Posts tagged AmRhein's Brides & Formals
Wedding Wednesday: The Hofnagle Wedding

The Hofnagle Wedding | October 4, 2014 | Photography by Kemper Mills Fant Photography

Malaina met Eddie through a mutual friend. They both felt an instant attraction and wanted to know more about each other. After a few chance meet ups, Eddie insisted that Malaina go out to dinner with him, and they've been together ever since.

The couple was packing to head to Knoxville, TN for a weekend with family when Eddie got down on one knee. He had planned to propose while with Malaina's relatives, but he couldn't wait.

Malaina and Eddie had an intimate, family-oriented wedding. Though Malaina's family is from St. Louis and Eddie's is from New Jersey and Arkansas, everyone came together to celebrate the couple's union. This made the wedding particularly special, Malaina recalls.

The vows were officiated by Malaina's brother, with whom she is incredibly close. To add to the intimacy of the moment, there was no wedding party involved in the ceremony: the focus was entirely on Malaina and Eddie. Malaina wanted everything to be "simple, pretty, and classic" so there was no theme or particular wedding colors in mind when planning. Most of the decorations were light and minimalist. The couple wanted most for everyone to have a fun and relaxing time, so they downplayed cliché's and formalities.

Malaina and Eddie's wedding was filled with personal touches. The couple's cake was expertly made to match Malaina's elegant floral dress, and her bouquet was crafted with classic beauty in mind. Though Malaina originally wanted a very simple nosegay, she couldn't turn down the beautiful arrangement Caroline LaRocca made for her out of stephanotis flowers, crystals, and snowberries. The couple also created their own playlist, which ended up being very popular. And, for favors, Malaina and Eddie gave out Italian Jordan Almonds to pay homage to Eddie's Italian heritage. They represented "health, wealth, and happiness" for the couple as they began their lives as newlyweds.

Be sure to see the Hofnagle wedding on page 117 of the third issue of bridebook!

Photography: Kemper Mills Fant Photography
Dress: Maggie Sottero from AmRhein's Brides and Formals
Florist: Caroline LaRocca Event Design
Cake: Evie's Wedding Cakes
Venue: Patrick Henry Ballroom
Caterer: First and Sixth
Jewelry: Fink's
Groom's Attire: Tallia from Men's Wearhouse
DJ: Quest Entertainment - Kelly McMurray
Hair: Salon VeLuxe - Matt Cannoy

Wedding Wednesday: The Shepperson Wedding

Nathan & Wendy Shepperson | July 4, 2014 | Photography by Noah Magnifico

 Nathan and Wendy met by chance one day when they were both at 419 West, the bar they both frequented. The couple had been remodeling The Green Hill House for months and spent many of those nights talking about their future together. One night in particular, he made plans for dinner, and Wendy was hoping this was finally her proposal she'd been waiting for. When Nathan picked her up, he surprised her by taking her to the kitchen where they dreamed of a future together and asked Wendy to be his wife. It only made sense to hold their wedding at the very venue they restored together and be the first couple to wed there. The fireworks set off for the holiday also added a special element to the day, and the verandah of The Green Hill House was the perfect spot to observe them. The couple made sure to incorporate their children into their wedding. Wendy's oldest son Jake walked her down the aisle, and her younger son Luke was the ring bearer alongside Nathan's son Jacob. As a special moment with just the family after guests left, the couple and their children set of glow lanterns together as a sign of becoming a family.

Be sure to see the Shepperson wedding on page 66 of the third issue of bridebook!

Photography by Noah Magnifico
Dress: The Newfangled Bride
Cake: Cindy Gardner
Venue: The Green Hill House
Caterer: Pumpernickel Pickle
Jewelry: Fink's
Attendants' Dresses: AmRhein's Brides & Formals
Groomsmen's Attire: Macy's

Wedding Wednesday: The Evans Wedding

Kevin & Anna Evans | June 14, 2014 | Photography by Anna Bowser Photography

Kevin was Anna's dream guy long before he was her boyfriend and now husband. He played soccer with Anna's older brother in high school, and as the younger sister Anna was left to crush on Kevin from afar. Years later a Facebook friend request sent by Kevin brought the two together for a movie night that sparked a relationship. They dated for five months before Kevin moved to Florida for the Army training, and they continued their relationship for over a year long distance. During this time, Kevin proposed during a trip they planned in Georgia as a halfway point between them. After a carriage ride in historic downtown Savannah and a fireworks show, Kevin took Anna's hand to dance with her in the park to the song "Hey Pretty Girl" by Kip Moore. As the song ended, Kevin bent to one knee and asked Anna to marry him. Anna wanted to include many personal and DIY elements into her classy, vintage wedding. She did this by using centerpieces with books to symbolize her teaching career. Other centerpieces featured floating sunflowers and upside down wine glasses with flowers tucked inside. She also used pearls throughout the decorations to incorporate the vintage element. Another personal touch was the picture of Anna and her dog displayed instead of the traditional bridal portrait to go along with the favors, which were snicker doodle cookies for guests and dog biscuits for their pets. Coincidentally, the nuptials were held on the Army's birthday, which helped them honor Kevin's service as well as their venue. Anna chose to walk down the aisle to "A Thousand Years" rather than the traditional wedding march. This was Anna's favorite moment as she walked down the aisle with her dad and saw Kevin's reaction to her for the first time. She also enjoyed exchanging letters with him beforehand without seeing each other just as they used to exchange letters when he was in basic training. It was important to the bride and groom to also include their families in their wedding, so Kevin's dad was his best man, their mother's brought dirt from their gardens to use in the tree planting ceremony, and all siblings were included by singing, reading, or being part of the wedding party.

Be sure to see the Evans wedding on page 50 of the third issue of bridebook!

Photography: Anna Bowser Photography
Dress: Chantilly Lace
Florist: George's Flowers
Cake: Linda Sparks
Ceremony: Thrasher Memorial United Methodist Church
Venue: Vinton War Memorial
Caterer: Teaberry's Café
DJ: Quest Entertainment
Attendants' Dresses: AmRhein's Brides & Formals
Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Hair & Makeup: Les Cheveux Salon & Day Spa