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Wedding Wednesday: The Edmonds Wedding

The Edmonds Wedding | June 3, 2017 | Photography by: Heather Chipps Photography

Erin Brookshier had no idea that she was on a blind date when a close friend (who would end up being a bridesmaid!) picked her up with a few others for a casual game of recreation league soccer. She hit it off instantly with someone who was already in the car: Rob Edmonds. Their connection was immediate, and he called her the very next day to ask her out on their first official date. One early Saturday morning at 3 a.m., Rob and early-bird Erin (who is often up before dawn, as a morning reporter at WSLS10) hiked together to the Peaks of Otter, a hike that Erin's family had done many times in her childhood. When they reached the top of the trail, Rob proposed to Erin with the sunrise as their only audience. The "excited" future bride and groom then hiked back down to enjoy a huge celebratory breakfast.

Erin and Rob celebrated their special day by acknowledging the importance of family. A tree-planting ceremony, where Rob and Erin brought soil from each of their parents' homes, symbolized the two families becoming one. In addition to the tree-planting ceremony, the couple partook in "burying the bourbon," an old southern tradition to ensure good weather on the wedding day. Even though the weather forecast predicted rain for the whole week, the Edmonds wedding took place on a 92-degree Saturday beneath a cloudless sky. The beauty of the wedding ceremony itself was in the details: the couple's "pre-wedding bonding time" where they created their own centerpieces, Erin's veil (it had been her mother's at her wedding in 1984) and Erin's father's cufflinks, which she had given to him as a gift the night before the wedding. These cufflinks, which Erin thought "were very special," read on one side, "I'll always be your little girl." In addition to an enchanting venue and entertainment services, these small details played a integral role in the celebration of two families becoming one.

Make sure to see more of the Edmonds wedding on page 30 of bridebook!

Photography: Heather Chipps Photography
Dress: The Newfangled Bride
Florist: Perfect Arrangement
Venue: Plantation on Sunnybrook
Caterer: Plantation Creations Catering and Events
DJ: Castillo DJ Services
Groomsmen's Attire: Jos A Banks
Hair & Makeup: Les Cheveux Salon and Day Spa
Alterations: Sew Right, LLC
Cake: Mary Ogilvie
Attendants Dresses: Weddington Way
Wedding Planner: Tammy Scaggs - Plantation on Sunnybrook

Wedding Wednesday: The Jackson Wedding

The Jackson Wedding | October 25, 2015 | Photography by: Megan Vaughan Photography

When Chris first asked Emily out, she said no. He was a junior and she was a freshman at Liberty University, and she didn’t know him. A friend knew him though and encouraged her to reconsider, so when he asked her again a week later she agreed, and she’s glad she did!

Chris had planned an entire day for his proposal. They went downtown to the farmer’s market, and he managed to kill five hours with antiquing and coffee. After dinner, he took her for a walk along the river. There were pictures of the two of them, flowers, and candles scattered on the bridge. He asked specific questions about their future together with each picture they stopped at, and at the end there was a lock on the bridge asking her to marry him.

Emily’s favorite moment from their wedding was their “First Look, No Peek” before the ceremony. They were able to pray, exchange gifts, and just talk about their day. It was a relaxing moment amongst the chaos, and it was nice to be able to have that time before she walked down the aisle.

The “Classy” theme of the wedding was enhanced with twinkling lights and glitter, and their colors were navy blue, gray, and gold. The flowers though were red, yellow, and orange daisies to add pops of color around the room. For party favors, they had a hot chocolate bar (and it was a huge hit with their guests!).

Instead of cocktail hour, they had “Game Hour” where guests played corn hole. The table numbers were even made out of scrabble tiles and books, and they had a coloring station. Their love of games helped to make the wedding feel more unique, and it complimented their gorgeous venue perfectly. The barn, paired with the Christmas lights, candles, and chandeliers looked like a fairytale. The day certainly felt magical for Emily and Chris!

Make sure to see more of the Jackson Wedding on page 102 of bridebook!

Photography by: Megan Vaughan Photography
Dress: David's Bridal
Florist: Perfect Arrangement
Cake: Rachel Baumgardner
Venue: Sierra Vista
Caterer: Charley's Catering
Jewelry: Zales & Kay Jewelers
Attendant Dresses: David's Bridal
Hair & Makeup: Body Works Day Spa
Alterations: The Guilded Thimble


Wedding Wednesday: The Parry Wedding

The Parry Wedding | September 20, 2014 | Photography by William Mahone Photography

As soon as Kelly laid eyes on Jacob, she was taken aback by his charming smile and radiating personality. She was smitten with him instantly, and that feeling never left.

On the night of the proposal, Kelly and Jacob were vacationing in Virginia Beach, and Jacob was being particularly lovey-dovey as they were sharing a walk on the shore. Kelly noticed that Jacob kept walking faster and faster, and suspected that something was up. Sure enough, he eventually got on one knee and popped the question. That moment, Kelly says, was like music to her ears.

The impact of the wedding didn't hit Kelly until right before the processional. She was overwhelmed by emotion as she held her father's hand and gazed at the man that would become her husband. When she finally reached the end of the aisle to meet Jacob, she was overjoyed and wanted to savor every moment of their special day.

Jacob and Kelly chose a venue that was both classy and unique. It was a renovated factory building with large, breathtaking windows and an impressive grand staircase. The building required few decorations, so the couple focused on using lighting to give warmth and brightness to the ceremony and reception. The dramatic lighting complemented the sleek and simple wedding colors: black and white. Kelly and Jacob even included a large, exclusively black and white candy buffet as a guest favor to compliment their theme. The flowers also proved to be a stunning addition to the evening. Kelly got her florist to pick flowers that looked just like peonies, even though peonies were out of season. The blush tones in the bouquet softened the black and white perfectly.

After the ceremony, guests had fun posing in a photo booth wearing props like Viking hats and oversized sunglasses. Additional, Kelly's sister painted a canvas with a huge red heart for guests to sign instead of a traditional guest book. This was a huge hit, and added a truly unique touch to the reception.

Be sure to see the Parry wedding on page 88 of the third issue of bridebook!

Photography by William Mahone Photography
Dress: Vera Wang from David's Bridal
Florist: Perfect Arrangement
Cake: Diane's Cake Creations
Venue: Tresca on 8th
Caterer: Pumpernickel Pickle
Jewelry: Jewell's Fine Jewelry
Attendants' Dresses: David's Bridal
Groomsmen's Attire: Calvin Klein from Men's Wearhouse
Hair and Makeup: Eksklusiv Salon -Meredith Harris