The Lane Wedding | July 1, 2017 | Photography by: Kaitlyn Phipps Photography
Jordie Woods and Andrew Lane met in elementary school, spending their childhood together playing the same sports and living less than a mile away from each other in Radford. On New Year's Eve of Jordie's junior year of high school, Andrew asked her to be his girlfriend. Their romance began, and continued as an unwavering long-distance relationship for five years when Jordie stayed in Blacksburg to attend Virginia Tech while Andrew decided to go to college several hours away. While the couple was on vacation in South Carolina during Jordie's sophomore year at Tech, they had a date night planned: a romantic dinner at a local restaurant followed by a walk on the beach to take pictures with Andrew's new GoPro (an early birthday gift from Jordie). After setting up the GoPro on a time lapse to take photos, Andrew turned to Jordie, and, pulling out a little ring box from his pocket, asked her to be his wife.
Because family is so important to Jordie and Andrew, they wanted their wedding to reflect their values and traditions, so Andrew's father, a pastor in Radford, officiated the ceremony while Jordie's sister was her maid of honor. While Jordie feels that "having a traditional wedding makes it hard to be unique," the couple found a big way to make their celebration more special: forgoing the popular "First Look" and instead seeing each other for the first time on their wedding day as Jordie walked down the aisle, carrying her bouquet of bold, multicolored wildflowers. Seeing her future husband at the end of the aisle waiting for her, and knowing that their long wait was over, Jordie says that she was overcome with emotion and "happy-cried the whole way down the aisle." To add another personal element, a dear friend of Jordie played the violin during the couple's traditional and emotional ceremony, a ceremony that the couple's family from all over the United States came to help them celebrate. "It was amazing to be surrounded by family who love us so much," Jordie says.
Make sure to see more of the Lane wedding on page 34 of bridebook!
Photography: Kaitlyn Phipps Photography
Dress: Proms, Pageants and Pretty Things
Florist: Northside Flower Shop
Venue: Blacksburg Country Club
Caterer: Blacksburg Country Club
Jewelry: P.R. Sturgill Fine Jewelry
DJ: JC Castillo
Groomsmen's Attire: Jos A. Bank
Attendant's Dresses: David's Bridal
Ceremony Music: Avery Davis and Denise Garrett