A Classic Outdoor Wedding at Hahn Horticulture Garden in Blacksburg, Virginia

Hahn Horticulture Garden on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Virginia, had the natural setting perfect for this outdoor wedding, and also held

Hahn Horticulture Garden on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Virginia, had the natural setting perfect for this outdoor wedding, and also held sentimental value to Suzanne Lo (30 and in research at Virginia Tech) and Dan Diaczok (36 and a medical school graduate of Virginia Tech). Instead of changing the surrounding landscape to fit their theme, Suzanne and Dan let the garden shape the nuptials' classic style. The wedding party embodied pinks and grays that reflected the palette, from light pink flower girl dresses with darker pink sashes to slate gray bridesmaid dresses varying in length and style. Little to no decor was added to the natural outdoor space where Suzanne and Dan had their ceremony, standing with their bridal party under a large tree surrounded by the woodland. Suzanne's vibrant bouquet, created by Stonecrop Farm, popped with color through a variety of poppies, dianthus, peonies and many other blooms. Guests enjoyed their meals served family style at long white-covered dining tables, where small poppy flower arrangements surrounded plates of food that served as the main centerpieces. The chocolate-covered strawberries, blueberry crumble bar and mango marshmallows displayed on the dessert table made our mouths water, but the two-tier wedding cake topped them all—filled with citrus chiffon, fresh raspberry, and citrus buttercream and covered in white fondant. See more of these lovely details that helped shape this classic garden wedding, below.

Etsy designer Amy Adams Printables created the white invitations, which had colorful accents through the font and tree design. The RSVP cards stood out, reading "Blacksburg is for lovers" instead of Virginia's staple quote "Virginia is for lovers."
Suzanne held a vibrant pink and white flower bouquet filled with a variety of peonies, poppies, stock and many other blooms. The round arrangement later served as a centerpiece at the reception at Hahn Horticulture Garden in Blacksburg, Virginia.
The bridesmaids dressed in gowns that varied in style and length, picked out by the ladies themselves. Suzanne gave them complete freedom, with the exception of sticking to a slate gray color. The flower girls wore adorable light pink dresses, paired with darker pink sashes.
The pink and white boutonnieres had ranunculus and peonies in the arrangement. "Small combinations of greens and blossoms were created to adorn the gentlemen in the wedding party," Suzanne says. "A pop of color selected to match the bridal and bridesmaid bouquets was mixed with texture and wrapped in a black ribbon."
As Suzanne looked over her shoulder during the outdoor ceremony at Hahn Horticulture Garden in Blacksburg, Virginia, Dan glanced at her with loving eyes. He sported a charcoal gray suit he bought at Men's Wearhouse on the wedding day, paired with a black tie.
The bridesmaids held on to round bouquets filled with poppies, peonies, yarrow and snapdragons, additionally accented with various grains, herbs and poppy pods. The soft pink, salmon and coral hues of the blooms added a nice contrast to their slate gray dresses.
"Since we were getting married in a garden and I wanted to be able to breathe and move, I went for an elegant, simple and comfortable gown," Suzanne says. And she looked absolutely gorgeous in the dress from Mary’s Designer Bridal Boutique, which had a deep V-neck and a lace overlay that incorporated extra elegance into her look.
Suzanne's ivory dress had Chantilly lace accenting the bodice, eventually flaring out into an overlay that covered the rest of the gown. The dress had an open back with a trail of buttons going down the length.
Suzanne and Dan stood in the middle of their wedding party all dressed in dark gray attire. The bridesmaids wore slate gray dresses in various styles and lengths, while the groomsmen wore charcoal gray suits paired with black ties to match Dan's look.
The flower girls wore crowns accented with light pink and white blooms, wrapped with white ribbon and tied at the back. "Delicate blossoms intertwined with a grapevine-like frame and ribbons gave a graceful and angelic touch to the sometimes not-so-angelic members of the wedding party," Suzanne says.
At the reception, dining tables had pink and white poppies arranged inside glass vases. These flowers added pops of color to the classic setting, surrounding the plates of food set for a family-styled meal.
The menu cards rested on top of white china, with the header designed in a colorful font. Guests enjoyed the family-style dinner, where plates of food were the main centerpieces at the tables.
Suzanne kept with tradition and wore a medium-length wedding veil made of tulle, which she pinned to her updo hairstyle. The veil matched the ivory dress, which was covered in lace.
Suzanne's cousin created all the sweet treats at the dessert table, which included chocolate-dipped strawberries, macarons, dark chocolate brownies and browned buttered treats.
The two-tier cake covered in white chocolate fondant had pink flower designs on the surface, with a black band wrapping around the bottom of each layer. The cake had sweet flavors of citrus chiffon, fresh raspberry and citrus buttercream.
Suzanne and Dan danced to "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" by Stevie Wonder. They twirled on the wooden dance floor at the tented reception at Hahn Horticulture Garden, where string lights twinkled from above.