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Wedding Wednesday: The Moschler Wedding

The Moschler Wedding | May 28, 2016 | Photography by: Erin Kling Photography

Sometimes all it takes is that initial look, and you know something big just happened. Maria "Kat" Broines and Tyler Moschler met at a concert, and they say, right away there was a spark and a connection between the two of them. That single moment was the start of seven happy years together. The day after their seventh anniversary, Tyler sent Kat on a photo scavenger hunt around New York City. At first, Kat thought Tyler was just being sweet, seeing as their anniversary was the day before, but at the sixth stop Kat's sister was waiting for her, and she started to catch on to what was really happening. Her suspicions confirmed at spot number seven, where she was prompted to turn around and found Tyler waiting for her.

The couple met in New York City. Many of their friends were from the city, and so it was important to the couple to show case the beauty of Virginia. That being said, it's no surprise that Kat wanted a mountain back drop for her wedding. The couple chose their venue for the natural beauty. They say that they knew this was where they'd get married the first time they stepped on the grounds. The event was classic and vintage, with tea kettle, antique books, flowers, and succulents, as center pieces. Everything, including the Riverview Manor, fit together timelessly and effortlessly

The wedding, though the perfect show case of Virginia beauty, wouldn't be complete if the couple weren't true to their New York start. Seeing as they met, dated, and loved in New York, it would have been wrong to exclude it from the wedding. The seating chart was arranged as an enlarged NYC subway map. The tables were labeled as "stops" on the map, each being somewhere important to their relationship the last seven years. Furthering their blending with NYC, each guest received a personalized Cracker Jack Box, with the couple's names, wedding date, and the New York Mets logo.

The day was the perfect blend of vintage, Virginia, and New York City. It was the ideal way to showcase their love for one another and the places that built them.

Be sure to see more of the Moschler Wedding on page 50 of bridebook!

Photography by: Erin Kling Photography
Dress: Rosa Clara
Florist: Cheryl's Secret Garden
Cake: Brandi's Studio Cakes
Venue: Riverview Manor
Caterer: Golden Leaf Bistro
Groomsmen Attire: Men's Warewhouse
Hair: Jessica Comiskey
Makeup: Ashley Ancheta
DJ: Stewart Scott
Band: If Birds Could Fly

 

Wedding Wednesday: The Fredrich Wedding

The Fredrich Wedding | October 19, 2014 | Photography by Megan Vaughan Photography

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Justin and Sarah met while taking a class together at college. They were grouped together for a project, and though Justin was the "class clown," Sarah was impressed by his charisma and charm. However, fate didn't bring the two together until after college. Justin and Sarah had both been working for different ministry programs, and Justin dedicated to ask Sarah about churches in the Lynchburg area. She invited him to church, and their journey together began.

On the day of Justin's proposal, he was one day away from flying back to Finland for work. He told Sarah he wanted to do something different for his last day in the states, so they went out to a surprise lunch together. Sarah was exhausted and slept throughout the entire car ride, so it was truly was a surprise when she woke up at Mama Maria's Italian Restaurant in Salem. After lunch, Justin drove Sarah to Lake Spring Park. Sarah had always dreamed about getting engaged on one of her favorite bridges in Central Park, so Justin picked out a similar bridge to take Sarah to. As she was taking in the scenery, he got down on one knee and asked her to be his wife. Naturally, Sarah said yes, but the surprises didn't end there. Justin had gotten her parents to travel down from New Jersey to secretly snap some shots of the proposal. Sarah was floored, but Justin had one more trick up his sleeve: The newly engaged couple drove to the Salem Red Sox baseball stadium where Justin's entire family, a bunch of Sarah's coworkers and friends, and other loved ones were waiting for them. It was an absolutely perfect night.

Justin and Sarah got married in a beautiful pine grove overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains. The fall colors were tremendous, and so the couple decided to incorporate a little bit of natural simplicity into their wedding. For favors, they had a trail mix bar and Sprecher Soda, an old-timey soda brand that Justin grew up with in Milwaukee. Their venue, Sierra Vista, needed  few decorations to stand out amidst the lovely scenery, so Sarah and Justin kept it minimalist, placing a few barrels and flowers here and there and letting the large wooden cross at the end of the isle serve as a centerpiece.

The barn at Sierra Vista added a rustic country feel to the colorful fall celebration. Again, Justin and Sarah used natural decorations: wood, burlap, twine, and glass. Autumn-colored florals, wildflowers, and greenery were prevalent throughout the space, and the couple's guest book was the ultimate nod to nature. Rather than have a plain book for guests to write in, Justin and Sarah had a makeshift tree where guests left fingerprints to represent leaves.

Sarah's top priority when planning the wedding was having a celebration that was both comfortable and enjoyable. The atmosphere was very relaxed, and the focus was on fun. The reception included a "kids only" section where children could play games and make arts and crafts. For the adults, corn hole, a ring toss, and various puzzles were set up across the grounds. The small, intimate guest list allowed all guests to interact and feel comfortable with each other, and the laid-back atmosphere was echoed by the wedding playlist. Though the couple shared a memorable first dance to a slow and sweet love song, they also included remixes of "Turn Down for What" and other upbeat pop songs. The wedding was a perfect representation of Sarah and Justin's unique personalities, their devotion to each other, and their love for God.

Be sure to see the Fredrich wedding on page 108 of the third issue of bridebook!

Photography: Megan Vaughan Photography
Dress: David's Bridal
Florist: Irvington Spring Farms
Cake: Karen McLaughlin
Venue: Sierra Vista
Caterer: Innovative Catering
Planner: Amber Minden
Jewelry: Ahavah Diamonds
DJ: Music, Music, and More Music
Attendant's Dresses: J. Crew
Groomsmen's Attire: Jos. A Bank and JCPenney
Hair: B. Jane Makeup: Ashley Ancheta
Videographer: The Craig Brothers