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Wedding Wednesday: The Dalton Wedding

The Dalton Wedding | September 10, 2016 | Photography by: Sam Stroud Photography

Ashlee Washburn and Matthew Dalton met while they were in high school. Matthew proposed on the Crim Dell Bridge on the William & Mary College campus because of the local legend that says that if two lovers meet and kiss in the middle of the bridge, they'll be together forever. This is also why they chose to have their First Look on the bridge outside the wedding venue.

The couple had a traditionally romantic ceremony with a more modern reception, something that was a total hit with the guests. Many of Ashlee's friends still tell her that it was the most fun they have ever had a wedding reception! Because the couple accidentally chose their wedding date to be the same as the Battle at Bristol football game, Virginia Tech alum Matthew chose "Enter Sandman" as the couple's reception introduction. Guests were able to take a break from all the fun and signature old-fashioned cocktails to peek into the restaurant next door for game updates! 

Make sure to see more of the Dalton wedding on page 101 of bridebook!

Photography: Sam Stroud Photography
Dress: Absolute Bridal
Cake: Confection Connection
Florist: Caroline LaRocca Event Design
Ceremony: Greene Mountain United Methodist Church
Venue: Sheraton Roanoke
Caterer: Sheraton Roanoke
Planner: Sheraton Roanoke - Autumn Lavering
Makeup: Pure Spa
DJ: RSP Entertainment
Attendant's Dresses: David's Bridal
Groomsmen's Attire: Jos. A. Bank

Wedding Wednesday: The West Wedding

The West Wedding | June 14, 2015 | Photography by Amber Perdue Photography

Despite meeting in a hair salon months before, Cody and Chelsea didn’t start dating until they got to know each other through church. Cody knew instantly that he was attracted to Chelsea, though, and tried to chat with her that day at the salon. Chelsea wasn’t having it, however, because she had been listening to his conversation with his hair dresser and heard him talk about his three children and that he wasn’t married. She thought he sounded arrogant, though, and completely blew him off when he tried to talk to her. After completely shutting down his attempts to flirt, it seemed that someone was watching over them when the couple met again at Elevation Church a few weeks later. Cody was on the parking team and made sure Chelsea got a good spot. They were only cordial for the time being, mostly because Cody thought Chelsea was a bit of a snob. Months later, as fate would have it, the two found themselves put on the same greeting team. Being the only two outside, they were forced to interact with each other. Chelsea decided to start the conversation, which must have made Cody feel more comfortable, because when it was time to leave, the two had exchanged numbers. The rest, as they say, was history.

Cody had a different idea for proposing the Chelsea that involved sunsets and coffee, but unfortunately, the plan changed. Instead, when the two went out to dinner for Chelsea’s birthday, they started talking about marriage and what it would be like. Cody got so excited that he texted his dad under the table to go ahead and have the engagement ring ready for when they got home. Then, as the two sat down on his parents’ porch, Cody got down and proposed to her right there. Chelsea loved seeing how excited he was and accepted enthusiastically.

The wedding day was just like a storybook fairytale, complete with horse and carriage. The couple used coffee beans as favors in little starbucks bags because they wanted something that their guests could take home with them, not just throw away. The best part of the wedding, though, was the dancing. The couple remembers dancing the night away with their guests and laughing as Cody’s kids danced with them.

It was important for the couple that the wedding was not just about them, but about family as a whole. Chelsea originally planned to give a speech Cody’s sons in front of everyone, but she knew that this would be such an intimate moment and decided to read them the note separately. It was a big moment for her because she knew she was about to become a mother-figure to three amazing young men.

The horse and carriage were especially special to Chelsea, though, because they were such a surprise. As she was waiting with her dad to walk down the aisle, Chelsea could feel her nerves kicking in. But then, she started to hear the clomping of hooves and she was so excited to ride the carriage with her dad to the door of the barn where she would be married. Cody was also surprised to see her ride in in a carriage and that was when his tears began as he watched the love of his life walk toward him.

Make sure to see more on the West wedding on page 58 of bridebook!

Photography by Amber Perdue Photography
Dress: Patina Bridal and Formals
Florist: Elle Emme Floral Atelier
Cake: Confection Connection
Venue: The Kyle House
Caterer: Schaal's Catering & Events
Planner: Allure Weddings & Events
Jewelry: Heneby's Jewelers & Kay Jewelers
DJ: RSP Entertainment
Attendants Dresses:
Groomsmans Attire: AmRhein's Brides and Formals
Hair & Makeup: Sol's Hair Studio, Marisol Bentancourt

Wedding Wednesday: The Washington Wedding

The Washington Wedding | June 6, 2015 | Photography by Ananda Rochita Photography

Lakesia and Jordan first met through a friend and there was immediate banter between the two after he told her that she had a “smart mouth.” It seems like that was just what he liked in a woman, though, because the couple then went and danced for hours at a club and sparked a romance that neither could predict would turn into the love of their lives.

Jordan surprised Lakesia at work one day when he had her boss call her into the back room. As she walked back to meet him, her friends positioned Jordan so that he was ready to propose to her with all her coworkers standing around him. Lakesia excitedly accepted, knowing that she was ready to spend the rest of her life with the man she loved.

The wedding didn’t have a specific theme but Lakesia knew that she wanted it to resemble spring elements. The decorations and dresses used a lot of bright colors in order to put everyone in the mindset of the ocean and sandy beaches. Lakesia let her wedding planner have a bit of fun with the wedding pieces and was pleasantly surprised to see the masterpieces that were created out of her chosen flowers.  The bouquets each had a diamond at the center in order to make them stand out and they sparkled during the ceremony. The cake was made by Confection Connection and was vanilla almond with buttercream icing. It was the showstopper of the night, right after the stunning bride.

Lakesia loved having her grandmother in attendance, and the fact that she was able to look at her mother’s proud expression the whole time while her sons walked her down the aisle. Having her sons next to her while she walked to the love of her life was an amazing moment for the bride and she knows how special it was to all of her family who were there.

The wedding planner truly worked hard to make sure the day was exactly perfect for the couple. There wasn’t a moment where she was fazed, says Lakesia, and the big day was the bride’s vision come to life.

Be sure to see more of the Washington Wedding on page 52 of bridebook!

Photography by Ananda Rochita Photography
Dress: David's Bridal
Florist: Stritesky's Flowers
Cake: Confection Connection
Ceremony: Garden of Prayer #7
Venue: Salem Civic Center
Planner: Gloria Day and Debbie Brown
Jewelry: Zale's
DJ: DJ Ten Grand Wade
Attendants' Dresses: David's Bridal and Patina Brides and Formals
Groomsmen Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Makeup: Ebony Taylor
Hair: Vonette Epps
Videographer: Zimba Video