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Wedding Wednesday: The Driscoll Wedding

The Driscoll Wedding | November 11, 2017 | Photography by: Noah Magnifico Photographer

Aimee Tolbert and Chris Driscoll were just friends in high school until Chris realized that he needed a date to his senior prom. He jumped at the chance to plan an elaborate first date, and on Aimee's parents' farm, he set up canvases and paints. After painting a picture of the sunset, the two began their romance. One evening, Aimee returned home from work and discovered a ribbon winding through her home. At the end of this ribbon was a paintbrush and a note that read, "Follow Me." Aimee discovered that Chris was outside on one knee, and beside him was a canvas with words painted on it: "Aimee Tolbert, will you marry me?" Chris would not accept Aimee's "yes" until she had painted it on the canvas as well.

Because the couple graduated from Virginia Tech, they felt that it was a perfect place for them to exchange their vows. When the couple found while planning their wedding that their venue and chosen vendors were available on the same date, they took it as a "heavenly sign" that they should become one. Their special day reflected the importance of God, family and friends, while Aimee's brother-in-law serenaded the couple during the ceremony. It was an emotional moment as the couple "felt thankful to have found one another and embark on this journey together." Because the couple's Virginia Tech background is so important to them, they and the wedding party entered the reception to "Enter Sandman," and the Hokie mascot joined them for a dance during the reception, giving a unique and fun spin on a beautiful and meaningful day.

Make sure to see more of the Driscoll wedding on page 62 of bridebook!

Photography: Noah Magnifico Photographer
Dress: Chantilly Lace
Flowers: Best Wishes
Venue: The Inn at Virginia Tech
Caterer: The Inn at Virginia Tech
DJ: A & A Disk Jockey Service of Greensboro
Groomsmen's Attire: Chantilly Lace
Attendants' Dresses: Chantilly Lace
Makeup: Veronica Williams
Hair: Ashley Hill
Cake: Mockingbird Cafe and Bakery
Guitar & Vocals: Ashley Primm
Violinist: Nicole Paglialonga
Pianist: Jared Gibbs
Videographer: Cambo Films

Wedding Wednesday: The Clark Wedding

The Clark Wedding | June 21, 2014 | Photography by Photographic Dreams

Though Samantha and Brendan lived right across from each other in college, the two didn't officially meet until they both had graduated, and, even then, it was by complete chance.

Considering the couple met in Blacksburg, Brendan decided to take Samantha back to the vibrant college town for his proposal. They spent a romantic day visiting their favorite local places and then shared diner at the Palisades restaurant. Brendan proposed after desert and was met with booming applause from the entire restaurant and a "yes!" from Samantha, of course.

The wedding also took place in Blacksburg. Virginia Tech alumni, Samantha and Brendan both love Blacksburg and consider it their forever home. It holds a great deal of significance to both their families and to them as a couple. The beautiful scenery of the Blacksburg Country Club was an added bonus and created a picturesque backdrop for their reception.

Brendan and Samantha wanted their wedding to have plenty of personal touches. Two of the couple's favorite books, "A Tale of Two Cities" and "Call of the Wild," were used as ring bearer "pillows," and, rather than traditional boutonnieres, the groomsmen donned fly fishing flies. Additionally, bits and pieces of Hokie memorabilia were used as decorations throughout the venue as an added nod to the couple's alma matter. These details created a portrait of the bride and groom's passions and hobbies and allowed them to use their crafting skills together in order to create a deeply personal and unique celebration.

One of the most memorable aspects of the celebration for Samantha was dancing with all the guests at the reception. She described the feeling of celebrating with friends and loved ones as "entirely magical." At the end of the evening, her, Brendan, and some of their closest friends danced together to Pharell Williams' "Happy," which captured the mood of the reception perfectly. Samantha also noted how beautifully her flowers and wedding cake matched the look and feel of the reception. Everything "fit perfectly," she said.

Be sure to see the Clark wedding on page 115 of the third issue of bridebook!

Photography: Photographic Dreams
Dress: Sophia Moncelli from Church Street Bridal
Florist: Best Wishes Flowers and Gifts
Cake: Mockingbird Café and Bakery
Venue: Blacksburg Country Club
Caterer: Blacksburg Country Club
Jewelry: Diamonds Direct
DJ: Music, Music & More Music
Attendant's Dresses: David's Bridal
Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse