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Wedding Wednesday: The Gregory Wedding

The Gregory Wedding | November 11, 2017 | Photography by: Chelsea Anderson Photography

Lacy Grindstaff and Garrett Gregory met in college, through the Baptist Collegiate Ministries at Virginia Tech. They became great friends quickly, and a romance soon followed. While taking Lacy on a tour of some of their most meaningful places in their relationship, Garrett was planning on asking Lacy to be his wife, and the tour ended on the Tech drillfield with a sweet letter and Garrett's proposal. "It was such a fun night because we got to relive the best parts of our relationship!" Lacy says.

Lacy and Garrett's special day was made picture-perfect thanks to an elegant color scheme of gold, champagne and blush, as well as a location that allowed the couple to get their favorite photo: their sparkler exit! The couple says that their wedding was unique because of all of the love that they experienced from the people that all gathered to support them. "To us, it felt uniquely joyful," Lacy says, "I would argue that we were uniquely blessed to be surrounded by so many people who were so genuinely joyful with us in celebrating out marriage." After the ceremony, which the couple viewed as the culmination of their excitement, the guests were handed out custom koozies and coffee favors, adding a fun and personalized spin to Lacy and Garrett's joyful day. "The joy that we felt is a feeling neither of us will ever forget!" Lacy says.

Make sure to see more of the Gregory wedding on page 64 of bridebook!

Photography: Chelsea Anderson Photography
Dress: Lang's Bridal
Flowers: Creative Occasions
Venue: Charter Hall
DJ: DV Entertainment
Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Hair: Rachael Spence
Attendants' Dresses: David's Bridal
Jewelry: Fink's Jewelers
Planner: Trinity Bess

Wedding Wednesday: The Boyd Wedding

The Boyd Wedding | October 8, 2016 | Photography by: Anna Bowser Photography

Marlea and Jarred first met in high school; she says he was mean to her, but Jarred insists it was only because he liked her so much. After starting college, they eventually began dating. Six years later, Marlea went out to Colorado to see Jarred after he finished his clinicals. They traveled across several states together, eventually ending up in Kentucky for July 4th. Marlea and Jarred watched the best fireworks show she'd ever seen, and it was there Jarred asked her to be his wife.

Because their wedding day would be filled with a large, diverse group of family and friends, Marlea and Jarred knew it was important for everyone to have fun and feel included. Their theme of love and family capitalized on their wishes. Despite rain moving their ceremony indoors, they took it all in stride, placing their gorgeous arbor on the venue's stage. Guests stayed busy with good food, fun music and a photo booth, in addition to a dessert bar made up of Marlea's grandmother's special treats like mini cheesecakes, baklava and lemon bars, to name a few. The bridal party did a lip sync battle as well, surprising guests in the best way. Marlea says her favorite wedding day memory is during the reception, when a dance line formed to Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance with Somebody." The conga line formed throughout the venue, filled with family and friends. She says it was an amazing moment that connected everyone to feel important and loved, and the dance line did just that. The couple ended the night with a spectacular downtown exit.

Make sure to see more of the Boyd wedding on page 84 of bridebook!

Photography: Anna Bowser Photography
Dress: MiLA Bridal
Florist: Caroline LaRocca Event Design
Cake: La Bella Torta
Venue: Charter Hall
Caterer: Schaal's Catering & Events
Jewelry: Jared Galleria of Jewels
DJ: DJ Thomas Wayne
Attendants' Dresses: Proms, Pagents & Pretty Things
Groomsmen's Attire: Proms, Pagents & Pretty Things
Hair: Thomas Dunn Studios - Jess Lyons
Photo Booth: Clear Choice Photo Booth
Videographer: Cambo Films

Wedding Wednesday: The Roman Wedding

The Roman Wedding | September 20, 2015 | Photography by: Noah Magnifico- Photographer

Avid football fans, Janelle and Carlos met at a friend’s house watching a playoff game for the Superbowl. Despite loving different teams, they manage to enjoy the game together each season.

The evening Carlos proposed, he took Janelle to her favorite restaurant and then up to the Roanoke Star. He had already secretly met with her parents to ask for their blessing, and he had arranged for their friends to hide out in the trees. When Janelle turned around, his son was holding a small box. Janelle cried while Carlos explained the special symbolism behind the custom amethyst and black diamond ring he had designed for her.

The ceremony was written by the bride, groom, and the couple who performed the ceremony. They weaved together light hearted love, meaningful words of light, biblical messages of love and covenant, and precious tidbits from parents and role models to speak of the life they wanted to have together.

Janelle and Carlos had a Batman theme for their wedding. Everything from the music to the lighting and decorations was focused around the epic theme. Their venue, the Grandin Theatre, provided the perfect atmosphere to tie everything together. They even served popcorn after the ceremony!

To go along with their theme, they incorporated a blend of light and dark grays and purples, and as much silvery sparkle as possible. Instead of flowers, each guest table had a different character theme like The Riddler, The Penguin, Catwoman and Poison Ivy, with tablecloths and colors to match. Each table also had fiber optic lamps with a lighted vase of that table’s character. Their cake topper was custom made with their names and color scheme in a bat signal and a Gotham City skyline.

Both the dinner buffet and the dessert buffet was provided by friends and family bringing special dishes, blending Italian, Mexican, and American cuisine. They also set out a dessert platter of Little Debbie Fudge Rounds and York peppermint patties-Janelle’s favorite treats. The wine that they served was hand picked by Janelle, Carlos, and Carlos’s brother from Janelle’s hometown.

Janelle took pieces of her mother’s wedding dress when creating her three-layer veil, and she also used part of the sleeve to wrap around her bouquet. Her shoes and the maid and matron of honor’s headbands also received special attention from Janelle, and each were embellished with sequins and rhinestone stars. She also incorporated stars into her wedding dress, appliqueing the side and hip of the dress. Both her bouquet and her bridesmaids’ bouquets were also handmade.

The last big project for Janelle was Carlos’s tux. They wanted something that screamed “The Joker” without being too costume-y. She designed the purple tux, and they found the shirt and shoes to match. They also custom made the groomsmen’s t-shirts. The suspenders and matching purple shoes really tied the look together.

It was also really important for Janelle that every member of the wedding party had some Batman charm linking them together. She made necklaces for the groomsmen and wore a bracelet herself, and they also had matching silver sunglasses with the bat signal on the lenses. There were a lot of details that pulled this wedding together, but all their hard work paid off and created a truly unique wedding experience!

Make sure to see more of the Roman Wedding on page 86 of bridebook!

Photography by: Noah Magnifico- Photographer
Dress: Proms, Pageants, and Pretty Things
Cake: Wal-Mart Bakery
Ceremony: Grandin Theatre
Venue: Charter Hall
Lighting: Lighting Ninjas