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Wedding Wednesday: The Solomon Wedding

The Solomon Wedding | September 2, 2017 | Photography by: Chris Jackson Photography

Adrian Solomon was hosting a cooking class at his apartment when he met Sydney Myers. The two hit it off and exchanged phone numbers at the end of the night, not knowing that their shared interest in food would be the beginning of the rest of their lives together. While on a trip to France and Italy a matter of months later, the couple was driving up a mountain and stopped to walk down a path that had a stunning view of the sea. On the opposite side of the road, Adrian had set up a camera to hopefully capture his proposal. When Sydney turned from admiring the view, she found Adrian down on one knee with a ring, asking her to be his wife. Adrian's camera ended up running out of memory, but the moment turned out to be so memorable, the couple didn't even need it.

The couple's chose the Taubman Museum to be the venue of their unique travel-themed wedding, which celebrated the diverse culture of the families involved. To represent the couple's favorite genres of food, the cuisine was served at food stations: a pasta bar, a taco bar and a steakhouse station, preceded by "lumpia," a well-known food in Filipino culture as an appetizer. During the wedding, Adrian surprised Sydney and their guests with a live performance of "Wagon Wheel," and the couple enjoyed dancing with their close friends and family throughout the evening.

Make sure to see more of the Solomon wedding on page 44 of bridebook!

Photography: Chris Jackson Photography
Dress: Kitty Chen
Flowers: Creative Occasions
Venue: The Taubman Museum of Art
Caterer: Blue Ridge Catering
DJ: DV Entertainment
Groomsmen's Attire: Kenneth Cole
Hair: Laurel Hill
Nails: Polished by Claire V.
Invitations and Programs: Appalachian Press
Attendants Dresses: Azazie
Jewelry: Jewells Fine Jewelry
Planner: Cheryl Myers

Wedding Wednesday: The Morris Wedding

The Morris Wedding | April 30, 2016 | Photography by: Sam Stroud Photography

Joanna Frye and Andrew Morris sure enjoyed taking their time. The couple dated off and on in high school, but it wasn't until they both got to college that their relationship got serious. On that same theme, Andrew's proposal was drawn out over the course of eleven months. For Valentine's day, Andrew gifted Joanna with a box of envelopes. The final envelope in the box contained tickets to see the Biltmore House at Christmas. While taking pictures at the overlook of the house, Andrew said "I just really want to marry you!" This was no surprise to Joanna, as Andrew had been saying this for months. This time, though, Andrew got down on one knee.

Joanna and Andrew's wedding did not have a "theme," but instead, the couple aimed to invoke a certain feeling in their guests. Their goal was to make them feel welcomed and invited. To do this, the couple utilized soft blushes and ivories, with the occasional pop of navy blue. As the night continued, the pink shades began to darker, and the color scheme was brought full circle with an ombre flower cascade on the staircase at their reception.

The food they served at their wedding was very important to both Joanna and Andrew. The couple worked with their caterer to create food stations that reflected these favorite places, flavors, and foods that the couple was able to experience together during the course of their long distance relationship. And then, of course, there was the wedding cake. With Joanna being a pastry chef, many people expected that she would be making her own cake. However, she wanted to be able to enjoy her day as the bride that she was. She worked closely with the caterer designing the cake, and she was able to really bring her vision alive, without having to stress about assembling the cake herself.

The wedding was made possible by close relationships with not just the guests, but many of the vendors as well. Working closely with these vendors, that they already had close relationships with made the planning process all the more special. That planning paid off, and the couplewere able to celebrate their marriage in a day full of flowers, good food, and great company.

Make sure to see more from the Morris Wedding on page 44 of bridebook!

Photography by: Sam Stroud Photography
Dress: Tiffany's Bridal
Florist: Creative Occasions
Cake: Center Stage Catering
Venue: Taubman Museum of Art
Caterer: Blue Ridge Catering
Planner: Events by Sherri
Jewelry: Jewells Fine Jewelry
Makeup: Charisse Crammer
Hair: Amy Dodson
DJ: RSP Entertainment
Attendant Dresses: Pearl's Place
Groomsmen Attire: Proms, Pageants, & Pretty Things
Lighting: Lighting Ninja, INC
Rentals: Country Road Vintage Rentals
Transportation: Prestige Limousine Service & Executive Service
Videographer: Solo Koo Wedding Films

Wedding Wednesday: The Fluker Wedding

The Fluker Wedding | April 26, 2016 | Photography by: Pat Cori Photography

Sarah White and Thomas "Ray" Fluker met in their early years, as students at Roanoke College. They had a class together, but didn't spend much time with one another during their time at school. Thanks to social media they were able to stay connected after gradution, and after ten years, two career changes, and a couple of gentle denials on Sarah's end, the two found themselves both in the same place at the same time. Back in Salem, the two of them got together for dinner at a Roanoke College staple, followed by a walk through campus, which landed the couple at a set of rocking chairs, where they sat and talked for hours. Ray and Sarah would revisit these rocking chairs when he asked her to spend the rest of her life with him, to the tune of "Question" by the Old 97.

The two wanted their wedding day to be romantic, classic, and fun. The event began with a beautiful ceremony at the Taubman, with rose petals lining the aisles. The ceremony paid tribute not only to their love, but also to Sarah's parents. Sarah wore a piece of her mother's wedding dress, sewn into her own, and she wore the pearls that her father had gifted her mother on their first wedding anniversary.

The reception was held on the roof of the Center in The Square, where they enjoyed each other, their friends, and their family, with a delightful variety of southern comfort food, such as chicken and waffles, mac and cheese, and lemonade. Sarah's and Ray's favorite part of the night was standing on that roof top surrounded by their friends and family.

Their wedding was a romantic celebration of love and friendship. The perfect evening, starting with a classic ceremony, and ending with a fun roof-top party with the perfect view to start the rest of their lives together. A view they can look back on for years to come. As a surprise for Sarah, Ray set up for a drone to capture video and photographs of the reception. This was a guest favorite, and sure to be a fun way to revisit their wedding in the years to come.

Make sure to see more of the Fluker Wedding on page 40 of bridebook!

Photography by: Pat Cori Photography
Dress: Becky's Bridal
Florist: Creative Occasions
Cake: Copper Hill Cakes and Cookies
Ceremony: Taubman Museum of Art
Venue: Center in the Square
Planner: Simplicity
DJ: RSP Entertainment
Attendant Dresses: Becky's Bridal
Groomsmen Attire: Black Tux
Videographer: Michael's Video
Drone: Autonomous Flight Technologies, Inc.
Hair & Makeup: Lex Cheveux Salon & Day Spa
Lighting: Lighting Ninja, Inc.
Ice Sculpture: Masterpiece Ice Sculptures
Harpist: Karlee Lanum