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Wedding Wednesday: The Winge Wedding

Justin & Ashley Winge | September 28, 2013 | Photography by Tara Lilly Photography & Design

Justin and Ashley met through mutual friends (who coincidentally were married the weekend after the Winges!). One night when she came home, she found Justin on one knee with "Marry Me" spelled out in rose petals. Ashley says her favorite memory was walking down the aisle. Being surrounded by friends and family and sharing their special day made her emotional. Ashley wanted a vintage elegance theme for her day, with the classic touches such as church ceremony, black tuxedos, and beautiful ball gown. Muted colors of pinks, purple, greens, blues, and yellows complemented their decor, including centerpieces in tall glass goblets on round mirrors. Ribbon and crystal embellished votives lined the mirror, while the flowers included dahlias, hydrangeas, garden roses, anemones, and more. Ashley's champagne organza ball gown had a sweetheart neckline with embroidered lace, with the waistline accented with a Swarovski brooch. She later changed into a short white dress for the reception. Guests chose their favorites pieces from the extensive candy bar and also took home little succulents at their place settings. They also signed a guest tree, rather than book, with a custom oak tree drawing with the couple's name and wedding date; guests could sign a leaf on the tree and it now hangs on display at their home! The couple went to Cancun for their honeymoon, staying in Live Aqua for its spa-like atmosphere where they could relax and enjoy each other's company as man and wife.

Be sure to see the Winge wedding on page 92 of the second issue of bridebook, on newsstands now!

Photography: Tara Lilly Photography & Design
Dress: Allure from Bride's House
Florist: The Flower Pot
Cake: Evie's Wildflour Wedding Cakes
Ceremony: St. Mark's Lutheran Church
Venue: The Patrick Henry Ballroom
Caterer: Blue Ridge Catering
Planner: Karen Casteele
DJ: Castillo DJ Services
Attendants' Dresses: Dessy
Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse

Wedding Wednesday: The Lembo Wedding

Aaron & Mallory Lembo | September 28, 2013 | Photography by Kemper Mills Fant Photography

When Aaron and Mallory first met, it seemed as though the two didn't have much in common, but after several coffee chats, they realized they fit together well. Two years later, after a cold day walking pups for their annual Mutt Strut in Philadelphia, Aaron proposed to Mallory on her alma mater's campus. Because of Aaron's love of nature and Mallory's equestrian Southern roots, they quickly agreed on an outdoor wedding. On a whim, they stopped to look at Sundara and fell in love at first sight. Mallory had several favorite memories of the day, including dancing on the table with her father, wearing her late mother-in-law's belly dancing skirt while standing with family, and showing off a few newly-acquired dance moves with her new husband. Aaron reflects on a love note Mallory wrote him before the wedding that he read while waiting on his groomsmen and left him feeling, "without a doubt, believing he is the luckiest man alive." Their details made all the difference in their unique wedding: Mallory wore a penny in her shoe from her sister's wedding 15 years prior, while their childhoods were showcased with family photos strung on a clothesline; food from both family backgrounds represented each side, with Italian, Southern, and Greek flavors for dinner; because the couple met over Turkish coffee, there was a coffee bar with Turkish accents. Maps highlights their roots as well as dream destinations, while Aaron's late mother was commemorated through photos and two hand-sewn pillows with special quotes, and her wine case displayed at the front of the altar. Aaron's father made cornhole boards and tree slices that were used as tabletop decor were cut from her aunt's backyard. Aaron and Mallory's wine blending ceremony was most unique; Aaron used an Italian grape unique to where his ancestors were from and is grown and bottled in his New Jersey hometown, while Mallory's was her favorite grape she discovered while studying abroad in Spain. Aaron also wrote the ceremony containing Buddhist, Catholic, and Native American sentiments. Feathers, tree slices, branches, and succulents were used in boutonnieres and decor, while guests were given favors of little succulents to grow at home. The happy newlyweds spent a few extra days in Roanoke as tourists and they've also planned a trip to Turkey and southeast Asia in the next year or two.

Be sure to see the Lembo wedding on page 90 of the second issue of bridebook, on newsstands now!

Photography: Kemper Mills Fant Photography
Dress: Winnie Couture
Florist: Creative Occasions and Bowman & Clark (Allie Webber)
Cake: Evie's Wildflour Wedding Cakes
Venue: Sundara
Caterer: Center Stage Catering
Planner: Tinsel & Twine
Jewelry: Kings Jewelers
DJ: RSP Entertainment
Attendants' Dresses: Bill Levkoff
Groomsmen's Attire: John Varvatos from Nordstrom
Lighting: Lighting Professors
Hair: Azario Salon & Day Spa
Makeup: Help Me Rhonda
Photo Booth: Star City Photobooth


Wedding Wednesday: The Osborne Wedding

Will & Leah Osborne | June 22, 2013 | Photography by Tara Lilly Photography & Design

 Will and Leah met through mutual friends at Bridgewater College. Once they began dating, Leah says "it was the end for us both." Will and Leah took a cruise with his family; while they stopped at a photo booth to take photos, the photographer asked for them to kiss. As they turned to face each other, Will got down on one knee. Despite Leah's shock, she said yes and they proceeded to celebrate for the rest of the night with their family. For the wedding, the couple decided on a First Look and it's their favorite memory of the day. To be together in a moment of peace and quiet before the activity started up was a wonderful moment for them. Leah's plan for her day was for non-traditional, with peacock-inspired colors of teal, olive green and amber. Her A-line champagne gown with beaded bodice and satin sash with detachable lace top added to the gorgeous affair. Centerpieces included cream roses, green hydrangeas, succulents and peacock feathers around a candle in a lily bowl. They also had a dessert bar with brownie trifle shooters, lemon and lime bars, and chocolate chip cheese ball (to satisfy Leah's sweet tooth)! The couple went on a 5 day cruise to the Bahamas for their honeymoon to celebrate not only their nuptials, but to tie in the story of their engagement.

Be sure to see the Osborne wedding on page 52 of the second issue of bridebook, on newsstands now!

Photography: Tara Lilly Photography & Design
Dress: Essence of Australia from Becky's Bridal
Florist: Melissa Hill/Kroger
Cake: Evie's Wildflour Wedding Cakes
Venue: Boxtree Lodge
Caterer: Linda Sisson
Planner: Emily Ertz and Terri Langford
Jewelry: Jewell's Fine Jewelry
DJ: Christian Lane
Attendants’ Dresses: Jasmine from Becky's Bridal
Groomsmen's Attire: Calvin Klein from Men's Wearhouse
Hair & Makeup: Les Cheveux Salon & Day Spa (Jessica Hall for makeup; Tammy Carswell for hair)