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Wedding Wednesday: The Conley Wedding

Matt & Megan Conley | August 9, 2014 | Photography by Kimberley Izatt Photography

 Megan and Matt didn't mind when friends blatantly set them up one evening in college. Their friends left them alone together for most of the evening, which resulted in the two talking for hours and then going on a date a week later. That date led them to Christmas day in 2013 when Matt talked Megan into going to The Roanoke Star before their drive back home after spending the holiday with her parents. A longstanding game of "how much do you love me?" set Matt up for the perfect proposal. As usual, Megan answered "more than anything," which Matt countered with "do you love me enough to marry me?" Unaware that this was not just their usual game, Megan turned to see Matt on one knee with ring box in hand when he asked one last time "Megan Grace Dudley, will you marry me?" Megan's navy blue, yellow, and white wedding was truly a family affair. The wedding décor came together with many DIYs and help from family members. Megan's aunt made a quilt using the color scheme of the wedding, and guests signed it for the couple to cherish and use every day. With the help of her dad, Megan re-purposed old doors and turned them into a chalkboard bar menu and thank you note to the guests. Matt also helped her create picture frames out of old windows to hang behind the sweetheart table and throughout the reception. Megan's parents and aunts also created a last minute piece of art when the ceremony had to move inside due to rain. Because the arbor they originally planned to use was soaked, Megan's family rented a different one early that morning and decorated it with flowers, fabric, and lights to create a beautiful focal point for the ceremony. Many family members also contributed to the centerpieces by giving Mason jars, cutting wood slices, picking flowers, and tying ribbons. Megan believes all this love and help from family and friends is what truly made her wedding unique. Her favorite memory of the day, though, was the ceremony and all its special elements such as walking down the aisle, saying the vows, exchanging rings, and finally becoming husband and wife.

Be sure to see the Conley wedding on page 76 of the third issue of bridebook!

Photography: Kimberley Izatt Photography
Dress: David's Bridal
Florist: Belle's Blooms and Sam's Club
Cake: Creations by Cindy
Venue: Boxtree Lodge
Caterer: Aaron's Smokehouse
Planner: Garnetta Walker
Jewelry: Fink's and Kay Jewelers
DJ: Stephen Davies
Attendants' Dresses: David's Bridal
Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse

Wedding Wednesday: The Spence Wedding

James & Megan Spence | August 24, 2013 | Photography by Lori Hedrick Photography

James (Jay) and Megan Spence met through a mutual friend, quickly hitting it off and planning their second date. For his proposal, Jay took Megan to lunch for a quick picnic at a nearby park. After finishing lunch, before she had to head back to work, she collected her things and turned to find him on one knee with a ring. One of Megan's favorite memories of her wedding day was before she'd even left her parents' house that morning. Jay made all her girls promise to get Megan to open his gift; upon opening it, she found a canvas print of the moment he proposed 10 months prior. She'd had no idea he had someone taking photos of the moment! Megan best describes her wedding as "country boy meets city girl," with a rustic feel and plum and grey color scheme. Megan wore her mother's wedding veil as her something old; her grandmother's earrings for something borrowed; a thin blue line around her garter to represent her future police officer husband for something blue; and of course her dress was something new! Centerpieces were flower cans that the couple made themselves. Each table also had a fact about them, their life together, and explanations of other details throughout the wedding. Another one of Megan's favorite personal touches was the Coca-Cola glass bottles at each table setting, as Jay's favorite drink is a good cold Coke! Tags went on each bottle with "It's the Real Thing!" Because Jay is a police officer, Megan wanted to do something to recognize him. Instead of a traditional groom's cake, she got donuts (after asking Jay it was okay!) and placed two small wooden police cars by the stand so guests understood the meaning. Their cake was also special because Jay made the cake base - he cut the stump, sanded and stained it, and even included legs so it'd stand evenly. Guests were given favors of small honey jars, as well as little jam jars with twine and homemade labels. Mr. and Mrs. Spence traveled to St. Lucia for their honeymoon, staying at Sandals La Toc resort. Megan was especially excited to get away from interruptions and enjoy her vacation, including getting Jay on a plane for the first time.

Be sure to see the Spence wedding on page 78 of the second issue of bridebook, on newsstands now!

Photography: Lori Hedrick Photography
Dress: The Newfangled Bride
Florist: Kroger
Cake: Cakes by Lisa
Ceremony: St. Andrew's Catholic Church
Venue: Boxtree Lodge
Caterer: Mary's Party Works
Planner: Simplicity
Jewelry: Kay Jewelers
DJ: RSP Entertainment
Attendants' Dresses: David's Bridal
Groomsmen's Attire: Jim's Formal Wear
Donuts: Veggies to Go

Wedding Wednesday: The Osborne Wedding

Will & Leah Osborne | June 22, 2013 | Photography by Tara Lilly Photography & Design

 Will and Leah met through mutual friends at Bridgewater College. Once they began dating, Leah says "it was the end for us both." Will and Leah took a cruise with his family; while they stopped at a photo booth to take photos, the photographer asked for them to kiss. As they turned to face each other, Will got down on one knee. Despite Leah's shock, she said yes and they proceeded to celebrate for the rest of the night with their family. For the wedding, the couple decided on a First Look and it's their favorite memory of the day. To be together in a moment of peace and quiet before the activity started up was a wonderful moment for them. Leah's plan for her day was for non-traditional, with peacock-inspired colors of teal, olive green and amber. Her A-line champagne gown with beaded bodice and satin sash with detachable lace top added to the gorgeous affair. Centerpieces included cream roses, green hydrangeas, succulents and peacock feathers around a candle in a lily bowl. They also had a dessert bar with brownie trifle shooters, lemon and lime bars, and chocolate chip cheese ball (to satisfy Leah's sweet tooth)! The couple went on a 5 day cruise to the Bahamas for their honeymoon to celebrate not only their nuptials, but to tie in the story of their engagement.

Be sure to see the Osborne wedding on page 52 of the second issue of bridebook, on newsstands now!

Photography: Tara Lilly Photography & Design
Dress: Essence of Australia from Becky's Bridal
Florist: Melissa Hill/Kroger
Cake: Evie's Wildflour Wedding Cakes
Venue: Boxtree Lodge
Caterer: Linda Sisson
Planner: Emily Ertz and Terri Langford
Jewelry: Jewell's Fine Jewelry
DJ: Christian Lane
Attendants’ Dresses: Jasmine from Becky's Bridal
Groomsmen's Attire: Calvin Klein from Men's Wearhouse
Hair & Makeup: Les Cheveux Salon & Day Spa (Jessica Hall for makeup; Tammy Carswell for hair)