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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 Smith Wedding

The Smith Wedding | August 22, 2015 | Photography by: Pat Cori Photography

Jana and Cecil met while living in Radford, Va. She had just finished school, and he was working at Norfolk Southern in Roanoke. Jana says they were both “stubborn with each other for dating, but once it happened… we both knew it was definitely meant forever.”

The night Cecil proposed, he was running late. Jana had just gotten off work when he let her know he’d be late, but he wanted to go to dinner. Jana made it home and got ready, and then she waited. Two glasses of wine later, she was still waiting. When he finally came in, he got down one knee and asked her to go to dinner with him as his fiancé. Jana said “YES” of course, and then he asked her to marry him. At dinner, she found out why he was late: he’d been with her father in Christiansburg asking for his permission.

Jana’s favorite part of the wedding was when they were saying vows. Cecil went first, and his voice cracked with emotion. And then the bridal party all started crying too. Jana wiped the tears from Cecil’s face, and the pastor asked for the rings. The next moment felt like it was straight from a movie: his dad dropped the rings. Thankfully, things didn’t turn into a disaster; on the contrary, Jana feels like it made a perfect moment even more perfect.

Another one of Jana’s favorite elements from the day was the live band. She and Cecil had decided they wanted a live band before he even proposed, and it was everything they ever wanted. Their guests still give them comments about it!

The theme of their wedding was classic and simple, with ivory/rustic pink and gold/silver as their colors. Their centerpieces were antique silver trays and three mercury glass candle holders with piles of pink roses at the base.

There were two wedding favors in particular that Jana really loved. The first was a keychain that spelled LOVE and doubled as a bottle opener. There was a tag attached that said “A brew for one, a brew for two, let the ‘L’ove open for you! Enjoy!” courtesy of her mother. The second favor was a black and gold koozie that said “Best Day Ever.”

One of the reasons Jana and Cecil’s wedding was so special was because Jana and her mom planned everything themselves. Jana works as a wedding planner, so after four years of planning other people’s big days it was nice to plan her own. She called her mom with any plan or thought she had, and together they were able to bring everything together exactly how they wanted it with the help of some friends and family.

Be sure to see more of the Smith Wedding on page 82 of bridebook!

Photography by: Pat Cori Photography
Dress: AmRhein's Brides and Formals
Florist: The Flower Shoppe on Main
Cake: Cakes by Lisa
Ceremony: Thrasher Memorial United Methodist Church
Venue: Roanoke Country Club
Caterer: Roanoke Country Club
Jewelry: Henebry's
DJ: Sam Hill Entertainment & Soul Expressions
Attendant Dresses: David's Bridal
Groomsmen Attire: Jos. A. Bank
Makeup: Jessica Hall Hair: Plaza 101
Seamstress: Mary Lou Prillaman
Transportation: Executive Limousine

Wedding Wednesday: The Brockman Wedding

The Brockman Wedding | June 13, 2015 | Photography by: Jolly Jen Photography

When Thomas rolled into his first day at high school in a flashy red car, Carly couldn’t take her eyes off him. Despite being two years older, he was still instantly attracted to Carly as well. The two became high school sweethearts quickly and dated for a steady and loving eight years. It was after those eight years that Thomas decided to propose to Carly at her parents’ home where they all popped a bottle of champagne and agreed that it was about time that the two got married.

The wedding day was decorated with the theme of vintage and was complete with old post cards, birdcages and wine barrels. The decorates were appropriately decorated in accenting colors of champagne and petal pink. They kept the food traditionally southern style and served their guests with a delicious macaroni and cheese bar. The cake was the real showstopper, though, and was made of red velvet with buttercream frosting.

Despite the rain from the day, everyone had a great time and moved under the tents to stay dry. One of the best moments from the event was, actually, the bride and groom dancing in the rain. The couple’s send off was in a golf cart since the groom was a golfer. The newlyweds rode off under sparklers and their guests sent them off with well wishes. As redemption for the rain that day, the sky painted a stunning rainbow over the two as they headed into their future.

Make sure to see more of the Brockman wedding on page 54 of bridebook!

Photography by: Jolly Jen Photography
Dress: White by Vera Wang
Florist: Creative Occasions
Cake: Linda Adams
Ceremony: Trinity Ecumenical Parrish
Venue: Bernard's Landing
Caterer: The Landing Restaurant
Planner: Elizabeth Sayre Stevens
Jewelry: Blue Nile Jewelers
Music: Hipshack Band- Sam Hill Entertainment
Attendants Dresses: J. Crew
Groomsman Attire: Jos. A. Bank
Makeup: The Bella Hair Co.- Ashley Hurst
Invitations and Programs: Appalachian Press