Posts tagged Lynchburg weddings
Wedding Wednesday: The Koonce Wedding

Vance & Crystal Koonce | April 20, 2013 | Photography by Stone Blue Productions

Crystal and Vance first met in a dorm elevator at college. While Crystal didn't think much of it at the time, they later bumped into each other again at a party and sparks flew. When Crystal came home from work one late January evening, she found a picture frame on every third step of her staircase. Each frame contained a different photo of Crystal and Vance in chronological order from when they first met to a recent shot. When she reached the top of her winding stairs, she found Vance on one knee with the engagement ring in hand. All the while, one of her closest friends caught the entire thing on the phone as Crystal had forgotten to hang up with her when she walked in to find such a surprise! Crystal's modern "chic-bling" theme contained beautiful crystallized embellishments, from her shoes to the cake. Their wedding had a few unique touches, such as the seating for the ceremony where their loved ones surrounded them during their vows; family style reception tables; and an all-black wedding cake and programs. They used their engagement photo album as their guest book and the Koonce couple sat on a couch instead of the typical sweetheart table used at receptions. Despite the headache that comes with any wedding planning, when Crystal heard Vance's impromptu speech, she knew it was all worth it. The newlyweds took their honeymoon to Cairns, Australia and Savusavu, Fiji.

Be sure to see the Koonce wedding on page 112 of the second issue of bridebook, on newsstands now!

Photography: Stone Blue Productions
Dress: Hannelore's Bridal Boutique
Cake: Coffey Cakes
Venue: Craddock Terry Hotel & Event Center
Caterer: Shoemaker's American Grille
Planner: R.S. Exclusive
Groomsmen's Attire: Jos. A. Bank
Lighting: Castle Event Lighting

Wedding Wednesday: The Craft Wedding (2014 Cover Couple!)

Jared & Chelsey Craft | May 11, 2013 | Photography by Tara Lilly Design & Photography

High school sweethearts Jared and Chelsey got engaged after he surprised her in 2012 with a special little ring box. Chelsey got around Jared's "all-camo wedding" wishes by throwing a true southern wedding. Hay bales, rustic decor, and other small details lent to the shabby chic theme. In addition to the decor, they had a local artist wood burn their initials with hearts, mason jars, and other unique designs on wood chips. Magnets were placed on the back so guests could take those home as favors to display their photos. For their unity ceremony, the couple collected soil from their childhood homes, as well as their new house, and planted a few flower seeds to help their love grow; it now stands in a mason jar in their new home. Believe or not, Chelsey's favorite memory from her wedding day was when it rained! Chelsey says she couldn't help but laugh as her bridesmaids raced back to the covered porch to wait for the rain to pass; luckily it did after just a few minutes, with nothing but sunshine for the rest of her perfect day. Chelsey and Jared celebrated their marriage by honeymooning in Negril, Jamaica at Sunset at the Palms, a "tree house" resort.

Be sure to see the Craft wedding on page 40 of the second issue of bridebook, on newsstands now!

Photography: Tara Lilly Design & Photography
Dress: Patina Bridals & Formals
Florist: Caroline LaRocca Event Design
Cake: Hanna Toliver
Venue: The Trivium
Caterer: Meriwether Godsey
Planner: The Perfect Fairytale
Jewelry: Lyons Jewelers
DJ: Quest Entertainment
Attendants' Dresses: Amrhein's
Groomsmen's Attire: Jos A. Bank
Videography: MPA Productions
Hair: Salon del Sol
Favors: Woodburning by local artist Dorothy Barnett
Makeup: Makeup by Ashley

Wedding Wednesday: The Torres Wedding

Sarah and Jonathan Torres | March 10, 2013 | Photography by K.D. Burke Photography

Sarah Kelly and Jonathan "Jon" Torres met through a dating site and the rest was history. Jon was training for the Marines when he popped the question to Sarah, which sparked a military wedding with some Old Hollywood glamour. The couple held a full military ceremony featuring a red, black and white color scheme as Sarah sported red heels and a birdcage veil.

To read more about their love story and see more photos, pick up a copy of bridebook and flip to page 22!

Photography: K.D. Burke Photography
DRESS Celebration Bridal
FLORIST Love is in the Air Events
CAKE Love is in the Air Events
PLANNER Heidi Baker
JEWELRY Kay Jewelers
DJ Big Sound Productions
ATTENDANTS DRESSES Bari Jay
GROOMSMEN ATTIRE Celebration