Wedding Wednesday: The Gresko Wedding

The Gresko Wedding | July 30, 2016 | Photography by: Ashley Eiban Photography

Aynsley met David Gresko while working at Charlottesville High School; he, a band director, and she as an assistant teacher in special education. They shared hellos and waves for two years before finally connecting on a band field trip at Universal Studios in Orlando. Dave asked Aynsley if she'd join him for a rollercoaster ride, where they got to know each other well while waiting in lines at the park. Three years later, David proposed to her at their first vacation spot, Cape Hatteras, at the lighthouse.

Aynsley was so excited to walk down the aisle, remembering waiting in the wings and thinking about how ready she was to see David beneath the pergola. Her other favorite moment was the maid of honor and best man speech, where they reenacted David and Aynsley's relationship, with her twin sister putting on a blonde wing and Dave's brother even playing the saxophone. Aynsley says it was the most humorous, sweet, thought out toast they could have ever imagined! With a fairytale theme and colors of blush, petal pink, white and gold, the wedding took place at the Trivium and looked absolutely magical. Guests enjoyed polkas at the reception (due to the groom's Czechoslovakian heritage) and received personalized favors of donations in their name to the American Humane Society and Helping Hands Monkey Helpers (where she interned in college caring for capuchin monkeys) that came with homemade gold animal magnets. Aynsley says they had a blast matching everyone with their animals.

Make sure to see more of the Gresko wedding on page 66 of bridebook!

Photography: Ashley Eiban Photography
Dress: Bridal Impressions
Florist: Love Blooms by Doyle's
Cake: La Bella Torta
Venue: The Trivium
Caterer: Charley's Catering
Planner: The Trivium - Heidi Baker
Jewelry: Celebration Bridal
DJ: Official Entertainment
Attendant Dresses: Bridal Impressions
Groomsmen Attire: Celebration Bridal
Videography: Solo Koo Wedding Films
Invitations: Cordially Yours
Cake Topper: Cork Country Cottage
Table Numbers: Duane's Workshop
Guestbook: Miss Design Berry
Welcome Sign: OAKY Designs
Calligraphy: Ma Belle Calligraphy
Hair: Allie Gordon
Makeup: Jenee Welsh

Wedding Wednesday: The Coartney Wedding

The Coartney Wedding | June 25, 2016 | Photography by: Skyryder Photography

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Morgan was a junior at Blacksburg High School and Nathan was a marketing student at Virginia Tech when they first had their springtime blind date, schemed by her best friend Rachel. Fast forward four years later to the couple spending a long day helping Nathan's grandfather build a hay barn, followed by a peaceful walk by his parents' house (where his mother was secretly taking photos from the deck). Morgan of course said yes the moment Nathan popped the question.

The couple knew immediately they wanted to spend their special day at Sinkland Farms, with a picture-perfect setting and stunning barn that would let guests dance the night away. Though Morgan says it's hard to only choose one memorable moment, she loves that she and Nathan have special moments with their friends and family, with the most significant moment for them being making the convenience to God and each other. The couple's favors included honey jars, while Morgan's sister-in-law created their centerpieces. Morgan says she couldn't have been happier when the big plate of Southern food from their caterer was placed in front of her after a long day of excitement! Morgan's simply, vintage yet rustic look was beyond successful thanks to her vendors. She says everything simply came together for the day with beautiful weather, delicious food, and being surrounded by friends and family.

Make sure to see more of the Coartney wedding on page 64 of bridebook!

Photography: Skyryder Photography
Dress: Camille's of Wilmington
Florist: Sinkland Farms
Cake: Bonnie Hutchison
Venue: Sinkland Farms
Caterer: Due South BBQ
Jewelry: Kay Jewelers
DJ: RSP Entertainment
Attendant Dresses: David's Bridal
Groomsmen Attire: Chantilly Lace
Officiant: David Williams
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Hair: Meredith's Salon

Wedding Wednesday: The Boothe Wedding

The Boothe Wedding | June 25, 2016 | Photography by: Ashley Lester Photography

Madison and Tyler attended the same high school, though they didn't become close friends until they were both working at the Salem Red Sox. After a couple years of friendship, the two became a couple. The day of Tyler's proposal, he picked Madison up for dinner and insisted on stopping by the Salem Red Sox to pick up their season tickets. Upon arriving, a friend told them all season ticket holders had pictures taken on the home plate for the program. They walked out onto the field while Tyler brought up how "this is where it all started" for them, when their song began to play, along with pictures displayed across the scoreboard. When Madison turned to question Tyler, she found him on one knee, with the screen reading "Will You Marry Me?" Madison of course said yes, thrilled at both the surprise and the pictures that later appeared from a friend who'd hidden to take photos during the proposal.

Their wedding was a combination of rustic and elegance, capturing their personalities. Madison says thanks to their vendors, their wedding was absolutely perfect. With numerous memories to choose from, Madison says opening her wedding gift from Tyler will always be high on the list. Tyler gave her a new bible with her new monogram, along with a bookmarked page for 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ("Love is patient..."). Reading that verse before walking down the aisle was emotional and happy, and she loves opening her bible to that special verse months and years later. Summer salad, dips, and other delicious items were a treat for guests, while her bridesmaids wore a gorgeous shade of aquamarine. Bouquets and centerpieces had soft pink tones that added to the day's romance, while a glowstick exit created fun for everyone celebrating with Madison and Tyler.

Make sure to see more of the Boothe wedding on page 62 of bridebook!

Photography: Ashley Lester Photography
Dress: Tiffany's Bridal
Florist: Creative Occasions
Cake: Joanna Frye
Ceremony: Thrasher United Methodist
Venue: Braeloch
Caterer: Pumpernickel Pickle Catering
Planner: Simplicity
Jewelry: Fink's Jewelers
DJ: Master Taylor Entertainment
Attendant Dresses: Alfred Angelo
Groomsmen Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Videographer: Michael's Video
Rentals: Aztec Rental
Rehearsal Space: Vinton War Memorial
Transportation: Mountain Valley Transportation; Executive Town Car & Limo
Ceremony Guitarist: Mark Folks