build it and they will come The reception was held in a brand new wedding venue called Highlands View in Petersburg. It was so new, in fact, that Amanda and Jordan were the first couple to be married there. It was built for them and their wedding day by the bride’s parents on property they own in the Eastern Panhandle. The intention is to open the venue up to other couples planning weddings in the region. Kay, the mother of the bride, loves projects. She is no stranger to construction, having spent the better part of her adult life flipping houses. She’s always making, building, and designing, Amanda says. Kay and Bruce Leslie built a greenhouse on their property that proved to be an elegant reception venue. Amanda says it was a mad dash to get the structure completed in time, since the couple was engaged in October and set their wedding date for the following July. They traveled to the property many weekends to help her parents with construction. A good eye for design must be in their genes, because Amanda created a striking logo for the couple’s wedding that was used in all of the stationery and the programs for the day and was even used to create decorative metal chargers that were part of the reception decor. “I just wanted something that showed the mountains, but that was still simple and that could be incorporated in a lot of different ways,” Amanda says.
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