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Wedding Wednesday: The Parry Wedding

The Parry Wedding | September 20, 2014 | Photography by William Mahone Photography

As soon as Kelly laid eyes on Jacob, she was taken aback by his charming smile and radiating personality. She was smitten with him instantly, and that feeling never left.

On the night of the proposal, Kelly and Jacob were vacationing in Virginia Beach, and Jacob was being particularly lovey-dovey as they were sharing a walk on the shore. Kelly noticed that Jacob kept walking faster and faster, and suspected that something was up. Sure enough, he eventually got on one knee and popped the question. That moment, Kelly says, was like music to her ears.

The impact of the wedding didn't hit Kelly until right before the processional. She was overwhelmed by emotion as she held her father's hand and gazed at the man that would become her husband. When she finally reached the end of the aisle to meet Jacob, she was overjoyed and wanted to savor every moment of their special day.

Jacob and Kelly chose a venue that was both classy and unique. It was a renovated factory building with large, breathtaking windows and an impressive grand staircase. The building required few decorations, so the couple focused on using lighting to give warmth and brightness to the ceremony and reception. The dramatic lighting complemented the sleek and simple wedding colors: black and white. Kelly and Jacob even included a large, exclusively black and white candy buffet as a guest favor to compliment their theme. The flowers also proved to be a stunning addition to the evening. Kelly got her florist to pick flowers that looked just like peonies, even though peonies were out of season. The blush tones in the bouquet softened the black and white perfectly.

After the ceremony, guests had fun posing in a photo booth wearing props like Viking hats and oversized sunglasses. Additional, Kelly's sister painted a canvas with a huge red heart for guests to sign instead of a traditional guest book. This was a huge hit, and added a truly unique touch to the reception.

Be sure to see the Parry wedding on page 88 of the third issue of bridebook!

Photography by William Mahone Photography
Dress: Vera Wang from David's Bridal
Florist: Perfect Arrangement
Cake: Diane's Cake Creations
Venue: Tresca on 8th
Caterer: Pumpernickel Pickle
Jewelry: Jewell's Fine Jewelry
Attendants' Dresses: David's Bridal
Groomsmen's Attire: Calvin Klein from Men's Wearhouse
Hair and Makeup: Eksklusiv Salon -Meredith Harris

Wedding Wednesday: The Housden Wedding

David & Morgan Housden | September 14, 2013 Photography by Amodeo Photography

After working together as line cooks for three years, Morgan and David finally made it official. Christmas Eve eventually became their "I love you" anniversary and David surprised Morgan with his proposal. While with his mom and sister, David asked Morgan to help him get presents out of his truck; he had their dog Kora come outside with a box in a stocking and Morgan knew he was about to pop the question! When they went back inside, his mom and sister had champagne waiting so they could celebrate. Morgan's favorite moment of the wedding was their special time together before the wedding madness started. They were led to chairs that sat back to back, where they held hands and read their love notes together. The long-awaited moment of marrying her soul mate finally felt real to Morgan, and she felt like they were the only two people in the room. Little details made their day come together, such as their dog-daughter Kora as a ring bearer; DIY touches such as cork and 3-colored twine for card and buffet label holders, hand painted wooden letters, antique table for the dessert bar, handmade chalkboards and flower girl baskets. Morgan and her father built the altar, which was a pergola with sunburst handrails, stained blue and decorated with ivory tulle and floral tufts. They also made heart-shaped platforms for the bridesmaids to stand on so their heels didn't sink in the grass! Morgan's brother and father walked her down the aisle. She and David had a unique ceremony with six different colors of sand and used a vintage milk bottle that they sealed with candle wax. Centerpieces were an assortment of vintage bottles and wildflowers and accompanied by three votive candles, 2 "I Spy" cards, disposable cameras, and info cards. Fun food was stationed around the reception area to promote mingling, with a chips and dip station, popcorn station, sliders, and more. The happy couple and their guests partied the night away, with David and Morgan visiting King's Dominion for a fun day together as they save up for a tropical honeymoon.

Be sure to see the Housden wedding on page 86 of the second issue of bridebook, on newsstands now!

Photography: Amodeo Photography
Dress: Symphony Bridal from The Newfangled Bride
Florist: The Flower Shoppe on Main
Cake: Sweet Caroline's
Venue: Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech
Caterer: Bull & Bones at the River and Lil' Bit Corny
Planner: White Peonies, Allie Mannon
Jewelry: Zales, Kay Jewelers, Filamina Jewelry, and Lemon's Jewelry
DJ: Baron Entertainment
Attendants' Dresses: David's Bridal Groomsmen's
Attire: Calvin Klein from Men's Wearhouse
Ceremony Music: Guitarist Justin Craig