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Wedding Wednesday: The Leet Wedding

The Leet Wedding | April 22, 2017 | Photography by: Tara Lilly Photography & Design

Molly Webster and Jordan Leet attended the same high school, but they didn't become friends until college, when they reunited during a winter break. A few years after they started dating, the couple took a trip to Charleston, South Carolina, a place that Molly's family had vacationed and had many special memories. In front of the Pineapple Fountain, Jordan proposed, with Molly's sister and brother-in-law present to capture the moment with photos and a video!

On their rainy wedding day, the couple didn't care that it wasn't 100% according to plan. According to Molly, the whole day was "perfect," from the personalized vows to the dancing to the exit. Molly wore her mother's veil, and a table at the reception showed photos of the couple's family members on their wedding days. The romantic reception was accented with lavender floral arrangements and wreaths, and when it was time for the newlyweds' first dance, they swayed to Dave Matthews, Molly's favorite band. It was very important to the couple for their families to play a large role in their special day, so in an nontraditional move, Jordan had two Best Men and 4 groomsmen, while Molly's sister was her Matron of Honor and her brother the Man of Honor. "We wanted the siblings and friends that have supported us most standing beside us," Molly says. 

Make sure to see more of the Leet wedding on page 78 of bridebook!

Photography: Tara Lilly Photography & Design
Dress: BHLDN
Florist: Caroline LaRocca Event Design
Cake: Evie's Wedding Cakes
Venue: The Corinthian Ballroom
Caterer: Chanticleer Catering
Planner: Caroline LaRocca Event Design
Jewelry: Jewell's Fine Jewelry
DJ: RSP Entertainment
Attendants' Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid
Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Makeup: GLAMHOUSE Day Spa - Jessica Hall
Hair: Hair Associates - Rachel Vassar
Seamstress: Sew Right, LLC
Videographer: Kyle Kearns

Wedding Wednesday: The Addington Wedding

The Addington Wedding | October 14, 2017 | Photography by: Hope Taylor Photography

Melissa Brown and John Addington dated in high school, and even then they had an immediate connection. After going their separate ways after John left for college, they found, 14 years later, when they happened to be in the same local restaurant, that their connection was still as strong as ever. Melissa, who had moved back into town and found the dating pool to be shallow, thought about John and wondered what he had been up to. She saw him in the restaurant, and went up to him to say hi. John saw that Melissa was as beautiful and bubbly as ever, so he asked her out two nights later, and the rest is history. In December of 2016, John and Melissa were renovating her grandmother's house, and inside one of the cleared-out rooms was a wrapped present for Melissa. She opened it to see some chocolates and a photo album dedicated to their "Nexts," such as their "Next Smile" or "Next Kiss." John then got down on one knee and proposed to Melissa in a moment that was so special to her because of all of the good times that she'd had with her family in that room.

Melissa and John's wedding was tailored to their personalities perfectly. The festive fall ceremony was Melissa's favorite memory from the day because she was ecstatic to be marrying her best friend and "starting our forever officially." The joyful occasion was made special by the couple's first look, in which John was overcome with emotion seeing his bride. "I've never seen anything so beautiful in my entire life," John says. It was important to the couple to involve their family in their special day, and so they decided that Melissa's aunt and uncle's farm in Bridgewater, VA was the perfect place to tie the knot, because they had had so many good memories there. Melissa and John wanted their guests to have the time of their lives at their wedding, so, thanks to a lively band and the jars of applebutter that guests took home as favors at the end of the night, the rustic farm wedding was a celebration that they would cherish forever.

Make sure to see more of the Addington wedding on page 52 of bridebook!

Photography: Hope Taylor Photography
Dress: Hayley Paige
Flowers: Creative Occasions
Venue: Mapleton Farm
Caterer: Pumpernickel Pickle Catering
DJ: Sam Hill Entertainment
Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Hair: Renaissance Salon - Michelle Anas
Cake: Leigh Guidi
Attendants Dresses: BHLDN
Jewelry: Fink's Jewelers
Rentals: Aztec Rental
Musicians: Montpelier Quartet

Wedding Wednesday: The Nallen Wedding

The Nallen Wedding | September 24, 2016 | Photography by: Anna Bowser Photography

Jordan Clark and Michael Nallen met at a party in college where Michael's charm and wit had Jordan head over heels. The couple took a December trip to Colonial Williamsburg for Jordan's birthday where he proposed in front of a large mansion. Jordan says that her favorite part was when a man dressed in a colonial outfit took their picture.

The couple rented out their venue for the entire weekend so that they could use it for the rehearsal dinner and Sunday brunch as well as the wedding. Some of the unique touches to the wedding include Jordan's handwritten calligraphy centerpieces, signs and other small details throughout the venue. They also used biodegradable products and reusable mason jars for the reception, and recycled all of their flowers by taking them to a local nursing home. The bridesmaids also wore dark green dresses to match the groomsmen's ties, a detail that Jordan adores. Michael and Jordan spent months choreographing a dance to surprise their guests, and Jordan says that watching all of their hard work pay off is the best memory of the day!

Make sure to see more of the Nallen wedding on page 103 of bridebook!

Photography: Anna Bowser Photography
Dress: BHLDN
Cake: Kupkakery Bakery
Florist: Flowers by Eddie
Venue: Early Inn at the Grove
Caterer: Center Stage Catering
Planner: Sarah Holland Weddings
Jewelry: Jewells Fine Jewelry
DJ: Music, Music & More Music
Hair & Makeup: Salon del Sol
Attendant's Dresses: Azazi
Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Warehouse
Videography: Michael's Video