Posts tagged Best Wishes
Wedding Wednesday: The Carver Wedding

The Carver Wedding | December 2, 2017 | Photography by: Stephanie Parker Photography

After Lucas Carver met Kimberly Hughes while playing football on the Virginia Tech drillfield with friends, Kimberly made sure to add Lucas on Facebook. Kimberly's father had a rule for her: she couldn't get engaged until she graduated college with a bachelor's degree. The day after she graduated in December of 2015, Lucas created a driving tour around their favorite spots in Blacksburg and Christiansburg, ending up back on the drillfield, where Lucas got down on one knee and asked Kimberly to be his wife.

The couple's winter wedding was timeless, with its colors being white, navy blue and silver. The ceremony was performed by Lucas' father, a Baptist preacher, and the reception was everything that the couple had hoped for. However, their favorite memory of the day was when Lucas' fraternity, Kappa Kappa Psi, gathered together in a circle around the couple and sang a beautiful hymn, seeming to almost bless the marriage, making Kimberly tear up because of how much it meant to her. Because Virginia Tech played such a pivotal role in Lucas and Kimberly's relationship, and because many of the wedding guests had either gone to Tech or were fans, the Hokie Bird came and took pictures with the guests, allowing for the couple to celebrate their big day with a fun and personal touch.

Make sure to see more of the Carver wedding on page 66 of bridebook!

Photography: Stephanie Parker Photography
Dress: Chantilly Lace
Flowers: Best Wishes
Venue: The Inn at Virginia Tech
Caterer: The Inn at Virginia Tech
DJ: RSP Entertainment
Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Attendant's Dresses: David's Bridal
Hair & Makeup: Studio 700
Cake: Our Daily Bread
Jewelry: Mountain Jewelers
Photo Booth: Star City Photo Booth
Planner: Simplicity Events - Amina Dudley

Wedding Wednesday: The Driscoll Wedding

The Driscoll Wedding | November 11, 2017 | Photography by: Noah Magnifico Photographer

Aimee Tolbert and Chris Driscoll were just friends in high school until Chris realized that he needed a date to his senior prom. He jumped at the chance to plan an elaborate first date, and on Aimee's parents' farm, he set up canvases and paints. After painting a picture of the sunset, the two began their romance. One evening, Aimee returned home from work and discovered a ribbon winding through her home. At the end of this ribbon was a paintbrush and a note that read, "Follow Me." Aimee discovered that Chris was outside on one knee, and beside him was a canvas with words painted on it: "Aimee Tolbert, will you marry me?" Chris would not accept Aimee's "yes" until she had painted it on the canvas as well.

Because the couple graduated from Virginia Tech, they felt that it was a perfect place for them to exchange their vows. When the couple found while planning their wedding that their venue and chosen vendors were available on the same date, they took it as a "heavenly sign" that they should become one. Their special day reflected the importance of God, family and friends, while Aimee's brother-in-law serenaded the couple during the ceremony. It was an emotional moment as the couple "felt thankful to have found one another and embark on this journey together." Because the couple's Virginia Tech background is so important to them, they and the wedding party entered the reception to "Enter Sandman," and the Hokie mascot joined them for a dance during the reception, giving a unique and fun spin on a beautiful and meaningful day.

Make sure to see more of the Driscoll wedding on page 62 of bridebook!

Photography: Noah Magnifico Photographer
Dress: Chantilly Lace
Flowers: Best Wishes
Venue: The Inn at Virginia Tech
Caterer: The Inn at Virginia Tech
DJ: A & A Disk Jockey Service of Greensboro
Groomsmen's Attire: Chantilly Lace
Attendants' Dresses: Chantilly Lace
Makeup: Veronica Williams
Hair: Ashley Hill
Cake: Mockingbird Cafe and Bakery
Guitar & Vocals: Ashley Primm
Violinist: Nicole Paglialonga
Pianist: Jared Gibbs
Videographer: Cambo Films

Wedding Wednesday: The Ferris Wedding

The Ferris Wedding | May 23, 2015 | Photography by: Tara Lilly Photography and Design

Joanna and Matthew met through mutual friends, but it was on a snowboarding trip that they really got to know each other. Their friends were instrumental again during Matthew’s proposal. They kept Joanna distracted all afternoon while he set up in their driveway with a blanket and a single rose. There was a firepit in the backyard, and he left her there while setting up candles, roses, and a bubble bath inside. Joanna didn’t have any idea what was happening until he finally popped the question.

Joanna had originally asked for a first look with Matthew, but he didn’t want to do it, stating he wanted to do it “old school.” In the end, Joanna was glad they didn’t; seeing each for the first time as she walked down the aisle was the most emotionally charged moment of the night, and it became her favorite memory of the day.

Waiting until the ceremony to see each other was one of the only things they did “old school.” For the most part, Joanna and Matthew tried to center the day around their love for each other, so they didn’t focus too much on the décor and the accessories. They did away with the games and a lot of new traditions, putting the emphasis of the day on how they felt in the moment rather than how they looked. According to Joanna, “We got married, and then we celebrated with everyone who made it possible.”

Make sure to see more of the Ferris Wedding on page 117 of bridebook!

Photography by: Tara Lilly Photography and Design
Dress: AmRhein's Brides and Formals
Florist: Best Wishes Cake: Buttercream Custom Cakes
Venue: Braeloch
Caterer: Blue Ridge Catering
Planner: Events by Sherri
Jewelry: Bailey's Fine Jewelry
DJ: RSP Entertainment
Attendant Dresses: J. Crew
Groomsmen Attire: Perry Ellis
Hair: Winning Image Salon and Day Spa
Makeup: Glamour by Gigi
Photo Booth: StarCity Photobooth