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Wedding Wednesday: The Handy Wedding

The Handy Wedding | October 10, 2015 | Photography by: Lori Hedrick Photography

Natalie and Jason actually crossed paths several times on the volleyball court before introducing themselves at a pizza place. They got to chatting and Jason offered Natalie a slice, but she turned him down. Later, she and her friend did decide they wanted a pie so they walked out with one. They ran into Jason again not too long after, and he made a joke about the pizza they now had. Natalie threw the slice in her hand at him, and naturally true love bloomed from there.

To propose, Jason got the staff at Frankie Rowlands involved. They set up a word scramble challenge and asked the couple to participate. The first two that Natalie solved were her favorite food and drink at the restaurant, and she was more than ready for her third challenge. It was only three words, “Let’s get married.” Upon solving it, she looked up at Jason and said, “That’s not food.” Once she saw the ring and realized what was happening, she started laughing and accepted.

They both agree their favorite memory from their wedding day were their minor issues in cutting the cake. Someone had forgotten the serving knife, so they had to cut it with a small paring knife. Then, when trying to cut the cake, Jason couldn’t get the knife to go through. He even asked if the cake was frozen. After some thought they realized, no, it wasn’t frozen, they were trying to cut through the board separating the layers!

The wedding didn’t have a theme so much as Natalie just really, really liked candles and cylinders. They used them everywhere in the event space, lining the stairs and the aisle as well as putting them on the tables. For some extra color, they added flowers around the cylinders too. The effect of all the candlelight was a soft, romantic light, and it made their wedding feel even more magical.

Natalie and Jason wanted their menu to reflect them. Jason loved to grill, so they served chicken and flank steak grilled on the spot by Pumpernickle Pickle. For desserts, they had ten different kinds! The guests loved it, if the lack of leftovers was anything to go by.

Another important aspect of their wedding was their venue. They chose to get married on the Rooftop at Center in the Square in Roanoke, which gave them the freedom to do something special with the ceremony. Instead of having their guests sit in rows, they set the chairs up in a circle around them. It let the guests feel more included in the ceremony, and it provided an opportunity for some great candid shots!

Make sure to see more from the Handy Wedding on page 90 of bridebook!

Photography by: Lori Hedrick Photography
Dress: Monique Lhuillier Couture from Nitsa's Apparel
Florist: Creative Occasions
Cake: Kelli's Cakes
Venue: Center in the Square
Caterer: Pumpernickel Pickle Catering
Planner: Simplicity Jewelry: Tacori and Fink's
DJ: Quest Entertainment
Lighting: Lighting Ninjas
Makeup: LASH
Hair: Prim Hair Salon
Rentals: Aztec Rental
Linens: BBJ Linens
Officiate: Mike Lauridsen of Parkway Wesleyan Church

Wedding Wednesday: The Hedrick Wedding

Bryan & Emily Hedrick | September 14, 2013 | Photography by Lori Hedrick Photography

Bryan and Emily met online, thanks to Bryan's thoughtful description of himself; by the end of the date, Emily knew he was the one for her. The couple eventually began to discuss marriage and Emily began the search for the perfect venue. The day she and Bryan went to meet the wedding coordinator at Natural Bridge, Bryan surprised her by proposing under the bridge, sealing the deal on making it THE venue for them! Emily says her favorite part of the wedding day was seeing the big grin on Bryan's face as she walked down the aisle. For her, nothing compared to the feeling of seeing your special person look at you with so much love. She also says the most unique aspect of their wedding was how much her family and friends contributed to the day; her mom did decorations, a family friend addressed invitations and wrote signs, a cousin was the DJ, two aunts did makeup and emceed, another friend took engagement photos, and two friends served as guitarists. It was definitely a family (and friend) affair! Even before any wedding details happened, Emily knew she wanted a birdcage veil and be surrounded by sunflowers. A lace champagne dress, vintage shoes from her aunt's wedding twenty years prior, and classic rock added to the vintage vibe, while burlap decorations and tablecloths, sunflower, orange gerber daisy and hydrangea centerpieces and bouquet added to the rustic feel. Dark teal bridesmaids' dresses complemented the autumn hues. Emily describes their day as "sweet" too, with the candy favor bar, the shy couple's first dance together, a speech from Emily's father that didn't leave a dry eye in the house, and her two year old nephew stealing the show in his tiny tux. The newly married couple went to Ocean Isle Beach in North Carolina to relax and have small adventures such as kayaking.

Be sure to see the Hedrick wedding on page 84 of the second issue of bridebook, on newsstands now!

Photography: Lori Hedrick Photography
Dress: David's Bridal
Florist: Creative Occasions
Cake: Sweet Treats Bakery
Ceremony: Natural Bridge
Venue: Natural Bridge Hotel
Caterer: Natural Bridge Hotel
Planner: Simplicity
Jewelry: and Fink's
DJ: Michael Jeffries
Attendants' Dresses: David's Bridal
Guitarists/Vocalists: Allan Davidson and Joseph Poarch
Groomsmen's Attire: Vera Wang BLACK from Men's Wearhouse
Linens: BBJ Linens