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Wedding Wednesday: The Hale Wedding

The Hale Wedding | September 16, 2017 | Photography by: Anna Bowser Photography

When Lauren Boitnott bumped into Rob Hale at a weekly bingo night, she was a sophomore at Virginia Tech. Rob, a recent graduate, asked her for her number, and their story begins with her entering "Lauren Bingo Girl" into his phone. During Lauren's senior year, she took a job in New York. Before she left Blacksburg and Rob behind, she gave him a little notebook in which to record his thoughts and precious moments while they were apart. A year later, the couple was on vacation in Savannah, and when they arrived for the dinner reservation that Rob had made, they were told that their table wasn't ready. Awaiting their table, the couple wandered the park across the street. There, Rob pulled out his notebook, which Lauren had never opened. When he opened it, Lauren saw an engagement ring sitting within a cut out section of pages. Lauren says she was "speechless," and when they returned to the restaurant for dinner, they were greeted with her closest friends, ready to celebrate the happy occasion.

Rob had once told Lauren that "he couldn't give away all his cards at once," so on their wedding day, Lauren gave him an incomplete deck of cards. As each of her bridesmaids walked down the aisle, they handed Rob cards to complete the deck, finishing up with Lauren's ace of hearts. To pay homage to the place that they met, the couple incorporated bingo into their minimal, classic reception and chose to forgo a guest book for "advice cards." Prompts for these included, "What should we name our kids and why?" and "Write us a haiku!" The beauty of the celebration was thanks in part to Lauren's aunt, who literally climbed a mountain to put together the beautiful and unique floral arrangements. The guests went home with custom Sharkey's glasses as another nod to Virginia Tech, rounding out Lauren and Rob's one-of-a-kind celebration.

Make sure to see more of the Hale wedding on page 46 of bridebook!

Photography: Anna Bowser Photography
Dress: Kleinfeld Bridal
Flowers: Florals by Kimberly
Venue: Sinkland Farms
Caterer: Country Kitchen
Cake: Tara Delp
DJ: RSP Entertainment
Hair: Uptown Hair and Nail Salon
Makeup: Jolina Does Makeup
Favors: Sharkey's
Cocktail Hour Appetizers: Kelly Paige
Videography: Carolina Story Film Company

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

Wedding Wednesday: The Coartney Wedding

The Coartney Wedding | June 25, 2016 | Photography by: Skyryder Photography

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Morgan was a junior at Blacksburg High School and Nathan was a marketing student at Virginia Tech when they first had their springtime blind date, schemed by her best friend Rachel. Fast forward four years later to the couple spending a long day helping Nathan's grandfather build a hay barn, followed by a peaceful walk by his parents' house (where his mother was secretly taking photos from the deck). Morgan of course said yes the moment Nathan popped the question.

The couple knew immediately they wanted to spend their special day at Sinkland Farms, with a picture-perfect setting and stunning barn that would let guests dance the night away. Though Morgan says it's hard to only choose one memorable moment, she loves that she and Nathan have special moments with their friends and family, with the most significant moment for them being making the convenience to God and each other. The couple's favors included honey jars, while Morgan's sister-in-law created their centerpieces. Morgan says she couldn't have been happier when the big plate of Southern food from their caterer was placed in front of her after a long day of excitement! Morgan's simply, vintage yet rustic look was beyond successful thanks to her vendors. She says everything simply came together for the day with beautiful weather, delicious food, and being surrounded by friends and family.

Make sure to see more of the Coartney wedding on page 64 of bridebook!

Photography: Skyryder Photography
Dress: Camille's of Wilmington
Florist: Sinkland Farms
Cake: Bonnie Hutchison
Venue: Sinkland Farms
Caterer: Due South BBQ
Jewelry: Kay Jewelers
DJ: RSP Entertainment
Attendant Dresses: David's Bridal
Groomsmen Attire: Chantilly Lace
Officiant: David Williams
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Hair: Meredith's Salon