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Wedding Wednesday: The Hall Wedding

The Hall Wedding | January 27, 2018 | Photography by: Amber Perdue Photography

Brandon Hall and Sarai Tucker met on Tinder after Sarai had graduated from nursing school, and the two clicked immediately, going on their first date and becoming official all within two months. In September of 2017, while on a vacation to Sweden and Croatia, the two were on a walk along a waterfront after dinner. Brandon suggested that they take a few photos, and while Sarai was smiling at the camera, Brandon knelt down and asked her to marry him. After checking (about 5 times!) that he was serious, she said yes, in a moment that was "beautiful, magical and unforgettable."

Brandon and Sarai chose to keep their wedding intimate, without all of the frills. Forgoing bridesmaids, groomsmen, arranged seating, a first dance and the bouquet toss, the couple's special day was laid-back and focused on the couple's love for each other and the love for their families. The ceremony was especially meaningful to Sarai, because after her parents walked her down the aisle to "I Get to Love You," Sarai exchanged both traditional and personalized vows with Brandon in front of the people closest to her. Choosing cookies in place of a big wedding cake, and Christmas ornaments for the guests to sign instead of a guest book, the couple made sure that their wedding reflected their fun relationship. The couple exchanged gifts before the wedding as well, in what Sarai calls "an emotional moment that I will forever treasure." The intimacy and unique nature of Sarai and Brandon's celebration was made special by the overwhelming love and support from their closest friends and family, who all joined in to help the couple begin their lives together as husband and wife.

Make sure to see more of the Hall wedding on page 76 of bridebook!

Photography: Amber Perdue Photography
Dress: Adrianna Papell
Florist: Kathy Tucker
Cake: Kathy Tucker
Venue: West Lake Country Club
Caterer: West Lake Country Club
Planner: Kathy Tucker
Jewelry: Michellia Designs; Manly Bands
Hair & Makeup: Mackenzie Fisher 

Wedding Wednesday: The Mixon Wedding

The Mixon Wedding | July 30, 2016 | Photography by: Amber Perdue

Ashley and Clark first met on a dating app. The proposal happened when Clark wanted to get Ashley a gun for Christmas as a joke. They ended up buying it, and when Ashley opened the box thinking it was part of the joke, she found a ring in its place. Clark got on one knee and proposed in front of his whole family.

Ashley took several small moments to really remember the ceremony, and she says that this was her favorite part. Seeing her soon-to-be husband down the aisle with tears in his eyes, and then dancing with friends and family really make the day special. She also shared the day with her sister by helping to set up a surprise engagement during the bouquet toss. Ashley did a pretend toss and handed the bouquet to her sister, only to turn her around to her boyfriend on one knee. "It made our day even more special," Ashley says. "The day was filled with love and future family!"

Make sure to see more of the Mixon wedding on page 100 of bridebook!

Photography: Amber Perdue
Dress: Proms, Pageants & Pretty Things
Cake: Fresh Baked Bakery
Venue: Sheraton Roanoke
Caterer: Sheraton Roanoke
Planner: Sheraton Roanoke- Autumn Lavering
Jewelry: Henebry's & Dino's Fine Jewelry
DJ: Clay Sprecher
Hair: Andrea Howdyshell
Attendant's Dresses: Proms, Pageants & Pretty Things
Groomsmen's Attire: Macy's

Wedding Wednesday: The West Wedding

The West Wedding | June 14, 2015 | Photography by Amber Perdue Photography

Despite meeting in a hair salon months before, Cody and Chelsea didn’t start dating until they got to know each other through church. Cody knew instantly that he was attracted to Chelsea, though, and tried to chat with her that day at the salon. Chelsea wasn’t having it, however, because she had been listening to his conversation with his hair dresser and heard him talk about his three children and that he wasn’t married. She thought he sounded arrogant, though, and completely blew him off when he tried to talk to her. After completely shutting down his attempts to flirt, it seemed that someone was watching over them when the couple met again at Elevation Church a few weeks later. Cody was on the parking team and made sure Chelsea got a good spot. They were only cordial for the time being, mostly because Cody thought Chelsea was a bit of a snob. Months later, as fate would have it, the two found themselves put on the same greeting team. Being the only two outside, they were forced to interact with each other. Chelsea decided to start the conversation, which must have made Cody feel more comfortable, because when it was time to leave, the two had exchanged numbers. The rest, as they say, was history.

Cody had a different idea for proposing the Chelsea that involved sunsets and coffee, but unfortunately, the plan changed. Instead, when the two went out to dinner for Chelsea’s birthday, they started talking about marriage and what it would be like. Cody got so excited that he texted his dad under the table to go ahead and have the engagement ring ready for when they got home. Then, as the two sat down on his parents’ porch, Cody got down and proposed to her right there. Chelsea loved seeing how excited he was and accepted enthusiastically.

The wedding day was just like a storybook fairytale, complete with horse and carriage. The couple used coffee beans as favors in little starbucks bags because they wanted something that their guests could take home with them, not just throw away. The best part of the wedding, though, was the dancing. The couple remembers dancing the night away with their guests and laughing as Cody’s kids danced with them.

It was important for the couple that the wedding was not just about them, but about family as a whole. Chelsea originally planned to give a speech Cody’s sons in front of everyone, but she knew that this would be such an intimate moment and decided to read them the note separately. It was a big moment for her because she knew she was about to become a mother-figure to three amazing young men.

The horse and carriage were especially special to Chelsea, though, because they were such a surprise. As she was waiting with her dad to walk down the aisle, Chelsea could feel her nerves kicking in. But then, she started to hear the clomping of hooves and she was so excited to ride the carriage with her dad to the door of the barn where she would be married. Cody was also surprised to see her ride in in a carriage and that was when his tears began as he watched the love of his life walk toward him.

Make sure to see more on the West wedding on page 58 of bridebook!

Photography by Amber Perdue Photography
Dress: Patina Bridal and Formals
Florist: Elle Emme Floral Atelier
Cake: Confection Connection
Venue: The Kyle House
Caterer: Schaal's Catering & Events
Planner: Allure Weddings & Events
Jewelry: Heneby's Jewelers & Kay Jewelers
DJ: RSP Entertainment
Attendants Dresses: Unionstation.com
Groomsmans Attire: AmRhein's Brides and Formals
Hair & Makeup: Sol's Hair Studio, Marisol Bentancourt