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Wedding Wednesday: The Pruitt Wedding

The Pruitt Wedding | December 9, 2017 | Photography by: Heather Chipps Photography

Marybeth Jones and Bradley Pruitt met when they were children, after a mutual friend brought Brad to a function at Glade Hill Baptist Church. The two were not close throughout middle and high school, but after college and pharmacy school, the two were reunited at the same church thanks to the same friend. Not long after, Brad asked Marybeth for her number, and the two have been "inseparable" ever since. On the morning before the couple was to attend their friends' wedding, Brad said that he wanted to take Marybeth golfing before the festivities. On lucky hole number seven, Brad teed up the golf ball, and when Marybeth was about to tee off, she saw that the ball read, "Marry me?"

The couple did not expect for it to snow during their early-December wedding, but Mother Nature had a different idea. The snow made their special day all the more memorable. A tree-planting ceremony, locally-obtained decorations and centerpieces along with homemade salsa from the bride's family's garden allowed for the couple to create an occasion that celebrated not just their love, but the love that they share with those close to them. Marybeth and Brad's celebration was unique because of the sentiment behind nearly every detail of the wedding. The couple was married at the church where they met, and they chose Water's Edge Country Club as the venue for the reception because Marybeth had worked there throughout school. "It's just so comforting to be in a familiar place on your wedding day!" Marybeth says. Add in the bride's pearls from her maternal grandmother, a veil borrowed from her sister, a sixpence from Marybeth's aunt for her shoe and, of course, the unexpected snow, and the couple's day turned out to be memorable, meaningful and full of love from beginning to end.

Make sure to see more of the Pruitt wedding on page 72 of bridebook!

Photography: Heather Chipps Photography
Dress: Becky's Bridal
Florist: Serena Jones
Cake: Billie's Cakes and Catering
Ceremony: Glade Hill Baptist Church
Venue: Water's Edge Country Club
Caterer: Water's Edge Country Club
Planner: Cheryl Cockram
Jewelry: Haywood's Jewelers
DJ: Ken Kilinski
Attendants' Dresses: Becky's Bridal
Groomsmen's Attire: Jos A. Bank
Hair: Crown Studio - Jordan Smith
Officiant: Derek Layman
Videography: Franklin County High School Television Program Production
Programs: Creative Xpressions
Wreaths: Willow Tree Nursery

Wedding Wednesday: The Schwend Wedding

Austen & Hana Schwend | September 13, 2014 | Photography by Noah Magnifico

Though Hana and Austen lived in the same apartment complex for months, they didn't meet each other until Hana decided to take her black lab mix, Valor, for a walk on a rainy weekend morning. Hana was wearing rain boots and her pajamas, not expecting to run into Austen and his white German Shepherd. The two talked casually at first, but then began seeing each other more and more on dog walks around the neighborhood. Eventually, Austen suggested they take their dogs on a "puppy play date" to the dog park together. Sure enough, the puppy play date led to Austen getting Hana's phone number, and then, eventually, to a real human date at a local restaurant, "The Lucky Dog." To their surprise, the couple had a lot in common: they both loved movie scores, they both worked as mechanical engineers, they both had similar values, and, of course, they both loved dogs!

Austen wanted to wait for the perfect moment to ask Hana to marry him, but, eventually, he got fed up with waiting. He knew he had to pop the question after the pair spent Thanksgiving week apart, and he did so in the most direct way possible: "I want to marry you, will you marry me?" Hana said yes, and he used a zip tie as a temporary promise ring while the couple waited to go engagement ring shopping.

The location of the wedding was very important to Hana and Austen. Ultimately, they chose Smith Mountain Lake so they could have a close-to-home destination wedding. The colors of the lake in early fall were absolutely beautiful, so Hana decided her wedding colors should make the natural scenery pop. The bridesmaids wore a bright shade of magenta, and the groomsmen wore charcoal grey. The centerpieces and cake also incorporated bright, vibrant hues like pink, purple, red, and blue. The wedding cake was covered with fresh strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries to further accentuate the natural beauty of the landscape.

Austen and Hana's shared passions were heavily incorporated into the ceremony. The couple shared their first dance to Hans Zimmer's "Tennessee" from the Pearl Harbor Soundtrack, which is one of their favorite movie scores. And, considering it was dogs that brought the two together, they felt they needed to include an homage to dogs in their ceremony, which is why they made "puppy chow" for their guests as favors. Family was also an important part of the festivities, so Austen and Hana wanted to incorporate their family in every way possible. Family members did makeup, DJ'ed, played music, and created centerpieces for the wedding. The couple even drove off in a Schwend family heirloom: a 1982 Chevrolet Suburban. Hana and Austin's families were a huge part of the start of their adventure together as husband and wife. After the wedding, the entire clan stuck around to hang out at the lake together,

Be sure to see the Schwend wedding on page 86 of the third issue of bridebook!

Photography: Noah Magnifico
Dress: David's Bridal
Florist: Mountain Treasures
Cake: Gail Wilson
Venue: The Water's Edge Country Club
Caterer: The Water's Edge Country Club
Jewelry: Eminence Jewelry and Zales
Attendants' Dresses: JLM Couture from Soliloquy Bridal Couture
Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse and Christoforo Cardi
Hair and Makeup: Les Cheveux Salon & Day Spa