Wedding Wednesday: The Nye Wedding

The Nye Wedding | June 2, 2018 | Photography by: Kemper Mills Fant Photography

Jaci Clark and Clay Nye met through a blind date when Jaci stepped way out of her comfort zone and agreed to be Clay’s date to a fraternity Christmas cocktail. Her leap of faith paid off, as she ended up having an amazing time, and afterwards Clay ignored the “wait three days to call” rule and immediately asked her out to dinner the next day. The two have been together ever since.

Eight years later on a hike to McAfee’s Knob, Clay took Jaci to their favorite spot away from the hustle and bustle of the main lookout. Once they got to their special rock, Clay asked their friends to stay behind and take a picture of them. It was then that Clay got on his knee and asked for Jaci’s hand in marriage.

Some of the couple’s most memorable moments of the special day are getting “iced” by the bridal party upon entering the reception (and Jaci kicking Clay’s butt at it) and the couple’s first dance which they’d never practiced but Clay still managed to knock the dips out of the park. They also loved the introductions of the wedding party, as they had little “roasts” for each bridesmaid and groomsman. They were introduced in pairs, then took a shot together and went to the dance floor.

Despite having their plans of holding the ceremony in the courtyard outside derailed by the weather, the florist and hotel did an amazing job of creating a beautiful space inside in a short amount of time. And it turned out to be quite the blessing – everyone was thankful for the air conditioning!

See more of the Burch wedding on page 38 of bridebook!

Photography: Kemper Mills Fant Photography
Dress: AmRheins
Suit: Joseph Abbound
Florist: Creative Occasions
Cake: For the Love of Sweets
Venue: The Hotel Roanoke
Caterer: The Hotel Roanoke
Planner: Simplicity Events - Vicki Itson
Jewelry: Fink’s Jewelers
Entertainment: Six Stylez
Attendants Dresses: David’s Bridal
Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Hair: Bliss Studios
Makeup: Les Cheveux Salon and Day Spa
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Photo Booth: Clear Choice
Ceremony Music: Roanoke Symphony Orchestra
Officiant: An Affair of the Heart - MaryAnn Anderson

Wedding Wednesday: The Burch Wedding

The Burch Wedding | June 2, 2018 | Photography by: Ruth Photography

Lindsay Hall and Dennis “Yale” Burch met through mutual friends at Radford University. The chemistry was instant. The first night they spent time together they stayed up late into the night in Lindsay’s kitchen talking as if they had known each other for years. It was just the two of them on a Friday night at home when Dennis popped the question. 

Opting for a non-traditional venue, the wedding took place at the historic Stoneleigh Estate in Stanleytown, VA. Lindsay and Dennis loved it so much after a visit that they knew this was where their wedding needed to happen. The ceremony was traditional and the couple opted for instrumental music with a heavy focus on violin and piano for the processional. The special day was full of homemade touches made by Lindsay’s father. He crafted the cross used as the centerpiece of the ceremony and the sign for the wedding. The project took him over three weeks to complete, but combined with the florals, Lindsay credits these pieces for creating her dream wedding canvas.

Following a classic southern charm theme, they served BLT sliders, deviled eggs, fruit, ginger apple seared chicken breast, braised beef medallions, creamy home-style macaroni and cheese, country style green beans with smoky ham hock and grilled local vegetables. Lindsay recalls the music going beyond all of her expectations as it transitioned from the ceremony to the reception, playing their favorite music from the ‘60s to today that kept everyone on the dance floor well into the night.

See more of the Burch wedding on page 36 of bridebook!

Photography: Ruth Photography
Dress: Allure Bridals
Florist: Draper’s Flowers & Gifts
Cake: Blush Baking Co.
Venue: Stoneleigh Estate
Caterer: Center Stage Catering
Jewelry: Fink’s Jewelers
DJ: DJ What, Kasey Lucas
Groomsmen Attire: Calvin Klein
Rentals: Aztec Rental
Makeup: Laci Fore Makeup Artistry
Hair: The Village Spa Haircare
Videographer: Iron & Ivy Films

Wedding Wednesday: The Williams Wedding

The Williams Wedding | May 26, 2018 | Photography by: Simply Poetic Image Photography

Jeannie Prillaman met Richard Williams at Macado’s in downtown Roanoke. Richard is originally from Rhode Island and Jeannie loved hearing his New England accent. They’d just returned from an amazing cruise together when he told Jeannie he might have another 50 years in him, and he wanted to spend them with her. When Richard pulled out the ring and asked her to share them with him, through her tears, Jeannie said YES!

 Jeannie’s favorite memory of the wedding was her brother’s toast. She’d been asking him what he thought of Richard for some time, but he never gave her an answer, which she found infuriating. So on the wedding day during his toast, he finally gave his opinion. He thought Richard was a great guy and openly welcomed him to the family, revealing he’d withheld sharing his opinion before that day just in case Jeannie screwed it up!

Jeannie credits her sister-in-law Denise for pulling together an amazing wedding in just three short months after getting a lucky slot at the Waterfront Country Club due to a cancellation. The venue provided most of the needed items for their special day, combined with Denise’s creative talents in making beautiful favors and decorations, such as silk bags full of chocolate and water bottles with the couple’s names and wedding date.

See more of the Williams wedding on page 34 of bridebook!

Photography: Simply Poetic Image Photography
Dress: Newfangled Bride and Formals
Florist: Denise Prillaman
Cake: Sam’s Club
Venue: Waterfront Country Club
Caterer: Waterfront Country Club
Planner: Denise Prillaman
Jewelry: Kay’s Jewelry
DJ: RSP Entertainment
Attendants’ Dresses: The Bird Cage
Groomsmen’s Attire: Macy’s
Hair: Joe Jones