Wedding Wednesday: The Hyskell Wedding

The Hyskell Wedding | September 2, 2017 | Photography by: Patrick Perkins Photography

Jennifer Dickard had no idea that her friend was setting her up with Jason Hyskell, but after he reached out to her on Facebook a few weeks later, Jennifer agreed to go out with him. Their chemistry was immediate. While the couple was on a vacation in Jamaica, Jason planned a romantic candlelight dinner in an intimate location overlooking the ocean at sunset. Once they had finished eating, Jennifer was shocked when he got down on one knee and proposed. "It was beautiful, perfect and completely unexpected!" Jennifer says.

The couple wanted to stay true to themselves on their big day, so, forgoing uncomfortable dress shoes and high heels, they chose to wear gray Converse Chuck Taylors, and they bought pairs for their entire wedding party as gifts. In another nontraditional move, Jennifer and Jason chose to forgo a guest book, opting instead to have guests inscribe notes on rocks, and the rocks were dropped into a vase as a meaningful item for the couple to remember their special day. With Jennifer's younger brother as her "Man of Honor," as well as a fun cake topper, the couple's wedding was unique and tailored just to them. Jennifer's grandfather even officiated the ceremony, entertaining guests with jokes and funny stories, making him one of the most popular people of the weekend! Jennifer's favorite memory of the weekend was her walk down the aisle to her future husband and seeing his face as he was overwhelmed with emotions. The sweet moment "makes me smile every time I think about it," Jennifer says.

Make sure to see more of the Hyskell wedding on page 79 of bridebook!

Photography: Patrick Perkins Photography
Dress: La Blanca Bridal
Cake: The Tottering Teacup
Venue: Sheraton Roanoke
Jewelry: Zales
DJ: Quest Entertainment - Dewey Nowlin
Attendants' Dresses: David's Bridal
Hair & Makeup: Azario Salon & Day Spa
Alterations: Sew Cora

Wedding Wednesday: The Leet Wedding

The Leet Wedding | April 22, 2017 | Photography by: Tara Lilly Photography & Design

Molly Webster and Jordan Leet attended the same high school, but they didn't become friends until college, when they reunited during a winter break. A few years after they started dating, the couple took a trip to Charleston, South Carolina, a place that Molly's family had vacationed and had many special memories. In front of the Pineapple Fountain, Jordan proposed, with Molly's sister and brother-in-law present to capture the moment with photos and a video!

On their rainy wedding day, the couple didn't care that it wasn't 100% according to plan. According to Molly, the whole day was "perfect," from the personalized vows to the dancing to the exit. Molly wore her mother's veil, and a table at the reception showed photos of the couple's family members on their wedding days. The romantic reception was accented with lavender floral arrangements and wreaths, and when it was time for the newlyweds' first dance, they swayed to Dave Matthews, Molly's favorite band. It was very important to the couple for their families to play a large role in their special day, so in an nontraditional move, Jordan had two Best Men and 4 groomsmen, while Molly's sister was her Matron of Honor and her brother the Man of Honor. "We wanted the siblings and friends that have supported us most standing beside us," Molly says. 

Make sure to see more of the Leet wedding on page 78 of bridebook!

Photography: Tara Lilly Photography & Design
Dress: BHLDN
Florist: Caroline LaRocca Event Design
Cake: Evie's Wedding Cakes
Venue: The Corinthian Ballroom
Caterer: Chanticleer Catering
Planner: Caroline LaRocca Event Design
Jewelry: Jewell's Fine Jewelry
DJ: RSP Entertainment
Attendants' Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid
Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Makeup: GLAMHOUSE Day Spa - Jessica Hall
Hair: Hair Associates - Rachel Vassar
Seamstress: Sew Right, LLC
Videographer: Kyle Kearns

Wedding Wednesday: The Hall Wedding

The Hall Wedding | January 27, 2018 | Photography by: Amber Perdue Photography

Brandon Hall and Sarai Tucker met on Tinder after Sarai had graduated from nursing school, and the two clicked immediately, going on their first date and becoming official all within two months. In September of 2017, while on a vacation to Sweden and Croatia, the two were on a walk along a waterfront after dinner. Brandon suggested that they take a few photos, and while Sarai was smiling at the camera, Brandon knelt down and asked her to marry him. After checking (about 5 times!) that he was serious, she said yes, in a moment that was "beautiful, magical and unforgettable."

Brandon and Sarai chose to keep their wedding intimate, without all of the frills. Forgoing bridesmaids, groomsmen, arranged seating, a first dance and the bouquet toss, the couple's special day was laid-back and focused on the couple's love for each other and the love for their families. The ceremony was especially meaningful to Sarai, because after her parents walked her down the aisle to "I Get to Love You," Sarai exchanged both traditional and personalized vows with Brandon in front of the people closest to her. Choosing cookies in place of a big wedding cake, and Christmas ornaments for the guests to sign instead of a guest book, the couple made sure that their wedding reflected their fun relationship. The couple exchanged gifts before the wedding as well, in what Sarai calls "an emotional moment that I will forever treasure." The intimacy and unique nature of Sarai and Brandon's celebration was made special by the overwhelming love and support from their closest friends and family, who all joined in to help the couple begin their lives together as husband and wife.

Make sure to see more of the Hall wedding on page 76 of bridebook!

Photography: Amber Perdue Photography
Dress: Adrianna Papell
Florist: Kathy Tucker
Cake: Kathy Tucker
Venue: West Lake Country Club
Caterer: West Lake Country Club
Planner: Kathy Tucker
Jewelry: Michellia Designs; Manly Bands
Hair & Makeup: Mackenzie Fisher