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Wedding Wednesday: The Brockman Wedding

The Brockman Wedding | June 13, 2015 | Photography by: Jolly Jen Photography

When Thomas rolled into his first day at high school in a flashy red car, Carly couldn’t take her eyes off him. Despite being two years older, he was still instantly attracted to Carly as well. The two became high school sweethearts quickly and dated for a steady and loving eight years. It was after those eight years that Thomas decided to propose to Carly at her parents’ home where they all popped a bottle of champagne and agreed that it was about time that the two got married.

The wedding day was decorated with the theme of vintage and was complete with old post cards, birdcages and wine barrels. The decorates were appropriately decorated in accenting colors of champagne and petal pink. They kept the food traditionally southern style and served their guests with a delicious macaroni and cheese bar. The cake was the real showstopper, though, and was made of red velvet with buttercream frosting.

Despite the rain from the day, everyone had a great time and moved under the tents to stay dry. One of the best moments from the event was, actually, the bride and groom dancing in the rain. The couple’s send off was in a golf cart since the groom was a golfer. The newlyweds rode off under sparklers and their guests sent them off with well wishes. As redemption for the rain that day, the sky painted a stunning rainbow over the two as they headed into their future.

Make sure to see more of the Brockman wedding on page 54 of bridebook!

Photography by: Jolly Jen Photography
Dress: White by Vera Wang
Florist: Creative Occasions
Cake: Linda Adams
Ceremony: Trinity Ecumenical Parrish
Venue: Bernard's Landing
Caterer: The Landing Restaurant
Planner: Elizabeth Sayre Stevens
Jewelry: Blue Nile Jewelers
Music: Hipshack Band- Sam Hill Entertainment
Attendants Dresses: J. Crew
Groomsman Attire: Jos. A. Bank
Makeup: The Bella Hair Co.- Ashley Hurst
Invitations and Programs: Appalachian Press

Wedding Wednesday: The Parker Wedding

The Parker Wedding | June 14, 2014 | Photography by Enigma Photography

Will and Sarah went met each other in high school, and were good friends for five years before they started dating in college. Many years later, the two are still inseparable.

Though Sarah and Will had been dating for six years at the time of Will's proposal, Sarah was still completely surprised by the gesture. It was Memorial Day, and Sarah and Will decided to go down to the James River together. Will took Sarah for a canoe ride and then popped the question while she was turning to get out of the canoe. Sarah said yes, of course, but still made Will put the ring back in its ring box for fear she would lose it in the river.

Sarah and Will chose the Trivium as their wedding venue because of its gorgeous views of The Peaks of Otter and lush green scenery. The ceremony was planned for a beautiful spring day, so the couple decided to have "daisy and springtime" themed wedding colors. The bridesmaids wore Kelly green dresses, while the groomsmen wore grey suits with bright yellow ties.

When it came time for the reception, Sarah and Will wanted to make sure all the guests were enjoying themselves fully. Music and dancing was a huge part of the celebration. Their DJ, Russel Prusak, was a good friend from high school, and kept the music going all night long. The playlist included songs for all ages and some special requests. Luckily, the Trivium Ballroom had a huge dance floor, which gave every guest the opportunity to let loose with the bride and groom. A photo booth set up by the venue was a great way to capture priceless and hilarious memories, many of which were recorded in a scrapbook for the couple.

For their menu, Sarah and Will kept it casual and laid-back. Avenue Foods Catering provided delicious comfort foods like BBQ, mac and cheese, and "cake ball" desserts, which were a huge hit.

Sarah's little sister made home-blown glass flower vases for table centerpieces, and at the end of the wedding, all guests were invited to take one of the unique works of art home. This way, every guest got to have a special piece of Will and Sarah's celebration for themselves.

Be sure to see the Parker wedding on page 114 of the third issue of bridebook!

