The Edmonds Wedding | June 3, 2017 | Photography by: Heather Chipps Photography
Erin Brookshier had no idea that she was on a blind date when a close friend (who would end up being a bridesmaid!) picked her up with a few others for a casual game of recreation league soccer. She hit it off instantly with someone who was already in the car: Rob Edmonds. Their connection was immediate, and he called her the very next day to ask her out on their first official date. One early Saturday morning at 3 a.m., Rob and early-bird Erin (who is often up before dawn, as a morning reporter at WSLS10) hiked together to the Peaks of Otter, a hike that Erin's family had done many times in her childhood. When they reached the top of the trail, Rob proposed to Erin with the sunrise as their only audience. The "excited" future bride and groom then hiked back down to enjoy a huge celebratory breakfast.
Erin and Rob celebrated their special day by acknowledging the importance of family. A tree-planting ceremony, where Rob and Erin brought soil from each of their parents' homes, symbolized the two families becoming one. In addition to the tree-planting ceremony, the couple partook in "burying the bourbon," an old southern tradition to ensure good weather on the wedding day. Even though the weather forecast predicted rain for the whole week, the Edmonds wedding took place on a 92-degree Saturday beneath a cloudless sky. The beauty of the wedding ceremony itself was in the details: the couple's "pre-wedding bonding time" where they created their own centerpieces, Erin's veil (it had been her mother's at her wedding in 1984) and Erin's father's cufflinks, which she had given to him as a gift the night before the wedding. These cufflinks, which Erin thought "were very special," read on one side, "I'll always be your little girl." In addition to an enchanting venue and entertainment services, these small details played a integral role in the celebration of two families becoming one.
Make sure to see more of the Edmonds wedding on page 30 of bridebook!
Photography: Heather Chipps Photography
Dress: The Newfangled Bride
Florist: Perfect Arrangement
Venue: Plantation on Sunnybrook
Caterer: Plantation Creations Catering and Events
DJ: Castillo DJ Services
Groomsmen's Attire: Jos A Banks
Hair & Makeup: Les Cheveux Salon and Day Spa
Alterations: Sew Right, LLC
Cake: Mary Ogilvie
Attendants Dresses: Weddington Way
Wedding Planner: Tammy Scaggs - Plantation on Sunnybrook