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Wedding Wednesday: The Hamden Wedding

The Hamden Wedding | August 12, 2017 | Photography by: Ryan & Ahren Photography

When Lindsey Cusimano was in high school, she was on the volleyball team. After one of her games, then-football player Cameron Hamden, in the stands with his team, went to go buy food, and he asked her if she wanted anything. The rest was history.  On a beautiful October day, Lindsey, expecting a double date picnic with Lindsey's best friend and her boyfriend, accompanied Cam to a spot on private property. He brought her to a barn strung with lights and presented her with an early birthday gift: a little journal. When Lindsey opened it, she found that it was Cam's journal that he had been keeping for the past two years, starting on the day that he knew he loved Lindsey and wanted to spend the rest of his life with her. As Lindsey read the last words in the journal, Cam led her to the middle of the barn and got down on one knee and proposed.

The couple's favorite memory of their special day was seeing each other at the ceremony: Cam, standing at the end of the aisle, waiting to spend the rest of his life with his bride, and Lindsey, walking down that aisle to the man that she loves most. Even though many of the couple's friends and family were there to help them celebrate, "I felt like it was just me and Cam," Lindsey says. With a venue that allowed the couple to explore their elegant yet rustic theme as well as providing the perfect location to accommodate out-of-town guests, the couple's wedding was brought to life. The night of fun and lively dancing was the perfect end to a celebration that not only honored the love of Cam and Lindsey, but also their appreciation for Blacksburg, the town where they met and cultivated that love.

Make sure to see more of the Hamden wedding on page 38 of bridebook!

Photography: Ryan & Ahren Photography
Dress: J. Crew
Flowers: Carbon + Salt
Venue: The Historic Smithfield Plantation
Caterer: Pumpernickel Pickle Catering
DJ: Blue Ridge Entertainment
Groomsmen's Attire: J.Crew
Hair: Charmaine Edwards
Makeup: Katie Love
Cake: Kroger
Donuts: Carol Lee Donuts
Attendants' Dresses: Weddington Way
Jewelry: Diamonds Direct
Videography: Rhea Jett

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

Wedding Wednesday: The Early Wedding

The Early Wedding | June 11, 2016 | Photography by: Essential Sunshine Photography

Sarah Gayle Ballagh and Tyler Early connected through an online dating website. Tyler was slow to initiate a first date, but Sarah had the idea of enticing him with a Salem Red Sox game. She knew he wouldn't be able to say no to that, and she was right, but as it turned out, the game ended up raining out. Instead, the two decided to meet at Mac n Bob's for dinner. It right before their first date, the first time Tyler saw her walking down the sidewalk toward him, that he knew this was the woman he was going to marry.

When Tyler decided to propose, there was no other place he could think to pop the question other than that same slab of sidewalk. The two even managed to get a game in, as Tyler had his and her parents both waiting for them at that night's Salem Red Sox game. The couple spent the evening celebrating with one another, their parents, and America's favorite past time.

Sarah's favorite color is yellow. So it was no surprise to anyone when yellow became the focus color of the wedding. It was elegantly paired with the groomsmen's gray suits and the yellow tulip centerpieces fit in perfectly with their rustic barn venue. Sarah's bridesmaids each wore a yellow dress, and even Sarah herself dawned a yellow belt with her reception dress.

The couple was glad to share each moment of their wedding day with their friends and family. Sarah's dog was even able to make an appearance for a few pictures between the ceremony and the reception. The whole day was full of love and laughter, not wanting to leave a single person (or family pet) out of their day. Their guests enjoyed themselves with garden games like badminton, corquet, and ladder ball and later flooded the dance floor to dance the night away. The atmosphere was inviting, happy, and wonderfully implemented.

Sarah has been a member of the United States Army for 11 years, so it was important to the couple to honor her commitment and sacrifice, as well as the others in their life who serve. The couple chose to participate in the traditional military cake cutting, using an Army NCO sword.  Names of family members in the military were listed in the wedding program, and they had a special dedicated flower arrangement on display at both the ceremony and the reception.

When planning a wedding it's hard to gauge what your guests will remember, and with so many wonderful and unique touches and heartfelt gestures the Early's put into their big day, there are many things to choose from. But, everyone is sure to remember the love and commitment that went into this couples wedding day.

Make sure to see more of the Early Wedding on page 54 of bridebook!

Dress: Chantilly Lace
Florist: Creative Occasions
Cake: Mary Ogilvie
Venue: Sinkland Farms
Caterer: Blue Ridge Catering
Planner: Linda Garbee
Jewelry: Haywood's Jewelers
DJ: The Domino Band
Attendant Dresses: Weddington Way
Groomsmen's Attire: Jos. A. Bank
Makeup & Hair: Les Cheveux Salon & Day Spa
Ceremony Music: Roanoke Symphony Strings Trio
Hotel: The Inn at Virginia Tech