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Wedding Wednesday: The Falcocchia Wedding

The Falcocchia Wedding | June, 27 2015 | Photography by: Megan Vaughan Photography

Once­­­­­­­­ meeting men in bars lost its appeal, Cally took her friend’s advice and signed up for Match.com. David was her fourth date. He arrived with a purple rose to their Friday night Dinner-and-a-Movie, and they arranged to see each other the very next day. They’ve been inseparable ever since.

David proposed to Cally while they were visiting her family in Illinois. On the way to dinner, they stopped at a neighbor’s house at the request of her mother. While waiting, her mom suggested they walk through the Japanese Garden next door and take some pictures. Cally, more than ready for dinner, tried to refuse, but reluctantly gave in. Her brother had his phone out and instructed them to stand by a rock. While climbing onto the rock, Cally noticed a note and single purple rose in the garden. When she turned back to David, he was on one knee. Her family came out from behind the trees with champagne glasses to celebrate, and she learned her brother had filmed the whole moment while pretending to take pictures.

The day of the wedding was cloudy and gloomy. The rain held off though (no doubt thanks to the bourbon they buried the month before!) and at the very last moment they decided to hold the ceremony outside. Because of that, many of the flowers and other decorations were left inside. That didn’t matter to Cally. When she rounded the corner with her father, she saw David waiting at the end of the aisle with her friends and family standing on either side. It was beautiful, and her favorite moment from the wedding.

Cally and David kept their families close on the big day. Cally wore her mother’s veil, and she wrapped one of her grandmother’s lace gloves around her bouquet. Cally and her father choreographed their father-daughter dance over Skype (They only practiced together once the day before!) David’s family gave them Candy Confetti from the “Confetti” factory in Italy, and they served it to the guests.

Instead of one large cake, they had individual cakes brought to each table so guests could serve themselves. Cally also wrote down what to expect during the wedding as a story and put it in a bag with flower petals instead of having paper programs. The non-traditional choices they made for their day made it unique and memorable for them, and they couldn’t have asked for anything more.

Make sure to see more photos from the Falcocchia Wedding on page 68 of bridebook!

Photography by: Megan Vaughan Photography
Dress: Allure from Trudy's
Florist: Gloriosa
Cake: Pumpernickel Pickle Catering
Venue: The Trivium
Caterer: Pumpernickel Pickle Catering
Jewelry: Geneve Jewelers
DJ: Official Entertainment
Attendants Dresses: J. Crew
Groomsman Attire: Macy's
Makeup: Bethany Jane Bell and Ashley Ancheta
Hair: Bethany Jane Bell
Officiant: Jennifer Ashcroft

Wedding Wednesday: The Benson Wedding

The Benson Wedding | May 9, 2015 | Photography by Megan Vaughan Photography

Tyler had the luck of the Irish with him when Genevieve pinched his butt at a bar on St. Patrick’s day! Later on in the relationship, Tyler realized he had met the woman he wanted to spend his life with and proposed to her in a pick-up truck on the lake where they had had their first date. His luck continued and Genevieve excitedly accepted his proposal.

Each had different favorite memories from their wedding day. Tyler’s was the moment her got to see his stunning bride walk down the aisle toward him. Seeing her will be something he never will forget because he was so moved be watching the love of his life beam at him from down the aisle. Genevive, however, loved when she and Tyler were able to stand on the top of the stairs after the wedding. This gave them an amazing look of all their friends and family who had gathered to celebrate their love, as well as a wonderful view of the mountains. Being able to take this all in with her new husband is something that Genevieve will always cherish.

Genevieve also recalls from that day getting more and more excited as she heard the clamber of feet get quieter as the bridal procession moved down the aisle. Soon, she knew it would be her turn to walk to her future husband and she couldn’t wait. Genevieve admits to being nervous, though, as she waited in the guest room. The reality of the moment set in as she and her dad sat on a hand-stitched quilt and Genevieve looked down at the ruffles on her dress. Too afraid of crying, she kept quiet about her nerves.

