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Wedding Wednesday: The Maddox Wedding

The Maddox Wedding | May 29, 2017 | Photography by: Noah Magnifico Photography

Temeca Manns and Bomani Maddox first connected through an online dating website. Their first phone call lasted all night, neither hanging up until 2 AM. That phone call was the start to many a long conversations. Temeca says that she loves the fact that Bomani is such a "talker." The couple faced many challenges in their first year as an official couple; Bomani's father passed and Temeca was diagnosed with breast cancer. But, nothing deterred Bomani and Temeca from pursuing one another.

It was Mother's Day 2015 when Bomani proposed to Temeca surrounded by family. Temeca was in unusually high spirits going into the night, seeing as she had just gone through a round of chemo the Friday before. Her mood was dampened by complications with her meal. But, once Bomani proposed, every sour feeling from the night disappeared. Instead, it would be remembered as one of the happiest nights of their lives.

The couple prided their wedding on being "outside of the box." They chose lime green, black, and ivory for their colors. Their wedding party encased the couple as they stood in the pulpit, during their church ceremony. Temeca's mother gave her away at the ceremony. Plus, for their reception, they went with non-traditional music, to create a unique, simple, but elegant atmosphere for their guests. Keeping with the couples individual tastes and experiences, each table had a name to do with something important to the Temeca, Bomani, or the couple. They hoped this would promote conversation at the tables.

Instead of the traditional party favor, the couple made a donation in their guests' names to the American Cancer Society. This was not only a memorable gift, but a way for them to celebrate just how much they've overcome as a couple. Their wedding was the perfect way to honor their growth as a couple and begin their lives together.

Make sure to see more of the Maddox Wedding on page 52 of bridebook!

Photography by: Noah Magnifico Photography
Dress: Tiffany's Bridal
Florist: Kroger
Cake: Evie's Wedding Cakes
Ceremony: Loudon Avenue Christian Church
Venue: The Hotel Roanoke
Caterer: The Hotel Roanoke
DJ: Rob Stacks
Attendant Dresses: David's Bridal
Groomsmen Attire: Men's Warehouse
Hair: Diva's House of Hair
Videography: Michael's Video
Transportation: Executive Town Car & Limousine Service


Wedding Wednesday: The Coffey Wedding

The Coffey Wedding | April 30, 2016 | Photography by: Kimberly Izatt Photography

Laura Pruner's and Eric Coffey's first date was a long time in the making. They first met online, exchanging emails and phone calls, before finally meeting for their first date. Eric proposed on a weekend trip to Charleston, South Carolina, during an evening walk on the first night of their trip.

Their mutual faith was a large part of what made their wedding special. Laura says her favorite part of the ceremony was sharing communion with Eric, moments before they finally became man and wife. This is was when the tears finally started to fall, and was a very special moment for the two of them. The couple wants their mutual Christian faith at the center of their marriage, so it was only right for it to be the center of their ceremony as well.

A fun-filled reception followed the ceremony, where the bride and groom shared their first dance to the tune of "Love Of My Life," and the guests got to enjoy a four tiered butter cake with butter cream frosting. It was a simple, elegant, cream colored cake, standing proud on a silver cake stand, which accented Laura's gown's silver beading and her silver sparkly shoes.

With a last name like Coffey, it would have been a shame to miss out on a pun inspired wedding favor. Each guest received a burlap bag of coffee with a label that read, "Enjoy this coffee from the Coffey's." The day was centered on elegance, shared faith, and a good pun, making for memories that will last a lifetime.

Make sure to see more from the Coffey Wedding on page 42 of bridebook!

Photography by: Kimberly Izatt Photography
Dress: David's Bridal
Florist: Kroger
Cake: Linda Adams
Venue: Roanoke Country Club
Caterer: Roanoke Country Club
Planner: Charmaine Cress
Jewelry: AmRhein's Jewelers
DJ: J.C. Castillo
Attendant Dresses: David's Bridal
Groomsmen Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Makeup: Jolina Goad
Hair: Sarah Wright

Wedding Wednesday: The Lee Wedding

Joel & Whitney Lee | October 19, 2013 | Photography by Modelesque Photography

Whitney and Joel met while they both served in the Navy and were stationed in Norfolk. Joel, like many grooms, carried the engagement ring in his pocket for a few days before he proposed, waiting for a sign or the perfect moment. Upon leaving a store, someone told Joel his wife was very beautiful. Minutes later, Joel proposed in the car; despite Whitney first thinking it was a joke, she said yes - and she wouldn't have her proposal any other way! Whitney's favorite part of her wedding day was the ceremony. When her father walked her down the aisle, she thought he might be more nervous than she was with shaking hands; however she believes his nerves helped keep her calm. The Lee wedding was considered unique thanks to its location - a stunning setting of mountains and sunset made the day (and photos!) look magical. The vintage chic wedding had colors of gray, pale yellow, and plum, with painted wine bottles wrapped in white lace burlap. Centerpieces were vases with yellow, white and pink roses sitting on a mirror or circular piece of wood. Whitney's mom created the guest favors, which were Mason jars filled with yellow confetti and homemade cookies. The happy couple had a bit of a rushed wedding due to Joel's orders in Guam, but Whitney's looking on the bright side about spending three years on a tropical island!

Be sure to see the Lee wedding on page 100 of the second issue of bridebook, on newsstands now!

Photography: Modelesque Photography
Dress: Oleg Cassini from David's Bridal
Florist: Cuts Creation
Cake: Kroger
Venue: Santillane
Caterer: A Cut Above Catering
Jewelry: Zales
Attendants' Dresses: David's Bridal
Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse