Samimah + Theron, The Smithfield Center, Summer 2022

Feb 24, 2023 | st

Samimah Bishop and Theron Lynch are a couple in their second phase of life, with adult children and grandchildren, ready for a day to celebrate their love!  Their mint green with touches of blush color palette was absolutely perfect for a Summer wedding at The Smithfield Center.

Bride and groom kissing in front of mint green and gold sweetheart table

Samimah + Theron

Wedding Day

Imagine Friday, June 10, 2022:  It is a perfect summer day filled with family, love, and laughter.  The weather is a comfortable 86 degrees and a refreshing breeze surrounds you as you walk into the impressive Smithfield Center.  There is an air of happiness and joy that you can feel almost instantly, and you know this is going to be a day that is remembered for years to come.

Both the ceremony and reception were held in the acclaimed historic district of downtown Smithfield, VA at the popular The Smithfield Center.  This multi-purpose event space is one of our absolute favorites because of its flexibility and capacity.  The venue space allows you to make the room small enough for 50 or on the contrary large enough for 300!  The ability to transform this venue into several functioning rooms allows this space to become truly customizable.  Samimah and Theron were able to have their ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception all in one building.  In addition, we included a separate suite for both the Bride and Groom to get ready in without the need to flip spaces! 


The Look

The couple came recommended to us by one of our most talented design partners, Beyond the Decor by LaToya.  They requested our full planning services. We worked alongside Latoya and her team for over a year to create a modern wedding with breathtaking elegance and sophistication! Lush and full are the best words to describe the florals and decor.  Mint green, blush, ivory, and gold was the color palette chosen by Samimah.  On the wedding day,  the bride and her maids carried rounded hand-tied bouquets with roses and greenery.   Elements of blush florals and cherry blossom trees served as centerpieces on top of mint green lamour satin table linens complemented by ivory velvet napkins.  The ceremony altar remained clean and chic with a sleek gold hexagon arch adorned with cascading blooms.  Our team took proper care to ensure that each of the over twenty vendors understood and meticulously implemented the design aesthetic and delivered a cohesive product.   



Our Favorite Things

Our most memorable part of this Summer wedding day at The Smithfield Center was incorporating so many fun and unique guest experiences.  There were no bored guests at this wedding! The cake was suspended in mid air on a half-moon cake swing, there was fresh dipped gelato served from a vintage bicycle cart, a customized grass wall for photos,a 360 photo booth,and a sparkler send-off looking over the Pagan river.  When the night concluded, guests took home custom acrylic names as favors to forever remember the magical Lynch wedding evening. 


Client Review

See what Samimah and Theron have to say about the best day ever!: “June 10, 2022 is now officially the BEST day of The Lynch’s life! Much thanks to Soni and the Love Always Wedding Planning team. I could not have asked for better. Well organized, professional and very knowledgeable in the industry. I highly recommend them. Thanks again for all your hard work and dedication to a very very very special day ❤️”

bride and groom in front of wrought iron gate at the smithfield center

Mr. & Mrs. Theron Lynch


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