Vendor Spotlight | Sarah with Waverly Estate in Lunenburg, VA
Meet Sarah Brown, Owner Waverly Estate
Imagine hosting a wedding weekend surrounded by family and friends to celebrate lifelong love. Sarah, along with her husband Collin own Waverly Estate, a wedding venue and bed and breakfast. Whether you envision a stunning outdoor ceremony under a 200 year old tree, a rustic ceremony with a barn backdrop, or a gorgeous church ceremony, we have you covered!
What makes you or your business stand out and why should a couple hire you?
In everything we do, we put ourselves in our couples shoes to be sure that we are not only making the best decision for ourselves but more importantly keeping our couples happy and keeping their wedding experience as easy and stress free as possible! We offer so many different options for any wedding style or preference including open air spaces as well as covered and conditioned spaces. We also specialize in weekend weddings which we feel is important in allowing our couples the time necessary to feel at ease on their wedding day. Being able to spend not just one day, but three with your family and friends helps to make sure the wedding day doesn’t fly by quite as quick!
What’s your favorite thing about working in the wedding industry?
Our couples! We literally work with the best couples ever! I don’t know how we have been so lucky. Our brides and grooms are the kindest, most appreciative people which makes years like 2020 even harder for us because we want nothing more than for our couples to have the perfect wedding experience. We also are fortunate to have the couples that we have during times like these because they have been just as supportive toward us as we have been toward them!
What’s a unique tip you tell your couples?
DO NOT plan to setup your personal decor items on your wedding day. If you can, set them up the day before. If you cannot, DELEGATE!
What’s your best piece of advice for couples planning a wedding?
Make sure you have a plan A and plan B for the ceremony and reception that you are happy with!
What’s your favorite moment during a wedding?
I love being inside with the bride moments before she is walking down the aisle and as soon as I send her down the aisle I am immediately directing my attention to the grooms face. 🙂
What are your favorite wedding trends right now?
Im loving the neon signs and lounge areas!
How do you de-stress?
Travel! We try to get our in our RV as much as possible even if it is between weddings so we can get outdoors, do some hiking, and decompress.
What’s your favorite food/dish/cuisine?
Is chocolate considered a dish? 😉 If not, I’d say Italian food!
If you were to meet any celebrity, who would it be?
Brett Eldredge. I’m kinda obsessed…. my husband is aware…its ok 🙂
What are your top three favorite movies (or books)?
Parent Trap, A Walk to Remember, and for Christmas…Elf!
Do you love to travel? If so, what are some must-see destinations?
Yes! Out of all of the places we have been, our favorite has been Thailand and Bali. We always joke that we are going to pick up and move to Bali….its the most relaxing place we have ever experienced and the BEST food!
What is your favorite season of the year and why?
Fall. I love bonfires, camping, hiking, and pumpkin anything and the fall is the most perfect weather for it. The views at the top of a hike are always prettier during the fall.