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Wedding Wednesday: The Conley Wedding

Matt & Megan Conley | August 9, 2014 | Photography by Kimberley Izatt Photography

 Megan and Matt didn't mind when friends blatantly set them up one evening in college. Their friends left them alone together for most of the evening, which resulted in the two talking for hours and then going on a date a week later. That date led them to Christmas day in 2013 when Matt talked Megan into going to The Roanoke Star before their drive back home after spending the holiday with her parents. A longstanding game of "how much do you love me?" set Matt up for the perfect proposal. As usual, Megan answered "more than anything," which Matt countered with "do you love me enough to marry me?" Unaware that this was not just their usual game, Megan turned to see Matt on one knee with ring box in hand when he asked one last time "Megan Grace Dudley, will you marry me?" Megan's navy blue, yellow, and white wedding was truly a family affair. The wedding décor came together with many DIYs and help from family members. Megan's aunt made a quilt using the color scheme of the wedding, and guests signed it for the couple to cherish and use every day. With the help of her dad, Megan re-purposed old doors and turned them into a chalkboard bar menu and thank you note to the guests. Matt also helped her create picture frames out of old windows to hang behind the sweetheart table and throughout the reception. Megan's parents and aunts also created a last minute piece of art when the ceremony had to move inside due to rain. Because the arbor they originally planned to use was soaked, Megan's family rented a different one early that morning and decorated it with flowers, fabric, and lights to create a beautiful focal point for the ceremony. Many family members also contributed to the centerpieces by giving Mason jars, cutting wood slices, picking flowers, and tying ribbons. Megan believes all this love and help from family and friends is what truly made her wedding unique. Her favorite memory of the day, though, was the ceremony and all its special elements such as walking down the aisle, saying the vows, exchanging rings, and finally becoming husband and wife.

Be sure to see the Conley wedding on page 76 of the third issue of bridebook!

Photography: Kimberley Izatt Photography
Dress: David's Bridal
Florist: Belle's Blooms and Sam's Club
Cake: Creations by Cindy
Venue: Boxtree Lodge
Caterer: Aaron's Smokehouse
Planner: Garnetta Walker
Jewelry: Fink's and Kay Jewelers
DJ: Stephen Davies
Attendants' Dresses: David's Bridal
Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse

Wedding Wednesday: The Chaney Wedding

Michael & Shanna Chaney | June 15, 2013 Photography by Lori Hedrick Photography

Lucky for Shanna, her cousin was best friends with her future husband for years prior to their meeting! Seven years into Shanna and Michael's relationship, he proposed to her on a boat at Smith Mountain Lake at sunset. After she said yes, he surprised her with a book with pictures and stories throughout their years together. A purple and champagne color palette included cylinder vases with marbles, flowers and floating candles as centerpieces; glasses with the couple's name and wedding date wrapped in purple tulle were given as favors. Shanna's bright, summery wedding had fun additional pieces like parasols for guests to have shade during the ceremony; props and setup area for guests to take silly photos; and a carousel for everyone to ride! Shanna and Michael were married at the lake, with a gorgeous setting - they could even see the spot where Michael proposed which made it even more special. Shanna's favorite part of the wedding was a surprise for Michael - a huge Virginia Tech fan, she arranged for their reception entrance to be the "Enter Sandman" intro from the football games. They walked in to guests jumping up and down, waving VT flags; Shanna says the look on Michael's face was priceless!  The newlyweds spent their honeymoon in the Florida Keys where they snorkeled, went on sunset cruises, and even did a dolphin trainer program for a day!

Be sure to see the Chaney wedding on page 46 of the second issue of bridebook, on newsstands now!

Photography: Lori Hedrick Photography
Dress: Alfred Angelo from Chantilly Lace
Florist: Melinda Amos
Cake: Casey's Cakes
Groom's Cake: Lorraine Duty
Venue: Parkway Marina
Caterer: Pigs R Us (now Checkered Pig)
Planner: Eccentric Creations
Jewelry: Fink's
Attendants’ Dresses: David's Bridal
Groomsmen’s Attire: Vera Wang from Men's Wearhouse
DJ: Stephen Davies
Videographer: Lynn Eller and Sam Doyle