by Amy Serrago
Courtney and Robbie planned a laid back, casual-chic country wedding at New River’s Edge in Pembroke, Virginia. The venue’s rustic gazebo was the perfect spot for this easy going couple to exchange vows on an unusually warm late fall afternoon. The woodsy surroundings made an excellent backdrop to their country themed styling and because New River’s Edge is pet friendly, their adorable chocolate lab, Gunner was able to witness the whole thing. After the ceremony, Courtney and Robbie posed for portraits with their wedding party before hopping in Robbie’s truck with their photographer, Jasmine, to get some romantic couple’s shots surrounded by a nearby “Ivy Cave” of wild kudzu vines.
Courtney was gorgeous in her lace A-line gown with its sweep train and sexy sheer cap sleeves. She finished her look with an intricate updo, sparkling Kate Spade teardrop earrings and, of course, cowboy boots! Her bridesmaids were the picture of casual country chic in knee length dresses with a red lace overlay and bell sleeves. The ladies also paired their dresses with cowboy boots to complete the theme and carried bouquets of baby’s breath and wheat flowers, that complimented Courtney’s bouquet which also featured white roses. Robbie and his guys kept it down home in denim with white button down shirts and cool country vests. Robbie sported a red tie so he stood out from the pack. The entire wedding party had a great time when they posed for playful shots with the newlyweds.
The reception took place in a nearby open air pavilion where strung Edison lights cast a romantic glow over the celebration. Rustic details like burlap floral accents and signs created from repurposed windows and doors completed the country-chic decor and after a delicious buffet dinner, Courtney and Robbie cut a cake decorated with antlers. Dancing took place under the stars and guests were welcome to challenge each other to a game of corn hole or roam the venue’s extensive property, enjoying the countryside. Courtney and Robbie’s wedding was the perfect blend of down-home style and laid back fun, congratulations you two!