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Wedding Wednesday: The Gelderblom Wedding

Dirk & Kelly Gelderblom | May 31, 2014 | Photography by Kemper Mills Fant Photography

 These two world travelers were brought together by a mutual friend in Roanoke where they hit it off immediately. Kelly says they ignored everyone else in the room that first night and have been smitten with each other ever since. One day while Kelly planned to give a presentation on rocks to her preschool class, Dirk had a very different plan in mind. Kelly asked him to bring some rocks he borrowed to show the children, but he brought a very special rock with him that day and had the proposal videotaped with the help of her colleagues. Fitting with their love of traveling, the couple's wedding guests were from all around the world. Dirk's family is Dutch, so it was important to them to incorporate Dutch food and honor old traditions. They incorporated a banner passed down in Dirk's family as a decoration in the ceremony. The groomsmen also participated in honoring Dirk's heritage by wearing matching socks and suspenders in the Dutch national color "oranje" and cutting off the toes of his socks as part of a tradition to ensure that he would never run off with another woman. A special décor element incorporated part of Kelly's childhood as well. The bar featured vases of live salamanders and a brick salamander because she grew up catching them in a pond behind her house. Other notable elements were the flowers, music, food, and cigar bar.

Be sure to see the Gelderblom wedding on page 44 of the third issue of bridebook!

Photography: Kemper Mills Fant Photography
Dress: Claire Pettibone
Florist: Creative Occasions
Cake: Evie's Wedding Cakes
Venue: Sundara
Caterer: Blue Ridge Catering
Planner: Amy McArthur- Sundara
DJ: RSP Entertainment
Attendants' Dresses: J. Crew
Linens: BBJ Linen
Officiant: Andres Garcia
Ceremony & Cocktail Music: The Green Boys
Transportation: Mountain Valley Transportation
Makeup: Ashlee Castner
Hair: Zee's Salon & Day Spa

Wedding Wednesday: The Morgan Wedding

Andrew & Leslie Morgan | October 26, 2013 | Photography by Lori Hedrick Photography

After Andrew and Leslie met at work, they discovered their mutual enthusiasm for aerospace, astronomy, and engineering. On a cold December night, Andrew took Leslie up to "their hilltop" in Blacksburg where they often go to watch meteor showers. In between two ISS passovers (a rarity to see), Andrew popped the question. Leslie describes the style of her wedding as traditional and slightly vintage. Their ceremony was held outside under the tall trees in the Maridor's garden. The chilly but lovely evening reminded them of their engagement night. Andrew's childhood pastor performed the ceremony, which meant a lot to the family. Colors of dark purple, lime green, and orange were complemented by vibrant centerpieces and decorations. Along with a "spunky little flower girl," the bridal party was full of friends and family, who helped create a memorable moment when they joined the newlyweds on the dance floor for an anniversary dance. Guests received gourmet cookies prepared by the groom (moral support and samples provided by the bride) and they're still talking about the incredible food. The new Morgan couple closed on their first home just five days after the wedding, so they planned to take a European riverboat cruise in the spring, including an extended stop in Paris, France.

Be sure to see the Morgan wedding on page 102 of the second issue of bridebook, on newsstands now!

Photography: Lori Hedrick Photography
Dress: Oleg Cassini
Florist: The Crystal Orchid and Fifty Flowers
Cake: Cakes by Lisa
Venue: The Maridor
Caterer: The Maridor
Jewelry: IGS Diamonds
DJ: Master Taylor Entertainment
Attendants' Dresses: David's Bridal
Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Designer/Consultant: Embellish
Floral Design: Jean Self
Hair/Makeup: Zee's Salon & Day Spa

Wedding Wednesday: The Gibson Wedding

Christina and Thomas Gibson | July 7, 2012 | Photography by Sam Dean Photography

Thomas Gibson asked Christina Waters to be his girlfriend back in high school; more than a decade later, the two found themselves standing in the same spot as Thomas asked Christina to be his wife. The couple planned a rustic, yet elegant wedding for their real life fairytale. Christina sported a lace bridal gown and Thomas wore a khaki suit for the big day. The wedding had a color scheme of pale blue, brown and white where windows displayed seating assignments, wedding programs doubled as fans, and the table decorations were all handmade.

To read more about their love story and see more photos, pick up a copy of bridebook (on newsstands now) and flip to page 46!

Photography: Sam Dean Photography
DRESS Celebration Bridal
CAKE Peace of Cake
VENUE Sundara
CATERER Blue Ridge Catering
JEWELRY Haywood's Jewelers and AmRhein's Fine Jewelry
DJ RSP Entertainment
ATTENDANTS DRESSES AmRhein's Brides & Formals
GROOMSMEN'S ATTIRE JCPenny
MAKEUP Lauren Suon, Mary Kay Consultant
HAIR Zee's Salon & Day Spa