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Wedding Wednesday: The McIntosh Wedding

The McIntosh Wedding | October 8, 2016 | Photography by: Lesley Wray

Christine Campbell and Jason McIntosh met after being introduced by Christine's sister and her boyfriend. The two met for dinner and have been together ever since. Jason later proposed on a trip to Nashville when the couple visited for New Year's Eve.

The unique centerpieces full of candles, deer antlers and pumpkins accentuated the rustic and classy theme of the wedding. With colors of antique gold, blush and ivory, and a naked cake covered in cupcakes, this outdoor wedding had many unique touches. The venue itself was unique because it was Christine's parents house on Smith Mountain Lake. Christine says that one of the most memorable parts of the day was being surrounded by friends and family, many of whom she had not seen in years. Another sweet and unique touch to the ceremony was when Christine's four sons walked her down the aisle to meet their new father.

Make sure to see more of the McIntosh wedding on page 104 of bridebook!

Photography: Lesley Wray Photography
Dress: Ann's Boutique
Cake: Kupkakery Bakery
Venue: Private Venue
Caterer: Teaberry's Catering
Jewelry: Princess Jewelry
DJ: DJ Shock
Attendant's Dresses: Macy's
Groomsmen's Attire: Macy's
Rentals: Aztec Rental

Wedding Wednesday: The Mixon Wedding

The Mixon Wedding | July 30, 2016 | Photography by: Amber Perdue

Ashley and Clark first met on a dating app. The proposal happened when Clark wanted to get Ashley a gun for Christmas as a joke. They ended up buying it, and when Ashley opened the box thinking it was part of the joke, she found a ring in its place. Clark got on one knee and proposed in front of his whole family.

Ashley took several small moments to really remember the ceremony, and she says that this was her favorite part. Seeing her soon-to-be husband down the aisle with tears in his eyes, and then dancing with friends and family really make the day special. She also shared the day with her sister by helping to set up a surprise engagement during the bouquet toss. Ashley did a pretend toss and handed the bouquet to her sister, only to turn her around to her boyfriend on one knee. "It made our day even more special," Ashley says. "The day was filled with love and future family!"

Make sure to see more of the Mixon wedding on page 100 of bridebook!

Photography: Amber Perdue
Dress: Proms, Pageants & Pretty Things
Cake: Fresh Baked Bakery
Venue: Sheraton Roanoke
Caterer: Sheraton Roanoke
Planner: Sheraton Roanoke- Autumn Lavering
Jewelry: Henebry's & Dino's Fine Jewelry
DJ: Clay Sprecher
Hair: Andrea Howdyshell
Attendant's Dresses: Proms, Pageants & Pretty Things
Groomsmen's Attire: Macy's

Wedding Wednesday: The Fanning Wedding

The Fanning Wedding | October 12, 2014 | Photography by William Mahone Photography

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Dan and Emily met while attending James Madison University together. They ran into each other at a party and the rest, as they say, is history.

Dan worked on his proposal for months. One day while Emily was at work, he surprised her by picking her up and taking her on a ferry ride to Block Island--Emily's favorite place. On the ferry, Emily was treated to a surprise lunch and beautiful views of the ocean. Once the couple got to the island, they headed for Emily's favorite beachside spot and went for a walk together in the sand. There, Dan proposed and Emily, of course, said yes. A photographer Dan hired captured the entire proposal.

Emily grew up a southern girl, and so naturally she wanted a rustic southern-themed wedding. Emily also wanted the celebration to be highly personal, so she included many DIY touches to complete the look. Many wedding details were very unique. The centerpieces, for example, were composed on cobalt glassware pieces borrowed from Emily's mom's collection. The favors were also carefully and personally designed. Emily and Dan gave out mason jars with stainless steel straws, adorned with handmade escort cards created out of paint chips. Emily also hand-sewed napkins for all the tables from fabrics that matched the couple's wedding colors, picked out a personalized and unique playlist with Dan, and made her own guestbook. All these details made the Fanning wedding a one-of-a-kind southern affair.

For food, the couple had a full southern spread: short ribs, fried green tomatoes, cheesy grits, and fresh greens. Honoring a non-traditional route, the couple had homemade apple, pumpkin, and pecan pies for desert rather than cake.

To Emily and Dan, the involvement of their friends and families in creating their wedding was truly the most rewarding special touch. Dan's brother, Patrick, was ordained specifically so he could marry the couple, and the ceremony was written by Dan and Emily so that each word was personalized and meaningful. A few family members gave heartfelt readings. Emily particularly remembers a reading by a friend, Cheryl, who encouraged the couple to take in the moment and remember all their friends and family members. This allowed Dan and Emily to reflect on how moving their celebration was.

Be sure to see the Fanning wedding on page 106 of the third issue of bridebook!

Photography: William Mahone Photography
Dress: Nicole Miller from Andria Bird Bride
Florist: Cindy and Amy Marshall
Pie: Nancy Bryan and Debbie Mays
Venue: Castle Hill Cider
Caterer: Harvest Moon
Planner: Real Southern Accents - Logan Powell
Jewelry: Zales
DJ: Brennan Snead
Groomsmen's Attire: Perry Ellis from Macy's
Hair and Makeup: Jeanne Cusick
Transportation: Easy Riders Bus Company
Lighting: MS Events