Wedding Wednesday: The Bacigalupo Wedding

The Bacigalupo Wedding | August 13, 2016 | Photography by: Chelsea Anderson Photography

Anthony and Laura first met while attending Virginia Tech; they were both Hokie Ambassadors, their paths crossing at the annual fall social. Anthony wasted no time in asking her out and the two were soon spending every free moment together. Anthony left for basic training in June after he graduated, bringing the two of them even closer with daily handwritten letters and the realization they'd each found "The One." On an early morning hike to McAfee Knob, they made it to the top for a beautiful sunrise. On their way down, they found a beautiful wildflower clearing, where Anthony stopped to get down on one knee for their magical proposal moment.

Laura and Anthony agree their favorite wedding day moment was their last dance of the night. Family members and bridal party friends were helping clear out the reception space while the newlyweds took a moment for a dance; it was then the world melted away, with the day rushing back to them as they realized they were finally married. They were so caught up in the moment, they didn't notice their families and friends had gathered around them for a group hug, creating a perfect ending to an already perfect day. Laura notes her beautiful invitations and programs were one-of-a-kind, created by her friend as Mad Libs reply cards. They also had a tree planting ceremony using dirt from their hometowns to symbolize their backgrounds together for a new life, which created a wonderful keepsake to have for years. Laura also says if she could wear her wedding dress everyday, she would! The newlyweds also loved their Hokie tradition in the form of donuts for dessert (including a VT-inspired donut), as well as their fun paper airplane photos. Laura adds that their wedding day was unique thanks to special contributions from friends and family, with so many using unique talents to add personal touches to their day. "It was really a village of people who came together to make this day so beautiful!"

Make sure to see more of the Bacigalupo wedding on page 68 of bridebook!

Photography: Chelsea Anderson Photography
Dress: Chantilly Lace
Florist: Gloriosa
Cake: Carol Lee Donuts
Venue: Patrick Henry Ballroom
Caterer: Bella Events
Jewelry: Haywood's Jewelers
DJ: Carl Slate
Attendant Dresses: David's Bridal
Groomsmen Attire: Jos. A. Bank