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Wedding Wednesday: The Turley Wedding
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The Turley Wedding | October 3, 2015 | Photography by: V.A. Photography

Jessica and Brandyn met back in high school, and they’ve been together through all stages of life ever since. After seven years, Brandyn managed to surprise Jessica with his proposal. He’d told her he was out of town on a business trip, but during that week he asked her to run over to his dad’s house to pick something up for him. She was directed to the garage, where they’d had their first kiss, and found him waiting on one knee. Brandyn even had an engagement party planned with all their friends and family.

Jessica’s favorite memory of her big day was walking down the aisle. Her stepfather walked her to the top of the aisle and then handed her off to her father, but not before both men shared a hug. It meant a lot to Jessica to see both her dads in solidarity before she married her best friend.

The theme of the wedding was the Great Gatsby. Jessica had a 1920’s styled dress from BHLDN, and they strung twinkle lights in the ceremony and reception space. Gold candelabras and accents tied the theme together, but the real showstopper was the vintage 1920’s Rolls Royce getaway car.

They used flowers for most of their decorating, combining soft blush colors with deep burgundy and rich green accents. The three-foot gold candelabras and short, round gold vases were used together to create tiered centerpieces. The sweetheart table was embellished with a green garland and mercury glass votive candleholders.

Food was served family-style, and it did not disappoint. They served root vegetables in hollowed-out baby pumpkins, dishes seasoned to perfection, and an incredible presentation. The cake was even created using Jessica’s grandmother’s pound cake recipe.

Part of what made their wedding so unique was because of Jessica’s parents. Both of them are in the wedding business, and they spent over a year planning the perfect outdoor wedding. Jessica and Brandyn also wrote their own vows, which really helped to personalize the day and make it their own.

Make sure to see more of the Turley Wedding on page 88 of bridebook!

Photography by: V.A. Photography
Dress: BHLDN
Florist: George's Flowers
Cake: Plantation Creations Catering
Venue: Plantation on Sunnybrook
Caterer: Plantation Creations Catering
Planner: Tammy Scaggs- Plantation on Sunnybrook
Jewelry: BHLDN DJ: RSP Entertainment
Attendant Dresses: The Newfangled Bride
Groomsmen Attire: Davidson's
Hair & Makeup: Les Cheveux Salon & Day Spa

Wedding Wednesday: The Sams Wedding

The Sams Wedding | August 22, 2015 | Photography by: Sam Dean Photography

Although they met at Carilion Clinic in the marketing department, Laura and Matthew didn’t start dating until after he’d left to start a digital advertising agency a year later.

For the weekend of Matthew’s 30th birthday, Laura planned a weekend trip for him at a bed and breakfast in Clifton Forge, where his family is from. To try and relax before everyone else got there, Matthew suggested they head over to Douthat State Park and look at the leaves. Laura joked that most of the leaves were already gone, so Matthew said they could go look at fish at the dock. Laura agreed, thinking it was his birthday and they could do what he wanted. At the docks, Matthew admitted there was one thing he didn’t get for his birthday. Laura started to panic, thinking there was something she had forgotten for the weekend. Then Matthew got down on one knee and asked her to marry him.

The surprises didn’t end there. Matthew had taken a diamond from Laura’s grandmother and had it reset as a one-of-a-kind engagement ring. He had also coordinated with a photographer, and they had pictures of the entire proposal. Upon returning to the bed and breakfast, their friends and family came out to greet them and celebrate the double birthday and engagement.

Laura’s father passed away a few years before the wedding, so Laura found a few small ways to honor him throughout the day. Her bouquet included two pairs of blue cufflinks her father had liked to wear, and her dress was embroidered with her father’s initials and the date of the wedding. Laura had resigned herself to not having a “Father/Daughter” dance, but her family surprised her. After her first dance with Matthew, her brother-in-law, two uncles, and three cousins came together with a special dance for her. It moved everyone in the room to tears.

