They jogged to the top of the sand dune, and Isaac told Kristin he wanted to take a picture of her facing out toward the setting sun.

Kristin Grace Black & Steven Isaac Vess | Barrackville | 9.30.17 | Photographed by Jamie Leigh Miller

Kristin, of Romance, and Isaac, of Lewisburg met through mutual friends in 2011 but didn’t start dating until two years later.

Isaac proposed in the fall of 2016 at Jockey’s Ridge Park in Nags Head, North Carolina. They jogged to the top of the sand dune, and Isaac told Kristin he wanted to take a picture of her facing out toward the setting sun. He stood behind her, took some pictures, and when Kristin turned around, he was down on one knee.

The bride chose a champagne satin gown with lace overlay and a cap sleeve design with detail buttons down the back. The groom wore a three-piece navy notched lapel suit with a burgundy tie.

The flowers featured burgundy dahlias, carnations, seeded eucalyptus, Italian ruscus, dusty miller, nagi, and rosemary. During the ceremony, the bride was escorted by her father while Leah Trent played Coldplay’s “Clocks” on the harp. The couple wrote their own vows. Some of the bride’s favorite elements were the beautiful pallet and edison bulb chandeliers and the suspended ladders with greenery. Melinda Workman and her team at Gillespie’s Flowers & Productions created everything the couple had envisioned for their décor.

During the cocktail hour, guests enjoyed corn hole games and fire pits outside of the barn. The dinner menu included a prime rib carving station with sausage-stuffed chicken, macaroni and cheese, hot rolls, and grilled vegetables. For dessert, guests enjoyed white wedding cake with raspberry filling and white buttercream icing. The DJ kept guests laughing during the bride and groom’s newlywed games and kept everyone dancing well into the night.

As favors, everyone received “And so the adventure begins” koozies. The newlyweds honeymooned at Sandals Regency La Toc in St. Lucia. They now reside in Mount Clare.

Bride’s Parents
Julia & Byron Black
Groom’s Parents
Cheryl & Steven Vess

Photographed by Jamie Leigh Miller

Bride’s Gown
Nandel’s, Eleanor
Bridesmaids’ Dresses
David’s Bridal, Charleston
Groom’s Attire
Men’s Wearhouse, Charleston
Groomsmen’s Attire
Banana Republic
Planner
Melinda Workman, Gillespie’s Flowers & Productions, White Sulphur Springs
Coordinator
Ryan Foster, Gillespie’s Flowers & Productions, White Sulphur Springs
Ceremony Music
Leah Trent, Lewisburg
Flowers
Gillespie’s Flowers & Productions, White Sulphur Springs
Caterer
Blue Ribbon Catering Company, Lewisburg
Cake
B Sweet Confectionery, White Sulphur Springs
Groom’s Cake
Spring Hill Pastry Shop, Charleston
Entertainment
AAA Productions, Charleston
Rentals
Shifoto Photo Booth Rentals, Coal City
Favors
etsy.com
Location
Valley View Farm, Lewisburg

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