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Wedding Wednesday: The Falcocchia Wedding

The Falcocchia Wedding | June, 27 2015 | Photography by: Megan Vaughan Photography

Once­­­­­­­­ meeting men in bars lost its appeal, Cally took her friend’s advice and signed up for Match.com. David was her fourth date. He arrived with a purple rose to their Friday night Dinner-and-a-Movie, and they arranged to see each other the very next day. They’ve been inseparable ever since.

David proposed to Cally while they were visiting her family in Illinois. On the way to dinner, they stopped at a neighbor’s house at the request of her mother. While waiting, her mom suggested they walk through the Japanese Garden next door and take some pictures. Cally, more than ready for dinner, tried to refuse, but reluctantly gave in. Her brother had his phone out and instructed them to stand by a rock. While climbing onto the rock, Cally noticed a note and single purple rose in the garden. When she turned back to David, he was on one knee. Her family came out from behind the trees with champagne glasses to celebrate, and she learned her brother had filmed the whole moment while pretending to take pictures.

The day of the wedding was cloudy and gloomy. The rain held off though (no doubt thanks to the bourbon they buried the month before!) and at the very last moment they decided to hold the ceremony outside. Because of that, many of the flowers and other decorations were left inside. That didn’t matter to Cally. When she rounded the corner with her father, she saw David waiting at the end of the aisle with her friends and family standing on either side. It was beautiful, and her favorite moment from the wedding.

Cally and David kept their families close on the big day. Cally wore her mother’s veil, and she wrapped one of her grandmother’s lace gloves around her bouquet. Cally and her father choreographed their father-daughter dance over Skype (They only practiced together once the day before!) David’s family gave them Candy Confetti from the “Confetti” factory in Italy, and they served it to the guests.

Instead of one large cake, they had individual cakes brought to each table so guests could serve themselves. Cally also wrote down what to expect during the wedding as a story and put it in a bag with flower petals instead of having paper programs. The non-traditional choices they made for their day made it unique and memorable for them, and they couldn’t have asked for anything more.

Make sure to see more photos from the Falcocchia Wedding on page 68 of bridebook!

Photography by: Megan Vaughan Photography
Dress: Allure from Trudy's
Florist: Gloriosa
Cake: Pumpernickel Pickle Catering
Venue: The Trivium
Caterer: Pumpernickel Pickle Catering
Jewelry: Geneve Jewelers
DJ: Official Entertainment
Attendants Dresses: J. Crew
Groomsman Attire: Macy's
Makeup: Bethany Jane Bell and Ashley Ancheta
Hair: Bethany Jane Bell
Officiant: Jennifer Ashcroft

Wedding Wednesday: The Parker Wedding

The Parker Wedding | June 14, 2014 | Photography by Enigma Photography

Will and Sarah went met each other in high school, and were good friends for five years before they started dating in college. Many years later, the two are still inseparable.

Though Sarah and Will had been dating for six years at the time of Will's proposal, Sarah was still completely surprised by the gesture. It was Memorial Day, and Sarah and Will decided to go down to the James River together. Will took Sarah for a canoe ride and then popped the question while she was turning to get out of the canoe. Sarah said yes, of course, but still made Will put the ring back in its ring box for fear she would lose it in the river.

Sarah and Will chose the Trivium as their wedding venue because of its gorgeous views of The Peaks of Otter and lush green scenery. The ceremony was planned for a beautiful spring day, so the couple decided to have "daisy and springtime" themed wedding colors. The bridesmaids wore Kelly green dresses, while the groomsmen wore grey suits with bright yellow ties.

When it came time for the reception, Sarah and Will wanted to make sure all the guests were enjoying themselves fully. Music and dancing was a huge part of the celebration. Their DJ, Russel Prusak, was a good friend from high school, and kept the music going all night long. The playlist included songs for all ages and some special requests. Luckily, the Trivium Ballroom had a huge dance floor, which gave every guest the opportunity to let loose with the bride and groom. A photo booth set up by the venue was a great way to capture priceless and hilarious memories, many of which were recorded in a scrapbook for the couple.

