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Wedding Wednesday: The Shanks Wedding

The Shanks Wedding | July 25, 2015 | Photography by: Pat Cori Photography

They first met after Rosie’s first year of college. Ben was home from the Navy, and they wound up working at the same construction site. They dated for a few years but then parted ways, and didn’t see each other again for twenty years. Through Facebook they reconnected, and the timing was perfect as both of them were once again single. When they dated in their younger years, Rosie and Ben liked to take picnics on the banks of the New River. It was here that Ben decided to propose one chilly autumn day.

Rosie’s favorite memory from the wedding was when she walked down the aisle. She saw Ben and his reaction to seeing her in her dress for the first time, and she will never forget it.

Some of the other memorable moments of the day included the prep time before the ceremony, those quiet times of getting ready with her son. Ben got ready with his son too, and it was important to both of them that their children were involved as much as possible. Rosie’s son walked her down the aisle, and Ben’s children stood with them at the altar. They weren’t just marrying each other, but also blending two families.

Certain details of the day stand out to Rosie as well, like her shoes, dress, and bouquet, the cake, their rings, and the little Blue Tiffany colored favor boxes at the reception table. They were surrounded by friends and family throughout the day, and there were portraits of Rosie and Ben around the reception. The small wedding was personal and intimate, and for Rosie and Ben it was perfect.

Make sure to read more from the Shanks wedding on page 76 of bridebook!

Photography by: Pat Cori Photography
Dress: Justin Alexander from Maya Couture
Florist: Creative Occasions
Cake: Evie's Wedding Cakes
Venue: The Hotel Roanoke
Caterer: The Hotel Roanoke
Jewelry: Kent Jewelers
DJ: RSP Entertainment
Groomsman Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Photo Booth: Star City Photobooth

Wedding Wednesday: The Worgan Wedding

Nicholas & Hayleigh Worgan | October 12, 2013 | Photography by Jessica Lyn Patterson Photography

Nick and Hayleigh met in their ninth grade History class, after Nick paid a classmate ten bucks to switch seats with him so he could sit behind his future bride. It took a while for that, though, as both of them were too afraid to say anything! After high school, they discovered their mutual crushes, though it wasn't until after college graduation that the two became inseparable. On Christmas Eve, Nick invited her mom and stepfather over to his house for dinner, where he proposed in front of their families - so she couldn't say no! One of Hayleigh's more memorable moments involved the ceremony and rings. Nick's dad, the officiant, advised not to tie the rings too tight to the pillow so it wouldn't be difficult during the ceremony. Hayleigh loosened the strings, but her stepdad worried they'd get lost, and tightened them. During the ceremony, the minutes it took to loosen them were "agonizing" but they found themselves laughing. Hayleigh had her father, stepfather, and grandfather walk her down the aisle, while her mom was one of her matrons of honor. The contemporary wedding theme included purple (her favorite color) and green accents (Nick's favorite). Hayleigh's mother made all of the flower arrangements, including the bridal bouquet, and they made sure to have lots of yellow flowers as a tribute to Hayleigh's great-grandmother. Their cake was a true representation of the bride and groom, with half as camouflage and the other half plan with flowers from the bouquet on the side. The Worgan newlyweds plan on taking a honeymoon for their anniversary.

Hayleigh also wanted to add her piece of advice to brides: Don't stress too much! "Little things can and will go wrong. It rained on the morning of our wedding. We forgot our cake topper at home, my ringbearer lost his tie, and a flower girl forgot her petals. We didn't let them get to us; I am so glad I was able to enjoy my day for what it was - the day I married the man of my dreams."

Be sure to see the Worgan wedding on page 98 of the second issue of bridebook, on newsstands now!

Photography: Jessica Lyn Patterson Photography
Dress: Church Street Bridal
Cake: Laura Griffith
Venue: Loch Haven Lake
Jewelry: Kay Jewelers
Attendants' Dresses: Target
Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Photo Booth: Star City Photobooth

Wedding Wednesday: The Lembo Wedding

Aaron & Mallory Lembo | September 28, 2013 | Photography by Kemper Mills Fant Photography

When Aaron and Mallory first met, it seemed as though the two didn't have much in common, but after several coffee chats, they realized they fit together well. Two years later, after a cold day walking pups for their annual Mutt Strut in Philadelphia, Aaron proposed to Mallory on her alma mater's campus. Because of Aaron's love of nature and Mallory's equestrian Southern roots, they quickly agreed on an outdoor wedding. On a whim, they stopped to look at Sundara and fell in love at first sight. Mallory had several favorite memories of the day, including dancing on the table with her father, wearing her late mother-in-law's belly dancing skirt while standing with family, and showing off a few newly-acquired dance moves with her new husband. Aaron reflects on a love note Mallory wrote him before the wedding that he read while waiting on his groomsmen and left him feeling, "without a doubt, believing he is the luckiest man alive." Their details made all the difference in their unique wedding: Mallory wore a penny in her shoe from her sister's wedding 15 years prior, while their childhoods were showcased with family photos strung on a clothesline; food from both family backgrounds represented each side, with Italian, Southern, and Greek flavors for dinner; because the couple met over Turkish coffee, there was a coffee bar with Turkish accents. Maps highlights their roots as well as dream destinations, while Aaron's late mother was commemorated through photos and two hand-sewn pillows with special quotes, and her wine case displayed at the front of the altar. Aaron's father made cornhole boards and tree slices that were used as tabletop decor were cut from her aunt's backyard. Aaron and Mallory's wine blending ceremony was most unique; Aaron used an Italian grape unique to where his ancestors were from and is grown and bottled in his New Jersey hometown, while Mallory's was her favorite grape she discovered while studying abroad in Spain. Aaron also wrote the ceremony containing Buddhist, Catholic, and Native American sentiments. Feathers, tree slices, branches, and succulents were used in boutonnieres and decor, while guests were given favors of little succulents to grow at home. The happy newlyweds spent a few extra days in Roanoke as tourists and they've also planned a trip to Turkey and southeast Asia in the next year or two.

Be sure to see the Lembo wedding on page 90 of the second issue of bridebook, on newsstands now!

Photography: Kemper Mills Fant Photography
Dress: Winnie Couture
Florist: Creative Occasions and Bowman & Clark (Allie Webber)
Cake: Evie's Wildflour Wedding Cakes
Venue: Sundara
Caterer: Center Stage Catering
Planner: Tinsel & Twine
Jewelry: Kings Jewelers
DJ: RSP Entertainment
Attendants' Dresses: Bill Levkoff
Groomsmen's Attire: John Varvatos from Nordstrom
Lighting: Lighting Professors
Hair: Azario Salon & Day Spa
Makeup: Help Me Rhonda
Photo Booth: Star City Photobooth