Their reception featured stations for food (including a mashed potato bar!) so guests would have several options for dinner and to help keep the evening social. They also had a live band, JukeBoxx, who played everything. People danced all night, even people Laura and Matthew had never seen dance before.

Since a lot of their guests were coming from out of town, Laura and Matthew tried to make things easy for them. Their reception was at Hotel Roanoke, and a shuttle was available for guests between the hotel and the church where the ceremony was held. When guests arrived they were also given guest bags filled with an itinerary, Friday night dinner suggestions, a “meet and greet” celebration after the rehearsal dinner, breakfast suggestions, and brunch at the hotel Sunday morning. Everything came together to make it a perfect weekend, and the guests had just as much fun as the newlyweds!

Make sure to see more of the Sams Wedding on page 80 of bridebook!

Photography by: Sam Dean Photography
Dress: Michaela by Modern Trousseau from Hayden Olivia Bridal
Florist: Creative Occasions
Cake: Evie's Wedding Cakes
Ceremony: St. Andrew's Catholic Church
Venue: The Hotel Roanoke
Planner: Linda Garbee
Jewelry: Fink's
Band: Jukeboxx Attendants
Dress: Dessy from The Newfangled Bride
Groomsmen's Attire: Vera Wang from Men's Wearhouse
Hair & Makeup: Les Cheveux Salon & Day Spa
Jazz Guitar: Jeff Todd

Wedding Wednesday: The Boise Wedding

The Boise Wedding | July 19, 2015 | Photography by: Wolfe Photography

Excited for a great G.N.O., Christian didn’t expect to meet her future husband that summer night. The couple met at Community Inn where Christian saw Jimmy, smiled, and sat down to chat. The two hit it off immediately and the rest, as they say, is history. It wasn’t until around a year later when Jimmy decided to propose, though. They had gotten all dressed-up for their anniversary dinner at Billy’s when Jimmy asked Christian to sit down on her living room couch. After disappearing for a few moments, Jimmy returned with a little box in his hand. He got down on one knee and explained all the reasons he wanted to spend his life with the amazing woman before him. Despite shaking with nerves and holding back tears, Jimmy was able to ask the big question. Christian wholeheartedly accepted and loved the simplicity of how Jimmy proposed to her.

The wedding was decorated with a simple country chic in mind. The accessories were simple and some were even handmade by members of the couple’s families, which helped to make the wedding preparation that much more special. The ceremony was held in the ballroom of the Roanoke Country Club where there were decorations in light pink, white, and sage. Roses were incorporated all around in those colors and specifically placed along the mantles of the fireplace where there were candles to accent the flowers. The centerpieces were made with plain clear glass vases that were attached to burlap and lace.

The wedding party for that day was almost entirely made up of the children Jimmy and Christian had from prior relationships. The couple found it important to include their children in as much of the day as possible and placed them right up front during the ceremony as a way to cement the blending of their families. Since the wedding was small and intimate, having the people they loved the most closest to them really made the ceremony much more special to the couple.

Christian remembers the moment she walked down the aisle and laid eyes on her groom. Jimmy was visibly choked up at the sight of her and that made her feel like the most beautiful girl in the room. It was Christian’s hope that Jimmy would be brought to tears by his emotions, but she was surprised when tears rolled down her cheeks as well. This raw and real emotion was one of the reasons why she loved Jimmy and it made her feel incredible to see it in his face as she walked toward him and into their future together.

Make sure to read more from the Boise wedding on page 74 of bridebook!

Photography by: Wolfe Photography
Dress: The Newfangled Bride
Florist: TFS Roanoke, Inc.
Cake: Mary Wolfe
Venue: Roanoke Country Club
Caterer: Roanoke Country Club
Planner: Erma Hedrick
Jewelry: Fink's and AmRhein's Fine Jewelry
DJ: DJ Shock
Attendants Dresses: The Newfangled Bride
Officiant: Thomas McCraken
Seamstress: Sew Right, LLC