For their menu, Sarah and Will kept it casual and laid-back. Avenue Foods Catering provided delicious comfort foods like BBQ, mac and cheese, and "cake ball" desserts, which were a huge hit.

Sarah's little sister made home-blown glass flower vases for table centerpieces, and at the end of the wedding, all guests were invited to take one of the unique works of art home. This way, every guest got to have a special piece of Will and Sarah's celebration for themselves.

Be sure to see the Parker wedding on page 114 of the third issue of bridebook!

Photography: Enigma Photography
Dress: J. Crew
Cake: Hanna Toliver
Venue: The Trivium
Caterer: Avenue Foods Catering
Planner: Heidi Baker and Kate Broyles
Jewelry: Frantz Diamonds and Jewelry
DJ: RSP Entertainment
Groomsmen's Attire: Mr. Tuxedo
Hair: Fusion Salon
Makeup: Makeup by Ashley

Wedding Wednesday: The Bright Wedding

Matt & Brittney Bright | September 13, 2014 | Photography by K.D Burke Photography

Matt and Brittney first met in Reston, VA, where Matt was working in a Potbelly Sandwich works restaurant. Brittney found herself drawn to the restaurant more and more frequently after her and Matt began talking. Eventually, Brittney gave Matt her phone number, which led to their first date: dinner and fireworks on the Fourth of July!

The day Matt proposed, Brittney thought she was taking off work to see an Orioles game. However, Brittney became suspicious when Matt insisted of going out in dressy attire and bringing their puppy, Oakley, to the park before the game. Brittney was initially a bit annoyed at Matt's strange behavior and the fact that they were wasting time in a park instead of at the game, but her attitude quickly changed when she saw a basket filled with flowers and Champaign. Next thing Britney knew, Matt was on one knee behind her with a beautiful diamond ring. He had also arranged for a photographer to be present, for both of their families family to be there waiting for them when he took her out for dinner later that night, and for a limousine and wine tasting the next morning! The proposal took months of planning, and left Brittney stunned and delighted.

Prior to the wedding. Brittney and Matt decided to share a first look. No photographers were present, but the couple was nevertheless overwhelmed by the intimacy of the moment. They hugged each other tightly and cried tears of joy. This quiet moment gave both Brittney and Matt time to share in their joy before the busy ceremony.

The outdoor ceremony took place in the venue's pergola. The centerpieces were perfect for the fall-themed wedding: white pumpkins filled with flowers. Brittney's bouquet also contained bright fall tones, and Brittney used a lace sleeve from her mother's wedding dress to wrap around the flower stems.  The ballroom in which the reception was held had the perfect southern charm, and required few extra decorations. The cake was traditionally elegant, but had the added touch of the Penn State Mascot (Matt's Alma Matter) peeking out from behind. The grooms cake was a replica of Oakley, the couples beloved Golden Retriever. Additionally, the table linens were navy and white, an inadvertent reference to Penn State's colors.

For favors, Brittney and Matt handed our ring pops as a nod to Matt's joke that he would get Brittney a ring pop as an engagement ring. A note was tied to each ring pop explaining the couple's inside joke. They also gave out mason jars that each guest could customize. And, as a special touch, Matt, Britney, and the bridesmaids wore scuba diving pins to commemorate Matt's dad, who had an affinity for scuba diving before he passed away. Little details like these made Matt and Britney's weddingthe perfectly unique celebration of their love and devotion to one another.

Be sure to see the Bright wedding on page 84 of the third issue of bridebook!

Photography: K.D Burke Photography
Dress: Kitty Chen Couture from Patina's Bridal & Formals
Florist: Cake: Love is in the Air
Venue: The Trivium
Caterer: Love is in the Air
Jewelry: Kay Jewelers
DJ: Music, Music & More Music
Attendants' Dresses: Mori Lee from Patina's Bridals and Formals
Groomsmen's Attire: Ralph Lauren from Men's Warehouse
Hair and Makeup: Bodyworks Salon -- Emily Garbee Harris