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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 Bartley Wedding

The Bartley Wedding | November 5, 2016 | Photography by: Noah Magnifico - Photographer

Matt and Shannon met thanks to, and just in the nick of time, as Shannon had debated giving up online dating. Matt sent her a message that quickly led to a first date on St. Patrick's Day. Matt won her over on her birthday, later in April, with flowers and a gift along with a donation to one of her favorite charities. A year and a half later, Matt wanted to surprise her with a proposal. Matt, a choir director, invited Shannon to his group's Christmas production, where she was called up at the end of the show and given a mug with an inside joke. While opening the gift, Matt snuck on stage behind his cast and they parted to reveal him. While a student sang "I Can't Help Falling in Love With You," Matt launched into his commitment to her and his desire to be with her always. Shannon said yes before he'd even finished asking.

The couple's favorite wedding day memory took place during the ceremony when they tied their unity braid, which was attached to a large cross. It was a special item for them because it was handmade by a good friend, and a great symbol of their intentions to keep God in their relationship. Because Matt is a vocal director, he hand-selected a few students to perform as a small choir during the moment. The newlyweds wanted a fall theme, with rich colors in the decor and flowers. Shannon's mother walked her down the aisle, while Shannon's sister was her Matron of Honor. Matt's father was his best man, while their pastor has been Matt's mentor for over twenty years. Because their first date was on St. Patrick's Day, guests received scratch lottery tickets as favors, with a personalized "lucky in love" stamp and thanks on each envelope. Because Matt is a big fan of socks, he picked out a pair for each of his groomsmen, and wore his own Virginia Tech socks to support the team on football game day. He also bought personalized ammunition cans for the boys, stored with snacks and other goodies to get through the day. Matt also made the centerpieces, with artificial pumpkins and flowers that would later be used in their own home during the fall season.

Make sure to see more of the Bartley wedding on page 92 of bridebook!

Photography: Noah Magnifico - Photographer
Dress: David's Bridal
Florist: Flowers & Things
Venue: The Kyle House
Caterer: Schaal's Catering
Jewelry: Fink's Jewelers
Attendants' Dresses: J. Crew
Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Hair: Les Cheveux Salon & Day Spa - Nicholette Austin-Vassallo
Makeup: Les Cheveux Salon & Day Spa - Kayla Short

Wedding Wednesday: The Roman Wedding

The Roman Wedding | September 20, 2015 | Photography by: Noah Magnifico- Photographer

Avid football fans, Janelle and Carlos met at a friend’s house watching a playoff game for the Superbowl. Despite loving different teams, they manage to enjoy the game together each season.

The evening Carlos proposed, he took Janelle to her favorite restaurant and then up to the Roanoke Star. He had already secretly met with her parents to ask for their blessing, and he had arranged for their friends to hide out in the trees. When Janelle turned around, his son was holding a small box. Janelle cried while Carlos explained the special symbolism behind the custom amethyst and black diamond ring he had designed for her.

The ceremony was written by the bride, groom, and the couple who performed the ceremony. They weaved together light hearted love, meaningful words of light, biblical messages of love and covenant, and precious tidbits from parents and role models to speak of the life they wanted to have together.

Janelle and Carlos had a Batman theme for their wedding. Everything from the music to the lighting and decorations was focused around the epic theme. Their venue, the Grandin Theatre, provided the perfect atmosphere to tie everything together. They even served popcorn after the ceremony!

To go along with their theme, they incorporated a blend of light and dark grays and purples, and as much silvery sparkle as possible. Instead of flowers, each guest table had a different character theme like The Riddler, The Penguin, Catwoman and Poison Ivy, with tablecloths and colors to match. Each table also had fiber optic lamps with a lighted vase of that table’s character. Their cake topper was custom made with their names and color scheme in a bat signal and a Gotham City skyline.

Both the dinner buffet and the dessert buffet was provided by friends and family bringing special dishes, blending Italian, Mexican, and American cuisine. They also set out a dessert platter of Little Debbie Fudge Rounds and York peppermint patties-Janelle’s favorite treats. The wine that they served was hand picked by Janelle, Carlos, and Carlos’s brother from Janelle’s hometown.

Janelle took pieces of her mother’s wedding dress when creating her three-layer veil, and she also used part of the sleeve to wrap around her bouquet. Her shoes and the maid and matron of honor’s headbands also received special attention from Janelle, and each were embellished with sequins and rhinestone stars. She also incorporated stars into her wedding dress, appliqueing the side and hip of the dress. Both her bouquet and her bridesmaids’ bouquets were also handmade.

The last big project for Janelle was Carlos’s tux. They wanted something that screamed “The Joker” without being too costume-y. She designed the purple tux, and they found the shirt and shoes to match. They also custom made the groomsmen’s t-shirts. The suspenders and matching purple shoes really tied the look together.

It was also really important for Janelle that every member of the wedding party had some Batman charm linking them together. She made necklaces for the groomsmen and wore a bracelet herself, and they also had matching silver sunglasses with the bat signal on the lenses. There were a lot of details that pulled this wedding together, but all their hard work paid off and created a truly unique wedding experience!

Make sure to see more of the Roman Wedding on page 86 of bridebook!

Photography by: Noah Magnifico- Photographer
Dress: Proms, Pageants, and Pretty Things
Cake: Wal-Mart Bakery
Ceremony: Grandin Theatre
Venue: Charter Hall
Lighting: Lighting Ninjas