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Wedding Wednesday: The Morrell Wedding

The Morrell Wedding | October 1, 2016 | Photography by: Skyryder Photography

Lindsey and Matt first met while she was waiting tables in Radford. Matt was a regular customer, and they got to know each other during her shifts. After Lindsey completed nursing school, the two were able to spend time together outside of the restaurant and became an official couple. During a trip to Gatlinburg, Matt and Lindsey got on the ski lift; there, Matt realized his love for Lindsey. Years later, Matt took her to that same spot to propose. As it turned out, he'd had her custom antique ring for three years, purchasing it the day she fell in love with it and listening to her wishes of how she'd wear the special piece.

While Matt wanted Hokie colors for a palette, he went for colorful Hokie socks so LIndsey could have her choice of aubergine and gold. The bridesmaids wore long purple gowns, with beautiful bouquets to match. It's hard for Lindsey to pick only one memorable wedding day moment, as she holds all of them dear to her heart, as "everything was perfect!" Along with the fabulous night, the newylweds - bourbon lovers - added a bourbon and cigar bar to their reception, which turned out to be a smashing success for their guests. Lindsey personally picked out all of their decor, which either came from their home, or is now something in their home, incorporating their new life together.

Make sure to see more of the Morrell wedding on page 80 of bridebook!

Photography: Skyryder Photography
Dress: NY Bride
Florist: Northside Flower Shop
Cake: New River Cakes
Venue: Blacksburg Country Club
Caterer: Blacksburg Country Club
Planner: Blacksburg Country Club - Deanne Webb
Jewelry: P.R. Sturgill Fine Jewelry
DJ: Music, Music & More Music
Attendants' Dresses: Chantilly Lace
Groomsmen's Attire: Jos. A. Bank
Hair & Makeup: Salon 1124 - Chrissy Cupp

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

Wedding Wednesday: The Mansdoerfer Wedding

Michael & Catherine Mansdoerfer | May 24, 2014 Photography by Skyryder Photography LLC

Catherine was waiting on pins and needles for Michael to pop the question after ring shopping. After almost five years of dating, Michael picked a day to surprise her at her apartment in Richmond after telling her he would be working in Radford all weekend. She knew immediately that the moment she'd been waiting for was finally happening. The couple took a short vacation in the Outer Banks, NC to celebrate the proposal. Both Michael and Catherine being Virginia Tech alumni, there was no question that the theme of the wedding must be centered around their alma mater. The wedding colors were maroon and orange, which could be seen in everything from the bridesmaids' gowns to the flower arrangements and even Catherine's garter. The ceremony also had special elements such as the pastor's special speech about traditional wedding traditions. To keep things personal, the music choices were all favorites of the couple, their parents, and family friends. Additionally, Michael and Catherine honored military and emergency response members, donated to the Marching Virginians in honor of Ryan Clark and the Officer Deriek Crouse fund in place of favors, and donated the centerpieces to a local nursing home in honor of Catherine's Pop Pop. In keeping with their love of Virginia Tech, the Hokie Bird made an appearance to entertain guests during the reception.

Be sure to see the Mansdoerfer wedding on page 36 of the third issue of bridebook!

Photography: Skyryder Photography LLC
Dress: White Swan Bridal
Florist: Best Wishes Flowers & Gifts
Cake: The Orange Bandana
Ceremony: Virginia Tech War Memorial Chapel
Venue: The Inn at Virginia Tech
Caterer: The Inn at Virginia Tech
Jewelry: Kent Jewelers
Attendants' Dresses: White Swan Bridal
Groomsmen's Attire: Chantilly Lace
Videographer: Alzuro Productions