Photography: Enigma Photography
Dress: J. Crew
Cake: Hanna Toliver
Venue: The Trivium
Caterer: Avenue Foods Catering
Planner: Heidi Baker and Kate Broyles
Jewelry: Frantz Diamonds and Jewelry
DJ: RSP Entertainment
Groomsmen's Attire: Mr. Tuxedo
Hair: Fusion Salon
Makeup: Makeup by Ashley

Wedding Wednesday: The Fredrich Wedding

The Fredrich Wedding | October 19, 2014 | Photography by Megan Vaughan Photography


Justin and Sarah met while taking a class together at college. They were grouped together for a project, and though Justin was the "class clown," Sarah was impressed by his charisma and charm. However, fate didn't bring the two together until after college. Justin and Sarah had both been working for different ministry programs, and Justin dedicated to ask Sarah about churches in the Lynchburg area. She invited him to church, and their journey together began.

On the day of Justin's proposal, he was one day away from flying back to Finland for work. He told Sarah he wanted to do something different for his last day in the states, so they went out to a surprise lunch together. Sarah was exhausted and slept throughout the entire car ride, so it was truly was a surprise when she woke up at Mama Maria's Italian Restaurant in Salem. After lunch, Justin drove Sarah to Lake Spring Park. Sarah had always dreamed about getting engaged on one of her favorite bridges in Central Park, so Justin picked out a similar bridge to take Sarah to. As she was taking in the scenery, he got down on one knee and asked her to be his wife. Naturally, Sarah said yes, but the surprises didn't end there. Justin had gotten her parents to travel down from New Jersey to secretly snap some shots of the proposal. Sarah was floored, but Justin had one more trick up his sleeve: The newly engaged couple drove to the Salem Red Sox baseball stadium where Justin's entire family, a bunch of Sarah's coworkers and friends, and other loved ones were waiting for them. It was an absolutely perfect night.

Justin and Sarah got married in a beautiful pine grove overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains. The fall colors were tremendous, and so the couple decided to incorporate a little bit of natural simplicity into their wedding. For favors, they had a trail mix bar and Sprecher Soda, an old-timey soda brand that Justin grew up with in Milwaukee. Their venue, Sierra Vista, needed  few decorations to stand out amidst the lovely scenery, so Sarah and Justin kept it minimalist, placing a few barrels and flowers here and there and letting the large wooden cross at the end of the isle serve as a centerpiece.

The barn at Sierra Vista added a rustic country feel to the colorful fall celebration. Again, Justin and Sarah used natural decorations: wood, burlap, twine, and glass. Autumn-colored florals, wildflowers, and greenery were prevalent throughout the space, and the couple's guest book was the ultimate nod to nature. Rather than have a plain book for guests to write in, Justin and Sarah had a makeshift tree where guests left fingerprints to represent leaves.

Sarah's top priority when planning the wedding was having a celebration that was both comfortable and enjoyable. The atmosphere was very relaxed, and the focus was on fun. The reception included a "kids only" section where children could play games and make arts and crafts. For the adults, corn hole, a ring toss, and various puzzles were set up across the grounds. The small, intimate guest list allowed all guests to interact and feel comfortable with each other, and the laid-back atmosphere was echoed by the wedding playlist. Though the couple shared a memorable first dance to a slow and sweet love song, they also included remixes of "Turn Down for What" and other upbeat pop songs. The wedding was a perfect representation of Sarah and Justin's unique personalities, their devotion to each other, and their love for God.

Be sure to see the Fredrich wedding on page 108 of the third issue of bridebook!

Photography: Megan Vaughan Photography
Dress: David's Bridal
Florist: Irvington Spring Farms
Cake: Karen McLaughlin
Venue: Sierra Vista
Caterer: Innovative Catering
Planner: Amber Minden
Jewelry: Ahavah Diamonds
DJ: Music, Music, and More Music
Attendant's Dresses: J. Crew
Groomsmen's Attire: Jos. A Bank and JCPenney
Hair: B. Jane Makeup: Ashley Ancheta
Videographer: The Craig Brothers