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Kyle House Fairy Tale Wedding

Updated: Mar 13, 2019

Our bride, Lindsey Barnette, married the love of her life, Cody Smythers, on November 3, 2018 at the historic Kyle House in downtown Fincastle, VA. But before we tell you about their beautiful wedding, lets back up and talk about their incredible engagement story!

After dating for nearly three years, Cody and Lindsey were vacationing in one of their favorite cities- Las Vegas! “We went to see Penn and Teller, famous magicians, that night” Lindsey recalls. “They did a magic trick that was called the Love Ritual involving playing cards and a cup - and each person in the audience got to keep their cards and cups. After the show, we wanted to go to the Bellagio hotel to watch the fountain show and take pictures. Little did I know, he had been planning to propose in front of those fountains the entire time. He had put the ring in the cup from the magic show without me knowing, tapped me on the shoulder, and when I looked in the cup, he got down on one knee. I thought that it was so neat for him to incorporate the props from the show - it was our own little love ritual.” Sounds pretty epic to us!

When it was time for Lindsey to start wedding dress shopping, she brought both her family and a checklist of items she wanted in her wedding gown. “I definitely had a clear idea of what I wanted before shopping - I wanted full lace, straps or sleeves, a long train, and an off white or champagne color. And a detailed back!

That was the biggest selling point for me”, says Lindsey. We eventually made the perfect match with “Melanie” by Maggie Sottero. From there the decision was an easy one for Lindsey. “I decided on my dress when I put it on and looked in the mirror and it was everything I wanted, I couldn’t believe I found my dream dress especially well within our set price range.”

From the start of wedding planning, Lindsey and Cody knew that they wanted to host a romantic, timeless, and vintage affair. Their venue choice was spot on! The couple selected The Kyle House, a beautiful 1830s property that exudes elegance and history. Fall hues such as navy blue, plum, burgundy, gold and greens made up their color palate. The gentlemen wore the navy blue Sterling Wedding Suit by Michael Kors. The ladies wore long plum gowns and carried fall bouquets of mixed florals and greenery.


One thing that Cody and Lindsey knew for certain was that they did not want to see each other on the day of their wedding until Lindsey was walking down the aisle to meet Cody at the altar. No first look for these two! “One of my favorite moments from our big day was when they opened the doors of the barn and I saw Cody standing up at the front of the barn”, Lindsey recalls. “We made it very clear our entire engagement that we did not want to see each other on our wedding day and that Cody did not want to see my dress or know any details about it until he saw me in it on our wedding day.

It was so important to us. The music was playing, the doors opened and we finally got to see each other- it was just really special how genuinely happy we both felt and how I remember looking at each other in that moment.”

Congratulations to the Smythers! We wish you all the best in this new chapter of life! Special thanks to Patrick Perkins Photography for sharing these beautiful wedding photos with all of us!


Venue – The Kyle House

Catering - Schaal's Catering & Events

Photography - Patrick Perkins Photography LLC

Flowers - Vickie Chambers with Vinton Kroger

Hair - Chrissy and Karen with Salon 1124

Dress Shop - AmRhein's Bridals

Dress Designer- Maggie Sottero Designs

Tuxes - Jim’s Formal Wear, via Amrhein's Bridals

DJ - RSP Entertainment

Cake - Fresh Baked Bakery

Wedding Planner - Debbie Turner

Photobooth - Star City Photobooth

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