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Wedding Wednesday: The Nolte Wedding

The Nolte Wedding | October 7, 2017 | Photography by: Anna Bowser Photography

When Christina Evans met Mike Nolte while they were in college, she was immediately captivated by his pale blue eyes and his competitive nature. They bonded over a shared interest in thrill-seeking, and the two soon realized how much exactly they had in common. Six years after first meeting, the couple found themselves both living in the Roanoke area, and eventually went out to dinner on their first date. When Mike surprised Christina on Election Day with a trip into Roanoke to climb their favorite mountain, McAfee Knob, they were disappointed when they saw that the trail was closed. Christina suggested they try Mill Mountain, and there, Mike suggested that they get their picture taken before heading back. As another couple went to take their photo, Mike got down on one knee and asked Christina to be his forever date. Christina says that it was her "dream proposal."

The couple had originally planned to become husband and wife in a barn at the base of the mountain to reflect their love of nature and rustic themes, but finally decided that their hearts wanted a mountain-top wedding. They cancelled the venue and and DJ and made some phone calls to family and friends notifying them of the change. Although some family members couldn't make the hike, there were still about 40 guests in attendance at the top of McAfee Knob to help the couple celebrate. The couple felt "indescribable excitement" as they were married at the top of the mountain, having their pictures taken in their wedding attire at their unique venue. With Christina's beautiful bouquet of peach dahlias and roses and a one-of-a-kind ceremony, the couple made their first steps as husband and wife after following their feet- and their hearts- up the mountain.

Make sure to see more of the Nolte wedding on page 48 of bridebook!

Photography: Anna Bowser Photography
Dress: Allure
Flowers: Andrea Ferment
Reception: The Homeplace
Hair & Makeup: Jessica Kroll
Cake: Fresh Baked Bakery
Jewelry: Diamonds Direct
Videography: Michael's Video

Wedding Wednesday: The O'Shea Wedding

The O'Shea Wedding | September 27, 2014 | Photography by Kathy Taylor Scott

Steve and Amber met while both working for the same small consulting firm. They started off as just friends, but, as time passed, their relationship became something much more.

On a Wednesday night in June, Steve planned a picnic for him and Amber at their favorite park: The Iwo Jima Memorial in Arlington, VA. The weather was perfect, the park was unusually empty, and Steve decided to propose. Amber said yes, and the couple went home to tell their friends and family the great news.

Amber and Steve both wanted a laid-back wedding, and there were plenty of personal touches that made the celebration distinct. Braeloch, the venue, was large and ideal for dancing and mingling. There were no assigned seats; rather, guests ate a buffet-style feast from Wildwood and sat together at long tables. The wedding cakes were customized to reflect Steve and Amber's interests. The main cake had an overall "baseball" theme because of the couple's love for baseball. The smaller cakes were embellished with Amber and Steve's favorite team logos--for her, the Atlanta Braves, and for him, the Philadelphia Phillies. Additionally, all of the centerpieces were DIY creations.

Music was ultimately one of the most important parts of the wedding for the couple. Their first dance was to "You've Got A Friend In Me" from Toy Story as a nod to their time spent as friends before they started dating. Amber danced with her dad to "Tiny Dancer" by Elton John, and Steve and his mom danced to "Just The Way You Are" by Billy Joel. The Bridesmaids walked down the aisle to "All I Ask of You" from the Phantom of the Opera Score, and the entire night was full of dancing and laughing to a variety of music played by the couple's DJ. During the last song, everyone got up and joined in a group dance. Amber and Steve's lively soundtrack created many fun moments and lasting memories for the couple to carry with them.

Be sure to see the O'Shea wedding on page 96 of the third issue of bridebook!

Photography: Kathy Taylor Scott
Dress: Allure Bridal from Proms, Pageants and Pretty Things
Florist: George's Flowers
Cake: Cakes by Lisa
Venue: Braeloch
Caterer: Wildwood Smokehouse
Planner: Maggee Dorsey
Jewelry: Tiffany & Co.
DJ: RSP Entertainment
Attendant's Dresses: Alfred Sung from Bella Bridesmaids
Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Hair: Country Hair Salon
Transportation: Mountain Valley Transportation