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Wedding Wednesday: The Solomon Wedding

The Solomon Wedding | September 2, 2017 | Photography by: Chris Jackson Photography

Adrian Solomon was hosting a cooking class at his apartment when he met Sydney Myers. The two hit it off and exchanged phone numbers at the end of the night, not knowing that their shared interest in food would be the beginning of the rest of their lives together. While on a trip to France and Italy a matter of months later, the couple was driving up a mountain and stopped to walk down a path that had a stunning view of the sea. On the opposite side of the road, Adrian had set up a camera to hopefully capture his proposal. When Sydney turned from admiring the view, she found Adrian down on one knee with a ring, asking her to be his wife. Adrian's camera ended up running out of memory, but the moment turned out to be so memorable, the couple didn't even need it.

The couple's chose the Taubman Museum to be the venue of their unique travel-themed wedding, which celebrated the diverse culture of the families involved. To represent the couple's favorite genres of food, the cuisine was served at food stations: a pasta bar, a taco bar and a steakhouse station, preceded by "lumpia," a well-known food in Filipino culture as an appetizer. During the wedding, Adrian surprised Sydney and their guests with a live performance of "Wagon Wheel," and the couple enjoyed dancing with their close friends and family throughout the evening.

Make sure to see more of the Solomon wedding on page 44 of bridebook!

Photography: Chris Jackson Photography
Dress: Kitty Chen
Flowers: Creative Occasions
Venue: The Taubman Museum of Art
Caterer: Blue Ridge Catering
DJ: DV Entertainment
Groomsmen's Attire: Kenneth Cole
Hair: Laurel Hill
Nails: Polished by Claire V.
Invitations and Programs: Appalachian Press
Attendants Dresses: Azazie
Jewelry: Jewells Fine Jewelry
Planner: Cheryl Myers

Wedding Wednesday: The Baker Wedding

The Baker Wedding | June 17, 2017 | Photography by: Pat Cori Photography

Katie Hall's matron of honor had been telling Scott Baker about her for a while until he finally met her for himself at her matron of honor's bachelorette party, where he showed up with one of his friends. "I knew he was the one," Katie says, and the couple soon became inseparable. When Scott and Katie were visiting the idyllic Ocean Isle, NC for their annual vacation, the couple went out for dinner and then drove to the secluded Bird Island to watch the sunset. Walking on the beach with Scott, Katie turned to make her way back down a sand dune and found Scott down on one knee. "It was perfect!" Katie says.

For their special day, the couple really wanted to have a creative, one-of-a-kind ceremony. Katie, who says that she appreciates clean lines and artsy details, found that the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke was the perfect venue. To help create their dream wedding, Katie opted for a striped dress that made a bold statement, as well as a bouquet of king proteas that was as heavy as it was stunning, leaving Katie's arms sore the next day! Katie and Scott felt that the most important thing for their wedding was that the guests have fun, and so they incorporated elements such as a dance-friendly DJ, glowsticks for a fun and unique exit and  little bags of pretzels that each guest took home that read, "Thanks for helping us tie the knot!" The couple was excited to have a wedding that was different than other weddings that they'd been to. "We wanted to give our guests a fun experience that they'd never forget," Katie says. From the modern and creative venue to the dancing and glowsticks of the reception, Katie and Scott created the perfect event to start their lives together with their friends and family partaking in the festivities. "I feel so lucky to have such great people in our lives and that they took the time to come celebrate our big day!" Katie says.

Make sure to see more of the Baker wedding on page 32 of bridebook!

Photography: Pat Cori Photography
Dress: Hayley Paige
Florist: Gloriosa
Cupcakes: Bubblecake
Venue: The Taubman Museum of Art
Caterer: Blue Ridge Catering
Wedding Planner: Kelly Minter
Jewelry: Reed's Jewelers
DJ: Alan Dever Entertainment
Groomsmen's Attire: Jos A. Bank
Hair: Crown Studio - Ashley Smith
Makeup: GLAMHOUSE Day Spa - Jessica Hall
Attendants' Dresses: David's Bridal

Wedding Wednesday: The Dawley Wedding

The Dawley Wedding | September 24, 2016 | Photography by: Kemper Mills Fant Photography

Lauren Ammar and Troy Dawley met at Carilion Clinic where they had an instant connection. Despite having a bit of a long distance relationship (Troy in Texas and Lauren in Virginia), the couple brought a new light into each others lives. Troy proposed on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Italy. Early one morning on a dock in Venice, Troy hired a photographer to capture the moment and asked the question just as a boat full of people floated by and cheered for the happy couple. They spent the rest of the trip celebrating.

Troy says that his favorite part of the wedding was during the ceremony when he was watching Lauren walk down the aisle because he "couldn't wait to be her husband.". The rich wine and gold mixed with floral patterns made the wedding a perfect transition from summer into fall. Mixed china and "his and hers" cocktails added charm during the reception. Guests were delighted by the choreographed father-daughter dance as well as the first husband-wife dance, adding a special uniqueness to the whole day.

Make sure to see more of the Dawley wedding on page 102 of bridebook!

Photography: Kemper Mills Fant Photography
Dress: Casablanca
Cake: Casey's Cakes
Florist: Creative Occasions
Venue: Sundara
Caterer: Blue Ridge Catering
Planner: Events by Sherri
Band: Six Styles
Hair: Oliver's Twist - Monica Wakefield
Attendant's Dresses: Alfred Angelo
Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Warehouse
Makeup: LASH, etc. - Jessica Hall
Videographer: Pine River Films