Mountain Lake Lodge Wedding | Ike & Monica
For this destination wedding, we traveled up to the Virginia mountains to the beautiful Mountain Lake Lodge near Blacksburg. Mountain Lake is one of the locations where the classic movie, “Dirty Dancing” was filmed. Yes… this is the second Dirty Dancing location we have shot at this year. Nobody puts Kelly Rae Stewart Photography in the corner! Sorry, I had to! 😉 You probably remember Ike & Monica’s romantic engagement story about him proposing to her with a glass slipper at Disney Land (Cinderella herself would be proud!).. hence Ike & Monica’s attention to some fun disney details at their reception party.. how cute! And we can’t forget to mention one of our favorite parts of their ceremony.. Monica’s father, also the officiant, giving Ike a proper initiation into their family by pulling out two Clemson ball caps (Ike’s alma mater) right before their first kiss! We always talk about the importance of our couple’s trusting us to capture their wedding day moments, and Ike & Monica really did! Can we talk about the beyond AMAZING mountain backdrops and sweeping hillsides that we got to roam all over?! We absolutely love when our couples trust us! Giving us gorgeous nature surroundings and unhindered time for creativity really is our recipe for providing the best wedding day pictures… and these are definitely some of our favorite moments to date! Congrats to Ike & Monica, a fun, crazy, awesome couple! We wish you two all the best!!
Don’t forget to stop over to ooh and ahh at Monica’s stunning bridal portraits!
And here is Ike & Monica’s lovely autumn engagement session in case you missed it!
Ceremony Venue: St. Mary’s Catholic Church
Reception Venue: Mountain Lake Lodge
Music: Band – LEZZ
Cake artist: Mockingbird Bakery & Cafe
Florist: Best Wishes Flowers
Wedding Gown: J Majors / Designer: Augusta Jones
Bride’s shoes: Kate Spade
Bridesmaid dresses: J Majors / Designer: Bill Levkoff
Groom’s tuxedo: Brook’s Brothers
Men’s tuxedos: Mens Warehouse
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