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Wedding Wednesday: The Miller Wedding

The Miller Wedding | August 19, 2017 | Photography by: Kaitlyn Phipps Photography

Because they had the same major at Virginia Tech, Lily Terango and John Paul Miller kept running into each other. After "happening" to sit next to each other in the many classes that they had together, John Paul began their romance by asking Lily out on their first date, a hike around Mountain Lake. Since the couple is very outdoorsy, John Paul suggested that they go kayaking down the Potomac River during their Labor Day weekend. They paddled over to a small island, and John Paul asked Lily to pick out a fishing lure. When she turned around, he proposed. Without Lily's knowledge, John Paul and Lily's father had planted a tripod in the kayak to take pictures on the island to capture the moment. The proposal took Lily completely by surprise, and was followed by a visit to a winery and a B&B to celebrate their new engagement.

The couple's outdoor ceremony took place with a picturesque view of the mountains (the same ones that they had hiked on their first date!), and the "unforgettable" ceremony was brought to life by the homemade floral arrangements and a live band. The couple's first dance was also a surprise: a slow dance that morphed into a salsa. The "lively" wedding was unique because of how involved the couple's friends and family were. Lily says that her parents were "a huge help to the planning process," and the bridal party and groomsmen even joined the band on stage during the fun-filled reception. The couple laughed and hugged their way through their magical day and through the evening, which Lily says was "just perfect."

Make sure to see more of the Miller wedding on page 42 of bridebook!

Photography: Kaitlyn Phipps Photography
Dress: Anthropologie
Venue: Sinkland Farms
Caterer: Pumpernickel Pickle Catering
DJ: Swinging Richards / East Coast Entertainment
Hair & Makeup: Studio 700 Salon
Videography: Mary Russel Productions

Wedding Wednesday: The Lane Wedding

The Lane Wedding | July 1, 2017 | Photography by: Kaitlyn Phipps Photography

Jordie Woods and Andrew Lane met in elementary school, spending their childhood together  playing the same sports and living less than a mile away from each other in Radford. On New Year's Eve of Jordie's junior year of high school, Andrew asked her to be his girlfriend. Their romance began, and continued as an unwavering long-distance relationship for five years when Jordie stayed in Blacksburg to attend Virginia Tech while Andrew decided to go to college several hours away. While the couple was on vacation in South Carolina during Jordie's sophomore year at Tech, they had a date night planned: a romantic dinner at a local restaurant followed by a walk on the beach to take pictures with Andrew's new GoPro (an early birthday gift from Jordie). After setting up the GoPro on a time lapse to take photos, Andrew turned to Jordie, and, pulling out a little ring box from his pocket, asked her to be his wife. 

Because family is so important to Jordie and Andrew, they wanted their wedding to reflect their values and traditions, so Andrew's father, a pastor in Radford, officiated the ceremony while Jordie's sister was her maid of honor. While Jordie feels that "having a traditional wedding makes it hard to be unique," the couple found a big way to make their celebration more special: forgoing the popular "First Look" and instead seeing each other for the first time on their wedding day as Jordie walked down the aisle, carrying her bouquet of bold, multicolored wildflowers. Seeing her future husband at the end of the aisle waiting for her, and knowing that their long wait was over, Jordie says that she was overcome with emotion and "happy-cried the whole way down the aisle." To add another personal element, a dear friend of Jordie played the violin during the couple's traditional and emotional ceremony, a ceremony that the couple's family from all over the United States came to help them celebrate. "It was amazing to be surrounded by family who love us so much," Jordie says. 

Make sure to see more of the Lane wedding on page 34 of bridebook!

Photography: Kaitlyn Phipps Photography
Dress: Proms, Pageants and Pretty Things
Florist: Northside Flower Shop
Venue: Blacksburg Country Club
Caterer: Blacksburg Country Club
Jewelry: P.R. Sturgill Fine Jewelry
DJ: JC Castillo
Groomsmen's Attire: Jos A. Bank
Attendant's Dresses: David's Bridal
Ceremony Music: Avery Davis and Denise Garrett