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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 Pomeroy Wedding

The Pomeroy Wedding | September 27, 2014 | Photography by Brittany Pelegrino Photography

Brad and Brittany met while serving as "wingman" and "wing woman" for a couple of their friends on a cold Saturday night in Raleigh. NC. Brittany noticed that Brad had ordered a beer at the liquor bar they were at, and began calling his choice into question. Brad changed his order from beer to whiskey, and the two instantly clicked.

On one July 4th a couple years back, Brad decided it was time to pop the question. The couple were spending the weekend at Brittany's parents' lakeside property in Smith Mountain Lake. At dusk, Brad invited Brittany for a walk with their golden retriever, Milo. While they were walking, Brad somewhat awkwardly got down on one knee to pet Milo, but instead turned to Brittany and proposed. The moment was perfect, until Milo spotted a dear in the distance and took off after it. It was a touching and hilarious evening filled with tears of joy, buck-wild dog corralling, and a celebration with Brittany's family.

When it came down to the wedding, both Brittany and Brad decided to make family and friends a huge part of the ceremony. Wedding photos of relatives donned every table, and each table number was the year that particular couple was married. Brittany and Brad were even able to borrow a vintage 1947 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith from some family friends. This gorgeous and rare car was used as a prop for wedding photos and as transport for the couple as they rolled down the tree-lined drive of the mansion after the wedding.

Brittany's favorite part of the evening was being able to share it with her loved ones. She described walking down the aisle with her father as a "once-in-a-lifetime" moment, and she was moved to tears during his speech at the reception. Brittany's sisters also gave incredible, heartfelt speeches in honor of the bride and groom. To thank all their wonderful guests, Brittany and Brad gave out "Welcome Boxes" that included Virginia peanuts, Amish-baked woopie pies, and a personal thank-you note. They also provided a full bathroom-bar at the reception restrooms and made sure all guests had plenty of drinks and snacks waiting for them back at their hotel.

The Berry Hill Mansion did not require many lavish decorations, considering its original charm. Brittany and Brad chose a black and white monogram theme to celebrate their new monogram. The black and white colors matched the bridesmaids and groomsmen and worked well with the Berry Hill Mansion's classic white façade. The new monogram was used on the mansion doors, on corn hole boards, and even as a cake topper.

The couple's choice of venue ended up being the perfect way to bring family and friends together for a full weekend celebration, starting off with a Friday night welcome dinner on the grounds and ending with a Sunday brunch buffet.

Be sure to see the Pomeroy wedding on page 98 of the third issue of bridebook!

Photography: Brittany Pelegrino Photography
Dress: Martina Liana from Lana Addison Bridal
Florist: Gregory Florist
Cake: The Gypsy Baker
Venue: Berry Hill Resort
Caterer: Berry Hill Resort
Planner: Berry Hill Resort
Jewelry: Frantz Diamonds
Band & DJ: Bachelor Boys Band and Danamare Productions
Attendant's Dresses: After Six from Wedding Shoppe Inc.
Groomsmen's Attire: BLACK by Vera Wang from Men's Wearhouse
Makeup: Oasis on 5th
Hair: Dolled up and Laurel Hill Salon

Wedding Wednesday: The Vaughan Wedding

Garrett & Caitlin Vaughan | June 28, 2014 | Photography by Tara Lilly Photography & Design

 After meeting during their final semester at Virginia Tech, Garrett took Caitlin to dinner one snowy night and then to the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C for the first time where he proposed. The couple's wedding had a personal touch by having Garrett's father officiate the ceremony just as he was married by Garrett's grandfather. A mandolinist played the Appalachian Waltz for the ceremony processional. The black, white, and cream-schemed wedding was carried out through bridesmaid dresses, décor, and even the wedding cake, which featured two coconut layers and two chocolate raspberry layers all covered in buttercream frosting. Food stations kept guests full, with a mashed potato bar, sweet potato ham biscuits, prime rib and more. Caitlin knew she wanted her flowers to be all white, so she chose a mix of hydrangeas, roses, baby's breath, and peonies. Her favorite moment of the day was when Garrett surprised her with their first dance song "She's My Kind of Rain" by Tim McGraw, which happens to be her favorite song. She says it was a very sweet gesture that made her tear up.

Be sure to see the Vaughan wedding on page 64 of the third issue of bridebook!

Photography by Tara Lilly Photography & Design
Dress: Le Star Bridal
Florist: The Crystal Orchid
Cake: Casey's Cakes
Venue: Valhalla Vineyard
Caterer: Blue Ridge Catering
Planner: Paige Kaufman
Jewelry: Jared and Fink's
DJ: RSP Entertainment
Attendants' Dresses:
Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Hair: Laurel Hill Salon- Kelsey Rooney