A Pretty, Elegant Wedding at Kyle House in Roanoke, Virginia

The day John Rose (28 and a deputy sheriff) proposed to Marianne Sherman (26 and a dispatcher), he told her it would be the best day ever. This slogan

The day John Rose (28 and a deputy sheriff) proposed to Marianne Sherman (26 and a dispatcher), he told her it would be the best day ever. This slogan became the theme of their wedding. It was emblazoned in glittery gold font on the pink floral invites, and it topped the beautiful gold and white wedding cake. Marianne and John's beautiful wedding at the Kyle House didn't disappoint. With a color palette of lavender, blush, ivory and gold, they kept their decor pretty and elegant with a hint of rustic style. The wedding party's look perfectly captured this mix of styles. The bridesmaids dressed in various champagne dresses while John and his groomsmen complemented them in black suits and wildflower boutonnieres. Marianne herself wore a beautiful Alita Graham ball gown with gold beading and lace details. She carried a stunning bouquet with thistles, wildflowers and dried flowers and wore a flower crown made up of similar flowers in her naturally styled hair. Similar flower arrangements decorated the barn-style chapel at the Kyle House for the ceremony and were displayed on the blush dining tables at the reception. After dinner and dancing, Marianne and John ended their night with "Don't Stop Believing" by Journey. "I will never forget singing that song in a circle of our most favorite people," Marianne says. "John and I even had an air guitar battle during the solo." April B Photography was there to capture the fun-filled day!

Marianne and John's wedding theme was 'Best Day Ever,' so their pink bordered wedding invitations with bright floral motifs included the slogan in glittery gold font.
John proposed to Marianne in front of a local jewelry store, John Laughter Jewelry, in Waynesville, North Carolina. Right after Marianne said yes, they headed into the shop to pick out a gorgeous emerald cut diamond ring. "I was completely shocked, and could barely even breathe to pick out my ring!" Marianne says.
Marianne carried a beautiful bouquet with thistles, wildflowers and dried flowers in lavender, blush and ivory. "Dried flowers are awesome because you get to keep them after!" Marianne says.
Marianne bought her wedding dress from preownedweddingdresses.com. "We were pretty laid-back about wedding day fashion," she says. She ended up with a stunning Alita Graham ball gown that had sparkly gold beading in the bodice and intricate lace details in the skirt. To complete the look, she wore her hair naturally with a flower crown that matched her bouquet along with an elbow-length veil.
All of Marianne's bridesmaids wore champagne dresses in different styles. Her "brides-man" wore a classic black suit.
John and his groomsmen all wore black suits they already owned. To unify their look, the groomsmen wore black bow ties while John stood out in a gold bow tie, and they pinned wildflower boutonnieres to their lapels.
Marianne and John had their ceremony in the barn-style chapel at the Kyle House. They hung white paper lanterns from exposed wood beams around the crystal chandelier and set up silver chiavari chairs with a center aisle. The ceremony backdrop was a curtain of string lights.
Mason jars filled with purple wildflowers hung from chairs on the ceremony aisle. The mason jars were decorated with gold ribbon and crystals.
Tables at the reception were covered with pretty blush tablecloths and arranged with silver chiavari chairs. Centerpieces consisted of an assortment of wildflowers in milk glass vases on a stack of lavender books.
Marianne and John's white and gold wedding cake was decorated differently at every tier. The bottom layer featured white rosettes, the middle layer was painted gold, and the top layer was white with gold piping. In keeping with the theme, the cake was topped off with a 'best day ever' topper.
Father-Daughter Dance at the Kyle House