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Wedding Wednesday: The Wirt Wedding

The Wirt Wedding | October 16, 2016 | Photography by: Kevin Hurley Photography

Maygon Sowder met Barry Wirt through a mutual friend, quickly establishing a great friendship. When Barry invited her to a black tie event as his date, the rest was history. For his proposal, Barry waited until after moving into their home, and gave Maygon three boxes. One had wine glasses, the second contained her favorite bottle of wine and the third had a very special ring with a note. Barry later revealed he'd captured the entire moment on hidden camera, waiting to share the video at the rehearsal dinner the night before their wedding. 

Maygon and Barry both say that their favorite moment of the wedding was the First Look. The weather was perfect, creating the perfect backdrop that was also Barry's dream ceremony location.  The couple says that the moment was special because they got to spend time together before celebrating their months of hard work that made their big day so perfect. Barry handmade the cupcake stands, which were decorated with the navy and coral wedding colors and their personalized wedding hashtags, #wirtthewait and #shesgettingbarryed.

Make sure to see more of the Wirt wedding on page 105 of bridebook!

Photography: Kevin Hurley Photography
Dress: Patina Bridal & Formals
Cake: Viva La Cupcake
Venue: Ballyhack Golf Club
Caterer: Lib & Amy
Planner: Simplicity Events
Jewelry: Fink's Jewelers
Band: The Domino Band
Groomsmen's Attire: Generation Tux
Hair: Rock/Paper Beauty Lounge
Makeup: Pure Spa - Tayler Miller
Lighting: Lighting Ninja, Inc. 

Wedding Wednesday: The Morris Wedding

The Morris Wedding | April 30, 2016 | Photography by: Sam Stroud Photography

Joanna Frye and Andrew Morris sure enjoyed taking their time. The couple dated off and on in high school, but it wasn't until they both got to college that their relationship got serious. On that same theme, Andrew's proposal was drawn out over the course of eleven months. For Valentine's day, Andrew gifted Joanna with a box of envelopes. The final envelope in the box contained tickets to see the Biltmore House at Christmas. While taking pictures at the overlook of the house, Andrew said "I just really want to marry you!" This was no surprise to Joanna, as Andrew had been saying this for months. This time, though, Andrew got down on one knee.

Joanna and Andrew's wedding did not have a "theme," but instead, the couple aimed to invoke a certain feeling in their guests. Their goal was to make them feel welcomed and invited. To do this, the couple utilized soft blushes and ivories, with the occasional pop of navy blue. As the night continued, the pink shades began to darker, and the color scheme was brought full circle with an ombre flower cascade on the staircase at their reception.

The food they served at their wedding was very important to both Joanna and Andrew. The couple worked with their caterer to create food stations that reflected these favorite places, flavors, and foods that the couple was able to experience together during the course of their long distance relationship. And then, of course, there was the wedding cake. With Joanna being a pastry chef, many people expected that she would be making her own cake. However, she wanted to be able to enjoy her day as the bride that she was. She worked closely with the caterer designing the cake, and she was able to really bring her vision alive, without having to stress about assembling the cake herself.

The wedding was made possible by close relationships with not just the guests, but many of the vendors as well. Working closely with these vendors, that they already had close relationships with made the planning process all the more special. That planning paid off, and the couplewere able to celebrate their marriage in a day full of flowers, good food, and great company.

Make sure to see more from the Morris Wedding on page 44 of bridebook!

Photography by: Sam Stroud Photography
Dress: Tiffany's Bridal
Florist: Creative Occasions
Cake: Center Stage Catering
Venue: Taubman Museum of Art
Caterer: Blue Ridge Catering
Planner: Events by Sherri
Jewelry: Jewells Fine Jewelry
Makeup: Charisse Crammer
Hair: Amy Dodson
DJ: RSP Entertainment
Attendant Dresses: Pearl's Place
Groomsmen Attire: Proms, Pageants, & Pretty Things
Lighting: Lighting Ninja, INC
Rentals: Country Road Vintage Rentals
Transportation: Prestige Limousine Service & Executive Service
Videographer: Solo Koo Wedding Films