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Wedding Wednesday: The Benson Wedding

The Benson Wedding | May 9, 2015 | Photography by Megan Vaughan Photography

Tyler had the luck of the Irish with him when Genevieve pinched his butt at a bar on St. Patrick’s day! Later on in the relationship, Tyler realized he had met the woman he wanted to spend his life with and proposed to her in a pick-up truck on the lake where they had had their first date. His luck continued and Genevieve excitedly accepted his proposal.

Each had different favorite memories from their wedding day. Tyler’s was the moment her got to see his stunning bride walk down the aisle toward him. Seeing her will be something he never will forget because he was so moved be watching the love of his life beam at him from down the aisle. Genevive, however, loved when she and Tyler were able to stand on the top of the stairs after the wedding. This gave them an amazing look of all their friends and family who had gathered to celebrate their love, as well as a wonderful view of the mountains. Being able to take this all in with her new husband is something that Genevieve will always cherish.

Genevieve also recalls from that day getting more and more excited as she heard the clamber of feet get quieter as the bridal procession moved down the aisle. Soon, she knew it would be her turn to walk to her future husband and she couldn’t wait. Genevieve admits to being nervous, though, as she waited in the guest room. The reality of the moment set in as she and her dad sat on a hand-stitched quilt and Genevieve looked down at the ruffles on her dress. Too afraid of crying, she kept quiet about her nerves.

But then, as Genevieve looked at her father, the two shared a moment of realization: he was about to give away his little girl, and she was about to become a wife. The two held hands for a moment and gave each other a cheery smile because they knew it was time. As they got into position, the absolute beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains struck Genevieve and she waited a moment so she could take in the absolute magnificence of Sierra Vista. Then, she looked over at all of her loved one, from her sisters in their dresses and the men in their handsome suits, until she laid eyes on Tyler. He was grinning from ear to ear and couldn’t stop the tearing that streamed down his face in joy. Genevieve saw her dad’s eyes fixed on the horizon and the two started their walk. The procession was accompanied by a ukulele version of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” which was a beautiful accompaniment to the backdrop of the mountains. Despite shaking the whole way, she made it to Tyler with a little bit of luck and love.

Though their vows were traditional, the couple made sure to honor the beautiful nature that surrounded them on this special day. The two thanked God for the gift of love and vowed to be dedicated to each other unendingly. As they took their vows, they squeezed each other’s hands tightly and Genevieve could feel Tyler studying her face and trying to memorize each second of that moment between them. Genevieve admits to being so nervous that she messed up her lines slightly, but it helped to comfort her butterflies because the crowd laughed and put her at ease. Eventually, they were saying “I Do” to each other and recessing from the ceremony as guests threw flower petals over them. To symbolize their marriage, Genevieve and Tyler ran down and ran the old bell at the end of the aisle.

Though the ceremony was over faster than they expected, the two can still remember every detail of their wedding day. From the father/daughter dance, to their first dance where the two whispered in each other’s ear, the day was sheer perfection.

Make sure to see more from the Benson Wedding on page 48 of bridebook!

Photography by Megan Vaughan Photography
Dress: Patina Bridal & Formal
Florist: The Arrangement Company
Cake: Mean Cakes
Venue: Sierra Vista
Caterer: The Palisades Restaurant
Planner: A Little Party Events
Jewelry: Steven Singer Jeweler
DJ: Official Entertainment
Attendants' Dresses: David's Bridal
Groomsmen Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Videographer: Mitch Vaughan Productions
Makeup: Ashley Ancheta
Hair: Jessica Comisky


Wedding Wednesday: The Chaney Wedding

Michael & Shanna Chaney | June 15, 2013 Photography by Lori Hedrick Photography

Lucky for Shanna, her cousin was best friends with her future husband for years prior to their meeting! Seven years into Shanna and Michael's relationship, he proposed to her on a boat at Smith Mountain Lake at sunset. After she said yes, he surprised her with a book with pictures and stories throughout their years together. A purple and champagne color palette included cylinder vases with marbles, flowers and floating candles as centerpieces; glasses with the couple's name and wedding date wrapped in purple tulle were given as favors. Shanna's bright, summery wedding had fun additional pieces like parasols for guests to have shade during the ceremony; props and setup area for guests to take silly photos; and a carousel for everyone to ride! Shanna and Michael were married at the lake, with a gorgeous setting - they could even see the spot where Michael proposed which made it even more special. Shanna's favorite part of the wedding was a surprise for Michael - a huge Virginia Tech fan, she arranged for their reception entrance to be the "Enter Sandman" intro from the football games. They walked in to guests jumping up and down, waving VT flags; Shanna says the look on Michael's face was priceless!  The newlyweds spent their honeymoon in the Florida Keys where they snorkeled, went on sunset cruises, and even did a dolphin trainer program for a day!

Be sure to see the Chaney wedding on page 46 of the second issue of bridebook, on newsstands now!

Photography: Lori Hedrick Photography
Dress: Alfred Angelo from Chantilly Lace
Florist: Melinda Amos
Cake: Casey's Cakes
Groom's Cake: Lorraine Duty
Venue: Parkway Marina
Caterer: Pigs R Us (now Checkered Pig)
Planner: Eccentric Creations
Jewelry: Fink's
Attendants’ Dresses: David's Bridal
Groomsmen’s Attire: Vera Wang from Men's Wearhouse
DJ: Stephen Davies
Videographer: Lynn Eller and Sam Doyle