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Wedding Wednesday: The Thompson Wedding

The Thompson Wedding | November 28, 2015 | Photography by: Kent Moore Photography

Mutual friends brought Dawn and Paul together. Paul played in a band, and Dawn and her friends followed his gigs around for a while. The two struck up a friendship, and three years later it turned into something more.

Both of them had been talking about marriage for a while, but when they found out Dawn’s mother was diagnosed with cancer it moved up on the priority list. Paul proposed at a music festival in September, and they were married a month in a half later the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The most important thing for both of them was to have Dawn’s mother there.

There were three moments that Dawn says are her favorite from the big day. The first was actually after the wedding, when they were in the limo sharing a bottle of champagne. They just looked at each other with goofy grins, not quite believing they were actually married. The second was when they read their vows to each other, pledging their love for one another in front of their family in friends. Another favorite memory was when Dawn’s mother walked her down the aisle. Her father had already passed a few years before, and when asked who gave the bride to the groom, her mother replied “Her mother and father.” It felt like her father was with them all in that moment.

The theme was “Moonshiner Glam meets Winter Wonderland.” Their ceremony and reception were in the same place, and it had the glamour and romance feel they wanted. Paul’s band mates played live during the cocktail hour.

What was most amazing for Dawn and Paul was how their friends and family came together to make everything happen. Paul’s mom and stepfather cut down a tree for wood slabs for the table décor, the bridal party foraged for greenery for the tables and their flower crowns, Dawn carried a handkerchief passed down from Paul’s grandmother, and the bridal party, mothers, and officiant wore antique brooches that belonged to Dawn’s mother. They even cut the cake using a knife Paul’s grandfather made!

The fact that everyone who helped in the wedding was someone they knew really made the day more special for them. Every element was personal and meaningful, and that’s all they could have asked for.

Make sure to see more of the Thompson Wedding on page 113 of bridebook!

Photography by: Kent Moore Photography
Dress: David's Bridal
Florist: Kroger
Cake: With This Ring Events
Venue: Mountain View Center
Caterer: Black Tie Catering
Planner: Creative Entertainment
Jewelry: JC Penney
DJ: Stephen Davies
Attendant Dresses: ModCloth
Groomsmen Attire: JC Penney
Hair & Makeup: Julia Bird


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 Rogers Wedding

 Christa and Darren Rogers | May 19,2013 | Photography by William Mahone Photography

Christa Waldon and Darren Rogers began dating after Christa's 16th birthday. Little did they know back then that years later they would be tying the knot. Darren proposed to his high school sweetheart in the middle of a snow storm. The couple held an elegant wedding with old window panes displaying family wedding photos and a branch centerpiece with hand-cut paper poppies.

To read more about their love story and see more photos, pick up a copy of bridebook and flip to page 26!

Photography: William Mahone Photography
DRESS Jasmine Haute Couture from Proms, Pageants and Pretty Things at the Bride's House
CAKE With This Ring Events by Debbie Turner
CATERER Nick of Thyme
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