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Wedding Wednesday: The Carlin Wedding

The Carlin Wedding | June 27, 2015 | Photography by Dominion Images and Ananda Rochita

Beth and Jonathan were classic high school sweethearts that started dating after Jonathan asked Beth to their senior prom in 2006. It wasn’t until years later, though, that they became engaged when Jonathan proposed to Beth during Christmastime. It was a tradition to decorate the tree to celebrate the engagement of Jonathan’s parents every year since 1984. After the couple honored this traditions and decorated the Christmas Tree together, Jonathan surprised Beth with a ring in front of the entire Carlin family. She was more than thrilled to accept her high school love as her future husband.

The wedding was decorated with colors of gray and coral, with the coral to match Beth’s prom dress that she wore on their first date. One of the beers that Jonathan was served while picking out Beth’s ring was Squatch Ale and so the couple decided to have a keg of it on tap from the Chaos Mountain Brewing Company.

The ceremony and reception took place on the rooftop of Center in the Square, overlooking the city of Roanoke. For the day of the wedding, the forecast had called for rain, however, it didn’t start until the exact moment the wedding was scheduled to begin. Luckily for Beth and Jonathan, though, the rain passed by quickly and allowed for the sun to strike Beth as soon as she started down the staircase. This venue was really special for the couple because it offered an intimate outdoor setting with a modern feel as well as allowed for them to celebrate their love under the stars.

Make sure to take a look at more of the Carlin Wedding on page 66 of bridebook!

Photography by Dominion Images and Ananda Rochita
Dress: Patina Bridal and Formals
Florist: Creative Occasions
Cake: Pumpernickel Pickle Catering
Venue: Center in the Square
Caterer: Pumpernickel Pickle Catering
Planner: Simplicity
Jewelry: Jewell's Fine Jewelry
DJ: Blue Ridge Entertainment
Attendant Dresses: David's Bridal
Groomsmen Attire: Davidson's
Invitations: Be My Guest
Officiant: Church of the Holy Spirit- Todd Meyer
Social Media Photographer: Tweet the Bride

Wedding Wednesday: The Lephew Wedding

Cameron & Melinda Lephew | August 3, 2013 | Photography by Noah Magnifico Photography

Cameron and Melinda met while attending Radford University, their first date coming about due to a bet that Cameron lost (he had to buy her lunch after his team lost in a day-long race!). On the day Cameron proposed, the couple was enjoying a relaxing afternoon after Christmas; they have a longstanding game of holding their arms out as wide as possible while saying "I love you THIS much." As they played their game, Cameron sounded more serious than usual; Melinda looked up to find him holding the important ring box. Cameron had already spoken with Melinda's father for his blessing, wanting to surprise her after Christmas with one more extra special gift. Melinda says her wedding was unique thanks to the little details. As she got ready for the wedding, Cameron's mother came in with a gift from the groom, a new snow globe that Cameron had made, and was extra special because of the significant meaning for the couple. Melinda carried her grandmother's handkerchief in her bouquet and they also used the same knife that Cameron's parents had used to cut their own wedding cake. A black and fuchsia color scheme was chosen, where the bridesmaids wore black dresses and shoes, groomsmen wore black tuxedos with fuschia vests and ties, and the flower girls wore fuchsia dresses. Because the stargazer lily is Melinda's favorite flower, she used it in her bouquets, centerpieces, and the wedding cake. Centerpieces for the tables consisted of a square mirror tile with three white candles floating in glasses, with rows of black rhinstones around the top of the glass holder. Pink, clear, and black gems were scattered around on the tables. Guests were given small mint tins as favors that read "mint to be" on the lid. They also tossed heart-shaped rice for the couple's reception exit. For their honeymoon, the Lephews spent a tropical week at Sandals Negril in Jamaica.

Be sure to see the Lephew wedding on page 74 of the second issue of bridebook, on newsstands now!

Photography: Noah Magnifico Photography
Dress: New York Bride and Groom
Florist: Best Wishes
Cake: Our Daily Bread
Ceremony: Floyd Baptist Church
Venue: Chateau Morrisette
Caterer: Chateau Morrisette
Jewelry: Fink's
DJ: Music Music and More Music
Attendants’ Dresses: Bride's House at Prom's Pageants and Pretty Things
Groomsmen’s Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Alterations: Alterations by Lynda
Ceremony Music: Stevan Jackson
Invitations: Be My Guest
Videographer: Shared Moments Video

Wedding Wednesday: The Rawlings Wedding

Michael & Anna Rawlings | July 27, 2013 Photography by Noah Magnifico Photography

Michael and Anna met at Roanoke College during the fall semester. After a lunch together, they were inseparable. On a family trip to the beach, Anna and Michael went out to take pictures. Michael pointed out a sandcastle and suggested they take a look. Upon closer inspection, Anna found a ring box atop the castle's tower and Michael proposed. One of the ways their ceremony was unique was because of their unity sand. The mothers poured sand in their respective child's vases; the fathers gave a blessing and poured the remainder of the sand in. During the ceremony, Michael and Anna poured the sand into a center vase to symbolize their families becoming a new, whole one. Anna also says her favorite moment of the wedding was walking down the aisle. She and Michael were both emotional and their excitement and love is something she will treasure forever. A color scheme of Bayside blue with accents of silver and pink were shown in the bridal party's attire and bouquets. Centerpieces were a large vase with sand in the bottom, a white candle in the center, and various faux pearls around the candle. Guests had a candy bar for favors, while the couples exit was with bird seed and sparklers. A four-tiered cake with different flavors served as dessert. Anna was also thrilled to fulfill the "something old, new, borrowed, blue, and an Irish six pence in your shoe" saying thanks her family members. The newlyweds split their honeymoon into three sections: Pigeon Forge, TN with Anna's family; Sullivan's Island outside of Charleston, SC with Michael's family; and a cruise for just the two of them to the Western Caribbean.

Be sure to see the Rawlings wedding on page 68 of the second issue of bridebook, on newsstands now!

Photography: Noah Magnifico Photography
Dress: Church Street Bridal
Florist: The Flower Shoppe on Main
Cake: Mary Ogilvie
Venue: Hunting Hills Country Club
Caterer: Schaal's Catering
Jewelry: Zales
DJ: Christian Lane
Attendants’ Dresses: The Newfangled Bride
Groomsmen’s Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Seamstress: Sew Right, LLC
Ceremony Music: The Hall Trio
Invitations: Be My Guest
Salon: Hollywood Hair & Nails
Dance Lessons: The Dancing Duo