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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 Eller Wedding

A.J. & Sarah Eller | June 28, 2014 | Photography by Autumn Harrison Photography

 One night at a concert, A.J. made a brave move and decided to talk to the girl behind him, but all he could come up with was "I bet I know when your birthday is!" (The two had mutual friends at the concert, and earlier that evening her birthday had come up in conversation, which prepared him for his pickup line!) The two continued to talk all night long and in the following days over the phone. A few weeks later they went on their first date and have been together ever since. With a little help from Sarah for the venue and time, A.J. planned a weekend getaway at an inn in Asheville, North Carolina. They enjoyed a full day of breakfast, driving, hiking, and a beautiful dinner. After dinner, the couple sipped on wine near fire pits before taking a photo by a waterfall. A.J. took Sarah's hands in his to share some meaningful words before handing her an envelope which held his concert ticket from the night they met. As Sarah read the words "Will you marry me?" on the ticket, A.J. bent to one knee. Their garden party themed wedding was centered around their lakeside venue at Smith Mountain Lake, which offered surrounding views of the mountains. Bistro tables, Adirondack chairs, and a vintage wedding lounge served as décor as well as seating for guests to enjoy their day on the lake. It was important that guests have fun while in attendance, so games like corn hole, lawn Jenga, and bocce ball were set up on the lawn. Gray, white, and yellow set the color scheme for the wedding, which tied the games, décor, and scenery all together. They also had a fire pit for making s'mores, which served as the wedding favors, and a bar was set up to greet guests with a drink. For the ceremony, a window frame draped with white linens and flowers served as the arch. Jars filled with ivory peonies, ranunculus, and spray roses hung from hooks lining the aisles alongside white chairs. This set the scene for Sarah's most memorable moment: seeing A.J. at the end of the aisle. For the reception, the pavilion was covered in garden lights to create a romantic venue for guests to enjoy great music and food. After their sparkler sendoff and boat getaway, the couple honeymooned in Antigua.

Be sure to see the Eller wedding on page 62 of the third issue of bridebook!

Photography: Autumn Harrison Photography
Dress: Martina Liana from Lana Addison
Florist: Caroline LaRocca Event Design
Cake: La Bella Torta
Venue: The Point at Parkway Marina
Caterer: Center Stage Catering
Planner: Caroline LaRocca Event Design
Jewelry: Diamonds Direct
DJ & Pianist: Kings Entertainment- Jamie Strassburg; Marc Hoffman
Attendants' Dresses: Alfred Sung from Savvy Formal Wear
Groomsmen's Attire: Cam Newton MADE from Belk
Videographer: Michael's Video
Hair & Makeup: Azario Salon & Day Spa- Megan Byrd