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Wedding Wednesday: The Newcomb Wedding

The Newcomb Wedding | December 13, 2014 | Photography by Concept Photography

Travis and Allison met while taking a biology class together at Virginia Western Community College. They both connected through shared laughter from a "quirky" teacher and began a journey together that extended "from the classroom to the alter."

Though Allison suffers from a chronic auto-immune condition called Juvenile Dermatomyositis, she would like to be an example to other young women in her position. Despite daily challenges, Allison still found a fairytale love story; her time with Travis is a testament to that.

Travis proposed to Allison on a cold, snowy night in January, exactly a year after he had first told her "I love you." The two were alone at the Roanoke Star, watching the city light illuminate the scene below. Allison knew that something special was about to happen, and, sure enough, it did. The two started their "forever" together in one of their favorite places.

Travis and Allison decided to have a winter wedding with a "fire and ice" theme. They decorated the venue with Christmas lights, candles, and even included a couple fire places to keep the party warm and inviting. The couple's wedding colors--ivory, eggplant, lavender, deep red, and gold and silver--really complimented the warm, cozy feeling.

It was important to Travis and Allison that their wedding be comfortable and kid-friendly. As such, they didn't serve alcohol, but instead included a fun drink bar brimming with hot chocolate, cider, coffee, and tons of delicious toppings. For "shots," the bride and groom had shot glasses filled with milk and warm chocolate chip cookies. To give the guests lots of variety, Travis and Allison complimented their small wedding cake with seven different kinds of mini-cupcakes. Additionally, food was served in various locations so that guests could mingle with each other without having to worry about formalities. Adding to the winter theme, guests signed Christmas tree ornaments rather than a guest book, and the bride wore a pair of "I do" Uggs to keep her feet warm throughout the event.

The most meaningful aspect of the evening for Travis and Allison was the emphasis on their commitment to each other. Rather than a first look, they shared a prayer together before the ceremony. Travis' eyes were closed so that he wouldn't see his bride, but the two felt closer than ever as they shared in their union and reflected on their happiness.

Be sure to see the Newcomb wedding on page 112 of the third issue of bridebook!

Photography: Concept Photography
Dress: David's Bridal
Florist: Elle Emme Floral Design and Atelier
Cake: Cakes by Lisa
Venue: Hunting Hills Country Club
Caterer: Schaal's Catering and Events
Planner: Allure Weddings & Events
Jewelry: FCF Designs
DJ: RSP Entertainment
Attendant's Dresses: Chantilly Lace
Groomsmen's Attire: Jos. A Bank
Videographer: Pine River Films
Hair and Makeup: Zee's Salon and Day Spa
Photo booth: Star City Photo Booth
Invitations: Keepsakes by Tammy
Transportation: Prestige Limo
Chalkboards: Chalk by Moe

Wedding Wednesday: The Thomas Wedding

Carr & Lyndze Thomas | September 12, 2014 | Photography by Pat Cori Photography

It was love at first sight for Lyndze and Carr, who met in the restaurant Lyndze was working at the summer after her high school graduation. Carr walked in for dinner, but left with Lyndze's phone number. Several years later, Lyndze came home to a pitch black apartment. Surprisingly, when she walked through the door she heard her and Carr's song "Hey Pretty Girl" echoing through the house. She also saw an illuminated bouquet of roses and a ring box containing a beautiful engagement ring. Carr and the couple's dog, Lilly, emerged from their hiding spots and Carr proposed.

The couple chose to get married on a Friday night, which allowed them to stretch their budget, chose the venders they wanted, and create a picturesque yet simple wedding filled with southern charm. The Kyle House of Fincastle proved the perfect venue to give the couple the rustic elegance they desired. The floral design was natural and seamless, incorporating ivory, blush, and cherry pink flowers. The bridesmaids carried a delicate mix of white hydrangea and baby's breath, and a trim of lace and twine on the bridal bouquet added a dash of old-fashioned beauty. Vintage Coca-Cola bottle favors were another classic and fun touch.

One of the most memorable aspects of the wedding was the inclusion of Lyndze and Carr's dog, Lilly, in the ceremony. The giant English mastiff walked down the aisle with the rest of the wedding party, wearing a decorated collar. She got to watch both her "parents" say their vows, and even posed with them in the wedding portraits! This made the photos particular memorable. Lyndze, who is a photographer herself, had a blast taking so many creative and fun portraits with Pat Cori, who shot the couple's wedding.

Lyndze also notes how much she loved her first dance. She had always wanted her first dance to be to Miranda Lambert's "Making Plans," and being able to experience the song with her new husband tied the evening together perfectly. The next morning, the couple left for their honeymoon in Jamaica!

Be sure to see the Thomas wedding on page 82 of the third issue of bridebook!

Photography: Pat Cori Photography
Dress: David's Bridal
Florist: Elle Emme Floral Design and Atelier
Cake: Priceless Cups and Catering For You
Venue: The Kyle House
Caterer: Schaal's Catering
Attendants' Dresses: David's Bridal
Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Warehouse
Hair: The Hair Salon -- Samantha Witt Morgan
Makeup: Audrey Hinchey