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Wedding Wednesday: The Millehan Wedding

The Millehan Wedding | May 21, 2016 | Photography by: Kevin Hurley Photography

Sara Clark moved to Roanoke in middle school; It was there, at school, that she met the man who would eventually become her husband. Chris Millehan and Sara formed a friendship during their middle school years and dated on and off until high school, where they decided all they ever wanted was to be with one another. The two went off to Virginia Tech together to further their education, and it was in Blacksburg, at the Duck Pond, that Chris waited for Sara and her friends, with ring, roses, and champagne in hand. The two say that they can't even remember what was said during the proposal, but all that mattered was the resounding "Yes!"

Sara and Chris pride themselves on their "fairy tale" love story, and thus it is no surprise that their wedding was an event full of love and tradition. The ceremony was held in a local church, which the two often frequented together. It was short, traditional, and perfectly showcased the couples mutual love for one another and for God. It was during their reception that the couple felt they should give back to their friends and family that have supported them through the years. So, the reception was "100% guest driven." Sara and Chris just wanted their guests to have fun and enjoy the celebration.

However, they made sure to stay true to themselves during the whole event. They served Sushi, their favorite meal, at their reception. Their caterer was even able to incorporate a family recipe into the menu. The couple's first date was at a Sushi restaurant that they were able to revisit on their wedding day. The owner has witnessed the two grow as individuals and as a couple, from their first date to their wedding day. There is a framed photograph of the couple hanging in the restaurant to this day.

One of the things that the couple was most thankful for was the quiet time they took for themselves between the ceremony and the pictures. The two of them escaped to a deserted Sunday School room and just basked in the excitement of being together and married at last. While they were on their small retreat, the rain, that was threatening to fall all day, finally fell, and the two said that that was the moment it really sank in that good things really do come to those who wait. By the time it was time for them to rejoin the party, the rain had stopped.

Make sure to see more of the Millehan Wedding on page 48 of bridebook!

Photography by: Kevin Hurley Photography
Dress: Proms, Pageants & Pretty Things
Florist: Gloriosa
Cake: Diane's Cake Creations
Ceremony: Colonial Avenue Baptist Church
Venue: Corinthian Ball Room
Caterer: Chanticleer Catering
Planner: Lisa Link
Jewelry: Fink's Jewelry
DJ: RSP Entertainment
Attendant Dresses: Proms, Pageants & Pretty Things
Groomsmen Attire: Proms, Pageants & Pretty Things
Hair: Shear Perfection
Bridal Preparation: King George Inn


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 Mitchell Wedding

Wes & Allison Mitchell | September 14, 2013 | Photography by Laura's Focus Photography

 As high school sweethearts, Wes had his work cut out for him to surprise his soon-to-be-bride Allison. When he was still living in Virginia, he drove down to Allison's home in Charlotte to surprise her with a visit and dinner - and the big proposal. Allison says their favorite moment of the day was being able to spend time with family and so many lifelong friends. It's always wonderful to see everyone who loves you in the same room together celebrating! Allison loved her venue, especially the diversity of both an outdoor and indoor space for guests. Their rustic wedding had many of the bride's favorite elements for decor, including handmade burlap flowers and thrift shop finds like milk vases as centerpieces. Classic Southern food rounded out the theme, with macaroni and cheese, a mashed potato bar served in martini glasses, and more. They chose cake balls rather than traditional cake, and even included a gluten-free option for their guests. The newlyweds spent their honeymoon in the Dominican Republic where they could have a tropical destination that included one hundred percent relaxation and getting away from the rest of the world!

Be sure to see the Mitchell wedding on page 117 of the second issue of bridebook!

Photography: Laura's Focus Photography
Dress: Enzoani from Poffie Girls
Florist: George's Flowers
Cake: Diane's Cake Creations
Venue: The Plantation on Sunnybrook
Caterer: Plantation Creations
Planner: The Plantation on Sunnybrook
Jewelry: Jared
DJ: J.C. Castillo
Attendants' Dresses: Poffie Girls
Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas