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Wedding Wednesday: The Brenton Wedding

The Brenton Wedding | August 5, 2017 | Photography By: Lauren Paige Photography

Julia Koff and Andrew Brenton were in ninth grade at Hidden Valley High School when they had their first date, not knowing that, 13 years later on a perfect summer day, they would become husband and wife. The couple drifted apart when they both went off to their respective schools, Julia to George Mason and Andrew to East Tennessee State. When they both ended up back in Roanoke, they rekindled their high school romance. After purchasing a beautiful diamond ring, Andrew enlisted the help of the couple's three dogs to assist him in proposing to Julia: each dog brought a note to her, asking, "Will you marry me?" Julia, wholeheartedly and without any hesitation, said yes. 

The couple's celebration took place with a picturesque view of the mountains behind them, surrounded by gorgeous scenery and lovely weather. The wedding, with the theme of "mountains and romance," was brought to life with a color scheme of mauve, dusty rose, ivory and pops of gold. It was important to Julia and Andrew that their nine-month-old daughter Eva be included in the festivities, so, with a crown of baby's breath perched on her head, Eva was pulled down the aisle in a white wagon as the flower girl. The stunning landscape of the Roanoke Valley paired with the elegant details of the ceremony allowed Julia and Andrew to be united in what was a beautiful ceremony where they could profess their love for each other in the presence of their closest friends and family. 

Make sure to see more of the Brenton wedding on page 36 of bridebook!

Photography: Lauren Paige Photography
Dress: La Bella Bridal Boutique
Flowers: Gloriosa
Venue: Irvine Estate at House Mountain Inn
Caterer: House Mountain Inn
DJ: RSP Entertainment
Groomsmen's Attire: The Black Tux
Hair: Monica Wakefield
Makeup: Sara Koff
Cake: Sweet Treats Bakery
Attendants Dresses: Azazie
Jewelry: Fink's Jewelers
Glassware & Props: MS Events

Wedding Wednesday: The Baker Wedding

The Baker Wedding | June 17, 2017 | Photography by: Pat Cori Photography

Katie Hall's matron of honor had been telling Scott Baker about her for a while until he finally met her for himself at her matron of honor's bachelorette party, where he showed up with one of his friends. "I knew he was the one," Katie says, and the couple soon became inseparable. When Scott and Katie were visiting the idyllic Ocean Isle, NC for their annual vacation, the couple went out for dinner and then drove to the secluded Bird Island to watch the sunset. Walking on the beach with Scott, Katie turned to make her way back down a sand dune and found Scott down on one knee. "It was perfect!" Katie says.

For their special day, the couple really wanted to have a creative, one-of-a-kind ceremony. Katie, who says that she appreciates clean lines and artsy details, found that the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke was the perfect venue. To help create their dream wedding, Katie opted for a striped dress that made a bold statement, as well as a bouquet of king proteas that was as heavy as it was stunning, leaving Katie's arms sore the next day! Katie and Scott felt that the most important thing for their wedding was that the guests have fun, and so they incorporated elements such as a dance-friendly DJ, glowsticks for a fun and unique exit and  little bags of pretzels that each guest took home that read, "Thanks for helping us tie the knot!" The couple was excited to have a wedding that was different than other weddings that they'd been to. "We wanted to give our guests a fun experience that they'd never forget," Katie says. From the modern and creative venue to the dancing and glowsticks of the reception, Katie and Scott created the perfect event to start their lives together with their friends and family partaking in the festivities. "I feel so lucky to have such great people in our lives and that they took the time to come celebrate our big day!" Katie says.

Make sure to see more of the Baker wedding on page 32 of bridebook!

Photography: Pat Cori Photography
Dress: Hayley Paige
Florist: Gloriosa
Cupcakes: Bubblecake
Venue: The Taubman Museum of Art
Caterer: Blue Ridge Catering
Wedding Planner: Kelly Minter
Jewelry: Reed's Jewelers
DJ: Alan Dever Entertainment
Groomsmen's Attire: Jos A. Bank
Hair: Crown Studio - Ashley Smith
Makeup: GLAMHOUSE Day Spa - Jessica Hall
Attendants' Dresses: David's Bridal

Wedding Wednesday: The Bacigalupo Wedding

The Bacigalupo Wedding | August 13, 2016 | Photography by: Chelsea Anderson Photography

Anthony and Laura first met while attending Virginia Tech; they were both Hokie Ambassadors, their paths crossing at the annual fall social. Anthony wasted no time in asking her out and the two were soon spending every free moment together. Anthony left for basic training in June after he graduated, bringing the two of them even closer with daily handwritten letters and the realization they'd each found "The One." On an early morning hike to McAfee Knob, they made it to the top for a beautiful sunrise. On their way down, they found a beautiful wildflower clearing, where Anthony stopped to get down on one knee for their magical proposal moment.

Laura and Anthony agree their favorite wedding day moment was their last dance of the night. Family members and bridal party friends were helping clear out the reception space while the newlyweds took a moment for a dance; it was then the world melted away, with the day rushing back to them as they realized they were finally married. They were so caught up in the moment, they didn't notice their families and friends had gathered around them for a group hug, creating a perfect ending to an already perfect day. Laura notes her beautiful invitations and programs were one-of-a-kind, created by her friend as Mad Libs reply cards. They also had a tree planting ceremony using dirt from their hometowns to symbolize their backgrounds together for a new life, which created a wonderful keepsake to have for years. Laura also says if she could wear her wedding dress everyday, she would! The newlyweds also loved their Hokie tradition in the form of donuts for dessert (including a VT-inspired donut), as well as their fun paper airplane photos. Laura adds that their wedding day was unique thanks to special contributions from friends and family, with so many using unique talents to add personal touches to their day. "It was really a village of people who came together to make this day so beautiful!"

Make sure to see more of the Bacigalupo wedding on page 68 of bridebook!

Photography: Chelsea Anderson Photography
Dress: Chantilly Lace
Florist: Gloriosa
Cake: Carol Lee Donuts
Venue: Patrick Henry Ballroom
Caterer: Bella Events
Jewelry: Haywood's Jewelers
DJ: Carl Slate
Attendant Dresses: David's Bridal
Groomsmen Attire: Jos. A. Bank