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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 Seaman Wedding

The Seaman Wedding | October 24, 2015 | Photography by: Lauren Paige Photography

Caitlin and Jake met at college. They had several classes together their first year, and they were assigned to several projects together. It was inevitable that they ended up as friends, and in March of 2011 Jake officially asked her out.

The timing of Jake’s proposal was based on when the ring he ordered was delivered. He couldn’t wait any longer, so he set things up for a Wednesday afternoon. He drove all the way from Richmond to put a note on her car, telling her to meet him where they first met at college. When she got there, various friends were waiting with cards from Jake. They took her around the campus, reading the cards, until finally ending up back where they started. This time Jake was waiting for her, and he pulled out the ring.

Caitlin’s favorite memory of the wedding was when they sat down for dinner. She and Jake looked at each other, and they were finally able to take everything in. They looked around at all the friends and family surrounding them, and they just enjoyed the moment.

The theme of the wedding was Romantic Southern, with a sterling silver, ivory, and emerald color scheme. Their centerpieces consisted of magnolia, cotton, and hydrangea; they were simple, but they were also natural and romantic.

Caitlin’s bouquet consisted of the same flowers as the centerpieces, with some seeded eucalyptus for an extra flair. What really made the bouquet special though was the jewelry Caitlin had wrapped around it. The two necklaces were gifts from Jake, and the brooch was a gift from her grandmother in high school. Her grandmother passed away during Caitlin’s first year at college, so it was important that Caitlin found a way to keep her close on the big day.

They had desserts galore at the reception. The cake was four layers of red velvet with raspberry, strawberry, and lemon filling. The groom’s cake was a naked chocolate cake with peanut butter icing and ganache drizzle. The topper for his cake was a nod to his love of Manchester United and how difficult it can be to drag him away from the game. They also served donuts specially made by a past employer of Caitlin’s.

One of the things that made this wedding so unique was the first look, not with the groom, but with Caitlin’s father. It was an emotional moment between the father and daughter, but it bolstered her confidence and made them both excited to walk down the aisle.

The second unique trait of their wedding was their reception. Instead of hosting every thing in one room, people moved to different places throughout the night. Cocktails started on the patio of Shoemaker’s Restaurant, dinner was in Granite Hall, and cake, toasts, and dancing were all in Riverside Foyer. The night ended with a sparkler exit.

Make sure to see more from the Seaman Wedding on page 100 of bridebook!

Photography by: Lauren Paige Photography
Dress: Church Street Bridal
Florist: Fleur-de-lis
Cake: Angela Hudson
Ceremony: Snidow Chapel, Lynchburg College
Venue: Craddock Terry Hotel
Caterer: Shoemaker's American Grille
Planner: A Little Party Events
Jewelry: Carreras Jewelers
DJ: Guyton Mobile DJ
Attendant Dresses: David's Bridal
Groomsmen Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Hair & Makeup: Body Works Day Spa- Emily Garbee

 

Wedding Wednesday: The Benson Wedding

The Benson Wedding | May 9, 2015 | Photography by Megan Vaughan Photography

Tyler had the luck of the Irish with him when Genevieve pinched his butt at a bar on St. Patrick’s day! Later on in the relationship, Tyler realized he had met the woman he wanted to spend his life with and proposed to her in a pick-up truck on the lake where they had had their first date. His luck continued and Genevieve excitedly accepted his proposal.

Each had different favorite memories from their wedding day. Tyler’s was the moment her got to see his stunning bride walk down the aisle toward him. Seeing her will be something he never will forget because he was so moved be watching the love of his life beam at him from down the aisle. Genevive, however, loved when she and Tyler were able to stand on the top of the stairs after the wedding. This gave them an amazing look of all their friends and family who had gathered to celebrate their love, as well as a wonderful view of the mountains. Being able to take this all in with her new husband is something that Genevieve will always cherish.

Genevieve also recalls from that day getting more and more excited as she heard the clamber of feet get quieter as the bridal procession moved down the aisle. Soon, she knew it would be her turn to walk to her future husband and she couldn’t wait. Genevieve admits to being nervous, though, as she waited in the guest room. The reality of the moment set in as she and her dad sat on a hand-stitched quilt and Genevieve looked down at the ruffles on her dress. Too afraid of crying, she kept quiet about her nerves.

But then, as Genevieve looked at her father, the two shared a moment of realization: he was about to give away his little girl, and she was about to become a wife. The two held hands for a moment and gave each other a cheery smile because they knew it was time. As they got into position, the absolute beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains struck Genevieve and she waited a moment so she could take in the absolute magnificence of Sierra Vista. Then, she looked over at all of her loved one, from her sisters in their dresses and the men in their handsome suits, until she laid eyes on Tyler. He was grinning from ear to ear and couldn’t stop the tearing that streamed down his face in joy. Genevieve saw her dad’s eyes fixed on the horizon and the two started their walk. The procession was accompanied by a ukulele version of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” which was a beautiful accompaniment to the backdrop of the mountains. Despite shaking the whole way, she made it to Tyler with a little bit of luck and love.

Though their vows were traditional, the couple made sure to honor the beautiful nature that surrounded them on this special day. The two thanked God for the gift of love and vowed to be dedicated to each other unendingly. As they took their vows, they squeezed each other’s hands tightly and Genevieve could feel Tyler studying her face and trying to memorize each second of that moment between them. Genevieve admits to being so nervous that she messed up her lines slightly, but it helped to comfort her butterflies because the crowd laughed and put her at ease. Eventually, they were saying “I Do” to each other and recessing from the ceremony as guests threw flower petals over them. To symbolize their marriage, Genevieve and Tyler ran down and ran the old bell at the end of the aisle.

Though the ceremony was over faster than they expected, the two can still remember every detail of their wedding day. From the father/daughter dance, to their first dance where the two whispered in each other’s ear, the day was sheer perfection.

Make sure to see more from the Benson Wedding on page 48 of bridebook!

Photography by Megan Vaughan Photography
Dress: Patina Bridal & Formal
Florist: The Arrangement Company
Cake: Mean Cakes
Venue: Sierra Vista
Caterer: The Palisades Restaurant
Planner: A Little Party Events
Jewelry: Steven Singer Jeweler
DJ: Official Entertainment
Attendants' Dresses: David's Bridal
Groomsmen Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Videographer: Mitch Vaughan Productions
Makeup: Ashley Ancheta
Hair: Jessica Comisky