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Wedding Wednesday: The Newton Wedding

The Newton Wedding | August 12, 2017 | Photography by: Patrick Perkins Photography

Stephanie Seay and Christopher Newton dated for a while in high school, and even though they broke up, they found themselves reunited about seven years later, when Chris gave Stephanie his number, which she called the day after. They have been together ever since, and they both appreciate how far they've come. "Chris was my first love, and he will be my last," Stephanie says. On Christmas Eve of 2015 at Stephanie's mother's house, Chris decided that the time was right to propose to Stephanie. So, in front of Stephanie's family, he asked her to spend the rest of his life with him.

The couple's special day was filled with dancing and fun with their friends and families. Stephanie says that the ceremony was "absolutely amazing from the moment I started walking down the aisle towards Chris and his amazing smile." The couple wanted to accentuate the natural beauty of their ceremony with their wedding colors, and the views of the surrounding landscape played a huge role in creating an enchanting day. Stephanie, who had always wanted a big bouquet, was not disappointed when her time came to walk down the aisle. The couple set up a table in memory of loved ones who had passed away, and Stephanie's great-uncle walked her down the aisle as her father passed away when she was a teenager. After their full day, the couple packed up their car and immediately embarked on their honeymoon, still donning their wedding clothes, in an experience that Stephanie describes as "breathtaking."

Make sure to see more of the Newton wedding on page 40 of bridebook!

Photography: Patrick Perkins Photography
Dress: AmRhein's Bridal & Formals
Flowers: Borrowed Blossoms
Venue: Blue Ridge Vineyard
Caterer: Veranda Bistro
Groomsmen's Attire: Suit City
Hair & Makeup: Indulgence Spa
Cake: Sugar Missions
Attendants Dresses: The Newfangled Bride
Jewelry: Zales

Wedding Wednesday: The Maynor Wedding

The Maynor Wedding | December 23, 2014 | Photography by: Marie Deel Photography

Mary and Matthew crossed paths in high school, but they didn’t really meet until working together at a restaurant years later.

Matthew timed his proposal for the night before he left for the U.S. Air Force. Both of them dressed up and went out for dinner in Roanoke, but when they got back Mary noticed the lights on in their apartment. All the way up the stairs were printed lyrics of their song, and rose petals and candles waited for them at the door. Inside were more petals and candles, and a sign in the window read, “As long as I have you, I will always be home. Will you marry me?” Matthew then got out his guitar and played their song. Later, he admitted he’d wanted to do more but was out of time, but for Mary the proposal was perfect as it was.

They wrote their own vows for each other for their wedding, and Mary says that was her favorite moment of the day. “The world stood still and we poured our hearts and souls out to each other for each other and our loved ones to hear.”

Since their wedding was on the twenty-third of December, they wanted their color scheme to mix with a Christmas theme as well as Matthew’s dress uniform. They decided on navy blue, gold, and silver.

There were a few things that really made their wedding unique. For one, they were married on a Tuesday, and for another they served breakfast for dinner. They also had cheesecake instead of a traditional wedding cake. In lieu of place cards, they wrote everyone’s name and number down on Ferrero Rocier chocolate. Mary’s bouquet was comprised of white feathers and pine cones and silver and clear beading.

The toast was given by her older sister, and it was quite the spectacle. Her sister remade “Ice, Ice Baby” and had the whole bridal party in on it. And for their send off at the end of the night, they had people throw blue paper airplanes instead of rice.

Make sure to see more of the Maynor Wedding on page 114 of bridebook!

Photography by: Marie Deel Photography
Dress: AmRhein's Brides and Formals
Florist: Heather Byrd
Venue: Sheraton Roanoke
Caterer: Sheraton Roanoke
Planner: Autumn Bledsoe
DJ: DJ Kidd
Attendant Dresses: Church Street Bridal
Groomsmen Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Makeup: Pure Spa


Wedding Wednesday: The Smith Wedding

The Smith Wedding | August 22, 2015 | Photography by: Pat Cori Photography

Jana and Cecil met while living in Radford, Va. She had just finished school, and he was working at Norfolk Southern in Roanoke. Jana says they were both “stubborn with each other for dating, but once it happened… we both knew it was definitely meant forever.”

The night Cecil proposed, he was running late. Jana had just gotten off work when he let her know he’d be late, but he wanted to go to dinner. Jana made it home and got ready, and then she waited. Two glasses of wine later, she was still waiting. When he finally came in, he got down one knee and asked her to go to dinner with him as his fiancé. Jana said “YES” of course, and then he asked her to marry him. At dinner, she found out why he was late: he’d been with her father in Christiansburg asking for his permission.

Jana’s favorite part of the wedding was when they were saying vows. Cecil went first, and his voice cracked with emotion. And then the bridal party all started crying too. Jana wiped the tears from Cecil’s face, and the pastor asked for the rings. The next moment felt like it was straight from a movie: his dad dropped the rings. Thankfully, things didn’t turn into a disaster; on the contrary, Jana feels like it made a perfect moment even more perfect.

Another one of Jana’s favorite elements from the day was the live band. She and Cecil had decided they wanted a live band before he even proposed, and it was everything they ever wanted. Their guests still give them comments about it!

The theme of their wedding was classic and simple, with ivory/rustic pink and gold/silver as their colors. Their centerpieces were antique silver trays and three mercury glass candle holders with piles of pink roses at the base.

There were two wedding favors in particular that Jana really loved. The first was a keychain that spelled LOVE and doubled as a bottle opener. There was a tag attached that said “A brew for one, a brew for two, let the ‘L’ove open for you! Enjoy!” courtesy of her mother. The second favor was a black and gold koozie that said “Best Day Ever.”

One of the reasons Jana and Cecil’s wedding was so special was because Jana and her mom planned everything themselves. Jana works as a wedding planner, so after four years of planning other people’s big days it was nice to plan her own. She called her mom with any plan or thought she had, and together they were able to bring everything together exactly how they wanted it with the help of some friends and family.

Be sure to see more of the Smith Wedding on page 82 of bridebook!

Photography by: Pat Cori Photography
Dress: AmRhein's Brides and Formals
Florist: The Flower Shoppe on Main
Cake: Cakes by Lisa
Ceremony: Thrasher Memorial United Methodist Church
Venue: Roanoke Country Club
Caterer: Roanoke Country Club
Jewelry: Henebry's
DJ: Sam Hill Entertainment & Soul Expressions
Attendant Dresses: David's Bridal
Groomsmen Attire: Jos. A. Bank
Makeup: Jessica Hall Hair: Plaza 101
Seamstress: Mary Lou Prillaman
Transportation: Executive Limousine