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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 Miller Wedding

The Miller Wedding | August 19, 2017 | Photography by: Kaitlyn Phipps Photography

Because they had the same major at Virginia Tech, Lily Terango and John Paul Miller kept running into each other. After "happening" to sit next to each other in the many classes that they had together, John Paul began their romance by asking Lily out on their first date, a hike around Mountain Lake. Since the couple is very outdoorsy, John Paul suggested that they go kayaking down the Potomac River during their Labor Day weekend. They paddled over to a small island, and John Paul asked Lily to pick out a fishing lure. When she turned around, he proposed. Without Lily's knowledge, John Paul and Lily's father had planted a tripod in the kayak to take pictures on the island to capture the moment. The proposal took Lily completely by surprise, and was followed by a visit to a winery and a B&B to celebrate their new engagement.

The couple's outdoor ceremony took place with a picturesque view of the mountains (the same ones that they had hiked on their first date!), and the "unforgettable" ceremony was brought to life by the homemade floral arrangements and a live band. The couple's first dance was also a surprise: a slow dance that morphed into a salsa. The "lively" wedding was unique because of how involved the couple's friends and family were. Lily says that her parents were "a huge help to the planning process," and the bridal party and groomsmen even joined the band on stage during the fun-filled reception. The couple laughed and hugged their way through their magical day and through the evening, which Lily says was "just perfect."

Make sure to see more of the Miller wedding on page 42 of bridebook!

Photography: Kaitlyn Phipps Photography
Dress: Anthropologie
Venue: Sinkland Farms
Caterer: Pumpernickel Pickle Catering
DJ: Swinging Richards / East Coast Entertainment
Hair & Makeup: Studio 700 Salon
Videography: Mary Russel Productions

Wedding Wednesday: The Kreger Wedding

Lee & Sarah Kreger | August 16, 2014 | Photography by Rothwell Photography

Despite both growing up in Roanoke, it wasn't until college the two were introduced by a friend at a party in Blacksburg where Sarah was living. Lee moved to Richmond for dental school while Sarah finished college at Virginia Tech and later moved to Richmond as well. With their five year anniversary approaching the week before Easter, Lee decided to take advantage of the beautiful weather and take Sarah to a wine tasting and then to his family's lake house at Smith Mountain Lake. When they walked in the door, there was a path of rose petals leading to an Easter basket filled with bridal magazines and Sarah's engagement ring. The theme of the wedding was classic and timeless and took place outdoors with the view of the beautiful mountains and vineyard. White flowers and touches of blush pink and navy accented the reception inside to keep it clean and classic while also fun and formal. The men wore navy blue suits with monogrammed pink gingham bowties while the ladies wore blush pink dresses to match the theme. Being that the reception took place at a vineyard, it was only fitting to have cocktail hour on the veranda with passed hors d'oeuvres such as oyster shooters and artichoke crostini. Later guests enjoyed a three course meal of spinach and feta cheese salad and baked flounder stuffed with crab meat, grilled filet mignon, seared chicken with ratatouille, or truffle risotto. The wedding cake featured four tiers of vanilla cake with buttercream and chocolate hazelnut with marzipan. Sarah also presented Lee with a groom's cake in the shape of a dentist's white coat. She incorporated other Southern traditions such as burying the bourbon, a cake pull, and of course, monograms galore!

Be sure to see the Kreger wedding on page 80 of the third issue of bridebook!

Photography: Rothwell Photography
Dress: Modern Trousseau
Florist: Blue Ridge Floral Design
Cake: Albemarle Baking Company
Venue: Veritas Vineyards
Caterer: Veritas Vineyards
Planner: Jill McKinley
Jewelry: Fink's
DJ: East Coast Entertainment- Big Ray & the Kool Kats
Attendants' Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid
Groomsmen's Attire: J. Crew
Videographer: Ian's Creations
Alterations: Sew Right LLC
Rentals: Festive Fare
Paper: Nico & Lala