Craig & Ashley Martin | June 29, 2013 | Photography by Kevin Hurley Photography
Ashley and Craig met through mutual friends while working in the Bridgewater area. Because she taught school in Roanoke while he was a police officer in Harrisonburg, much of their relationship was long-distance. On a very special weekend when Ashley went to visit, Craig was waiting for her on one knee next to a heart made from rose petals. The rose stems spelled out "Will you marry me?" Sixteen months later, the two were married on a beautiful day surrounded by friends and family. The ceremony took place in the church where Ashley grew up, while the reception was held at the country club where she'd spend much of her life swimming, playing tennis and golf, and working at the golf shop. Their wedding theme was simple but elegant, complemented by black and ivory colors with a touch of red. Bridesmaids wore simple black dresses and red shoes, while the groomsmen wore black tuxes and red ties. Red roses made for table centerpieces while the bridal bouquet had gorgeous shades of red. Guests received packets of coffee titled "The Perfect Blend" as party favors. The newly married Mr. and Mrs. Martin spent their wedding night at Hotel Roanoke and had brunch with the friends and family before they whisked off to their Hawaiian honeymoon.
Be sure to see the Martin wedding on page 56 of the second issue of bridebook, on newsstands now!
Photography: Kevin Hurley Photography
Dress: Chantilly Lace
Florist: Susan Bucher
Cake: Mary Ogilvie
Ceremony: First Baptist Church
Venue: Roanoke Country Club
Caterer: Roanoke Country Club
Entertainment: Timeless Wedding Night
Accommodations: Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center