Hopkins Studios

We are so excited to share that Jill and Adam’s Greenbrier Resort wedding was featured in the latest issue of Brides Magazine! Jill and Adam were the first to exchange vows in the newly constructed wedding chapel on the grounds of the resort. The interior of the chapel was decorated with walls covered in ivory flowers, candles lining the alter and aisle of the checkerboard stained floors. Our couple exchanged vows all while Wed on Canvas painted the magical ceremony. Jill wore a stunning lace Tony Ward silk zibeline gown with a dramatic high collar, 6 foot train, cathedral veil and a pair of fabulous Jimmy Choo shoes. Our groom sported a custom tuxedo paired with a Brackish bow tie featuring pheasant feathers. Our couple made their grand exit from the chapel on a horse and carriage as the antique church bells rang in celebration.

The reception took place under two custom built tents on the grounds of the Greenbrier’s famous Old White Golf Course. Guests entered the cocktail reception space through a set of historic barn doors from the Civil War and descended into a tiffany blue lined tent featuring custom made birdcage chandeliers by Dorothy Draper Co., mercury bars and a fantastic boxwood seating arrangement wall with custom wood escort cards. The sounds of The Fabulous Equinox Jazz Band filled the cocktail hour, as guests mingled under a magnolia floral arrangement, spanning the length of the tent. Following cocktails, guests were ushered into the dinner reception tent which was adorned with 10 oversized crystal chandeliers, with custom floral treatments surrounding the dance floor and hanging over the couple’s head table. Each table was graced with elegant linens in colors of cream, blush pink and tiffany blue with hand-tied napkins and floral arrangements featuring local flowers.

Jill and Adam took to the dance floor for their first dance to the song “It Had To Be You” performed by the evening’s entertainment, Party On the Moon. After a series of emotional toasts and the cutting of the cake, which featured the bride’s favorite dog hidden amongst the flowers, the bride’s father surprised our couple with performer Lionel Richie taking the stage to sing for the father / daughter dance. Mr. Richie continued to entertain the crowd performing hits like “Dancing on the Ceiling,” “Brick House” and “All Night Long” to a crowd of nearly 1,200 guests. After Mr. Richie concluded his set, the guests continued to dance into the wee hours of the morning to Party on the Moon, with a confetti drop filling the tent at midnight.

Photography: HOPKINS STUDIOS
Videography: LIFE STAGE FILMS
Surprise Performer: LIONEL RICHIE
Reception Entertainment: PARTY ON THE MOON
Cocktail Entertainment: THE FABULOUS EQUINOX BAND
Live Wedding Painting: WED ON CANVAS
Dress: TONY WARD
Wedding Shoes: JIMMY CHOO