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Wedding Wednesday: The Harris Wedding

The Harris Wedding | September 27, 2014 | Photography by Anna Bowser Photography

Jessica and Josh met at Randolph-Macon College, where she was his math tutor. Initially, the two didn't get along, but they spoke again by chance at a senior function, and Josh impressed Jessica with his dance moves. Since then, they've been inseparable.

The couple was planning a "Best Friends Weekend" together when Josh said he had a poem to kick off the festivities. When he started reading, he began sweating and shaking, clearly nervous about something. Sure enough, the last line of the poem ended with "if she will say yes" and a surprise proposal. Of course, Jessica, who couldn't help but laugh at the situation, was happy to say yes.

Every detail of the couple's wedding was a huge success. The venue, Douthat State Park, was a gorgeous backdrop, and provided a picturesque place for Jessica and Josh's families to stay for the weekend. It was relaxed, serene, and budget friendly. The scenery really complemented the flowers and garland, which were a perfect replica of Jessica's pinterest-inspired vision. Jessica also worked hard collecting various items for centerpieces. She found a lot of lanterns that added to the woodsy atmosphere, and spent a lot of time hunting for mercury glass for the candle holders. Additionally, personal vows that Jessica and Josh helped write made the ceremony particularly unique, and the pair both enjoyed having a lot of control over the wedding planning. One of their favorite choices was including a photo booth where guests could take pictures. The guests loved it, and Jessica and Josh walked away with a scrapbook full of priceless memories.

Though every aspect of the wedding went wonderfully, Jessica says that it was all the friends and family present that truly made the evening spectacular. Many of the guests lent helping hands and worked with Jessica to create a welcoming and fun celebration. One of the most memorable and intimate aspects of the night was the last song--"I've Had the Time of My Life" by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes. All of Jessica and Josh's friends joined them in a circle singing and dancing to bid the couple a happy marriage. This, Jessica recalls, was unforgettable.

Be sure to see the Harris wedding on page 94 of the third issue of bridebook!

Photography: Anna Bowser Photography
Dress: David's Bridal
Florist: Gloriosa
Cake: Sprinkles Cake Studio
Venue: Douthat State Park
Caterer: The Southern Inn
Jewelry: Alexander's Fine Jewelry
DJ: Kevin Scott
Attendants' Dresses: Target
Groomsmen's Attire: Express and Old Navy
Photobooth: Fun Fotos VA
Hair: Pzaz Salon & Spa - Whitney Witt
Officiant: Creative Ceremonies by Virginia Moore
Beer: P.A. Short Distributing Co.
Portable Restroom: Tidy Services

Wedding Wednesday: The White Wedding

Jordan & Lisa White | December 28, 2013 | Photography by Mirage Photography

Brought together by friends in college, it was only fitting that Jordan proposed to Lisa at their favorite spot where their "special tree" was at James Madison University. The couple kept their winter "white" themed wedding focused on faith, family, and friends. They did this by choosing specific worship songs for the ceremony and personally greeting every guest that arrived. They also gave out Jordan almonds bagged in organza as a nod to their Italian roots. The color scheme was ivory, cobalt blue, and winter blues. Snowflakes set the theme for the season hanging from chandeliers at the reception and tucked into the centerpieces as well, which featured many votive candles making the room feel magical. . The reception also featured photos of the bride and groom for guests to enjoy during the cocktail and hors d'oeuvres hour as well as the opportunity to take their own at the photo wall with props. Lisa wanted to make sure to keep things unique and incorporate their love for rival football teams with their entrance that featured bridesmaids waving pom poms and the couple waving Steelers and Ravens flags. Lisa's dress also had a unique touch. She found a dress very similar to what she envisioned and later found the perfect lace to give her dress additional finishing touches to make it her dream gown. Lisa and Jordan agreed that seeing one another for the first time during the walk down the aisle was their favorite moment of the night. They also loved the heartfelt toasts given by their families and friends. After their wedding, Jordan organized a relaxing trip to Paradise Point Resort in San Diego, California for the honeymoon as the couple always dreamed of going there.

Be sure to see the White wedding on page 122 of the second issue of bridebook!

Photography: Mirage Photography
Dress: David's Bridal
Florist: Flowers by Rose
Cake: Buttercream Dreams
Ceremony: Park View Mennonite Church
Venue: Spotswood Country Club
Caterer: Spotswood Country Club
Jewelry: Kay Jewelers
DJ: Nathan King
Attendants' Dresses: Target
Groomsmen's Attire: Classic Tuxedos

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