Posts tagged Wedding Wednesdays
Wedding Wednesday: The Jennings Wedding

The Jennings Wedding | October 15, 2016 | Photography by: Matthew Thwing Photography

Todd and Tatiana ("Tigger") met through mutual friends when they were only teenagers. Fast forward to a few years later as they made their way to a Washington Capitals game, where Todd stole a few moments for them to stop by a beautiful field with pond and country backdrop. It was there Todd proposed.

Tigger and Todd wanted a country theme for the day, with a burgundy and ivory color palette. The bridesmaids wore cowboy boots while the groomsmen donned cream suits and burgundy ties to match the groom's burgundy vest. Their day turned out with beautiful weather, staring with Tigger and her best girls celebrating during the morning in their matching robes. A 1952 Ford pickup truck drove them to the ceremony and venue, while the couple was married beneath a flower-filled arch under sunshine. Decor included large picture displays and guests took home fresh jars of homemade apple butter as favors. One of Tigger's favorite memories is Todd smashing cake in her face! She adds she also loved their private dance as newlyweds; the two were able to reflect on their day and spend a quiet moment together in celebration.

Make sure to see more of the Jennings wedding on page 88 of bridebook!

Photography: Matthew Thwing Photography
Dress: I Thee Wed
Florist: The Flower Cottage
Cake: Bradie Henning
Venue: Inn at Kelly's Ford
Caterer: Inn at Kelly's Ford
Planner: Kasey Elysabeth Event Planning
Jewelry: Zales & AmRhein's Jewelers
DJ: Creative Entertainment
Attendants' Dresses: David's Bridal
Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Hair: Pam Jeckell

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 Boyd Wedding

The Boyd Wedding | October 8, 2016 | Photography by: Anna Bowser Photography

Marlea and Jarred first met in high school; she says he was mean to her, but Jarred insists it was only because he liked her so much. After starting college, they eventually began dating. Six years later, Marlea went out to Colorado to see Jarred after he finished his clinicals. They traveled across several states together, eventually ending up in Kentucky for July 4th. Marlea and Jarred watched the best fireworks show she'd ever seen, and it was there Jarred asked her to be his wife.

Because their wedding day would be filled with a large, diverse group of family and friends, Marlea and Jarred knew it was important for everyone to have fun and feel included. Their theme of love and family capitalized on their wishes. Despite rain moving their ceremony indoors, they took it all in stride, placing their gorgeous arbor on the venue's stage. Guests stayed busy with good food, fun music and a photo booth, in addition to a dessert bar made up of Marlea's grandmother's special treats like mini cheesecakes, baklava and lemon bars, to name a few. The bridal party did a lip sync battle as well, surprising guests in the best way. Marlea says her favorite wedding day memory is during the reception, when a dance line formed to Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance with Somebody." The conga line formed throughout the venue, filled with family and friends. She says it was an amazing moment that connected everyone to feel important and loved, and the dance line did just that. The couple ended the night with a spectacular downtown exit.

Make sure to see more of the Boyd wedding on page 84 of bridebook!

Photography: Anna Bowser Photography
Dress: MiLA Bridal
Florist: Caroline LaRocca Event Design
Cake: La Bella Torta
Venue: Charter Hall
Caterer: Schaal's Catering & Events
Jewelry: Jared Galleria of Jewels
DJ: DJ Thomas Wayne
Attendants' Dresses: Proms, Pagents & Pretty Things
Groomsmen's Attire: Proms, Pagents & Pretty Things
Hair: Thomas Dunn Studios - Jess Lyons
Photo Booth: Clear Choice Photo Booth
Videographer: Cambo Films