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Wedding Wednesday: The Morgan Wedding

Andrew & Leslie Morgan | October 26, 2013 | Photography by Lori Hedrick Photography

After Andrew and Leslie met at work, they discovered their mutual enthusiasm for aerospace, astronomy, and engineering. On a cold December night, Andrew took Leslie up to "their hilltop" in Blacksburg where they often go to watch meteor showers. In between two ISS passovers (a rarity to see), Andrew popped the question. Leslie describes the style of her wedding as traditional and slightly vintage. Their ceremony was held outside under the tall trees in the Maridor's garden. The chilly but lovely evening reminded them of their engagement night. Andrew's childhood pastor performed the ceremony, which meant a lot to the family. Colors of dark purple, lime green, and orange were complemented by vibrant centerpieces and decorations. Along with a "spunky little flower girl," the bridal party was full of friends and family, who helped create a memorable moment when they joined the newlyweds on the dance floor for an anniversary dance. Guests received gourmet cookies prepared by the groom (moral support and samples provided by the bride) and they're still talking about the incredible food. The new Morgan couple closed on their first home just five days after the wedding, so they planned to take a European riverboat cruise in the spring, including an extended stop in Paris, France.

Be sure to see the Morgan wedding on page 102 of the second issue of bridebook, on newsstands now!

Photography: Lori Hedrick Photography
Dress: Oleg Cassini
Florist: The Crystal Orchid and Fifty Flowers
Cake: Cakes by Lisa
Venue: The Maridor
Caterer: The Maridor
Jewelry: IGS Diamonds
DJ: Master Taylor Entertainment
Attendants' Dresses: David's Bridal
Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Designer/Consultant: Embellish
Floral Design: Jean Self
Hair/Makeup: Zee's Salon & Day Spa

Wedding Wednesday: The Crowe Wedding

Mike & Crystal Crowe | May 4, 2013 | Photography by Noah Magnifico Photography

Crystal Harrington's prayer for a tall, funny, family man was answered in the form of one Mike Crowe, who proposed to her on camera while they took photos of themselves in football jerseys. For these two, their wedding was all about family (Crystal has a 15-year-old daughter, while Mike has a 10-year-old daughter and 12-year-old son). Crystal and Mike gave the kids engraved tokens to honor the day; Crystal's favorite memory was when her daughter gave her bridesmaid speech and explained how much she loved Mike for treating her like one of his own. A purple and green color palette was chosen for the wedding, with purple and white balloons at the ceremony, rose and carnation pomanders on the aisle and centerpieces, and bouquets with purple calla lilies, cream roses, and purple carnations. The family made strawberry jam for favors, while the cake resembled Crystal's gorgeous wedding gown. Crystal and Mike celebrated with a honeymoon in Punta Islita Resort in Costa Rica, where she crossed "zip lining across a rainforest" off her bucket list!

Be sure to see the Crowe wedding on page 38 of the second issue of bridebook, on newsstands now!

Photography: Noah Magnifico Photography
Dress: Maggie Sottero from Amrhein's
Florist: Logan Johnson
Cake: Evie's Wildflour Wedding Cakes
Venue: The Maridor
Caterer:  The Maridor
Jewelry: Amrhein's DJ: Naymon Mack
Attendants' Dresses: Alfred Angelo from Amrhein's
Groomsmen's Attire: Vera Wang from Men's Wearhouse
Caricature Artist: Kyle Edgell

Wedding Wednesday: The Markwood Wedding

Rachel and Adam Markwood | May 26, 2012 | Photography by Kristen Garten Photography and Chelsa Yoder Photography

Rachel Keenan and Adam Markwood met while working in the same downtown Roanoke building. Once Adam got the courage to approach Rachel the two became a perfect match. Adam asked Rachel to marry him by organizing Rachel's crafting drawers and placing an engagement ring in the mix. The two wanted a wedding where all in attendance could simply have fun. Their wedding certainly had a twist on tradition as Rachel walked down the aisle to a tune Adam created for her and ending the ceremony with "You Make My Dreams Come True" by Hall and Oats.

To read more about their love story and see more photos, pick up a copy of bridebook and flip to page 28!

Photography: Kristen Garten Photography and Chelsa Yoder Photography
DRESS Allure Couture from Becky's Bridal
FLORIST George's Flowers
CAKE Evie's Wildflour Wedding Cakes
VENUE The Maridor
CATERER The Maridor
DJ RSP Entertainment