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Wedding Wednesday: The Carlin Wedding

The Carlin Wedding | December 16, 2017 | Photography by: Edmiston Photography

When Emily Ditto and Tyler Carlin matched on Tinder, they had no idea that, a couple years after their initial conversations about their interests and puppies, they'd be engaged to be married. For their first date, Tyler picked up Emily for a pajama-clad adventure, and they drove to Virginia Beach. There, in the rain on the boardwalk, Tyler kissed her.  Fast forward two years, and in the rain at Dave Matthew's vineyard, Blenheim Vineyard, while they were wandering through the grapevines, Tyler got down on one knee and asked Emily to be his wife. Tearing up, Emily immediately said yes.

The "snowy winter wonderland" theme of the wedding added to the inviting nature of Emily and Tyler's special day, complete with custom-designed snowflake projections on the walls and a snowy sendoff at the end of the night. Even the cake went along with the wintry theme: it was reminiscent of a snowy mountain with red velvet to match the bridesmaids' dresses and two bride-and-groom pine cones on the top. Emily and Tyler's favorite part of the day was hearing the speeches given during the reception. "Hearing the love and support from both families was incredible," Emily says. "On a day that was so rushed, it was a moment that allowed time to stand still and allowed for us to really reflect on what it meant that these two families would be joined forever." Adding a fun, unique flair, the couple incorporated a top hat into the wedding accents, as well as forgoing the traditional guest book for Christmas ornaments that wedding guests could sign. It was important to the couple to create the atmosphere of a Christmas wedding without going overboard, and the result was "romantic and intimate and loved by guests."

Make sure to see more of the Carlin wedding on page 74 of bridebook!

Photography: Edmiston Photography
Dress: Celebration Bridal
Florist: Caroline LaRocca Event Design
Cake: Fresh Baked Bakery
Venue: Patrick Henry Ballroom
Caterer: Pumpernickel Pickle Catering
Rehearsal Dinner: Bella's Catering
Planner: Caroline LaRocca Event Design
Jewelry: Kay's Jewelry
DJ: East Coast Entertainment
Attendants' Dresses: David's Bridal
Groomsmen's Attire: The Newfangled Bride
Videographer: Michael's Video
Hair & Makeup: GLAMHOUSE Day Spa

Wedding Wednesday: The Addington Wedding

The Addington Wedding | October 14, 2017 | Photography by: Hope Taylor Photography

Melissa Brown and John Addington dated in high school, and even then they had an immediate connection. After going their separate ways after John left for college, they found, 14 years later, when they happened to be in the same local restaurant, that their connection was still as strong as ever. Melissa, who had moved back into town and found the dating pool to be shallow, thought about John and wondered what he had been up to. She saw him in the restaurant, and went up to him to say hi. John saw that Melissa was as beautiful and bubbly as ever, so he asked her out two nights later, and the rest is history. In December of 2016, John and Melissa were renovating her grandmother's house, and inside one of the cleared-out rooms was a wrapped present for Melissa. She opened it to see some chocolates and a photo album dedicated to their "Nexts," such as their "Next Smile" or "Next Kiss." John then got down on one knee and proposed to Melissa in a moment that was so special to her because of all of the good times that she'd had with her family in that room.

Melissa and John's wedding was tailored to their personalities perfectly. The festive fall ceremony was Melissa's favorite memory from the day because she was ecstatic to be marrying her best friend and "starting our forever officially." The joyful occasion was made special by the couple's first look, in which John was overcome with emotion seeing his bride. "I've never seen anything so beautiful in my entire life," John says. It was important to the couple to involve their family in their special day, and so they decided that Melissa's aunt and uncle's farm in Bridgewater, VA was the perfect place to tie the knot, because they had had so many good memories there. Melissa and John wanted their guests to have the time of their lives at their wedding, so, thanks to a lively band and the jars of applebutter that guests took home as favors at the end of the night, the rustic farm wedding was a celebration that they would cherish forever.

Make sure to see more of the Addington wedding on page 52 of bridebook!

Photography: Hope Taylor Photography
Dress: Hayley Paige
Flowers: Creative Occasions
Venue: Mapleton Farm
Caterer: Pumpernickel Pickle Catering
DJ: Sam Hill Entertainment
Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Hair: Renaissance Salon - Michelle Anas
Cake: Leigh Guidi
Attendants Dresses: BHLDN
Jewelry: Fink's Jewelers
Rentals: Aztec Rental
Musicians: Montpelier Quartet

Wedding Wednesday: The Miller Wedding

The Miller Wedding | August 19, 2017 | Photography by: Kaitlyn Phipps Photography

Because they had the same major at Virginia Tech, Lily Terango and John Paul Miller kept running into each other. After "happening" to sit next to each other in the many classes that they had together, John Paul began their romance by asking Lily out on their first date, a hike around Mountain Lake. Since the couple is very outdoorsy, John Paul suggested that they go kayaking down the Potomac River during their Labor Day weekend. They paddled over to a small island, and John Paul asked Lily to pick out a fishing lure. When she turned around, he proposed. Without Lily's knowledge, John Paul and Lily's father had planted a tripod in the kayak to take pictures on the island to capture the moment. The proposal took Lily completely by surprise, and was followed by a visit to a winery and a B&B to celebrate their new engagement.

The couple's outdoor ceremony took place with a picturesque view of the mountains (the same ones that they had hiked on their first date!), and the "unforgettable" ceremony was brought to life by the homemade floral arrangements and a live band. The couple's first dance was also a surprise: a slow dance that morphed into a salsa. The "lively" wedding was unique because of how involved the couple's friends and family were. Lily says that her parents were "a huge help to the planning process," and the bridal party and groomsmen even joined the band on stage during the fun-filled reception. The couple laughed and hugged their way through their magical day and through the evening, which Lily says was "just perfect."

Make sure to see more of the Miller wedding on page 42 of bridebook!

Photography: Kaitlyn Phipps Photography
Dress: Anthropologie
Venue: Sinkland Farms
Caterer: Pumpernickel Pickle Catering
DJ: Swinging Richards / East Coast Entertainment
Hair & Makeup: Studio 700 Salon
Videography: Mary Russel Productions