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Wedding Wednesday: The Carver Wedding

The Carver Wedding | December 2, 2017 | Photography by: Stephanie Parker Photography

After Lucas Carver met Kimberly Hughes while playing football on the Virginia Tech drillfield with friends, Kimberly made sure to add Lucas on Facebook. Kimberly's father had a rule for her: she couldn't get engaged until she graduated college with a bachelor's degree. The day after she graduated in December of 2015, Lucas created a driving tour around their favorite spots in Blacksburg and Christiansburg, ending up back on the drillfield, where Lucas got down on one knee and asked Kimberly to be his wife.

The couple's winter wedding was timeless, with its colors being white, navy blue and silver. The ceremony was performed by Lucas' father, a Baptist preacher, and the reception was everything that the couple had hoped for. However, their favorite memory of the day was when Lucas' fraternity, Kappa Kappa Psi, gathered together in a circle around the couple and sang a beautiful hymn, seeming to almost bless the marriage, making Kimberly tear up because of how much it meant to her. Because Virginia Tech played such a pivotal role in Lucas and Kimberly's relationship, and because many of the wedding guests had either gone to Tech or were fans, the Hokie Bird came and took pictures with the guests, allowing for the couple to celebrate their big day with a fun and personal touch.

Make sure to see more of the Carver wedding on page 66 of bridebook!

Photography: Stephanie Parker Photography
Dress: Chantilly Lace
Flowers: Best Wishes
Venue: The Inn at Virginia Tech
Caterer: The Inn at Virginia Tech
DJ: RSP Entertainment
Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Attendant's Dresses: David's Bridal
Hair & Makeup: Studio 700
Cake: Our Daily Bread
Jewelry: Mountain Jewelers
Photo Booth: Star City Photo Booth
Planner: Simplicity Events - Amina Dudley

Wedding Wednesday: The Thompson Wedding

The Thompson Wedding | November 4, 2017 | Photography by: The Photography Smiths

A few days after Jamie Thompson and Jessica Lumsden met online, they decided to officially meet. They created a scavenger hunt involving clues and pictures sent to each other throughout the day, and ended up meeting at a lookout point over the city. After realizing that they were actually trespassing on private property, the couple met up later that evening to listen to a band. Their strong connection was immediate, and nearly five years later while at their favorite place, Cherry Grove Beach, SC, Jamie proposed on one knee at sunrise, creating a perfect moment for this "perfectly imperfect, loving couple."

The couple's special day was made even more magical by an emotional First Look, where Jamie and Jessica could spend a moment alone before officially becoming husband and wife. Jessica, wearing a custom-made dress, walked down the aisle to the song "Marry Me," which was just one of the contemporary love songs that made a statement during the ceremony. Jessica says that it was wonderful to have "all of her favorite people in the world in the same place at the same time." The reception, held at The Hotel Roanoke, was all about the glitter, sparkle and shine with colors such as black, white and gold paired with breathtaking arrangements. At the end of the night, the wedding guests took home unique favors: Jessica had sent out photos of all of the guests to a caricature artist, who had sent back drawings of everyone who would be attending the couple's celebration. These caricatures were on display during the reception, and they were an important part of Jamie and Jessica's day.

Make sure to see more of the Thompson wedding on page 60 of bridebook!

Photography: The Photography Smiths
Dress: Her Perfect Day Boutique & Design Studio - Terrisa Vaughn
Flowers: Caroline LaRocca Event Design
Ceremony: Colonial Presbyterian Church
Venue: The Hotel Roanoke
Caterer: The Hotel Roanoke
DJ: 6th N Main Band
Planner: Caroline LaRocca Event Design
Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Hair: Stephanie Ray
Makeup: Glam Artist - Lauren Swanson
Cake: Fresh Baked Bakery
Photo Booth: Star City Photo Booth
Transportation: Executive Towne Car
Caricaturist: Chuck Cundiff

Wedding Wednesday: The Newcomb Wedding

The Newcomb Wedding | December 13, 2014 | Photography by Concept Photography

Travis and Allison met while taking a biology class together at Virginia Western Community College. They both connected through shared laughter from a "quirky" teacher and began a journey together that extended "from the classroom to the alter."

Though Allison suffers from a chronic auto-immune condition called Juvenile Dermatomyositis, she would like to be an example to other young women in her position. Despite daily challenges, Allison still found a fairytale love story; her time with Travis is a testament to that.

Travis proposed to Allison on a cold, snowy night in January, exactly a year after he had first told her "I love you." The two were alone at the Roanoke Star, watching the city light illuminate the scene below. Allison knew that something special was about to happen, and, sure enough, it did. The two started their "forever" together in one of their favorite places.

Travis and Allison decided to have a winter wedding with a "fire and ice" theme. They decorated the venue with Christmas lights, candles, and even included a couple fire places to keep the party warm and inviting. The couple's wedding colors--ivory, eggplant, lavender, deep red, and gold and silver--really complimented the warm, cozy feeling.

It was important to Travis and Allison that their wedding be comfortable and kid-friendly. As such, they didn't serve alcohol, but instead included a fun drink bar brimming with hot chocolate, cider, coffee, and tons of delicious toppings. For "shots," the bride and groom had shot glasses filled with milk and warm chocolate chip cookies. To give the guests lots of variety, Travis and Allison complimented their small wedding cake with seven different kinds of mini-cupcakes. Additionally, food was served in various locations so that guests could mingle with each other without having to worry about formalities. Adding to the winter theme, guests signed Christmas tree ornaments rather than a guest book, and the bride wore a pair of "I do" Uggs to keep her feet warm throughout the event.

The most meaningful aspect of the evening for Travis and Allison was the emphasis on their commitment to each other. Rather than a first look, they shared a prayer together before the ceremony. Travis' eyes were closed so that he wouldn't see his bride, but the two felt closer than ever as they shared in their union and reflected on their happiness.

Be sure to see the Newcomb wedding on page 112 of the third issue of bridebook!

Photography: Concept Photography
Dress: David's Bridal
Florist: Elle Emme Floral Design and Atelier
Cake: Cakes by Lisa
Venue: Hunting Hills Country Club
Caterer: Schaal's Catering and Events
Planner: Allure Weddings & Events
Jewelry: FCF Designs
DJ: RSP Entertainment
Attendant's Dresses: Chantilly Lace
Groomsmen's Attire: Jos. A Bank
Videographer: Pine River Films
Hair and Makeup: Zee's Salon and Day Spa
Photo booth: Star City Photo Booth
Invitations: Keepsakes by Tammy
Transportation: Prestige Limo
Chalkboards: Chalk by Moe