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Wedding Wednesday: The Merritt Wedding

The Merritt Wedding | April 25, 2015 | Photography by: Lori Hedrick Photography

Andrea and Owen met while working the same case for a client. It took a while for any romantic feelings to develop, but once they did Andrea started dropping hints until Owen asked her out (though he’ll tell you differently.)

Owen’s proposal was quite theatrical…literally. He likes to act with Roanoke’s community theaters, and it was at the end of a performance when he came to the front of the stage and got down on one knee. Andrea was in the front row, and he proposed right there with a live theater audience.

Andrea’s favorite moment from their wedding was their vows. They each wrote personal vows; Owen spoke about her personal passions and promised to support her, and Andrea talked about how good of a person he really was.

Their wedding took place at Andrea’s Alma Mater, Hollins University, with pink and green as their colors. The pastor was Owen’s father, an ordained Presbyterian minister.

Instead of favors for the guests, Andrea and Owen decided to make a donation to the RVSPCA in their guests’ names. And Andrea even donated her gown to Brides Across America after the wedding. Giving back to the community is very important to both of them. They used as many local vendors as they could. It was just their way of saying thanks to the local community.

Make sure to see more of the Merritt Wedding on page 116 of bridebook!

Photography by: Lori Hedrick Photography
Dress: J. Crew
Florist: Gloriosa
Cake: Wildflour Café and Catering
Venue: Hollins University
Caterer: Meriwether Godsey at Hollins University
Planner: Kimberly Merritt
Jewelry: Fink's
DJ: Master Taylor Entertainment
Attendant Dresses: David's Bridal
Groomsmen Attire: Men's Wearhouse


Wedding Wednesday: The Barnes Wedding

James & Abby Barnes | January 11, 2014 Photography by Lori Hedrick Photography

After meeting through a mutual friend by chance at a local coffee shop, Abby had no idea that day she'd met her future husband. At least not until he asked her on a date a week later. It was that night that she realized James might be the one. A year later Abby thought it was another chance encounter that they spent the day at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, which is one of their favorite places and location of their first kiss and "I love you's." Little did she know it would also become the location of their proposal as well. James had been wearing a wireless microphone all day for the videographer and photographers present while he took Abby's hands in his and asked her the question she'd been dying to hear. He also surprised her by having all their family and friends gather for an engagement party back home. The couple felt their ceremony was the most important part of their wedding day as it had personal touches such as James's best friend acting as the officiant and Abby's youth pastor present as well. Though it rained all day at their carefully selected venue, it became a blessing in disguise. The rain and clouds lifted at sunset, leaving them with a beautiful backdrop for photos around dinner time. The couple liked that this gave them a special moment alone during the reception too. In place of traditional favors, Abby and James decided to give a nod to their mutual love of caffeine that brought them together and offered a coffee bar for guests to enjoy a warm, special treat.

Be sure to see the Barnes wedding on page 30 of the third issue of bridebook!

Photography: Lori Hedrick Photography
Dress: Becky's Bridal
Florist: Blumen Haus-Dove Florist
Cake: Coffey Cakes LLC
Ceremony: Snidow Chapel at Lynchburg College
Venue: West Manor Estate
Caterer: West Manor Estate
Planner: With This Ring Events
Jewelry: Fink's
DJ: Barry Tosh
Attendants' Dresses: David's Bridal
Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Videographer: Listor Studios
Hair: Artistic Trendz- Donna Weaver
Makeup: Kristiana McElroy

Wedding Wednesday: The Morgan Wedding

Andrew & Leslie Morgan | October 26, 2013 | Photography by Lori Hedrick Photography

After Andrew and Leslie met at work, they discovered their mutual enthusiasm for aerospace, astronomy, and engineering. On a cold December night, Andrew took Leslie up to "their hilltop" in Blacksburg where they often go to watch meteor showers. In between two ISS passovers (a rarity to see), Andrew popped the question. Leslie describes the style of her wedding as traditional and slightly vintage. Their ceremony was held outside under the tall trees in the Maridor's garden. The chilly but lovely evening reminded them of their engagement night. Andrew's childhood pastor performed the ceremony, which meant a lot to the family. Colors of dark purple, lime green, and orange were complemented by vibrant centerpieces and decorations. Along with a "spunky little flower girl," the bridal party was full of friends and family, who helped create a memorable moment when they joined the newlyweds on the dance floor for an anniversary dance. Guests received gourmet cookies prepared by the groom (moral support and samples provided by the bride) and they're still talking about the incredible food. The new Morgan couple closed on their first home just five days after the wedding, so they planned to take a European riverboat cruise in the spring, including an extended stop in Paris, France.

Be sure to see the Morgan wedding on page 102 of the second issue of bridebook, on newsstands now!

Photography: Lori Hedrick Photography
Dress: Oleg Cassini
Florist: The Crystal Orchid and Fifty Flowers
Cake: Cakes by Lisa
Venue: The Maridor
Caterer: The Maridor
Jewelry: IGS Diamonds
DJ: Master Taylor Entertainment
Attendants' Dresses: David's Bridal
Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Designer/Consultant: Embellish
Floral Design: Jean Self
Hair/Makeup: Zee's Salon & Day Spa