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Wedding Wednesday: The Dawley Wedding

The Dawley Wedding | September 24, 2016 | Photography by: Kemper Mills Fant Photography

Lauren Ammar and Troy Dawley met at Carilion Clinic where they had an instant connection. Despite having a bit of a long distance relationship (Troy in Texas and Lauren in Virginia), the couple brought a new light into each others lives. Troy proposed on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Italy. Early one morning on a dock in Venice, Troy hired a photographer to capture the moment and asked the question just as a boat full of people floated by and cheered for the happy couple. They spent the rest of the trip celebrating.

Troy says that his favorite part of the wedding was during the ceremony when he was watching Lauren walk down the aisle because he "couldn't wait to be her husband.". The rich wine and gold mixed with floral patterns made the wedding a perfect transition from summer into fall. Mixed china and "his and hers" cocktails added charm during the reception. Guests were delighted by the choreographed father-daughter dance as well as the first husband-wife dance, adding a special uniqueness to the whole day.

Make sure to see more of the Dawley wedding on page 102 of bridebook!

Photography: Kemper Mills Fant Photography
Dress: Casablanca
Cake: Casey's Cakes
Florist: Creative Occasions
Venue: Sundara
Caterer: Blue Ridge Catering
Planner: Events by Sherri
Band: Six Styles
Hair: Oliver's Twist - Monica Wakefield
Attendant's Dresses: Alfred Angelo
Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Warehouse
Makeup: LASH, etc. - Jessica Hall
Videographer: Pine River Films

Wedding Wednesday: The Whitaker Wedding

The Whitaker Wedding | June 11, 2016  | Photography by: Pat Cori Photography

Sarah Rhodes and Robert "Buddy" Whitaker, Junior were both attending Hollins College when they met in 2008. Sarah was a senior and Buddy a first year grad student. But, it wasn't until later that the two began their romance. Sarah moved to New York City after college, and the two kept in touch. It was casual until Buddy found himself in the city visiting some of his friends. The two reconnected at a birthday party, which led them to pursue a cross-country-long-distance-relationship for six months. Buddy eventually relocated from Los Angles to New York City.

The couple were on a weekend trip to Texas, staying with a friend, when Buddy popped the questions. Sarah walked into their friend's apartment, only to be greeted by a ring box and a tray of cupcakes with "Will You Marry me?" written in the icing. With a sweet proposal like that, it's no surprise she said yes.

Sarah wanted a wedding full of southern charm and tradition, while honoring the couples friendship and relationship. By having their wedding at Hollins Universtiy, the couple was easily able to tie their southern theme and their relationship into one. Having their wedding at the place they met 8 years earlier was a lovely tribute to the couple's beginning. The two were even able to paint "the rock" in honor of their wedding, a long-time tradition at the college.

In honor of their southern roots, the couple served sweet tea at their wedding and handed out Virginia is for lovers gift bags. Their cake was a simple, tiered, and coconut flavored. It was white, with a textured design, and a gold topper, fitting the couple's color scheme of coral, peach, ivory, and gold. The colors blended beautifully with the exposed brick in their reception area.

The couple honored both their past and their future with their southern themed wedding. Being able to return to their beginning to celebrate the start to their marriage was a sentiment not lost on the guests. The couple even chose songs from their favorite films to be played my a string trio during the ceremony. The couple perfectly captured their love for each other with their June wedding.

Make sure to see more of the Whitaker Wedding on page 56 of bridebook!

Dress: Maya Couture
Florist: George's Flowers
Cake: Ellie Wallace
Venue: Hollins University
Caterer: Hollins University - Meriwether Godsey
Planner: Megan Terry & Brittany Foutz
DJ: Quest Entertainment
Attendant Dresses: Alfred Sung
Groomsmen's Attire: Original Penguin
Hair: Roots Salon - Jillian Nance
Makeup: Lash, etc. - Jessica Hall

Wedding Wednesday: The Marshall Wedding

The Marshall Wedding | May 21, 2016 | Photography by: Pat Cori Photography

Jessica Boatwright and Alexander "Alec" Marshall met by chance. She, taking summer classes in Blacksburg, needed to sublease an apartment. Her friend had an open space, in a three room apartment. So that summer it was Jessica, her friend/biology partner, and, inevitably, Alec. Living together that summer the two spent quite a bit of time together and their friendship grew, but it wasn't until she had moved out, the summer had passed, and a friend pointed out how good the two looked together did Jessica note that her feelings for Alec had definitely surpassed the "just friends" stage. And yet, it wasn't until more than a year later that the two became "official."

In September 2014, She and Alec had made plans to celebrate Jessica's Birthday with friends back in Blacksburg, enjoying a Virginia Tech game. The Hokies won, and a day later, the two left Blacksburg in favor of a secluded cabin to celebrate Jessica's birthday with her family. On a walk, just the two of them, Alec started to hum a Meatloaf song to himself. Jessica couldn't place the song, but if she could, she would have known what was coming. The chorus goes, "Will you make me so happy for the rest of my life? Will you take me away and will you make me your wife?" The two came up on a scenic overlook, and that is where Alec got down on one knee and asked Jessica to be his. The two were shaking with excitement by the time Alec was sliding the ring on her finger.

The wedding was full of soft, comforting colors: light gray, neutral creme, gold, and dusty rose. The colors were incorporated in the DIY center pieces and the bouquets of the bridal party. Each bridesmaid got a bouquet of one type of flower, either Larkspur, pink snaps, roses, alstroemeria, carnations, or tulips. Jessica's bouquet being a combination of the six flowers.

Jessica and Alec always thought of their friends as a big part of who they are, and their wedding day was no exception. One of their friends made the wedding cake, a four-tier multi flavored creation. Jessica's old roommate gone pastry chef made their chocolate box wedding favors. Yet another "foody" friend catered the wedding. One friend owns a stationary company and helped design invitations. Another who is tech savvy designed the Save the Dates. Even their school teacher friend helped to make their wedding kid friendly and fun for all ages.  It was definitely a coming together of the greatest kind.

On the day of their wedding there was a light rain that Jessica's recalls hearing pattering on the roof, while a muted glow from the fire cast a romantic air. Alec's face full of joy and promise stared at her as she vowed to love him for the rest of her days. Some brides dread the rain, but, with the help of the soft drizzle, Jessica remembers her wedding as romantic, warm, and inviting.

Make sure to see more of the Marshall Wedding on page 46 of bridebook!

Photography by: Pat Cori Photography
Dress: AmRhein's Bridal & Formals
Florist: University Florist
Cake: Charlotte McIntosh Tarr
Venue: House Mountain Inn
Caterer: House Mountain Inn
Planner: Jamie Grue
Jewelry: Boone & Sons Jewelers
DJ: Garland Studios
Attendant Dresses: BHLDN
Groomsmen Attire: Tuxedo by Sarno
Makeup: LASH, etc.- Jessica Hall
Hair: Body Works Day Spa & Salon- Emily Garbee Harris
Invitations: Sable & Gray Paper Co.
Officiant: Karen Osborne
Videography: Michael's Video