Tomas and Natalie

The Language of Love

Tomas and Natalie met on the track team at Virginia Tech. Tomas is from Slovakia and Natalie from Virginia. They were married on a beautiful spring afternoon at the Virginia Tech War Memorial. Natalie wore the same dress worn by her mother and also her aunt when they were married. Many of the guests, including Tomas' mother, made the journey from Slovakia and so the ceremony readings were in both languages. Family members of Tomas also sang a traditional Slovakian song during the ceremony. The reception was held at the German Club in Blacksburg. The decorations were all done by family members, including handmade place cards and a beautiful hanging heart in the center of the room. Tomas' mother made the cake. It was a beautiful mesh of two cultures with toasts in both languages, desserts from both countries, and most importantly, love for Tomas and Natalie. Congratulations Tomas and Natalie!!