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Wedding Wednesday: The Pruitt Wedding

The Pruitt Wedding | December 9, 2017 | Photography by: Heather Chipps Photography

Marybeth Jones and Bradley Pruitt met when they were children, after a mutual friend brought Brad to a function at Glade Hill Baptist Church. The two were not close throughout middle and high school, but after college and pharmacy school, the two were reunited at the same church thanks to the same friend. Not long after, Brad asked Marybeth for her number, and the two have been "inseparable" ever since. On the morning before the couple was to attend their friends' wedding, Brad said that he wanted to take Marybeth golfing before the festivities. On lucky hole number seven, Brad teed up the golf ball, and when Marybeth was about to tee off, she saw that the ball read, "Marry me?"

The couple did not expect for it to snow during their early-December wedding, but Mother Nature had a different idea. The snow made their special day all the more memorable. A tree-planting ceremony, locally-obtained decorations and centerpieces along with homemade salsa from the bride's family's garden allowed for the couple to create an occasion that celebrated not just their love, but the love that they share with those close to them. Marybeth and Brad's celebration was unique because of the sentiment behind nearly every detail of the wedding. The couple was married at the church where they met, and they chose Water's Edge Country Club as the venue for the reception because Marybeth had worked there throughout school. "It's just so comforting to be in a familiar place on your wedding day!" Marybeth says. Add in the bride's pearls from her maternal grandmother, a veil borrowed from her sister, a sixpence from Marybeth's aunt for her shoe and, of course, the unexpected snow, and the couple's day turned out to be memorable, meaningful and full of love from beginning to end.

Make sure to see more of the Pruitt wedding on page 72 of bridebook!

Photography: Heather Chipps Photography
Dress: Becky's Bridal
Florist: Serena Jones
Cake: Billie's Cakes and Catering
Ceremony: Glade Hill Baptist Church
Venue: Water's Edge Country Club
Caterer: Water's Edge Country Club
Planner: Cheryl Cockram
Jewelry: Haywood's Jewelers
DJ: Ken Kilinski
Attendants' Dresses: Becky's Bridal
Groomsmen's Attire: Jos A. Bank
Hair: Crown Studio - Jordan Smith
Officiant: Derek Layman
Videography: Franklin County High School Television Program Production
Programs: Creative Xpressions
Wreaths: Willow Tree Nursery

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

Wedding Wednesday: The Early Wedding

The Early Wedding | June 11, 2016 | Photography by: Essential Sunshine Photography

Sarah Gayle Ballagh and Tyler Early connected through an online dating website. Tyler was slow to initiate a first date, but Sarah had the idea of enticing him with a Salem Red Sox game. She knew he wouldn't be able to say no to that, and she was right, but as it turned out, the game ended up raining out. Instead, the two decided to meet at Mac n Bob's for dinner. It right before their first date, the first time Tyler saw her walking down the sidewalk toward him, that he knew this was the woman he was going to marry.

When Tyler decided to propose, there was no other place he could think to pop the question other than that same slab of sidewalk. The two even managed to get a game in, as Tyler had his and her parents both waiting for them at that night's Salem Red Sox game. The couple spent the evening celebrating with one another, their parents, and America's favorite past time.

Sarah's favorite color is yellow. So it was no surprise to anyone when yellow became the focus color of the wedding. It was elegantly paired with the groomsmen's gray suits and the yellow tulip centerpieces fit in perfectly with their rustic barn venue. Sarah's bridesmaids each wore a yellow dress, and even Sarah herself dawned a yellow belt with her reception dress.

The couple was glad to share each moment of their wedding day with their friends and family. Sarah's dog was even able to make an appearance for a few pictures between the ceremony and the reception. The whole day was full of love and laughter, not wanting to leave a single person (or family pet) out of their day. Their guests enjoyed themselves with garden games like badminton, corquet, and ladder ball and later flooded the dance floor to dance the night away. The atmosphere was inviting, happy, and wonderfully implemented.

Sarah has been a member of the United States Army for 11 years, so it was important to the couple to honor her commitment and sacrifice, as well as the others in their life who serve. The couple chose to participate in the traditional military cake cutting, using an Army NCO sword.  Names of family members in the military were listed in the wedding program, and they had a special dedicated flower arrangement on display at both the ceremony and the reception.

When planning a wedding it's hard to gauge what your guests will remember, and with so many wonderful and unique touches and heartfelt gestures the Early's put into their big day, there are many things to choose from. But, everyone is sure to remember the love and commitment that went into this couples wedding day.

Make sure to see more of the Early Wedding on page 54 of bridebook!

Dress: Chantilly Lace
Florist: Creative Occasions
Cake: Mary Ogilvie
Venue: Sinkland Farms
Caterer: Blue Ridge Catering
Planner: Linda Garbee
Jewelry: Haywood's Jewelers
DJ: The Domino Band
Attendant Dresses: Weddington Way
Groomsmen's Attire: Jos. A. Bank
Makeup & Hair: Les Cheveux Salon & Day Spa
Ceremony Music: Roanoke Symphony Strings Trio
Hotel: The Inn at Virginia Tech