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Wedding Wednesday: The Maupin Wedding

The Maupin Wedding | June 27, 2015 | Photography by Noah Magnifico- Photographer

Chris and Rebecca’s relationship started out with a lot of heat as the two met at a mutual friend’s bonfire party one night. It hadn’t been planned for the two to be set up, but quickly their friend realized that the two were both single and actually quite perfect for each other. Chris was encouraged to talk to Rebecca so he started a conversation by asking about her date that night, Rebecca’s Vizsla puppy, Milo. According to Chris, Rebecca was a bit short with him at first and even though she doesn’t remember that, she knows that she had just come out of a rough relationship and so there is potential that she had been short with him. However, Chris was not easily scared away and tried again to start a conversation. Despite the slow start, Chris’ patience paid off in the end for both of them because they started a wonderful relationship.

True to gentlemanly form, one Saturday morning Chris drove over an hour to Rebecca’s parents house to ask for permission to marry their daughter. They of course gave their blessing and then tried to keep the secret the rest of the day. Later that evening, the couple went to dinner at one of Rebecca’s favorite restaurants and settled in for a night in front of their fire. After watching a movie with both of their dogs cuddled up to them, Chris surprised Rebecca by getting down on one knee and asking her to spend the rest of her life with him. She of course accepted excitedly.

The wedding day was planned to be simple and take place at a winery. The entrance of the ceremony was accented with wine barrels to fit the venue, and the aisles were lined with lanterns that were filled with hydrangeas. For the centerpieces, Rebecca struggled with the decision of whether or not to use typical flower arrangements. However, she didn’t know what she would do with all of those centerpieces after the wedding so instead she decided to use picture frames with her and Chris in them that the guests could take home after the wedding was over. Another unique touch that was added to the wedding was a flaming doughnut hole dessert. Their caterer was Pumpernickel Pickle which is well known for this amazing dessert served over ice cream.

Rebecca’s bridal party was full of the women closest to her and so she wanted to give them very special gifts to show her love. She wanted them to have something they could use not only on the wedding day but in the future as well. The color of the bridesmaids’ dresses was difficult to match, but they would all need jewelry for the big day. So, Rebecca headed down Sparkle Girls Jewelry and picked out jewelry sets that matched not only with the color, but the styles of the bridal party’s dresses.

The couple planned a lot of the wedding elements together and worked hard at creating the idea of a unity pyramid which would display some of the qualities they felt was most important in their marriage. Chris made the pyramid pieces from wood and assembled the pyramid during their unity ceremony. The ceremony started out with a conversation about love and what it takes to make a relationship last which is where the couple was able to show that their love for each other is much more than just a feeling.

Rebecca especially remembers their first dance together because neither of the two actually enjoy dancing. However, during this particular dance, they realized that it was the moment that they could relax because the planning was done, the wedding license was secured, the rain had held off, and it was smooth sailing into their future from that point on.

Make sure to see more photos from the Maupin Wedding on page 70 of bridebook!

Photography by Noah Magnifico- Photographer
Dress: David's Bridal
Florist: AC Moore
Cake: Pumpernickel Pickle Catering
Venue: Fincastle Vineyard and Winery
Caterer: Pumpernickel Pickle Catering
Jewelry: Fink's and Sparkle Jewelry
DJ: DJ Truth
Attendant Dresses: David's Bridal
Groomsman's Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Hair and Makeup: Zee's Salon and Day Spa

Wedding Wednesday: The Newcomb Wedding

The Newcomb Wedding | December 13, 2014 | Photography by Concept Photography

Travis and Allison met while taking a biology class together at Virginia Western Community College. They both connected through shared laughter from a "quirky" teacher and began a journey together that extended "from the classroom to the alter."

Though Allison suffers from a chronic auto-immune condition called Juvenile Dermatomyositis, she would like to be an example to other young women in her position. Despite daily challenges, Allison still found a fairytale love story; her time with Travis is a testament to that.

Travis proposed to Allison on a cold, snowy night in January, exactly a year after he had first told her "I love you." The two were alone at the Roanoke Star, watching the city light illuminate the scene below. Allison knew that something special was about to happen, and, sure enough, it did. The two started their "forever" together in one of their favorite places.

Travis and Allison decided to have a winter wedding with a "fire and ice" theme. They decorated the venue with Christmas lights, candles, and even included a couple fire places to keep the party warm and inviting. The couple's wedding colors--ivory, eggplant, lavender, deep red, and gold and silver--really complimented the warm, cozy feeling.

It was important to Travis and Allison that their wedding be comfortable and kid-friendly. As such, they didn't serve alcohol, but instead included a fun drink bar brimming with hot chocolate, cider, coffee, and tons of delicious toppings. For "shots," the bride and groom had shot glasses filled with milk and warm chocolate chip cookies. To give the guests lots of variety, Travis and Allison complimented their small wedding cake with seven different kinds of mini-cupcakes. Additionally, food was served in various locations so that guests could mingle with each other without having to worry about formalities. Adding to the winter theme, guests signed Christmas tree ornaments rather than a guest book, and the bride wore a pair of "I do" Uggs to keep her feet warm throughout the event.

The most meaningful aspect of the evening for Travis and Allison was the emphasis on their commitment to each other. Rather than a first look, they shared a prayer together before the ceremony. Travis' eyes were closed so that he wouldn't see his bride, but the two felt closer than ever as they shared in their union and reflected on their happiness.

Be sure to see the Newcomb wedding on page 112 of the third issue of bridebook!

Photography: Concept Photography
Dress: David's Bridal
Florist: Elle Emme Floral Design and Atelier
Cake: Cakes by Lisa
Venue: Hunting Hills Country Club
Caterer: Schaal's Catering and Events
Planner: Allure Weddings & Events
Jewelry: FCF Designs
DJ: RSP Entertainment
Attendant's Dresses: Chantilly Lace
Groomsmen's Attire: Jos. A Bank
Videographer: Pine River Films
Hair and Makeup: Zee's Salon and Day Spa
Photo booth: Star City Photo Booth
Invitations: Keepsakes by Tammy
Transportation: Prestige Limo
Chalkboards: Chalk by Moe