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Wedding Wednesday: The Solomon Wedding

The Solomon Wedding | September 2, 2017 | Photography by: Chris Jackson Photography

Adrian Solomon was hosting a cooking class at his apartment when he met Sydney Myers. The two hit it off and exchanged phone numbers at the end of the night, not knowing that their shared interest in food would be the beginning of the rest of their lives together. While on a trip to France and Italy a matter of months later, the couple was driving up a mountain and stopped to walk down a path that had a stunning view of the sea. On the opposite side of the road, Adrian had set up a camera to hopefully capture his proposal. When Sydney turned from admiring the view, she found Adrian down on one knee with a ring, asking her to be his wife. Adrian's camera ended up running out of memory, but the moment turned out to be so memorable, the couple didn't even need it.

The couple's chose the Taubman Museum to be the venue of their unique travel-themed wedding, which celebrated the diverse culture of the families involved. To represent the couple's favorite genres of food, the cuisine was served at food stations: a pasta bar, a taco bar and a steakhouse station, preceded by "lumpia," a well-known food in Filipino culture as an appetizer. During the wedding, Adrian surprised Sydney and their guests with a live performance of "Wagon Wheel," and the couple enjoyed dancing with their close friends and family throughout the evening.

Make sure to see more of the Solomon wedding on page 44 of bridebook!

Photography: Chris Jackson Photography
Dress: Kitty Chen
Flowers: Creative Occasions
Venue: The Taubman Museum of Art
Caterer: Blue Ridge Catering
DJ: DV Entertainment
Groomsmen's Attire: Kenneth Cole
Hair: Laurel Hill
Nails: Polished by Claire V.
Invitations and Programs: Appalachian Press
Attendants Dresses: Azazie
Jewelry: Jewells Fine Jewelry
Planner: Cheryl Myers

Wedding Wednesday: The Curran Wedding

Joey & Alexa Curran | July 5, 2014 | Photography by Pat Cori Photography

 After meeting one night at a party during their high school years, Joey and Alexa have been together ever since! Joey planned a very romantic and surprising proposal for Alexa on the beach in Hilton Head during Thanksgiving. As they were walking toward the beach to "take a walk before dinner" Alexa saw chairs, champagne, and flowers set up and thought someone else was having their Thanksgiving dinner by the shore. It was quickly after that she realized this was all for her and before she knew it Joey was down on one knee. Their wedding featured a pink, navy, and cream color scheme with touches of greenery throughout giving the day a whimsical and romantic theme. During the reception, the wedding party and newlyweds all sat together facing the guests alongside windows that offered a scenic view of the golf course. The wedding was unique due to the all the special guests in attendance. High school friends, Joey's soccer teammates, and Alexa's sorority sisters all came, and some even traveled from far distances like Canada and England to be with them on their special day. As a nod to Joey's soccer days, Alexa put a unique spin on the garter toss and stashed a soccer ball under her dress. After removing the garter, Joey placed it on the ball and kicked it for the bachelors to catch, and it made for quite the laugh. Alexa's favorite memory of the evening was her first dance with her husband. They chose the song "You're Everything" by Michael Buble, which has been a special song to them throughout their relationship. To keep with the color scheme of the wedding during the couple's send off, guests threw pink and navy confetti to end the night in celebration.

Be sure to see the Curran wedding on page 68 of the third issue of bridebook!

Photography by Pat Cori Photography
Dress: Kitty Chen from The Newfangled Bride
Florist: The Flower Shoppe on Main
Cake: Mary Ogilvie
Ceremony: St. Andrew's Catholic Church
Venue: Roanoke Country Club
Caterer: Roanoke Country Club
Planner: Debbie Haynes
Jewelry: Frantz Diamonds
DJ: East Coast Entertainment- Soul Play
Attendants' Dresses: Alfred Sung from The Newfangled Bride
Groomsmen's Attire: Jos. A. Bank
Hair: Terin Mabry
Makeup: Les Cheveux Salon & Day Spa- Jolina Goad
Seamstress: Sew Right LLC