Posts tagged Azazie
Wedding Wednesday: The Ford Wedding

The Ford Wedding | October 14, 2017 | Photography by: Morning Wild Photography

Felicia McDaniel and Jonathan Ford met at a party, and they kept in touch until Felicia's birthday bash an entire year later, where Jon drove two hours to see her, and their romance began. After dating for four years, the couple planned a vacation to Cozumel, Mexico. The night before their flight, they drove to Felicia's parents' house for dinner before their big trip. There, Jon pulled out a ring and proposed to Felicia. She was in such shock that she didn't officially say yes until 10 minutes later! "My mother, father and sister got to be there to witness the proposal, and it was a very special moment," Felicia says.

The couple decided to partake in a First Look session before their ceremony, and Felicia says that she's glad that she convinced her more traditional husband to relieve some of the tension before their big moment in front of over 100 guests. When they first saw each other, they broke out into tears and laughter, and the only thing that Jon said was, "You look beautiful." No other words were needed. Since their wedding was outdoors, the couple wanted to play up the natural, earthy elements of their venue. Using vintage-inspired tones and subtle autumn elements, the couple's wedding gave the exact feel that they were going for. An important element to their ceremony were little "geeky" details that made the day unique, such as Jon's Darth Vader socks and Felicia's Star Wars-themed footwear. The processional and recessional music were also Star Wars-themed, and these small, simple touches made the couple's day a little more special. Thanks to songs by the couple's favorite band Coheed and a cake made by the mother of the groom, Jon and Felicia's unique day came together perfectly.

Make sure to see more of the Ford wedding on page 54 of bridebook!

Photography: Morning Wild Photography
Wedding Dress: Raw Rags
Cavern Photoshoot Dress: Bariano
Bridal Bouquet: Smoky Mountain Woodcrafts
Venue: The Natural Bridge Historic Hotel
Caterer: The Natural Bridge Historic Hotel
DJ: DJ Taylor Haycox
Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Hair: Desiree Page
Makeup: Laura Williams
Cake: Evelyn Ford
Attendants Dresses: Azazie
Jewelry: Verragio

Wedding Wednesday: The Solomon Wedding

The Solomon Wedding | September 2, 2017 | Photography by: Chris Jackson Photography

Adrian Solomon was hosting a cooking class at his apartment when he met Sydney Myers. The two hit it off and exchanged phone numbers at the end of the night, not knowing that their shared interest in food would be the beginning of the rest of their lives together. While on a trip to France and Italy a matter of months later, the couple was driving up a mountain and stopped to walk down a path that had a stunning view of the sea. On the opposite side of the road, Adrian had set up a camera to hopefully capture his proposal. When Sydney turned from admiring the view, she found Adrian down on one knee with a ring, asking her to be his wife. Adrian's camera ended up running out of memory, but the moment turned out to be so memorable, the couple didn't even need it.

The couple's chose the Taubman Museum to be the venue of their unique travel-themed wedding, which celebrated the diverse culture of the families involved. To represent the couple's favorite genres of food, the cuisine was served at food stations: a pasta bar, a taco bar and a steakhouse station, preceded by "lumpia," a well-known food in Filipino culture as an appetizer. During the wedding, Adrian surprised Sydney and their guests with a live performance of "Wagon Wheel," and the couple enjoyed dancing with their close friends and family throughout the evening.

Make sure to see more of the Solomon wedding on page 44 of bridebook!

Photography: Chris Jackson Photography
Dress: Kitty Chen
Flowers: Creative Occasions
Venue: The Taubman Museum of Art
Caterer: Blue Ridge Catering
DJ: DV Entertainment
Groomsmen's Attire: Kenneth Cole
Hair: Laurel Hill
Nails: Polished by Claire V.
Invitations and Programs: Appalachian Press
Attendants Dresses: Azazie
Jewelry: Jewells Fine Jewelry
Planner: Cheryl Myers

Wedding Wednesday: The Brenton Wedding

The Brenton Wedding | August 5, 2017 | Photography By: Lauren Paige Photography

Julia Koff and Andrew Brenton were in ninth grade at Hidden Valley High School when they had their first date, not knowing that, 13 years later on a perfect summer day, they would become husband and wife. The couple drifted apart when they both went off to their respective schools, Julia to George Mason and Andrew to East Tennessee State. When they both ended up back in Roanoke, they rekindled their high school romance. After purchasing a beautiful diamond ring, Andrew enlisted the help of the couple's three dogs to assist him in proposing to Julia: each dog brought a note to her, asking, "Will you marry me?" Julia, wholeheartedly and without any hesitation, said yes. 

The couple's celebration took place with a picturesque view of the mountains behind them, surrounded by gorgeous scenery and lovely weather. The wedding, with the theme of "mountains and romance," was brought to life with a color scheme of mauve, dusty rose, ivory and pops of gold. It was important to Julia and Andrew that their nine-month-old daughter Eva be included in the festivities, so, with a crown of baby's breath perched on her head, Eva was pulled down the aisle in a white wagon as the flower girl. The stunning landscape of the Roanoke Valley paired with the elegant details of the ceremony allowed Julia and Andrew to be united in what was a beautiful ceremony where they could profess their love for each other in the presence of their closest friends and family. 

Make sure to see more of the Brenton wedding on page 36 of bridebook!

Photography: Lauren Paige Photography
Dress: La Bella Bridal Boutique
Flowers: Gloriosa
Venue: Irvine Estate at House Mountain Inn
Caterer: House Mountain Inn
DJ: RSP Entertainment
Groomsmen's Attire: The Black Tux
Hair: Monica Wakefield
Makeup: Sara Koff
Cake: Sweet Treats Bakery
Attendants Dresses: Azazie
Jewelry: Fink's Jewelers
Glassware & Props: MS Events