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Wedding Wednesday: The Boise Wedding

The Boise Wedding | July 19, 2015 | Photography by: Wolfe Photography

Excited for a great G.N.O., Christian didn’t expect to meet her future husband that summer night. The couple met at Community Inn where Christian saw Jimmy, smiled, and sat down to chat. The two hit it off immediately and the rest, as they say, is history. It wasn’t until around a year later when Jimmy decided to propose, though. They had gotten all dressed-up for their anniversary dinner at Billy’s when Jimmy asked Christian to sit down on her living room couch. After disappearing for a few moments, Jimmy returned with a little box in his hand. He got down on one knee and explained all the reasons he wanted to spend his life with the amazing woman before him. Despite shaking with nerves and holding back tears, Jimmy was able to ask the big question. Christian wholeheartedly accepted and loved the simplicity of how Jimmy proposed to her.

The wedding was decorated with a simple country chic in mind. The accessories were simple and some were even handmade by members of the couple’s families, which helped to make the wedding preparation that much more special. The ceremony was held in the ballroom of the Roanoke Country Club where there were decorations in light pink, white, and sage. Roses were incorporated all around in those colors and specifically placed along the mantles of the fireplace where there were candles to accent the flowers. The centerpieces were made with plain clear glass vases that were attached to burlap and lace.

The wedding party for that day was almost entirely made up of the children Jimmy and Christian had from prior relationships. The couple found it important to include their children in as much of the day as possible and placed them right up front during the ceremony as a way to cement the blending of their families. Since the wedding was small and intimate, having the people they loved the most closest to them really made the ceremony much more special to the couple.

Christian remembers the moment she walked down the aisle and laid eyes on her groom. Jimmy was visibly choked up at the sight of her and that made her feel like the most beautiful girl in the room. It was Christian’s hope that Jimmy would be brought to tears by his emotions, but she was surprised when tears rolled down her cheeks as well. This raw and real emotion was one of the reasons why she loved Jimmy and it made her feel incredible to see it in his face as she walked toward him and into their future together.

Make sure to read more from the Boise wedding on page 74 of bridebook!

Photography by: Wolfe Photography
Dress: The Newfangled Bride
Florist: TFS Roanoke, Inc.
Cake: Mary Wolfe
Venue: Roanoke Country Club
Caterer: Roanoke Country Club
Planner: Erma Hedrick
Jewelry: Fink's and AmRhein's Fine Jewelry
DJ: DJ Shock
Attendants Dresses: The Newfangled Bride
Officiant: Thomas McCraken
Seamstress: Sew Right, LLC

Wedding Wednesday: The Kennedy Wedding

The Kennedy Wedding | March 21, 2015 | Photography by Tara Lilly Photography and Design

Elias and Katie first met when they were neighbors during Katie’s time at Radford while earning her graduate degree. Soon after they started dating, though, this couple had to bear the burden of distance but grew in their relationship when Elias moved to Maryland for a year. After their love passed that test, however, Katie moved to D.C. and they were able to continue their relationship in a much more intimate proximity.

Christmas-time is the season of magic and excitement, which is why Elias picked the day after Christmas to propose. Katie had just been coming home from the holidays with her family when she opened her apartment door to the surprise. Elias had worked hard to recreate a meal from one of their favorite restaurants in Charleston, SC (love a man who can cook!), and decorated the room in an abundance of flower petals. Needless to say, though, the best surprise for Katie was seeing him down on one knee. Elias asked her to marry him and Katie was more than willing to spend the rest of her life with him.

The ceremony was beautiful and filled with small moments that the couple cherished. Katie says her most special memories were the “first look” with Elias, getting ready for their first dance, and their exit at the end of the night which was made magical by the guests holding sparklers. Family was an important factor in the wedding to both bride and groom, so they were able to Katie’s brother and sister as attendants. There was a combination of traditional and modern elements in the wedding, which included traditional wedding vows, a unity candle, and contemporary readings of The Art of Marriage and Blessing of the Hands.

Weddings are known to cause stress on the bride, but Katie was able to ease her way into marriage by having an amazing and experienced team to help her plan the big day. Stress-free was Katie’s goal and she definitely achieved it by ending her night with a walk to Texas Tavern with Elias and eating a cheesy western in her wedding dress. Sounds like happily ever after!

Be sure to see the Kennedy wedding on page 38 of the fourth issue of bridebook!

Photography: Tara Lilly Photography and Design
Dress: Allure Bridals
Florist: Caroline LaRocca Event Design
Cake: Evie's Wedding Cakes
Venue: Patrick Henry Ballroom
Caterer: Center Stage Catering
Planner: Caroline LaRocca Event Design
DJ: RSP Entertainment
Makeup: Jessica Hall
Hair: Rachel Vassar
Seamstress: Sew Right, LLC