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Wedding Wednesday: The Flannery Wedding

The Flannery Wedding | November 8, 2015 | Photography by: Pat Cori Photography

Anh and Chris met at work one day. He asked her out to the Lyrics Theater in Blacksburg for their first date, and everything just fell into place for them. He proposed in the same spot, asking Anh to spend the rest of her life with him.

They had two weddings, one traditional Vietnamese one to celebrate Anh’s heritage, and one modern American one. The Vietnamese ceremony was held at Anh’s house, and it included a procession of the groom’s family bearing gifts covered in red cloth. The color red signifies good luck for the couple. Some of the items brought in the procession included jewelry and food like roast pig, fruit and betal nuts, liquor, and tea. Anh was brought out after the processional to meet her husband, and they prayed at the family alter and had a formal tea and candle ceremony.

Anh wore a traditional Vietnamese dress for the first ceremony, and an elegant tea length dress and red shoes for the American one. The red shoes fit both her culture and their fall color scheme. They used mums in the floral arrangements and Anh wore a crown of baby’s breath in her hair. They also had red and white origami crane toppers. More colorful cranes were used for the guests’ seating arrangements and table numbers.

At the end of the day, guests were given favor boxes with local chocolates and small potted plants like basil and oregano. Anh and Chris took home “messages in a bottle,” small rolls of paper that they encouraged the guests to fill out for them. They saved the messages until their first anniversary.

Make sure to see more of the Flannery Wedding on page 108 of bridebook!

Photography by: Pat Cori Photography
Dress: David's Bridal
Florist: The Flower Shoppe on Main
Cake: Grand Asia Market
Venue: Sheraton Roanoke
Caterer: Sheraton Roanoke
Planner: Autumn Bledsoe
Jewelry: Blue Nile and DuPont Central
DJ: RSP Entertainment


Wedding Wednesday: The Nichols Wedding

The Nichols Wedding | October 31, 2015 | Photography by: Alison Creasy Photography

While home for the weekend from college, Shannon went out to a bar with her mom. After making a comment about the cute bartender, her mom dared her to get the man’s number. She gave him a pickup line while ordering drinks, and then she spent the night trying to exchange phone numbers. They finally did, and then came the waiting game before finally texting each other. They made plans to meet up the following weekend.

A few days before proposing, Drew asked Shannon to keep her Saturday open. They spent the whole day together, and then had dinner in the same restaurant as their first date. Shannon was starting to have her suspicions by then, especially when after dinner they went to the Roanoke Star, which had been their second date. Drew waited a little bit for people to leave, and then when it was just the two of them he finally proposed.

Just two short months before the wedding, Shannon’s best friend Kelly was paralyzed and in a coma. When it became clear she wouldn’t recover fast enough to be in the wedding, Shannon thought up other ways for her to be part of the bridal party. Thanks to modern technology, they were able to Facetime Kelly so she could walk down the aisle and stand next to Shannon, and she was introduced at the reception.

They had a Halloween wedding, combining Drew’s favorite holiday with Shannon’s love of fall. It also allowed them to use purple and black for their colors, Shannon’s favorite colors. They used pumpkins, inflatable coffin coolers for drinks, bales of hay, sunflowers, black table cloths, and purple and orange lights to decorate. Their party favors were Scum Soaps with names like Graveyard Ghost, absinthe, and Cauldron. The aisle was lined with mums, and she walked to The Verve’s Bittersweet Symphony. Their reception served BBQ, mac’n’cheese, baked beans, and cole slaw, and they played alternative rock music.

It was the little touches of Halloween mixed with fall elements that really made the wedding feel unique. The purple and black cake sat on a spider-web stand, but there were also pumpkins and bales of hay to balance out the holiday theme.

Make sure to see more of the Nichols Wedding on page 106 of bridebook!

Photography by: Alison Creasy Photography
Dress: Allure from Proms, Pageants, and Pretty Things
Florist: The Flower Shoppe on Main
Cake: Casey's Cakes
Venue: Santillane
Caterer: Wildwood Smokehouse
Planner: Fortunate Events
DJ: RSP Entertainment
Attendant Dresses: Proms, Pageants, and Pretty Things
Groomsmen Attire: Proms, Pageants, and Pretty Things
Rentals: Aztec Rental
Makeup: Make Up by Ravishing


Wedding Wednesday: The Smith Wedding

The Smith Wedding | August 22, 2015 | Photography by: Pat Cori Photography

Jana and Cecil met while living in Radford, Va. She had just finished school, and he was working at Norfolk Southern in Roanoke. Jana says they were both “stubborn with each other for dating, but once it happened… we both knew it was definitely meant forever.”

The night Cecil proposed, he was running late. Jana had just gotten off work when he let her know he’d be late, but he wanted to go to dinner. Jana made it home and got ready, and then she waited. Two glasses of wine later, she was still waiting. When he finally came in, he got down one knee and asked her to go to dinner with him as his fiancé. Jana said “YES” of course, and then he asked her to marry him. At dinner, she found out why he was late: he’d been with her father in Christiansburg asking for his permission.

Jana’s favorite part of the wedding was when they were saying vows. Cecil went first, and his voice cracked with emotion. And then the bridal party all started crying too. Jana wiped the tears from Cecil’s face, and the pastor asked for the rings. The next moment felt like it was straight from a movie: his dad dropped the rings. Thankfully, things didn’t turn into a disaster; on the contrary, Jana feels like it made a perfect moment even more perfect.

Another one of Jana’s favorite elements from the day was the live band. She and Cecil had decided they wanted a live band before he even proposed, and it was everything they ever wanted. Their guests still give them comments about it!

The theme of their wedding was classic and simple, with ivory/rustic pink and gold/silver as their colors. Their centerpieces were antique silver trays and three mercury glass candle holders with piles of pink roses at the base.

There were two wedding favors in particular that Jana really loved. The first was a keychain that spelled LOVE and doubled as a bottle opener. There was a tag attached that said “A brew for one, a brew for two, let the ‘L’ove open for you! Enjoy!” courtesy of her mother. The second favor was a black and gold koozie that said “Best Day Ever.”

One of the reasons Jana and Cecil’s wedding was so special was because Jana and her mom planned everything themselves. Jana works as a wedding planner, so after four years of planning other people’s big days it was nice to plan her own. She called her mom with any plan or thought she had, and together they were able to bring everything together exactly how they wanted it with the help of some friends and family.

Be sure to see more of the Smith Wedding on page 82 of bridebook!

Photography by: Pat Cori Photography
Dress: AmRhein's Brides and Formals
Florist: The Flower Shoppe on Main
Cake: Cakes by Lisa
Ceremony: Thrasher Memorial United Methodist Church
Venue: Roanoke Country Club
Caterer: Roanoke Country Club
Jewelry: Henebry's
DJ: Sam Hill Entertainment & Soul Expressions
Attendant Dresses: David's Bridal
Groomsmen Attire: Jos. A. Bank
Makeup: Jessica Hall Hair: Plaza 101
Seamstress: Mary Lou Prillaman
Transportation: Executive Limousine