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Wedding Wednesday: The Handy Wedding

The Handy Wedding | October 10, 2015 | Photography by: Lori Hedrick Photography

Natalie and Jason actually crossed paths several times on the volleyball court before introducing themselves at a pizza place. They got to chatting and Jason offered Natalie a slice, but she turned him down. Later, she and her friend did decide they wanted a pie so they walked out with one. They ran into Jason again not too long after, and he made a joke about the pizza they now had. Natalie threw the slice in her hand at him, and naturally true love bloomed from there.

To propose, Jason got the staff at Frankie Rowlands involved. They set up a word scramble challenge and asked the couple to participate. The first two that Natalie solved were her favorite food and drink at the restaurant, and she was more than ready for her third challenge. It was only three words, “Let’s get married.” Upon solving it, she looked up at Jason and said, “That’s not food.” Once she saw the ring and realized what was happening, she started laughing and accepted.

They both agree their favorite memory from their wedding day were their minor issues in cutting the cake. Someone had forgotten the serving knife, so they had to cut it with a small paring knife. Then, when trying to cut the cake, Jason couldn’t get the knife to go through. He even asked if the cake was frozen. After some thought they realized, no, it wasn’t frozen, they were trying to cut through the board separating the layers!

The wedding didn’t have a theme so much as Natalie just really, really liked candles and cylinders. They used them everywhere in the event space, lining the stairs and the aisle as well as putting them on the tables. For some extra color, they added flowers around the cylinders too. The effect of all the candlelight was a soft, romantic light, and it made their wedding feel even more magical.

Natalie and Jason wanted their menu to reflect them. Jason loved to grill, so they served chicken and flank steak grilled on the spot by Pumpernickle Pickle. For desserts, they had ten different kinds! The guests loved it, if the lack of leftovers was anything to go by.

Another important aspect of their wedding was their venue. They chose to get married on the Rooftop at Center in the Square in Roanoke, which gave them the freedom to do something special with the ceremony. Instead of having their guests sit in rows, they set the chairs up in a circle around them. It let the guests feel more included in the ceremony, and it provided an opportunity for some great candid shots!

Make sure to see more from the Handy Wedding on page 90 of bridebook!

Photography by: Lori Hedrick Photography
Dress: Monique Lhuillier Couture from Nitsa's Apparel
Florist: Creative Occasions
Cake: Kelli's Cakes
Venue: Center in the Square
Caterer: Pumpernickel Pickle Catering
Planner: Simplicity Jewelry: Tacori and Fink's
DJ: Quest Entertainment
Lighting: Lighting Ninjas
Makeup: LASH
Hair: Prim Hair Salon
Rentals: Aztec Rental
Linens: BBJ Linens
Officiate: Mike Lauridsen of Parkway Wesleyan Church

Wedding Wednesday: The Newman Wedding

Craig & Melissa Newman | April 13, 2013 | Photography by Kemper Mills Fant Photography

Melissa, an event designer for Blue Ridge Catering, and Craig, a United Methodist pastor, combined their two worlds to form their dream wedding. Melissa even designed their own logo! Classic colors of hydrangea blue, black, and ivory added to the elegance of the day, while a four tiered cake, Cuban sliders, chicken and waffle cones, and other tasty food impressed their guests. The happy couple also opted to give paw-print shaped cookies that explained a donation had been given to the Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue Association (where Melissa got her dog Beau in 2010).

Be sure to see the Newman wedding on page 32 of the second issue of bridebook, on newsstands now!

Photography: Kemper Mills Fant Photography
Dress: Judd Waddell from Nitsas Apparel
Florist: Creative Occasions
Cake: Maxie B's
Ceremony: South Roanoke United Methodist Church
Venue: Charter Hall
Caterer:  Blue Ridge Catering
Planner: Events by Sherri
Jewelry: Fink's
Band: Soul Expressions
Attendants' Dresses: Alfred Sung from Bella Bridesmaid
Videography: LaVon Films
Rentals: Sterling by Design

Wedding Wednesday: The Busscher Wedding

Lena and Joshua Busscher | October 6, 2012 | Photography by Lori Hedrick Photography

Joshua Busscher and Lena Lockridge met through mutual friends while attending the University of Virginia. Joshua had his acapella group, the Virginia Gentlemen, serenade Lena and he soon joined in and then proposed to her. The couple held a elegant and southern fall wedding-- a music-filled affair.  Dancing at the reception with all the friends and family celebration Joshua and Lena was a highlight of their day.

To read more about their love story and see more photos, pick up a copy of bridebook (on newsstands now) and flip to page 90!

Photography by Lori Hedrick Photography
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