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Wedding Wednesday: The Schwend Wedding

Austen & Hana Schwend | September 13, 2014 | Photography by Noah Magnifico

Though Hana and Austen lived in the same apartment complex for months, they didn't meet each other until Hana decided to take her black lab mix, Valor, for a walk on a rainy weekend morning. Hana was wearing rain boots and her pajamas, not expecting to run into Austen and his white German Shepherd. The two talked casually at first, but then began seeing each other more and more on dog walks around the neighborhood. Eventually, Austen suggested they take their dogs on a "puppy play date" to the dog park together. Sure enough, the puppy play date led to Austen getting Hana's phone number, and then, eventually, to a real human date at a local restaurant, "The Lucky Dog." To their surprise, the couple had a lot in common: they both loved movie scores, they both worked as mechanical engineers, they both had similar values, and, of course, they both loved dogs!

Austen wanted to wait for the perfect moment to ask Hana to marry him, but, eventually, he got fed up with waiting. He knew he had to pop the question after the pair spent Thanksgiving week apart, and he did so in the most direct way possible: "I want to marry you, will you marry me?" Hana said yes, and he used a zip tie as a temporary promise ring while the couple waited to go engagement ring shopping.

The location of the wedding was very important to Hana and Austen. Ultimately, they chose Smith Mountain Lake so they could have a close-to-home destination wedding. The colors of the lake in early fall were absolutely beautiful, so Hana decided her wedding colors should make the natural scenery pop. The bridesmaids wore a bright shade of magenta, and the groomsmen wore charcoal grey. The centerpieces and cake also incorporated bright, vibrant hues like pink, purple, red, and blue. The wedding cake was covered with fresh strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries to further accentuate the natural beauty of the landscape.

Austen and Hana's shared passions were heavily incorporated into the ceremony. The couple shared their first dance to Hans Zimmer's "Tennessee" from the Pearl Harbor Soundtrack, which is one of their favorite movie scores. And, considering it was dogs that brought the two together, they felt they needed to include an homage to dogs in their ceremony, which is why they made "puppy chow" for their guests as favors. Family was also an important part of the festivities, so Austen and Hana wanted to incorporate their family in every way possible. Family members did makeup, DJ'ed, played music, and created centerpieces for the wedding. The couple even drove off in a Schwend family heirloom: a 1982 Chevrolet Suburban. Hana and Austin's families were a huge part of the start of their adventure together as husband and wife. After the wedding, the entire clan stuck around to hang out at the lake together,

Be sure to see the Schwend wedding on page 86 of the third issue of bridebook!

Photography: Noah Magnifico
Dress: David's Bridal
Florist: Mountain Treasures
Cake: Gail Wilson
Venue: The Water's Edge Country Club
Caterer: The Water's Edge Country Club
Jewelry: Eminence Jewelry and Zales
Attendants' Dresses: JLM Couture from Soliloquy Bridal Couture
Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse and Christoforo Cardi
Hair and Makeup: Les Cheveux Salon & Day Spa

Wedding Wednesday: The Shepperson Wedding

Nathan & Wendy Shepperson | July 4, 2014 | Photography by Noah Magnifico

 Nathan and Wendy met by chance one day when they were both at 419 West, the bar they both frequented. The couple had been remodeling The Green Hill House for months and spent many of those nights talking about their future together. One night in particular, he made plans for dinner, and Wendy was hoping this was finally her proposal she'd been waiting for. When Nathan picked her up, he surprised her by taking her to the kitchen where they dreamed of a future together and asked Wendy to be his wife. It only made sense to hold their wedding at the very venue they restored together and be the first couple to wed there. The fireworks set off for the holiday also added a special element to the day, and the verandah of The Green Hill House was the perfect spot to observe them. The couple made sure to incorporate their children into their wedding. Wendy's oldest son Jake walked her down the aisle, and her younger son Luke was the ring bearer alongside Nathan's son Jacob. As a special moment with just the family after guests left, the couple and their children set of glow lanterns together as a sign of becoming a family.

Be sure to see the Shepperson wedding on page 66 of the third issue of bridebook!

Photography by Noah Magnifico
Dress: The Newfangled Bride
Cake: Cindy Gardner
Venue: The Green Hill House
Caterer: Pumpernickel Pickle
Jewelry: Fink's
Attendants' Dresses: AmRhein's Brides & Formals
Groomsmen's Attire: Macy's

Wedding Wednesday: The Trevillian Wedding

Mike & Kayla Trevillian | May 17, 2014 | Photography by Noah Magnifico

 After knowing each other since middle school and dating since senior year of high school, Kayla was very anxious for Mike to propose. The couple had shopped for rings and discussed prices, but Kayla thought the ring of her dreams was out of the question. On their fourth anniversary, they agreed no gifts would be exchanged, but Mike had other plans in mind. He surprised Kayla at her house with a Prince Charming teddy bear and, yes, the ring she picked out. Kayla wanted to her wedding to be as simple and laidback as possible, but still have loads of character. She was able to keep her wedding country chic-themed with the farm setting for the outdoor ceremony and barn setting for the reception as well as the cowboy boots donned by everyone in the wedding party. She continued to keep with the theme by buying nothing new as a decoration. Along with her mother and Mike, she hand selected glass bottles and flasks found in antique shops to use for centerpieces and old brooches to decorate her bouquet. Rustic hanging lanterns, wine barrels, antique candelabras, and even the old Chevrolet pick-up truck completed the décor. They also made sure to keep their wedding personal as well as unique. Kayla asked her uncle to become ordained in order to perform the ceremony, which she says was far from traditional and very memorable because of him. Her brother also gave a very special improvised speech at the wedding, mentioning how Kayla and Mike are the perfect balance for one another.

Be sure to see the Trevillian wedding on page 34 of the third issue of bridebook!

Photography: Noah Magnifico
Dress: Becky's Bridal
Florist: Jobe's Florist
Cake: Casey's Cakes
Venue: Diamond V Farm
Caterer: Fun Foods
Jewelry: Good Looks
DJ: Music, Music, & More Music
Attendants' Dresses: David's Bridal
Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Hair & Makeup: Les Cheveux Salon & Day Spa