Posts tagged Simplicity
Wedding Wednesday: The Boothe Wedding

The Boothe Wedding | June 25, 2016 | Photography by: Ashley Lester Photography

Madison and Tyler attended the same high school, though they didn't become close friends until they were both working at the Salem Red Sox. After a couple years of friendship, the two became a couple. The day of Tyler's proposal, he picked Madison up for dinner and insisted on stopping by the Salem Red Sox to pick up their season tickets. Upon arriving, a friend told them all season ticket holders had pictures taken on the home plate for the program. They walked out onto the field while Tyler brought up how "this is where it all started" for them, when their song began to play, along with pictures displayed across the scoreboard. When Madison turned to question Tyler, she found him on one knee, with the screen reading "Will You Marry Me?" Madison of course said yes, thrilled at both the surprise and the pictures that later appeared from a friend who'd hidden to take photos during the proposal.

Their wedding was a combination of rustic and elegance, capturing their personalities. Madison says thanks to their vendors, their wedding was absolutely perfect. With numerous memories to choose from, Madison says opening her wedding gift from Tyler will always be high on the list. Tyler gave her a new bible with her new monogram, along with a bookmarked page for 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ("Love is patient..."). Reading that verse before walking down the aisle was emotional and happy, and she loves opening her bible to that special verse months and years later. Summer salad, dips, and other delicious items were a treat for guests, while her bridesmaids wore a gorgeous shade of aquamarine. Bouquets and centerpieces had soft pink tones that added to the day's romance, while a glowstick exit created fun for everyone celebrating with Madison and Tyler.

Make sure to see more of the Boothe wedding on page 62 of bridebook!

Photography: Ashley Lester Photography
Dress: Tiffany's Bridal
Florist: Creative Occasions
Cake: Joanna Frye
Ceremony: Thrasher United Methodist
Venue: Braeloch
Caterer: Pumpernickel Pickle Catering
Planner: Simplicity
Jewelry: Fink's Jewelers
DJ: Master Taylor Entertainment
Attendant Dresses: Alfred Angelo
Groomsmen Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Videographer: Michael's Video
Rentals: Aztec Rental
Rehearsal Space: Vinton War Memorial
Transportation: Mountain Valley Transportation; Executive Town Car & Limo
Ceremony Guitarist: Mark Folks

Wedding Wednesday: The Fluker Wedding

The Fluker Wedding | April 26, 2016 | Photography by: Pat Cori Photography

Sarah White and Thomas "Ray" Fluker met in their early years, as students at Roanoke College. They had a class together, but didn't spend much time with one another during their time at school. Thanks to social media they were able to stay connected after gradution, and after ten years, two career changes, and a couple of gentle denials on Sarah's end, the two found themselves both in the same place at the same time. Back in Salem, the two of them got together for dinner at a Roanoke College staple, followed by a walk through campus, which landed the couple at a set of rocking chairs, where they sat and talked for hours. Ray and Sarah would revisit these rocking chairs when he asked her to spend the rest of her life with him, to the tune of "Question" by the Old 97.

The two wanted their wedding day to be romantic, classic, and fun. The event began with a beautiful ceremony at the Taubman, with rose petals lining the aisles. The ceremony paid tribute not only to their love, but also to Sarah's parents. Sarah wore a piece of her mother's wedding dress, sewn into her own, and she wore the pearls that her father had gifted her mother on their first wedding anniversary.

The reception was held on the roof of the Center in The Square, where they enjoyed each other, their friends, and their family, with a delightful variety of southern comfort food, such as chicken and waffles, mac and cheese, and lemonade. Sarah's and Ray's favorite part of the night was standing on that roof top surrounded by their friends and family.

Their wedding was a romantic celebration of love and friendship. The perfect evening, starting with a classic ceremony, and ending with a fun roof-top party with the perfect view to start the rest of their lives together. A view they can look back on for years to come. As a surprise for Sarah, Ray set up for a drone to capture video and photographs of the reception. This was a guest favorite, and sure to be a fun way to revisit their wedding in the years to come.

Make sure to see more of the Fluker Wedding on page 40 of bridebook!

Photography by: Pat Cori Photography
Dress: Becky's Bridal
Florist: Creative Occasions
Cake: Copper Hill Cakes and Cookies
Ceremony: Taubman Museum of Art
Venue: Center in the Square
Planner: Simplicity
DJ: RSP Entertainment
Attendant Dresses: Becky's Bridal
Groomsmen Attire: Black Tux
Videographer: Michael's Video
Drone: Autonomous Flight Technologies, Inc.
Hair & Makeup: Lex Cheveux Salon & Day Spa
Lighting: Lighting Ninja, Inc.
Ice Sculpture: Masterpiece Ice Sculptures
Harpist: Karlee Lanum

Wedding Wednesday: The Dye Wedding

The Dye Wedding | October 31, 2015 | Photography by: Tara Lilly Photography and Design

Sarah and William met through an online dating service. On a beach trip, William proposed by exclaiming “Look what I found!” When she finally cleared the saltwater from her eyes, Sarah saw a gorgeous pearl ring.

Their wedding took place on Halloween, and Sarah took inspiration from the Harry Potter series when planning. She gave creative license to the vendors, trusting them to do what they do best, and they did not disappoint. The lighting consisted of floating candles, and the ceremony space was lined with lanterns and floral with moss accents.

Cake was lined in edible black lace, and it looked almost too good to eat. In the end, it tasted so good people ate every single piece. Their signature cocktails of the night were polyjuice potion and butterbeer, served in copper mugs.

Their wedding was elegant, with just enough touches of nerdom to match their styles. By letting the vendors have creative control, they were rewarded with a wedding they could truly call their own.

Make sure to see more of the Dye Wedding on page 122 of bridebook!

Photography by: Tara Lilly Photography and Design
Dress: David's Bridal
Florist: Creative Occasions and Gloriosa
Cake: Cakes by Lisa
Venue: Mountain View Center
Caterer: Pumpernickel Pickle Catering
Planner: Simplicity
Jewelry: Macy's
DJ: Blue Ridge Entertainment & The Zombie Band
Attendant Dresses: David's Bridal
Groomsmen Attire: The Newfangled Bride
Rentals: Aztec Rentals
Transportation: Mountain Valley Transportation
Hair: Rock Paper Beauty Lounge