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Wedding Wednesday: The Duncan Wedding

The Duncan Wedding | December 16, 2016 | Photography by: Amanda Martin

Emma Nash and Caleb Duncan met at Blue Ridge Community Church. After bonding on a trip to Haiti and spending a couple of years with mutual friends, Caleb officially asked Emma out. The couple love to go to random places and dance; it became "their thing". On one such date at a local park, the two got out of the car, turned on the music and before Emma knew it Caleb was down on one knee.

Emma and Caleb say that their favorite memory from the wedding was that, despite the outdoor wedding 27 degree weather, all of the people they love were in one place. With a huge bridal party of 22 people, Emma says that one of the most unique features of the wedding is the comfortable, close environment felt in such a large group of people. Other unique features are the framing handmade wooden doors and pergola built by a family friend, and the chocolate-dipped wooden spoons that Emma made as wedding favors. They have the couple's name and wedding date burned into the handle, and a candy cane stick tied up with the wedding colors attached. The cake was made by Emma's aunt, who also made her parents' cake for their wedding. Between the family huddled under blankets, and the beautiful favors and cake, the Duncan's day sure is sweet!

Make sure to see more of the Duncan wedding on page 96 of bridebook!

Photography: Amanda Martin
Dress: Absolute Bridal
Cake: Kathy & Cori Wise
Florist: Kay Hall
Venue: The Woodland Place
Caterer: Terri Musser
Planner: Sarah Hatcher
Jewelry: Zales
DJ: Andrew Nobilini, Matthew Duncan & Lucas Jennings
Hair: Maria Nash, Anne Heckman & Kelly Cope
Attendant's Dresses: Etsy
Groomsmen's Attire: JC Penny

Wedding Wednesday: The Piedmont Wedding

 Tim & Kimberly Piedmont | June 21, 2014 | Photography by Marlee Kauffman

 Even though they went to elementary, middle, and high school together, it wasn't until they were out one night with mutual friends that Tim and Kimberly finally met. One night, Kimberly was playfully asking Tim if he wanted to be with her until she was 35, 45, 55, etc. She set him up for the perfect moment, because it was then that Tim looked at her and said "how about forever?". The same friend who played matchmaker for Tim and Kimberly also acted as officiant for their wedding. She personalized the ceremony and made it unique to the couple since she had the privilege of seeing the relationship grow from that first night. The summer magic themed wedding provided just that as it was held on summer solstice, and a summer storm lifted right before the ceremony. Kimberly and her mother enjoyed time before the wedding by watching guests arrive, and drinks were also served beforehand to create a relaxed atmosphere before the ceremony began. Kimberly decided to let the beautiful venue speak for itself by keeping flowers and decorations minimal. Baby's breath, antique books, tea cups, and candles made for romantic, simple centerpieces. The century old trees in front of the house served as the setting for the ceremony, and the reception was held behind the house. Guests showered the happy couple in glitter as they were announced as husband and wife. The day after the wedding, Tim and Kimberly left for a cruise to the Bahamas and stayed in Charleston, South Carolina once they returned to celebrate their honeymoon.

Be sure to see the Piedmont wedding on page 54 of the third issue of bridebook!

Photography: Marlee Kauffman
Dress: David's Bridal
Cake: Confection Connection
Venue: Santillane
Jewelry: Fink's and Etsy
DJ: Quest Entertainment
Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Beverages: Chaos Mountain Brewing

Wedding Wednesday: The Kinser Wedding

Jared & Morgan Kinser | September 21, 2013 | Photography by Deana Fleenor Photography

Hometown sweethearts Jared and Morgan believe their prayers were answered when finding one another. Though they attended the same high school, the couple didn't really connect until years later when Morgan ran into him at her father's office where Jared worked. Their first date was in 2006, but the timing wasn't quite right, so it wasn't until 2013 when they realized they were truly meant to be. Timing was definitely right on May 4 when Jared proposed to Morgan on her grandparents' wedding anniversary just like her grandmother suggested. Because of the couple's faith, they knew they wanted their wedding to be focused on two things: God and fun. They made sure to tie in these elements throughout their vintage, rustic ceremony and reception. Morgan walked down the aisle with her father on one side and brother on the other to the Christian song "The Day Before You" by Matthew West, which she says had the perfect lyrics for the occasion. The ceremony and reception were both held on her parents' farm despite the rain beforehand, and guests were encouraged to come in comfortable attire. Her family built the arch, which she and Jared stood under during the wedding, and her mother and father strung the lights in their barn where the reception was held. The bridesmaids wore an array of muted pink and neutral colors, which tied in with the cream and peach flowers displayed in the Mason jar centerpieces. Guests took home candy and caramel apples as well as a jar of honey with a tag that said "Jared and Morgan meant to bee" as favors. After their wedding day that Morgan describes as "nothing short of perfect," the couple honeymooned in St. Lucia.

Be sure to see the Kinser wedding on page 118 of the second issue of bridebook!

Photography: Deana Fleenor Photography
Dress: David's Bridal
Florist: The Find, Sandra Horn
Cake: Sandra Horn
Venue: C&M Farms
Caterer: Grate Escape
Jewelry: Jared
DJ: DJ Express
Attendants' Dresses: Etsy
Groomsmen's Attire: Lalondes Bridal
Videographer: Milestone Pictures
Hair: Rock, Paper, Scissors Salon