Posts tagged Vinton War Memorial
Wedding Wednesday: The Potter Wedding

The Potter Wedding | October 14, 2017 | Photography by: Melissa Williamson

Stephanie Chambers first met her future husband Brad Potter when they were playing slow-pitch softball together. One day, while they were at home together, Brad came up to Stephanie from behind and embraced her with a ring in his hands. Stephanie called the simple, intimate proposal "an absolutely perfect moment."

The couple decided not to have a specific theme for their wedding day, but they felt that their wedding fit both of their personalities perfectly. Shades of burgundy, champagne and gold paired with the perfect floral arrangements and bouquets allowed Stephanie and Brad to become husband and wife in an elegant ceremony at the Vinton War Memorial. When Stephanie finally walked down the aisle after five years of waiting and planning, Brad was emotional and teared up. During the reception, the couple was consumed in each other during their first dance, a moment that was very special to Stephanie, who says, "I don't remember seeing anyone in the room but us."

Make sure to see more of the Potter wedding on page 56 of bridebook!

Photography: Melissa Williamson
Dress: David's Bridal
Flowers: Vickie Chambers
Venue: Vinton War Memorial
Caterer: Teaberry's Catering
DJ: Sound Dawgs
Groomsmen's Attire: Vera Wang
Hair: Trendz - Jessi Alley and Cierra Phillippe
Alterations: Kay's Corner
Cake: Mary Plunkett
Planner: Vinton War Memorial - Chasity Barbour

Wedding Wednesday: The Gallagher Wedding

The Gallagher Wedding | October 15, 2016 | Photography by: Jeff Colquhoun Photography

Joshua and Matthew first met through Facebook, getting to know each other online before meeting in person for their first date. After that first date, Joshua says he knew he wanted to marry Matthew and they haven't spent more than a week apart since! For the proposal, Joshua made a special Christmas ornament filled with small strips of paper with their favorite quotes, sweet sayings and a large one that said "Will You Marry Me?" As he took the ornament out of the box, Joshua got to one knee, and was so nervous he skipped his speech and simply asked the question. Matthew immediately said yes, followed by asking if Joshua was okay!

Their rustic country wedding had colors of burgundy and gray with plum accents, as well as bits of burnt orange for Matthew. They incorporated burlap, baby's breath and old bed springs to make centerpieces, used an old farmhouse screen door to display childhood photos, used Longaberger baskets to display their wedding favors of lavender soap in burlap and dried lavender and birdseed hearts. Matthew and Joshua exchanged their own vows, which made them both even more excited about their future together. Their wine fountain was a huge hit, while their DJ kept the party going for the entire reception. Joshua says their wedding brought their entire family closer together, and those who attended could see the love between him and Matt; he adds they are very fortunate to have such supportive family and friends, which also helped during the entire wedding planning process to simply be together and enjoy the day.

Make sure to see more of the Gallagher wedding on page 86 of bridebook!

Photography: Jeff Colquhoun Photography
Suits: Men's Wearhouse
Cake: Betty Gross Cakes
Venue: Vinton War Memorial
Caterer: Country Kitchen
Planner: Vinton War Memorial - Chasity Barbour
Jewelry: Kay Jewelers
DJ: Blue Ridge Entertainment
Attendants' Dresses: Karma Prom
Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Hair: David Mandakis

Wedding Wednesday: The Boothe Wedding

The Boothe Wedding | June 25, 2016 | Photography by: Ashley Lester Photography

Madison and Tyler attended the same high school, though they didn't become close friends until they were both working at the Salem Red Sox. After a couple years of friendship, the two became a couple. The day of Tyler's proposal, he picked Madison up for dinner and insisted on stopping by the Salem Red Sox to pick up their season tickets. Upon arriving, a friend told them all season ticket holders had pictures taken on the home plate for the program. They walked out onto the field while Tyler brought up how "this is where it all started" for them, when their song began to play, along with pictures displayed across the scoreboard. When Madison turned to question Tyler, she found him on one knee, with the screen reading "Will You Marry Me?" Madison of course said yes, thrilled at both the surprise and the pictures that later appeared from a friend who'd hidden to take photos during the proposal.

Their wedding was a combination of rustic and elegance, capturing their personalities. Madison says thanks to their vendors, their wedding was absolutely perfect. With numerous memories to choose from, Madison says opening her wedding gift from Tyler will always be high on the list. Tyler gave her a new bible with her new monogram, along with a bookmarked page for 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ("Love is patient..."). Reading that verse before walking down the aisle was emotional and happy, and she loves opening her bible to that special verse months and years later. Summer salad, dips, and other delicious items were a treat for guests, while her bridesmaids wore a gorgeous shade of aquamarine. Bouquets and centerpieces had soft pink tones that added to the day's romance, while a glowstick exit created fun for everyone celebrating with Madison and Tyler.

Make sure to see more of the Boothe wedding on page 62 of bridebook!

Photography: Ashley Lester Photography
Dress: Tiffany's Bridal
Florist: Creative Occasions
Cake: Joanna Frye
Ceremony: Thrasher United Methodist
Venue: Braeloch
Caterer: Pumpernickel Pickle Catering
Planner: Simplicity
Jewelry: Fink's Jewelers
DJ: Master Taylor Entertainment
Attendant Dresses: Alfred Angelo
Groomsmen Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Videographer: Michael's Video
Rentals: Aztec Rental
Rehearsal Space: Vinton War Memorial
Transportation: Mountain Valley Transportation; Executive Town Car & Limo
Ceremony Guitarist: Mark Folks