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Wedding Wednesday: The Carlin Wedding

The Carlin Wedding | December 16, 2017 | Photography by: Edmiston Photography

When Emily Ditto and Tyler Carlin matched on Tinder, they had no idea that, a couple years after their initial conversations about their interests and puppies, they'd be engaged to be married. For their first date, Tyler picked up Emily for a pajama-clad adventure, and they drove to Virginia Beach. There, in the rain on the boardwalk, Tyler kissed her.  Fast forward two years, and in the rain at Dave Matthew's vineyard, Blenheim Vineyard, while they were wandering through the grapevines, Tyler got down on one knee and asked Emily to be his wife. Tearing up, Emily immediately said yes.

The "snowy winter wonderland" theme of the wedding added to the inviting nature of Emily and Tyler's special day, complete with custom-designed snowflake projections on the walls and a snowy sendoff at the end of the night. Even the cake went along with the wintry theme: it was reminiscent of a snowy mountain with red velvet to match the bridesmaids' dresses and two bride-and-groom pine cones on the top. Emily and Tyler's favorite part of the day was hearing the speeches given during the reception. "Hearing the love and support from both families was incredible," Emily says. "On a day that was so rushed, it was a moment that allowed time to stand still and allowed for us to really reflect on what it meant that these two families would be joined forever." Adding a fun, unique flair, the couple incorporated a top hat into the wedding accents, as well as forgoing the traditional guest book for Christmas ornaments that wedding guests could sign. It was important to the couple to create the atmosphere of a Christmas wedding without going overboard, and the result was "romantic and intimate and loved by guests."

Make sure to see more of the Carlin wedding on page 74 of bridebook!

Photography: Edmiston Photography
Dress: Celebration Bridal
Florist: Caroline LaRocca Event Design
Cake: Fresh Baked Bakery
Venue: Patrick Henry Ballroom
Caterer: Pumpernickel Pickle Catering
Rehearsal Dinner: Bella's Catering
Planner: Caroline LaRocca Event Design
Jewelry: Kay's Jewelry
DJ: East Coast Entertainment
Attendants' Dresses: David's Bridal
Groomsmen's Attire: The Newfangled Bride
Videographer: Michael's Video
Hair & Makeup: GLAMHOUSE Day Spa

Wedding Wednesday: The Newton Wedding

The Newton Wedding | August 12, 2017 | Photography by: Patrick Perkins Photography

Stephanie Seay and Christopher Newton dated for a while in high school, and even though they broke up, they found themselves reunited about seven years later, when Chris gave Stephanie his number, which she called the day after. They have been together ever since, and they both appreciate how far they've come. "Chris was my first love, and he will be my last," Stephanie says. On Christmas Eve of 2015 at Stephanie's mother's house, Chris decided that the time was right to propose to Stephanie. So, in front of Stephanie's family, he asked her to spend the rest of his life with him.

The couple's special day was filled with dancing and fun with their friends and families. Stephanie says that the ceremony was "absolutely amazing from the moment I started walking down the aisle towards Chris and his amazing smile." The couple wanted to accentuate the natural beauty of their ceremony with their wedding colors, and the views of the surrounding landscape played a huge role in creating an enchanting day. Stephanie, who had always wanted a big bouquet, was not disappointed when her time came to walk down the aisle. The couple set up a table in memory of loved ones who had passed away, and Stephanie's great-uncle walked her down the aisle as her father passed away when she was a teenager. After their full day, the couple packed up their car and immediately embarked on their honeymoon, still donning their wedding clothes, in an experience that Stephanie describes as "breathtaking."

Make sure to see more of the Newton wedding on page 40 of bridebook!

Photography: Patrick Perkins Photography
Dress: AmRhein's Bridal & Formals
Flowers: Borrowed Blossoms
Venue: Blue Ridge Vineyard
Caterer: Veranda Bistro
Groomsmen's Attire: Suit City
Hair & Makeup: Indulgence Spa
Cake: Sugar Missions
Attendants Dresses: The Newfangled Bride
Jewelry: Zales

Wedding Wednesday: The Edmonds Wedding

The Edmonds Wedding | June 3, 2017 | Photography by: Heather Chipps Photography

Erin Brookshier had no idea that she was on a blind date when a close friend (who would end up being a bridesmaid!) picked her up with a few others for a casual game of recreation league soccer. She hit it off instantly with someone who was already in the car: Rob Edmonds. Their connection was immediate, and he called her the very next day to ask her out on their first official date. One early Saturday morning at 3 a.m., Rob and early-bird Erin (who is often up before dawn, as a morning reporter at WSLS10) hiked together to the Peaks of Otter, a hike that Erin's family had done many times in her childhood. When they reached the top of the trail, Rob proposed to Erin with the sunrise as their only audience. The "excited" future bride and groom then hiked back down to enjoy a huge celebratory breakfast.

Erin and Rob celebrated their special day by acknowledging the importance of family. A tree-planting ceremony, where Rob and Erin brought soil from each of their parents' homes, symbolized the two families becoming one. In addition to the tree-planting ceremony, the couple partook in "burying the bourbon," an old southern tradition to ensure good weather on the wedding day. Even though the weather forecast predicted rain for the whole week, the Edmonds wedding took place on a 92-degree Saturday beneath a cloudless sky. The beauty of the wedding ceremony itself was in the details: the couple's "pre-wedding bonding time" where they created their own centerpieces, Erin's veil (it had been her mother's at her wedding in 1984) and Erin's father's cufflinks, which she had given to him as a gift the night before the wedding. These cufflinks, which Erin thought "were very special," read on one side, "I'll always be your little girl." In addition to an enchanting venue and entertainment services, these small details played a integral role in the celebration of two families becoming one.

Make sure to see more of the Edmonds wedding on page 30 of bridebook!

Photography: Heather Chipps Photography
Dress: The Newfangled Bride
Florist: Perfect Arrangement
Venue: Plantation on Sunnybrook
Caterer: Plantation Creations Catering and Events
DJ: Castillo DJ Services
Groomsmen's Attire: Jos A Banks
Hair & Makeup: Les Cheveux Salon and Day Spa
Alterations: Sew Right, LLC
Cake: Mary Ogilvie
Attendants Dresses: Weddington Way
Wedding Planner: Tammy Scaggs - Plantation on Sunnybrook