This wedding blog contains a little bit of rustic, a little bit of classic, and a WHOLE LOT OF FUN had by all! This wedding was packed with so many who loved Cheyenne and Cody. From family, to high school friends, to college friends, every one of their guests came out to help them celebrate and boy did they have a good time!
Cheyenne and Cody met at JMU on Cheyenne’s graduation weekend. They were out celebrating at Back Country bar. Cheyenne spotted Cody and recognized him from her hometown and went up to him to chat but called him the wrong name…oops! Its ok, she recovered and ended up hanging out all night. That was the last time they saw each other until two years later when Cheyenne went to a party at her good friends house. Cody happened to be her friends roommate! They reconnected that night and have been inseparable ever since. When Cody was ready to pop the questions, he ensured that there was no way Cheyenne could say no when he decided to get a chocolate lab puppy involved. I mean, who can say no to that?! In their living room in front of Cody’s mom and sister, Cody gave the chocolate lab to Cheyenne with a tag around his neck that say “Will You Marry Me?”
So, what’s the next step after a proposal? THE VENUE SEARCH!
A few months after we opened, Cheyenne and her sweet as can be mom came out to tour the venue. I immediately adored them both. I remember when they left telling my husband that I really hoped they would book with us and later that night Cheyenne’s mom called to ask me some questions about the venue and mostly about the size of the wedding that they were anticipating (up to 300). They mentioned they were going to look at a few venues before making a final decision so when they came back with Cody and his mom and decided to book, I was ecstatic! Cheyenne was our first local bride!
They decided to book our weekend getaway package so they could enjoy the relaxation that comes with spending your whole weekend at the estate. They arrived on Friday and setup for their rehearsal dinner which took place in the tent. The rehearsal dinner alone was just stunning! The centerpieces were gorgeous floral arrangements that had antlers in them to tie in their country lifestyle. All of the girls stayed the night and were able to get up in the morning and get their hair and makeup done while enjoying a delicious mimosa…or two. Cheyenne and Cody had the largest wedding to date with 26 in their wedding party and over 250 guests. This made for a good time! The dancefloor was filled the second the reception started! JB and the Get Down Brown’s band did their part to ensure that everyone was up and dancing the night away! It was so fun to see how Cheyenne and Cody dancing the night away with all of their friends and family. Another amazing detail that Cheyenne and Cody included was a taco truck….yes…you read that right! They did their sparkler exit to the taco truck which was a major hit!
After partying the night away, some of the wedding party stayed the night and enjoyed one last hoo-rah in the morning….a delicious sit down breakfast as husband and wife with their friends to reminisce on the night before.
Enjoy the pictures of their special day and check out our Facebook page for a larger wedding album!
Photographer: Melissa Durham Photography
Florist: Gavin’s House of Flowers
Hair: The Prissy Hippie