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Wedding Wednesday: The Hyskell Wedding

The Hyskell Wedding | September 2, 2017 | Photography by: Patrick Perkins Photography

Jennifer Dickard had no idea that her friend was setting her up with Jason Hyskell, but after he reached out to her on Facebook a few weeks later, Jennifer agreed to go out with him. Their chemistry was immediate. While the couple was on a vacation in Jamaica, Jason planned a romantic candlelight dinner in an intimate location overlooking the ocean at sunset. Once they had finished eating, Jennifer was shocked when he got down on one knee and proposed. "It was beautiful, perfect and completely unexpected!" Jennifer says.

The couple wanted to stay true to themselves on their big day, so, forgoing uncomfortable dress shoes and high heels, they chose to wear gray Converse Chuck Taylors, and they bought pairs for their entire wedding party as gifts. In another nontraditional move, Jennifer and Jason chose to forgo a guest book, opting instead to have guests inscribe notes on rocks, and the rocks were dropped into a vase as a meaningful item for the couple to remember their special day. With Jennifer's younger brother as her "Man of Honor," as well as a fun cake topper, the couple's wedding was unique and tailored just to them. Jennifer's grandfather even officiated the ceremony, entertaining guests with jokes and funny stories, making him one of the most popular people of the weekend! Jennifer's favorite memory of the weekend was her walk down the aisle to her future husband and seeing his face as he was overwhelmed with emotions. The sweet moment "makes me smile every time I think about it," Jennifer says.

Make sure to see more of the Hyskell wedding on page 79 of bridebook!

Photography: Patrick Perkins Photography
Dress: La Blanca Bridal
Cake: The Tottering Teacup
Venue: Sheraton Roanoke
Jewelry: Zales
DJ: Quest Entertainment - Dewey Nowlin
Attendants' Dresses: David's Bridal
Hair & Makeup: Azario Salon & Day Spa
Alterations: Sew Cora

Wedding Wednesday: The Newton Wedding

The Newton Wedding | August 12, 2017 | Photography by: Patrick Perkins Photography

Stephanie Seay and Christopher Newton dated for a while in high school, and even though they broke up, they found themselves reunited about seven years later, when Chris gave Stephanie his number, which she called the day after. They have been together ever since, and they both appreciate how far they've come. "Chris was my first love, and he will be my last," Stephanie says. On Christmas Eve of 2015 at Stephanie's mother's house, Chris decided that the time was right to propose to Stephanie. So, in front of Stephanie's family, he asked her to spend the rest of his life with him.

The couple's special day was filled with dancing and fun with their friends and families. Stephanie says that the ceremony was "absolutely amazing from the moment I started walking down the aisle towards Chris and his amazing smile." The couple wanted to accentuate the natural beauty of their ceremony with their wedding colors, and the views of the surrounding landscape played a huge role in creating an enchanting day. Stephanie, who had always wanted a big bouquet, was not disappointed when her time came to walk down the aisle. The couple set up a table in memory of loved ones who had passed away, and Stephanie's great-uncle walked her down the aisle as her father passed away when she was a teenager. After their full day, the couple packed up their car and immediately embarked on their honeymoon, still donning their wedding clothes, in an experience that Stephanie describes as "breathtaking."

Make sure to see more of the Newton wedding on page 40 of bridebook!

Photography: Patrick Perkins Photography
Dress: AmRhein's Bridal & Formals
Flowers: Borrowed Blossoms
Venue: Blue Ridge Vineyard
Caterer: Veranda Bistro
Groomsmen's Attire: Suit City
Hair & Makeup: Indulgence Spa
Cake: Sugar Missions
Attendants Dresses: The Newfangled Bride
Jewelry: Zales

Wedding Wednesday: The Duncan Wedding

The Duncan Wedding | December 16, 2016 | Photography by: Amanda Martin

Emma Nash and Caleb Duncan met at Blue Ridge Community Church. After bonding on a trip to Haiti and spending a couple of years with mutual friends, Caleb officially asked Emma out. The couple love to go to random places and dance; it became "their thing". On one such date at a local park, the two got out of the car, turned on the music and before Emma knew it Caleb was down on one knee.

Emma and Caleb say that their favorite memory from the wedding was that, despite the outdoor wedding 27 degree weather, all of the people they love were in one place. With a huge bridal party of 22 people, Emma says that one of the most unique features of the wedding is the comfortable, close environment felt in such a large group of people. Other unique features are the framing handmade wooden doors and pergola built by a family friend, and the chocolate-dipped wooden spoons that Emma made as wedding favors. They have the couple's name and wedding date burned into the handle, and a candy cane stick tied up with the wedding colors attached. The cake was made by Emma's aunt, who also made her parents' cake for their wedding. Between the family huddled under blankets, and the beautiful favors and cake, the Duncan's day sure is sweet!

Make sure to see more of the Duncan wedding on page 96 of bridebook!

Photography: Amanda Martin
Dress: Absolute Bridal
Cake: Kathy & Cori Wise
Florist: Kay Hall
Venue: The Woodland Place
Caterer: Terri Musser
Planner: Sarah Hatcher
Jewelry: Zales
DJ: Andrew Nobilini, Matthew Duncan & Lucas Jennings
Hair: Maria Nash, Anne Heckman & Kelly Cope
Attendant's Dresses: Etsy
Groomsmen's Attire: JC Penny