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Wedding Wednesday: The Boothe Wedding

The Boothe Wedding | June 25, 2016 | Photography by: Ashley Lester Photography

Madison and Tyler attended the same high school, though they didn't become close friends until they were both working at the Salem Red Sox. After a couple years of friendship, the two became a couple. The day of Tyler's proposal, he picked Madison up for dinner and insisted on stopping by the Salem Red Sox to pick up their season tickets. Upon arriving, a friend told them all season ticket holders had pictures taken on the home plate for the program. They walked out onto the field while Tyler brought up how "this is where it all started" for them, when their song began to play, along with pictures displayed across the scoreboard. When Madison turned to question Tyler, she found him on one knee, with the screen reading "Will You Marry Me?" Madison of course said yes, thrilled at both the surprise and the pictures that later appeared from a friend who'd hidden to take photos during the proposal.

Their wedding was a combination of rustic and elegance, capturing their personalities. Madison says thanks to their vendors, their wedding was absolutely perfect. With numerous memories to choose from, Madison says opening her wedding gift from Tyler will always be high on the list. Tyler gave her a new bible with her new monogram, along with a bookmarked page for 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ("Love is patient..."). Reading that verse before walking down the aisle was emotional and happy, and she loves opening her bible to that special verse months and years later. Summer salad, dips, and other delicious items were a treat for guests, while her bridesmaids wore a gorgeous shade of aquamarine. Bouquets and centerpieces had soft pink tones that added to the day's romance, while a glowstick exit created fun for everyone celebrating with Madison and Tyler.

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

Photography: Ashley Lester Photography
Dress: Tiffany's Bridal
Florist: Creative Occasions
Cake: Joanna Frye
Ceremony: Thrasher United Methodist
Venue: Braeloch
Caterer: Pumpernickel Pickle Catering
Planner: Simplicity
Jewelry: Fink's Jewelers
DJ: Master Taylor Entertainment
Attendant Dresses: Alfred Angelo
Groomsmen Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Videographer: Michael's Video
Rentals: Aztec Rental
Rehearsal Space: Vinton War Memorial
Transportation: Mountain Valley Transportation; Executive Town Car & Limo
Ceremony Guitarist: Mark Folks

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

 

 

Wedding Wednesday: The O'Shea Wedding

The O'Shea Wedding | September 27, 2014 | Photography by Kathy Taylor Scott

Steve and Amber met while both working for the same small consulting firm. They started off as just friends, but, as time passed, their relationship became something much more.

On a Wednesday night in June, Steve planned a picnic for him and Amber at their favorite park: The Iwo Jima Memorial in Arlington, VA. The weather was perfect, the park was unusually empty, and Steve decided to propose. Amber said yes, and the couple went home to tell their friends and family the great news.

Amber and Steve both wanted a laid-back wedding, and there were plenty of personal touches that made the celebration distinct. Braeloch, the venue, was large and ideal for dancing and mingling. There were no assigned seats; rather, guests ate a buffet-style feast from Wildwood and sat together at long tables. The wedding cakes were customized to reflect Steve and Amber's interests. The main cake had an overall "baseball" theme because of the couple's love for baseball. The smaller cakes were embellished with Amber and Steve's favorite team logos--for her, the Atlanta Braves, and for him, the Philadelphia Phillies. Additionally, all of the centerpieces were DIY creations.

Music was ultimately one of the most important parts of the wedding for the couple. Their first dance was to "You've Got A Friend In Me" from Toy Story as a nod to their time spent as friends before they started dating. Amber danced with her dad to "Tiny Dancer" by Elton John, and Steve and his mom danced to "Just The Way You Are" by Billy Joel. The Bridesmaids walked down the aisle to "All I Ask of You" from the Phantom of the Opera Score, and the entire night was full of dancing and laughing to a variety of music played by the couple's DJ. During the last song, everyone got up and joined in a group dance. Amber and Steve's lively soundtrack created many fun moments and lasting memories for the couple to carry with them.

Be sure to see the O'Shea wedding on page 96 of the third issue of bridebook!

Photography: Kathy Taylor Scott
Dress: Allure Bridal from Proms, Pageants and Pretty Things
Florist: George's Flowers
Cake: Cakes by Lisa
Venue: Braeloch
Caterer: Wildwood Smokehouse
Planner: Maggee Dorsey
Jewelry: Tiffany & Co.
DJ: RSP Entertainment
Attendant's Dresses: Alfred Sung from Bella Bridesmaids
Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Hair: Country Hair Salon
Transportation: Mountain Valley Transportation