance lessons and practiced the routine Kelly choreographed for them to perform. When the time came, the father daughter duo brought down the house! It definitely turned out to be one of the highlights of the evening!

We hope you enjoy these sweet memories captured by the talented Patricia Corigliano Giovannini for Pat Cori Photography.


Rings | AmRhein’s Fine Jewelry

Wedding Gown | Sottero & Midgley, AmRhein’s Bridals

Menswear | Michael Kors, AmRhein’s Bridals

Venue | The Plantation on Sunnybrook

Catering | The Plantation on Sunnybrook

Photography | Pat Cori Photography

Congratulations to Kelly and Christian!

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