A Rustic, DIY Wedding at Braeloch in Vinton, Virginia
Jaime McGuire (21 and a law student) and Seth McGuire (22 and a marketing manager) both grew up in the same hometown in Virginia but did not meet until they both attended Liberty University. Jaime was in Seth's first class, and they quickly became good friends and started dating soon after. Seth planned for Jaime and him to watch the Christmas parade in Roanoke while on the rooftop of the center square. Once they reached the rooftop, Seth asked Jaime to close her eyes and handed her her Christmas present. To her disappointment, Jaime felt a book in her hands rather than a ring box. When she opened her eyes and read the title, she realized it said "21 Questions to Ask Before You Save the Date." She then turned around to find Seth on one knee. They decided to have their wedding at the Braeloch in Vinton, Virginia, where Jaime's dreams of a nature-inspired wedding could come to life. They held their ceremony in the barn and simply transformed it for the reception afterward. "I wanted a very natural setting and theme, almost like a garden setting," Jaime says. Their color palette was purple and white with green accents. Centerpieces were made with wildflowers in mismatched glass vases and mason jars on wooden slabs. Along with the rustic centerpieces, natural moss, watering cans and handwritten chalkboard signs decorated the space. As wedding favors, Jaime and Seth gave guests mason jars with handles for carrying their drinks along with flower seed packets.