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Wedding Wednesday: The Quill Wedding

Chad & Ashlea Quill | September 7, 2013 | Photography by Bombs Over Betty

Little did Ashlea know that her love of beach volleyball would also lead to the love of her life. After meeting in Baltimore over a game, Ashlea and Chad began dating. For her 30th birthday, she met Chad in London to celebrate while he was visiting for work. After a few days there, they traveled to Rome for sight-seeing. After a classic Italian lunch, Chad took Ashlea to Rome's largest central park and guided her over to the famous lake where he proposed. Because it was important to the couple to have personal touches throughout their special day, the bride's bouquet was a combination of real flowers and brooches given to her at her bridal shower and family. Each bridesmaid's bouquet also had a brooch, plus Ashlea had one in her hair. Wedding colors of purple, apple green, and black were chosen as the palette (purple is in both the Vikings and Ravens team colors to represent the bride and groom), with calla lilies at both the ceremony and reception. A 5-layer cake had three different flavors, along with decorated tuxedo and bride strawberries. Roanoke's Star City Line Trolleys transported guests to and from Hotel Roanoke to the church. Guests received boxes of chocolate truffles from the couple's favorite chocolatier, Naron Chocolates, and individually boxed mints from chocolatepaper. The happy couple honeymooned on Paradise Island in the Bahamas.

Be sure to see the Quill wedding on page 82 of the second issue of bridebook, on newsstands now!

Photography: Bombs Over Betty
Dress: Maggie Sottero
Florist: George's Flowers
Cake: Diane's Cake Creations
Ceremony: Raleigh Court United Methodist Church
Venue: Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center
Caterer: Hotel Roanoke
Planner: Tohnya Davis
Jewelry: Liljenquist and Beckstead Jewelers
DJ: Absolute Entertainment
Attendants' Dresses: Nordstrom
Hair: Joe Jones
Photo Booth: Star City Photobooth
Transportation: Star Line Trolly

Wedding Wednesday: The Eckhardt Wedding

Todd & Grace Eckhardt | July 27, 2013 | Photography by Schaffer Photography

Grace and Todd spent a few months eyeing each other across the room at Sunday School before finally talking at bible study. About a year later, Todd proposed as they were exchanging Christmas gifts. Grace says her favorite moment of the wedding was the ceremony, where they stood before God, friends, and family to vow to love each other for the rest of their lives. There were several unique aspects to their day: Grace's wedding dress was her mother's, redesigned on the top while the rest "fit like a glove"; Grace walked down the aisle to a song her father wrote for her mom for their wedding in 1983; cake toppers were Grace's childhood toys; Grace lined her veil with flowers from her mother's veil; and Todd gave Grace a necklace to wear made with diamonds from his grandmother's ring. A color scheme of celestial blue, white, black, and hitns of green, plus gold and silver added to the timeless, whimsical theme Grace wanted for her wedding day. Centerpieces were small floral arrangements with fun facts about the couple and their relationship; Grace created the guestbook, a Virginia dogwood tree on canvas where guests could sign the leaves. Guests received favors of personalized "Forget Me Not" seed packets. Grace and Todd traveled to St. Lucia for their honeymoon where they enjoyed activities such as snorkeling, biking through the jungle, touring an active volcano, and couples massage.

Be sure to see the Eckhardt wedding on page 70 of the second issue of bridebook, on newsstands now!

Photography: Schaffer Photography
Florist: Best Wishes
Cake: Cakes by Lisa
Ceremony: St. John's Episcopal Church
Venue: Charter Hall
Caterer: Blue Ridge Catering
Planner: Simplicity
Jewelry: Leigh Jay Nacht Inc.
DJ: East Coast Entertainment
Attendants’ Dresses: Houston Bridal Gallery
Groomsmen’s Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Photobooth: Star City Photobooth
Videographer: East West Productions
Transportation: Star Line Trolley