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Wedding Wednesday: The Hamden Wedding

The Hamden Wedding | August 12, 2017 | Photography by: Ryan & Ahren Photography

When Lindsey Cusimano was in high school, she was on the volleyball team. After one of her games, then-football player Cameron Hamden, in the stands with his team, went to go buy food, and he asked her if she wanted anything. The rest was history.  On a beautiful October day, Lindsey, expecting a double date picnic with Lindsey's best friend and her boyfriend, accompanied Cam to a spot on private property. He brought her to a barn strung with lights and presented her with an early birthday gift: a little journal. When Lindsey opened it, she found that it was Cam's journal that he had been keeping for the past two years, starting on the day that he knew he loved Lindsey and wanted to spend the rest of his life with her. As Lindsey read the last words in the journal, Cam led her to the middle of the barn and got down on one knee and proposed.

The couple's favorite memory of their special day was seeing each other at the ceremony: Cam, standing at the end of the aisle, waiting to spend the rest of his life with his bride, and Lindsey, walking down that aisle to the man that she loves most. Even though many of the couple's friends and family were there to help them celebrate, "I felt like it was just me and Cam," Lindsey says. With a venue that allowed the couple to explore their elegant yet rustic theme as well as providing the perfect location to accommodate out-of-town guests, the couple's wedding was brought to life. The night of fun and lively dancing was the perfect end to a celebration that not only honored the love of Cam and Lindsey, but also their appreciation for Blacksburg, the town where they met and cultivated that love.

Make sure to see more of the Hamden wedding on page 38 of bridebook!

Photography: Ryan & Ahren Photography
Dress: J. Crew
Flowers: Carbon + Salt
Venue: The Historic Smithfield Plantation
Caterer: Pumpernickel Pickle Catering
DJ: Blue Ridge Entertainment
Groomsmen's Attire: J.Crew
Hair: Charmaine Edwards
Makeup: Katie Love
Cake: Kroger
Donuts: Carol Lee Donuts
Attendants' Dresses: Weddington Way
Jewelry: Diamonds Direct
Videography: Rhea Jett

Wedding Wednesday: The Gallagher Wedding

The Gallagher Wedding | October 15, 2016 | Photography by: Jeff Colquhoun Photography

Joshua and Matthew first met through Facebook, getting to know each other online before meeting in person for their first date. After that first date, Joshua says he knew he wanted to marry Matthew and they haven't spent more than a week apart since! For the proposal, Joshua made a special Christmas ornament filled with small strips of paper with their favorite quotes, sweet sayings and a large one that said "Will You Marry Me?" As he took the ornament out of the box, Joshua got to one knee, and was so nervous he skipped his speech and simply asked the question. Matthew immediately said yes, followed by asking if Joshua was okay!

Their rustic country wedding had colors of burgundy and gray with plum accents, as well as bits of burnt orange for Matthew. They incorporated burlap, baby's breath and old bed springs to make centerpieces, used an old farmhouse screen door to display childhood photos, used Longaberger baskets to display their wedding favors of lavender soap in burlap and dried lavender and birdseed hearts. Matthew and Joshua exchanged their own vows, which made them both even more excited about their future together. Their wine fountain was a huge hit, while their DJ kept the party going for the entire reception. Joshua says their wedding brought their entire family closer together, and those who attended could see the love between him and Matt; he adds they are very fortunate to have such supportive family and friends, which also helped during the entire wedding planning process to simply be together and enjoy the day.

Make sure to see more of the Gallagher wedding on page 86 of bridebook!

Photography: Jeff Colquhoun Photography
Suits: Men's Wearhouse
Cake: Betty Gross Cakes
Venue: Vinton War Memorial
Caterer: Country Kitchen
Planner: Vinton War Memorial - Chasity Barbour
Jewelry: Kay Jewelers
DJ: Blue Ridge Entertainment
Attendants' Dresses: Karma Prom
Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Hair: David Mandakis

Wedding Wednesday: The McKee Wedding

The McKee Wedding | September 23, 2016 | Photography by: Pictures by Julie

Jon and Patrick first met online, with Patrick asking Jon out for six months before Jon agreed to meet in person. Their date turned into more than friendship, as their time together increased from a weeknight or two to weekends and long days together. Once they found themselves missing the other when they weren't around, they knew their love was growing. For the proposal, Jon and Patrick went for a photo shoot; they were each given a chalkboard to write down what they love about each other. While Patrick wrote that Jon was loving, predictable and kind, Jon wrote "Will you marry me?"

Jon's favorite wedding day memory is their wedding vows because they were able to share their love for each other while surrounded by their closest friends and family. Patrick agrees with the sentiment, but also loved their wedding decorations in their beautiful venue space. Guests received red suckers as wedding favors, added to the wine glasses after Jon's brother shared a childhood story. Their first dance was to Charles Kelly's "The Only One Who Gets Me" which they feel sums up their relationship. Their ceremony also included several Disney movie quotes, and the newlyweds honeymooned at Disney as well.

Make sure to see more of the McKee wedding on page 78 of bridebook!

Photography: Pictures by Julie
Tuxes: Proms, Pageants & Pretty Things
Florist: Caroline LaRocca Event Design
Cake: Evie's Wedding Cakes
Venue: Patrick Henry Ballroom
Caterer: Star City Events
Planner: Caroline LaRocca Event Design
Jewelry: Kay Jewelers
DJ: Blue Ridge Entertainment
Attendants' Dresses: Proms, Pageants & Pretty Things
Hair: Salon Del Sol
Videography: Michael's Video
Officiant: Ceremonies for All
Wine & Beer: Wine Gourmet
Hotel: Cambria Suites