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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 Parker Wedding

The Parker Wedding | December 2, 2017 | Photography by: Anna Bowser Photography

Even though Hannah Mankin and David Parker attended Radford University together, they never knew each other. After their best friends introduced them, their romance began. "My future husband was under my nose the whole time!" Hannah says. Lola, the couple's adopted puggle (half pug, half beagle!), played a key role in David's proposal. While they were both at their home in Lynchburg, David encouraged Hannah to cuddle their pup, and she found the beautiful ring that he had attached to the dog's collar just as David popped the question.

The couple's special day was made even more enchanting by the Christmas spirit that surrounded them. Magic was in the air before the couple even exchanged their vows: there was a Christmas parade before the ceremony, and Hannah even got a picture with Santa! To give their wedding a personalized touch, the couple decided to display a unique donut bar during the reception, and their cake oozed rustic elegance. The bridesmaids wore furs to keep warm during photos, and Hannah says that they all looked "uniquely beautiful." Hannah and David's ceremony was very meaningful to them, with important Bible verses that reflected their relationship perfectly. The short-and-sweet elegance of the ceremony paired with the air of Christmas made the couple's day one that they and their guests will never forget.

Make sure to see more of the Parker wedding on page 70 of bridebook!

Photography: Anna Bowser Photography
Dress: Studio I Do Bridals
Florist: Caroline LaRocca Event Design
Cake: Fresh Baked Bakery
Venue: The Kyle House
Caterer: Schaal's Catering
Planner: Day Events - Michelle Day
Jewelry: Kay Jewelers
DJ: Troy Hamm
Videographer: Something Blue
Makeup: Makeup Artistry - Laci Fore
Hair: Sarah Cook

Wedding Wednesday: The Thompson Wedding

The Thompson Wedding | November 4, 2017 | Photography by: The Photography Smiths

A few days after Jamie Thompson and Jessica Lumsden met online, they decided to officially meet. They created a scavenger hunt involving clues and pictures sent to each other throughout the day, and ended up meeting at a lookout point over the city. After realizing that they were actually trespassing on private property, the couple met up later that evening to listen to a band. Their strong connection was immediate, and nearly five years later while at their favorite place, Cherry Grove Beach, SC, Jamie proposed on one knee at sunrise, creating a perfect moment for this "perfectly imperfect, loving couple."

The couple's special day was made even more magical by an emotional First Look, where Jamie and Jessica could spend a moment alone before officially becoming husband and wife. Jessica, wearing a custom-made dress, walked down the aisle to the song "Marry Me," which was just one of the contemporary love songs that made a statement during the ceremony. Jessica says that it was wonderful to have "all of her favorite people in the world in the same place at the same time." The reception, held at The Hotel Roanoke, was all about the glitter, sparkle and shine with colors such as black, white and gold paired with breathtaking arrangements. At the end of the night, the wedding guests took home unique favors: Jessica had sent out photos of all of the guests to a caricature artist, who had sent back drawings of everyone who would be attending the couple's celebration. These caricatures were on display during the reception, and they were an important part of Jamie and Jessica's day.

Make sure to see more of the Thompson wedding on page 60 of bridebook!

Photography: The Photography Smiths
Dress: Her Perfect Day Boutique & Design Studio - Terrisa Vaughn
Flowers: Caroline LaRocca Event Design
Ceremony: Colonial Presbyterian Church
Venue: The Hotel Roanoke
Caterer: The Hotel Roanoke
DJ: 6th N Main Band
Planner: Caroline LaRocca Event Design
Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Hair: Stephanie Ray
Makeup: Glam Artist - Lauren Swanson
Cake: Fresh Baked Bakery
Photo Booth: Star City Photo Booth
Transportation: Executive Towne Car
Caricaturist: Chuck Cundiff