Wedding Wednesday: The Cobb Wedding

The Cobb Wedding | September 13, 2016 | Photography by: Charles Townsend Photography

KT and Travis Cobb first met while working as whitewater raft guides, enjoying their days off together with kayaking and boating on the river. While on a hike to one of their favorite spots at Wonder Falls, Travis pretended to want a break so they could enjoy hot cider. Instead, he pulled out a box with a hand-crafted engagement bracelet, with pictures drawn from their adventures together. He had a matching one for himself if she said yes and of course she did!

For the big wedding day, family and friends gathered to raft on the Upper Gauley River with the couple. From breakfast in the morning to beers at the end and all the whitewater rafting in between, KT says it was a perfect day. She and Travis enjoy a game of Gauntlet (not for the faint of heart), and they were excited to share the tradition with their friends and family. KT says their love and support, showing from set up and tear down and partying hard together, was the such a highlight of their time together. Along with the silver bracelets, Travis also created KT's wedding earrings, made from the steering linkage of their sailboat. While they credit the river community for their unique wedding day, they of course were excited to share their second home and love of whitewater with their loved ones. The newlyweds also enjoyed a just-for-them rat over a Class V, adding to their perfect weekend.

Make sure to see more of the Cobb wedding on page 74 of bridebook!

Photography: Charles Townsend Photography
Dress: David's Bridal
Florist: Bessie's Floral Designs
Venue: Private Venue
Caterer: Vandal's Kitchen
Jewelry: Lawrence Miller & Co.
Attendants' Dresses: Prana
Rentals: Aztec Rental
Hair & Makeup: Lou Stevens Glam Squad
Bartender: Liquid Catering

Wedding Wednesday: The Nagel Wedding

The Nagel Wedding | August 20, 2016 | Photography by: Bram Vandermark

Josiah and Kelly first met at Liberty University where they were paired together as lab partners, leading them to talk daily and hang out more together. Josiah finally asked her on a date and Kelly was ecstatic, calling it a wonderful day she'll never forget. Fast forward to Christmas break 2015, when Kelly went to Josiah's home to visit. After a movie, they took a ride on the metro into DC, where they ended up by the Washington Monument. It was then Josiah told Kelly all the reasons why he loved her and proposed.

The couple's favorite wedding day moment was a culmination of the people who were involved and spoke during the ceremony and reception. Josiah's uncle officiated the ceremony, while Josiah's father read a bible verse during the wedding along with a toast, followed by more toasts by Kelly's father and the maid of honor and best man. Josiah and Kelly gave their guests magnet favor, designed by Josiah and his brother. Kelly's colors of purple, navy blue and cream came to life beautifully with bouquets and centerpieces, along with her shoes and the bridesmaids' dresses. Kelly and Josiah kept their wedding traditional with a focus on God, while they wanted their reception to be fun and full of laughter. As they love the outdoors, their unique ceremony at Natural Bridge provided a stunning backdrop (Kelly said as they soon as they saw the spot, they knew it was perfect and it was the only venue they looked at!).

Make sure to see more of the Nagel wedding on page 72 of bridebook!

Photography: Bram Vandermark
Dress: The Collection Bridal
Headband: The Collection Bridal
Florist: Country Garden Florist
Cake: Confection Connection
Venue: Natural Bridge Historic Hotel & Conference Center
Caterer: Natural Bridge Historic Hotel & Conference Center
Jewelry: Zales and Blue Niles
DJ: Double J Entertainment
Hair: Encore Salon 215 Spa
Nails: Lynna Nails

Wedding WednesdayLiz Long
Wedding Wednesday: The Miller Wedding

The Miller Wedding | August 20, 2016 | Photography by: Pat Cori Photography

Taylor Justis and Josh Miller first met in college thanks to a mutual friend (who would later serve as Taylor's maid of honor). While they are complete opposites in every way, Josh swears it was love at first sight for him, and Taylor agrees they couldn't be more perfect for each other. While on vacation with Taylor's family at Ocean Isle Beach in North Carolina, Josh and Taylor joined her brother and his girlfriend for a walk along the beach. It was there Taylor saw a large group of people - soon discovered to be her family - on the beach with a huge sign that read "Will U Marry Me?"

Taylor's favorite wedding day memory is having her friends and family in the same room as it will most likely not happen again. They all worked hard to plan the wedding and make sure guests would enjoy themselves. With wedding colors of ivory, gold, blush and navy, guests enjoyed a photo booth with props where they could take home a strip of photos while the newlyweds got a second strip for their memory book. Their DJ played "Enter Sandman" for Josh and many other Virginia Tech graduates. Taylor says one unique thing about their day was that the families had not met prior to the day, and it was great for them to finally meet as they are all so important to the couple.

Make sure to see more of the Miller wedding on page 70 of bridebook!

Photography: Pat Cori Photography
Dress: Caryn's Bridals, Formals & Tuxedos
Florist: Gloriosa
Cake: Pumpernickel Pickle Catering
Venue: Patrick Henry Ballroom
Caterer: Pumpernickel Pickle Catering
Planner: Simplicity
Jewelry: Zales
DJ: Paula Shrum
Attendant Dresses: David's Bridal
Groomsmen Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Hair: Les Cheveux Salon & Day Spa

Liz Long