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Wedding Wednesday: The Tyson-Williams Wedding

The Tyson-Williams Wedding | October 22, 2016 | Photography by: Sue Campbell & Leanne Creger

Matthew Tyson and Erik Williams had an "extraordinary amount of luck on their side" when they found each other online. One night when Matthew was staying up late studying for a nursing school final, Erik surprised him by coming around the corner wearing a suit and holding a package. After managing to make both of them laugh and cry, Erik proposed with a Cartier engagement ring, exactly what Matthew always wanted.

Matthew says that his favorite part of the wedding was the recitation of the vows because they were taken from a passage in "Jane Eyre," his favorite book. Erik's favorite was the "warming of the rings" where the couple passed their rings around and asked guests to pray or bless them. Some other special aspects of the wedding include the books and paper items doubling as decor and gifts, and the "Harry Potter" themed cake topper and guest book. The Corinthian Ballroom added the charm of a library to the occasion, making the atmosphere even more magical. The couple says that the inclusion of their favorite activity, reading, into the reception and ceremony made the wedding unique.

Make sure to see more of the Tyson-Williams wedding on page 106 of bridebook!

Photography: Sue Campbell & Leanne Creger
Suits: Belk
Cake: Chanticleer Catering
Venue: The Corinthian Ballroom
Caterer: Chanticleer Catering
Jewelry: Cartier
DJ: Music, Music & More Music
Hair: Jack's Barber Shop
Makeup: Salon del Sol
Attendant's Dresses: David's Bridal
Groomsmen's Attire: Belk

Wedding Wednesday: The Eller Wedding

A.J. & Sarah Eller | June 28, 2014 | Photography by Autumn Harrison Photography

 One night at a concert, A.J. made a brave move and decided to talk to the girl behind him, but all he could come up with was "I bet I know when your birthday is!" (The two had mutual friends at the concert, and earlier that evening her birthday had come up in conversation, which prepared him for his pickup line!) The two continued to talk all night long and in the following days over the phone. A few weeks later they went on their first date and have been together ever since. With a little help from Sarah for the venue and time, A.J. planned a weekend getaway at an inn in Asheville, North Carolina. They enjoyed a full day of breakfast, driving, hiking, and a beautiful dinner. After dinner, the couple sipped on wine near fire pits before taking a photo by a waterfall. A.J. took Sarah's hands in his to share some meaningful words before handing her an envelope which held his concert ticket from the night they met. As Sarah read the words "Will you marry me?" on the ticket, A.J. bent to one knee. Their garden party themed wedding was centered around their lakeside venue at Smith Mountain Lake, which offered surrounding views of the mountains. Bistro tables, Adirondack chairs, and a vintage wedding lounge served as décor as well as seating for guests to enjoy their day on the lake. It was important that guests have fun while in attendance, so games like corn hole, lawn Jenga, and bocce ball were set up on the lawn. Gray, white, and yellow set the color scheme for the wedding, which tied the games, décor, and scenery all together. They also had a fire pit for making s'mores, which served as the wedding favors, and a bar was set up to greet guests with a drink. For the ceremony, a window frame draped with white linens and flowers served as the arch. Jars filled with ivory peonies, ranunculus, and spray roses hung from hooks lining the aisles alongside white chairs. This set the scene for Sarah's most memorable moment: seeing A.J. at the end of the aisle. For the reception, the pavilion was covered in garden lights to create a romantic venue for guests to enjoy great music and food. After their sparkler sendoff and boat getaway, the couple honeymooned in Antigua.

Be sure to see the Eller wedding on page 62 of the third issue of bridebook!

Photography: Autumn Harrison Photography
Dress: Martina Liana from Lana Addison
Florist: Caroline LaRocca Event Design
Cake: La Bella Torta
Venue: The Point at Parkway Marina
Caterer: Center Stage Catering
Planner: Caroline LaRocca Event Design
Jewelry: Diamonds Direct
DJ & Pianist: Kings Entertainment- Jamie Strassburg; Marc Hoffman
Attendants' Dresses: Alfred Sung from Savvy Formal Wear
Groomsmen's Attire: Cam Newton MADE from Belk
Videographer: Michael's Video
Hair & Makeup: Azario Salon & Day Spa- Megan Byrd

Wedding Wednesday: The Odum Wedding

Jori and Travis Odum | May 19, 2012 | Photography by MPA Weddings

Jori Sexton and Travis Odum met through work, which eventually turned into a budding romance. On Valentine's Day Jori was getting ready for dinner and complained about not having any jewelry and in a blink of an eye Travis pulled out the ring and got down on one knee. Travis and Jori were the very first couple to wed at the romantic and beautiful Ingles Castle. The couple wanted a traditional ceremony and a contemporary reception with a hot pink and turquoise color scheme.

To read more about their love story and see more photos, pick up a copy of bridebook (on newsstands now) and flip to page 84!

Photography: MPA Weddings
DRESS J. Crew from Newfangled Bride
CAKE
Missy Bowman
VENUE
Ingles Castle
CATERER
Log Cabin BBQ
PLANNER
Oanya Jennings & Sara Clark
DJ
Blake Frazier, 103.5 Marion
ATTENDANTS DRESSES
Belk
VIOLIN
Lindsey Skipper
HORSE/CARRIAGE Laurel Springs Percherons
PHOTO BOOTH
Motobooth