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Wedding Wednesday: The Dawley Wedding

The Dawley Wedding | September 24, 2016 | Photography by: Kemper Mills Fant Photography

Lauren Ammar and Troy Dawley met at Carilion Clinic where they had an instant connection. Despite having a bit of a long distance relationship (Troy in Texas and Lauren in Virginia), the couple brought a new light into each others lives. Troy proposed on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Italy. Early one morning on a dock in Venice, Troy hired a photographer to capture the moment and asked the question just as a boat full of people floated by and cheered for the happy couple. They spent the rest of the trip celebrating.

Troy says that his favorite part of the wedding was during the ceremony when he was watching Lauren walk down the aisle because he "couldn't wait to be her husband.". The rich wine and gold mixed with floral patterns made the wedding a perfect transition from summer into fall. Mixed china and "his and hers" cocktails added charm during the reception. Guests were delighted by the choreographed father-daughter dance as well as the first husband-wife dance, adding a special uniqueness to the whole day.

Make sure to see more of the Dawley wedding on page 102 of bridebook!

Photography: Kemper Mills Fant Photography
Dress: Casablanca
Cake: Casey's Cakes
Florist: Creative Occasions
Venue: Sundara
Caterer: Blue Ridge Catering
Planner: Events by Sherri
Band: Six Styles
Hair: Oliver's Twist - Monica Wakefield
Attendant's Dresses: Alfred Angelo
Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Warehouse
Makeup: LASH, etc. - Jessica Hall
Videographer: Pine River Films

Wedding Wednesday: The Hilliard Wedding

The Hilliard Wedding | July 26, 2014 | Photography by Tity Jalloh

Though Shemeka and Charles have slightly different stories about how they met, they both agree that there was an instant connection that drew them together. Their mutual love for parties, bars, and easy conversation led to a natural and drama-free relationship. They are both "best friends" who enjoy doing everything together.

Charles decided to propose on the 4th of July. Shemeka's sister and mother were clued in on the plan, but Shemeka had no idea. Due to pouring rain, Charles, Shemeka, and her family went to the Salem fair instead of a fireworks show, but she grew annoyed when the rain didn't stop and she was forced to take shelter inside the Salem Civic Center. The day seemed ruined, but that quickly changed when Charles brought Shemeka a funnel cake with "Marry Me" written on it. Charles was so nervous that he forgot to get down on one knee, but, after a sharp reminder from Shemeka's aunt, he dropped down and formally asked Shemeka to be his wife. The rain-soaked crowd and Shemeka's entire family began to cheer. Despite the bad weather, the proposal ended up being absolutely perfect.

Since the couple met at a bar during happy hour, they chose to have a party/club themed wedding. After choosing the retro Hotel Roanoke as their venue, the club theme shifted to a "vintage club" theme. The bridesmaids wore classy and elegant cocktail dresses, and the groomsmen were dressed to the nines in vests and bright turquoise shirts.

Rather than traditional bouquets, the bridesmaids carried unique silver  "clutch" bouquets filled with baby's breath, jasmine, and greenery. The clutches matched the girls' sparkly pumps and made the club theme pop.

Shemeka and Charles wrote their own vows and walked down the aisle to a soloist singing John Legend's "All of Me." They also did a sand ceremony in honor of Charles' mother, who could not attend the wedding. To Shemeka, all these details made her "dream wedding" come to life. Every request was catered to by Shemeka's mother, who planned the wedding. The Hotel Roanoke Ballroom was filled with fun shades of turquoise and coral and had the perfect throwback party feel. All the guests were invited to dance and laugh the night away with the bride and groom, and they even got to take a bit of the celebration home with them in the form of festive shot glass favors-- the perfect way to commemorate a couple who knows how to party!

Be sure to see the Hilliard wedding on page 116 of the third issue of bridebook!

Photography: Tity Jalloh
Dress: David's Bridal
Florist: Mojai Events
Cake: Selena Childress-Mayo
Venue: The Hotel Roanoke
Caterer: The Hotel Roanoke
Jewelry: Littman's Jewelers and Helzberg Diamonds
Entertainment: DJ Kidd
Attendant's Dresses: Alfred Angelo
Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse

Wedding Wednesday: The Lawrence Wedding

Jeanne and Allen Lawrence | September 22, 2013 | Photography by Michael Sink

Jeanne Boester and Allen Lawrence met while working for the Salem Red Sox, which sparked the desire to incorporate their love of baseball into the big day. When the whole family went on a cruise together, Allen surprised Jeanne with a very important question and proposing. The couple held a contemporary themed wedding with a color scheme of red, black, and gold. From the invitations designed into baseball cards to Jeanne's garter with the Red Sox logo embroidery, friends and family were able to see the couple's love story with the baseball touches. They even had their rehearsal dinner inside the stadium where they got on the field to start the celebration!

To read more about their love story and see more photos, pick up a copy of bridebook (on newsstands now) and flip to page 66!

Photography by Michael Sink
DRESS Sottero & Midgley from AmRhein's Brides & Formals
Linda Adams
First Christian Church
Sheraton Roanoke Hotel
CATERER Sheraton Roanoke Hotel
R.M. Johnson & Sons
Kevin Scott ATTENDANTS DRESSES Alfred Angelo from AmRhein's Brides & Formals
Men's Wearhouse
polished by claire v.
polished by claire v. and Annie Moore's Catering