Monday, June 22, 2009

wedding bells and wedding shoes

This weekend, Brad and I enjoyed a wonderful stay in Lynchburg, VA. Josh, one of our good friends from college, tied the knot in nearby Altavista, so we decided to make a weekend of it.
We drove down early on Saturday and met up with our friends Tracy and Tim in historic downtown Lynchburg. We spent the afternoon ducking in and out of antique stores full of dusty furniture with both great bones and great prices. Tracy captured our fun afternoon on her blog close to home. After a few hours trekking up and down Main Street, Brad and I were super grateful to check into our hotel for a little freshening up before the wedding. We stayed at the Craddock Terry, a shoe factory turned boutique hotel in the historic distract.
The shoe theme runs (ha ha) throughout the hotel and includes a mixed media mural in the lobby, an antique shoe shine station tucked underneath a stairwell, and a unique shoe sign on every guest room door.
As soon as we entered our room, we noticed another cool use of shoe paraphernalia.
Each guest room is equipped with an old fashioned shoe shine box used to serve breakfast. The night before you simply fill out a card with your breakfast preferences, put it in the box, and place the box outside your door. In the morning, your box is filled with yummy goodies. we enjoyed bagels, local blueberry muffins, organic yogurt, orange juice, and fruit.
The guest rooms have a wonderful urban meets traditional feel. Each room has a beautiful exposed brick wall
The floor to ceiling window let in the afternoon light.

Most of the furniture is handmade by local artisans.

I fell in love with this gorgeous sage velvet sofa.

But I fell even more in love with the bathroom.

soooo nice!

I also loved that all the bath products were organic. We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend this hotel for any future romantic getaways!
Saturday evening we ventured down the road to Altavista for Josh and Becky's wedding. The couple exchanged vows in an outdoor ceremony at the Avoca Muesuem. The historic home was the perfect backdrop for their simple ceremony.

The new Mr. & Mrs.
Brad and I think the happy couple chose a pretty special June weekend, because we were married on the same weekend two years ago.

Tracy and Tim think so too, because they were married on the same weekend four years ago!
Smiling for the camera. . .

Although, this is a much more realistic shot of the two of us!

What a fun weekend! Congratulations to the Bride and Groom!

1 comment:

Tim and Tracy said...

teehee! I love this last pic of us. :D And your hotel looks AMAZING! What fun. I only wish that I had remembered to give you your b-day gift- argh.