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A Wedding & a Family Heirloom

Updated: Mar 13, 2019


Our lovely bride Caroline Thomsen and her family came to our shop last summer in preparation for her April 29, 2018 wedding. Like every group that comes into the shop, they were excited to see what gown Caroline would choose to wear for her big day, but there was one special accessory that they all knew she would be wearing, no matter the gown. At the beginning of the gown selection appointment, Caroline presented her Bridal Stylist, Lindsay, with an incredible family heirloom veil and they story that went along with it. Caroline’s family explained that the gorgeous cathedral length lace veil was originally bought in Brussels by Caroline’s great aunt in the 1950s, and since then, three generations of women in their family have worn that veil as they exchanged their wedding vows. Caroline was the tenth (10th!) bride to follow the family tradition, and it was clear that the honor and privilege was not lost on her. With this in mind, the task was not only to find a gown that Caroline loved, but also one that worked well with the beloved family treasure. Guided by not only the veil, but Caroline’s classic and traditional tastes, she selected a lace ballgown with a delicately beaded waistband and straps by designer Rebecca Ingram.

On their wedding day, Caroline and Josh were blessed with perfect Virginia spring weather. They exchanged their vows in the stately stone Christ Lutheran Church before their reception at the scenic Braeloch on Glenburn Farms. The groom and his groomsmen were the definition of dapper in their ultra traditional black and white tuxedos, while Caroline selected a shade of pastel blue for the bridesmaids. The couple chose elegant white florals which complemented the whole wedding party in both the church setting and the natural landscapes at Braeloch. The Egloff’s wedding was absolutely brimming with tradition and sentimental details. Those details were beautifully captured by Ashley Eiban Photography, whom we have to thank for the images we are sharing with you today. Ashley noted, “her dress was THE perfect pick for a church ceremony, and she honestly looked like royalty! I loved all the special details that they incorporated- from the veil that has been passed down in her family and worn by over 10 other happy Brides, to the ring box that Josh's brother made from them out of the Christmas tree he proposed next to, the pearls that once belonged to her Grandmother, and so many other sentimental pieces. I just love when couples really make their wedding day their own with details like that!!”

We do too, Ashley. We do too.


Wedding Ceremony Venue: Christ Lutheran Church in Roanoke, Virginia

Pastor: Rev. David Skole in Roanoke, Virginia

Wedding Coordinator: Vicki Itson with Events by Simplicity in Roanoke, Virginia

Ceremony Music: Nancy Delaney in Roanoke, Virginia

Bridal Hair: Jillian Nance from Roots Salon in Roanoke, Virginia

Bridal Makeup: Jolina Does Make-up in Roanoke, Virginia

Bridal Gown: AmRhein's in Roanoke, Virginia

Florals: Belle's Blooms in Vinton, Virginia

Groom’s Attire: JCPenney

Recepetion Venue: The Braeloch

Catering: Pumpernickle Pickle Catering Co. in Salem, Virginia

Cake: Kellycakes LLC in Daleville, Virginia

Band & Lighting: Sam Hill Entertainment: The Finns

Videographer: Erika F Dawson Co

Wedding Bands: Amrhein's Fine Jewelry

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