But then, as Genevieve looked at her father, the two shared a moment of realization: he was about to give away his little girl, and she was about to become a wife. The two held hands for a moment and gave each other a cheery smile because they knew it was time. As they got into position, the absolute beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains struck Genevieve and she waited a moment so she could take in the absolute magnificence of Sierra Vista. Then, she looked over at all of her loved one, from her sisters in their dresses and the men in their handsome suits, until she laid eyes on Tyler. He was grinning from ear to ear and couldn’t stop the tearing that streamed down his face in joy. Genevieve saw her dad’s eyes fixed on the horizon and the two started their walk. The procession was accompanied by a ukulele version of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” which was a beautiful accompaniment to the backdrop of the mountains. Despite shaking the whole way, she made it to Tyler with a little bit of luck and love.

Though their vows were traditional, the couple made sure to honor the beautiful nature that surrounded them on this special day. The two thanked God for the gift of love and vowed to be dedicated to each other unendingly. As they took their vows, they squeezed each other’s hands tightly and Genevieve could feel Tyler studying her face and trying to memorize each second of that moment between them. Genevieve admits to being so nervous that she messed up her lines slightly, but it helped to comfort her butterflies because the crowd laughed and put her at ease. Eventually, they were saying “I Do” to each other and recessing from the ceremony as guests threw flower petals over them. To symbolize their marriage, Genevieve and Tyler ran down and ran the old bell at the end of the aisle.

Though the ceremony was over faster than they expected, the two can still remember every detail of their wedding day. From the father/daughter dance, to their first dance where the two whispered in each other’s ear, the day was sheer perfection.

Make sure to see more from the Benson Wedding on page 48 of bridebook!

Photography by Megan Vaughan Photography
Dress: Patina Bridal & Formal
Florist: The Arrangement Company
Cake: Mean Cakes
Venue: Sierra Vista
Caterer: The Palisades Restaurant
Planner: A Little Party Events
Jewelry: Steven Singer Jeweler
DJ: Official Entertainment
Attendants' Dresses: David's Bridal
Groomsmen Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Videographer: Mitch Vaughan Productions
Makeup: Ashley Ancheta
Hair: Jessica Comisky

 

Wedding Wednesday: The Polson Wedding

Andrew & Ainsley Polson | September 23, 2013 | Photography by K.D. Burke Photography

Brought together by a love of 80s music, Andrew and Ainsley became a couple after six months of friendship. They later became husband and wife after a beach proposal on an annual Outer Banks trip with Ainsley and her college roommates in Avon, NC. Their wedding was vintage garden themed featuring lanterns, bird cages, and many plants and garden elements. The colors of the wedding were gray and fuchsia, which were carried throughout the wedding even in the paper straws accompanying the monogrammed mason jars given as favors. The couple chose to write their own vows and have the bride's father be the officiant to keep the wedding funny and sentimental. A friend read the couple's son's favorite book about love, and a second friend read a poem by E. E. Cummings during the ceremony. Another unique element of the wedding was the "Bury the Bourbon" tradition where Andrew buried a bottle at the wedding site months before to ensure good weather for the big day. After digging it up, the wedding party all enjoyed a sip. Ainsley loved that The Trivium offered a photo booth for their guests to enjoy at the reception where they also dined on traditional food. A fun memory of the reception was when the couple danced to "Come on Eileen," which has been their song since the night they met. The couple chose Ochos Rios, Jamaica as their honeymoon destination where they relaxed, snorkeled, and swam with dolphins!

Be sure to see the Polson wedding on page 119 of the second issue of bridebook!

Photography by K.D. Burke Photography
Dress: Celebration Bridal
Florist: The Arrangement Company
Cake: Ivy Point Catering
Venue: The Trivium
Caterer: Ivy Point Catering
lanner: Heidi Baker
Jewelry: Fink's
DJ: Official Entertainment
Attendants' Dresses: J. Crew
Groomsmen's Attire: Jos. A. Bank
Decorations: Studio Eleven