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Wedding Wednesday: The Mayes Wedding

The Mayes Wedding | November 14, 2015 | Photography by: Lori Hedrick Photography

Christian Mayes and Sarah Landrum met through mutual friends who were trying to set up Christian. It took a while for the two of them to warm up to one another, but finally, on a rainy Sunday, Christian invited Sarah to lunch by saying, "I gotta eat, you gotta eat, so we might as well do it together." From that moment on, Sarah says she knew that he was different. On their 9-month anniversary, Christian proposed on an after-dinner walk by the river. He said, reminiscent of their beginnings as a couple, "I've got to get married, and you've got to get married, so you might as well marry me."

Sarah wasn't sure about her husband-to-be's idea of a brunch wedding. As it turned out, a brunch wedding was just to this couple's taste. This way they could wake up in the morning and immediately begin the preparations and enjoy the festivities. There was no waiting around, as the ceremony started at 11:00 A.M, and, with a November wedding, they were able to enjoy the warmest part of the day with their guests.

Besides the early ceremony and reception, the day was highlighted with a traditional, classic reception. But, like with the brunch-aspect, Sarah and William wanted to add themselves into the event. One thing that they both find important is the legacy of love and support that they both come from. They celebrated their families by having a "family themed" wedding. There was a wedding dance for all married couples; each couple was slowly dismissed based on how long they'd been married. Sarah's and William's grandparents were the last two couples dancing.

Their wedding was a beautiful autumnal affair, with soft golds, browns, and creams, with the occasional pop of maroon and green. This celebration of their love and appreciation for their family was the perfect way to honor their own love and new beginning as husband and wife.

Make sure to see more of the Mayes Wedding on page 36 of bridebook!

Photography by: Lori Hedrick Photography
Dress: Becky's Bridal
Florist: Petals by Alisha
Cake: Coffee Cakes
Venue: West Manor Estate
Caterer: West Manor Estate
Planner: A Little Party Events
Jewelry: Ginger's Jewelry
DJ: Barry Tosh
Attendant Dresses: Becky's Bridal
Groomsmen Attire: Men's Warehouse
Hair: Kathryn O'Brien & Joe Jones
Videography: Solo Koo Wedding Films


Wedding Wednesday: The Barnes Wedding

James & Abby Barnes | January 11, 2014 Photography by Lori Hedrick Photography

After meeting through a mutual friend by chance at a local coffee shop, Abby had no idea that day she'd met her future husband. At least not until he asked her on a date a week later. It was that night that she realized James might be the one. A year later Abby thought it was another chance encounter that they spent the day at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, which is one of their favorite places and location of their first kiss and "I love you's." Little did she know it would also become the location of their proposal as well. James had been wearing a wireless microphone all day for the videographer and photographers present while he took Abby's hands in his and asked her the question she'd been dying to hear. He also surprised her by having all their family and friends gather for an engagement party back home. The couple felt their ceremony was the most important part of their wedding day as it had personal touches such as James's best friend acting as the officiant and Abby's youth pastor present as well. Though it rained all day at their carefully selected venue, it became a blessing in disguise. The rain and clouds lifted at sunset, leaving them with a beautiful backdrop for photos around dinner time. The couple liked that this gave them a special moment alone during the reception too. In place of traditional favors, Abby and James decided to give a nod to their mutual love of caffeine that brought them together and offered a coffee bar for guests to enjoy a warm, special treat.

Be sure to see the Barnes wedding on page 30 of the third issue of bridebook!

Photography: Lori Hedrick Photography
Dress: Becky's Bridal
Florist: Blumen Haus-Dove Florist
Cake: Coffey Cakes LLC
Ceremony: Snidow Chapel at Lynchburg College
Venue: West Manor Estate
Caterer: West Manor Estate
Planner: With This Ring Events
Jewelry: Fink's
DJ: Barry Tosh
Attendants' Dresses: David's Bridal
Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Videographer: Listor Studios
Hair: Artistic Trendz- Donna Weaver
Makeup: Kristiana McElroy

Wedding Wednesday: The Lawrence Wedding

Tyler & Amy Lawrence | May 3, 2013 | Photography by Katelyn James

Tyler and Amy met on their very first day of college as they took a class together. Eventually striking up a friendship, Tyler asked her to lunch one day and said after that day, he knew they had a connection. He wrote her a poem asking her to be his girlfriend and of course Amy said yes. On the night Tyler proposed, he fooled Amy into thinking she was headed to a girls' night out with her friends (Tyler was the college baseball team manager and said he'd be gone that day). Her roommates suggested they get dressed up and use a coupon for a nearby fancy restaurant. When they arrived, they were taken to a small room already decorated with flowers and candles - plus Tyler as he stood there with the ring. He read a poem much like when he'd asked her to be his girlfriend and once again, Amy said yes! Amy's favorite memory of their wedding day was the first dance, as her father playing Edwin McCain's "I'll Be" on the piano. Because Amy is an interior designer, she made several important wedding items. She and her mother made the wedding invitations along with a candy table with hand-stamped treat bags. Guests could also fill out advice cards and hang them on the advice tree (made by her florist). Purple was the main color theme, with accents of yellow and white, with flowers resembling freshly-picked wildflowers from a field. Centerpieces were small bundles of flowers in varying sizes of milk glass vases, which sat on silver trays with votive candles. Burlap and lace ribbon surrounded the marble, vanilla, chocolate, and raspberry cake; they also had a groom's cake (white cake with peanut butter filling) in the shape of a NY Yankees jersey. The happy couple celebrated their nuptials with a honeymoon trip to the Dominican Republic.

Be sure to see the Lawrence wedding on page 113 of the second issue of bridebook, on newsstands now!

Photography: Katelyn James
Dress: Mori Lee from Becky's Bridal
Florist: Creative Occasions
Cake: Coffey Cakes
Venue: West Manor Estate
Caterer: West Manor Estate
Planner: West Manor Estate
Jewelry: AmRhein's
DJ: Barry Tosh
Attendants' Dresses: Alfred Angelo from AmRhein's
Groomsmen's Attire: Macy's