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Wedding Wednesday: The Dalton Wedding

The Dalton Wedding | September 10, 2016 | Photography by: Sam Stroud Photography

Ashlee Washburn and Matthew Dalton met while they were in high school. Matthew proposed on the Crim Dell Bridge on the William & Mary College campus because of the local legend that says that if two lovers meet and kiss in the middle of the bridge, they'll be together forever. This is also why they chose to have their First Look on the bridge outside the wedding venue.

The couple had a traditionally romantic ceremony with a more modern reception, something that was a total hit with the guests. Many of Ashlee's friends still tell her that it was the most fun they have ever had a wedding reception! Because the couple accidentally chose their wedding date to be the same as the Battle at Bristol football game, Virginia Tech alum Matthew chose "Enter Sandman" as the couple's reception introduction. Guests were able to take a break from all the fun and signature old-fashioned cocktails to peek into the restaurant next door for game updates! 

Make sure to see more of the Dalton wedding on page 101 of bridebook!

Photography: Sam Stroud Photography
Dress: Absolute Bridal
Cake: Confection Connection
Florist: Caroline LaRocca Event Design
Ceremony: Greene Mountain United Methodist Church
Venue: Sheraton Roanoke
Caterer: Sheraton Roanoke
Planner: Sheraton Roanoke - Autumn Lavering
Makeup: Pure Spa
DJ: RSP Entertainment
Attendant's Dresses: David's Bridal
Groomsmen's Attire: Jos. A. Bank

Wedding Wednesday: The Duncan Wedding

The Duncan Wedding | December 16, 2016 | Photography by: Amanda Martin

Emma Nash and Caleb Duncan met at Blue Ridge Community Church. After bonding on a trip to Haiti and spending a couple of years with mutual friends, Caleb officially asked Emma out. The couple love to go to random places and dance; it became "their thing". On one such date at a local park, the two got out of the car, turned on the music and before Emma knew it Caleb was down on one knee.

Emma and Caleb say that their favorite memory from the wedding was that, despite the outdoor wedding 27 degree weather, all of the people they love were in one place. With a huge bridal party of 22 people, Emma says that one of the most unique features of the wedding is the comfortable, close environment felt in such a large group of people. Other unique features are the framing handmade wooden doors and pergola built by a family friend, and the chocolate-dipped wooden spoons that Emma made as wedding favors. They have the couple's name and wedding date burned into the handle, and a candy cane stick tied up with the wedding colors attached. The cake was made by Emma's aunt, who also made her parents' cake for their wedding. Between the family huddled under blankets, and the beautiful favors and cake, the Duncan's day sure is sweet!

Make sure to see more of the Duncan wedding on page 96 of bridebook!

Photography: Amanda Martin
Dress: Absolute Bridal
Cake: Kathy & Cori Wise
Florist: Kay Hall
Venue: The Woodland Place
Caterer: Terri Musser
Planner: Sarah Hatcher
Jewelry: Zales
DJ: Andrew Nobilini, Matthew Duncan & Lucas Jennings
Hair: Maria Nash, Anne Heckman & Kelly Cope
Attendant's Dresses: Etsy
Groomsmen's Attire: JC Penny

Wedding Wednesday: The Tice Wedding

Justin & Ashley Tice | August 31, 2013 | Photography by Tiffany Maxfield Photography

Justin and Ashley first met in high school. A month after they had a class together, he asked her to prom and the rest was history. For his proposal, Justin had a little help from their cat, Bella. He'd made dinner for Ashley and as she talked about her day, she bent down to say hi to Bella and noticed a piece of her baby blanket on the cat's neck. Her gorgeous ring was attached and before he could even ask, she shouted "Yes!" Ashley describes her favorite moment of the wedding when she walked down the aisle towards her future husband. The preacher read a poem in honor of her father, while her brother gave her away; she wiped away Justin's tears and cried with him and she knew that was the happiest moment of her life. Many of the details of their wedding were handmade, including signs and borrowed antique furniture and china. Ashley spent months thrift store shopping and crafting, plus her bridal party helped with calligraphy and more. An old door was made into a chalkboard for the dinner menu, while an old frame became a chalkboard wedding program. Ashley's favorite part of the details were her handmade wedding invitations. Their vintage country wedding took place on a farm overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains, with hay bale seating for the ceremony. Centerpieces were candleholders with lace and pearls, while mismatched flower vases were filled with wildflowers and greenery grown during the summer. Some tables also had books and dollies to add height to the vases. Guests were welcomed to the candy bar with everything from Skittles to gummy bears and personalized suckers. Ashley's mother cooked all the food, including fried chicken, pork loin, green beans, mac and cheese and more, while her aunt made apple pies and peach cobblers. The newlyweds took a cruise honeymoon that stopped in Roatan Honduras, Belize, and Cozumel Mexico.

Be sure to see the Tice wedding on page 80 of the second issue of bridebook, on newsstands now!

Photography: Tiffany Maxfield Photography
Dress: Private Collection from Bride's House
Florist: Kroger (bouquets and boutonnieres)
Venue: Diamond V Farm
Jewelry: Kay Jewelers and Absolute Bridal
Band: Blackwater Band
Attendants' Dresses: Body Central
Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Makeup/Hair: Rock, Paper, Scissors Hair Studio