Posts tagged Celebration Bridal
Wedding Wednesday: The Crawford Wedding

The Crawford Wedding | November 4, 2017 | Photography by: Demi Mabry Photography

Lauren Grantz and Lee Crawford met through mutual friends after Lauren moved to Roanoke for nursing. They hit it off immediately, and they went to Blue 5 on their first date. Neither of them knew that, as their relationship developed, it would end up being the spot for their wedding rehearsal dinner as well. One night, Lee took Lauren out to Luigi's, their favorite date spot. When they returned home and Lauren went to let the dogs outside, she saw that their side porch was decorated with an array of candles, confetti and tulle. All of a sudden, she also saw that both her and Lee's parents had arrived from out of town. Before she could ask Lee what was going on, Lee was already down on one knee with a ring, popping the question to a surprised yet enthusiastic Lauren.

To keep their wedding simple, elegant and classic, the couple opted for a color scheme of black, white and gold. The wedding, held at Hotel Roanoke, made it very easy for the out of town guests to find somewhere to stay for the festivities. The couple also chose to give guests boxes of Krispy Kreme doughnuts for either a late-night snack or breakfast on the go, which was also perfect for traveling guests. Lauren's favorite part of the day was when Lee dropped the rings during the ceremony, which ended up breaking the ice a little bit and making everyone laugh. "We had no idea things like that actually happen!" Lauren says. The simple, stress-free nature of the joyful occasion allowed for the happy couple to just relax and enjoy their day and prepare for the rest of their lives together as husband and wife.

Make sure to see more of the Crawford wedding on page 80 of bridebook!

Photography: Demi Mabry Photography
Dress: Celebration Bridal
Florist: Caroline LaRocca Event Design
Cake: Evie's Wedding Cakes
Venue: The Hotel Roanoke
Caterer: The Hotel Roanoke
Planner: Caroline LaRocca Event Design
Jewelry: Ginger's Jewelry
DJ: RSP Entertainment
Attendants' Dresses: Lulus
Groomsmen's Attire: Jos A. Bank
Hair: Azario Salon & Day Spa
Makeup: Faces by Joanne
Rehearsal Dinner: Blue 5

Wedding Wednesday: The Carlin Wedding

The Carlin Wedding | December 16, 2017 | Photography by: Edmiston Photography

When Emily Ditto and Tyler Carlin matched on Tinder, they had no idea that, a couple years after their initial conversations about their interests and puppies, they'd be engaged to be married. For their first date, Tyler picked up Emily for a pajama-clad adventure, and they drove to Virginia Beach. There, in the rain on the boardwalk, Tyler kissed her.  Fast forward two years, and in the rain at Dave Matthew's vineyard, Blenheim Vineyard, while they were wandering through the grapevines, Tyler got down on one knee and asked Emily to be his wife. Tearing up, Emily immediately said yes.

The "snowy winter wonderland" theme of the wedding added to the inviting nature of Emily and Tyler's special day, complete with custom-designed snowflake projections on the walls and a snowy sendoff at the end of the night. Even the cake went along with the wintry theme: it was reminiscent of a snowy mountain with red velvet to match the bridesmaids' dresses and two bride-and-groom pine cones on the top. Emily and Tyler's favorite part of the day was hearing the speeches given during the reception. "Hearing the love and support from both families was incredible," Emily says. "On a day that was so rushed, it was a moment that allowed time to stand still and allowed for us to really reflect on what it meant that these two families would be joined forever." Adding a fun, unique flair, the couple incorporated a top hat into the wedding accents, as well as forgoing the traditional guest book for Christmas ornaments that wedding guests could sign. It was important to the couple to create the atmosphere of a Christmas wedding without going overboard, and the result was "romantic and intimate and loved by guests."

Make sure to see more of the Carlin wedding on page 74 of bridebook!

Photography: Edmiston Photography
Dress: Celebration Bridal
Florist: Caroline LaRocca Event Design
Cake: Fresh Baked Bakery
Venue: Patrick Henry Ballroom
Caterer: Pumpernickel Pickle Catering
Rehearsal Dinner: Bella's Catering
Planner: Caroline LaRocca Event Design
Jewelry: Kay's Jewelry
DJ: East Coast Entertainment
Attendants' Dresses: David's Bridal
Groomsmen's Attire: The Newfangled Bride
Videographer: Michael's Video
Hair & Makeup: GLAMHOUSE Day Spa

Wedding Wednesday: The Chitwood Wedding
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The Chitwood Wedding | August 8, 2015 | Photography by: Nicole Colwell Wedding Photography

These two may have met in Biology 101 at Virginia Western Community College, but there was nothing but chemistry between them.

While visiting England for a cousin’s wedding, Kirsten and Blaine decided to go a few days early to sight-see. A must for Kirsten was the London Eye, so they went their very first night in the city. With the sun setting and the lights of London around them, it was a gorgeous view. Blaine, however, couldn’t seem to relax. Kirsten finally asked him what was wrong, and he replied “It’s not every day I ask the woman I love to marry me.” He got down on one knee right then and there and pulled out a ring.

For Kirsten, her favorite part of her wedding was seeing everything come together. She and her family did almost everything themselves, from invitations to centerpieces, and they ironed and folded a hundred and fifty napkins two days before the big day. Her father even built the arbor for the ceremony. It was wonderful for Kirsten to have such a support system to help her dreams come true.

Their immediate family members were in the wedding party, and Blaine’s older brother gave a reading during the ceremony. His other brother played “Angel” by Jack Johnson on guitar while Kirsten walked down the aisle.

Since Blaine was from Franklin County and Kirsten was from Botetourt, when they dated they would meet in the middle, that being Roanoke. It only made sense they would get married in Roanoke, too. They chose the Rooftop in Center in the Square because it had the same “view and feel” as when Blaine proposed.

The theme of their wedding was “Modern Twist” and they chose black, white, and gold as their colors. Blaine wore black and white striped suspenders, and all the groomsmen had striped bow ties. For party favors, they personalized Mill Mountain Coffee and Tea bags.

Make sure to see more from the Chitwood Wedding on page 78 of bridebook!

Photography by: Nicole Colwell Wedding Photography
Dress: Celebration Bridal
Florist: Gloriosa
Cake: Heather Warfe
Venue: Center in the Square
Caterer: Mary's Party Works
Planner: Kellie Minter
Jewelry: Jared's
Attendants Dresses: David's Bridal
Groomsmen Attire: Men's Wearhouse