Michelle and Nathan wanted a beautiful, black tie wedding. But even more important? A day spent with loved ones, and even captured by an old college friend.

Nestled in the center of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Valley, Hotel Roanoke offered sprawling lawns and manors with classic tudor architecture for a truly memorable day. Michelle and Nathan exchanged vows under a trestle of red roses and posed for pictures on the gorgeous lawn.

Deep and crimson red rose bouquets made for a truly romantic look, which paired beautifully with v-neck, tired black chiffon bridesmaid gowns. The men of the bridal party sported relaxed slate gray suits that were both formal and perfect for the outdoor setting.

The bride opted for an all white rose bouquet and embroidered veil, loose curls and beaded necklace. A sweetheart neckline, trumpet silhouette, and textured embroidery gown was completed with a crystal beaded belt at the natural waist.