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Wedding Wednesday: The Angelini Wedding

The Angelini Wedding | June 25, 2016 | Photography by: Tara Lilly Design & Photography

Nicholas and Krystina met through a mutual friend during their time as Virginia Tech students. After quickly discovering similar interests, their friendship developed and grew for two years before their first date. A few years later, Nick had to visit China for a business trip. While Krystina was sure he was up to something, he didn't propose before leaving. Krystina would later found out she spent a month in their house with the engagement ring! Nick arrived home at midnight, just as it turned into Krystina's 28th birthday, which she thought was a wonderful gift. While the original fancy dinner had to be rearranged because he didn't feel well, Nick sat down with her the following day, took her hands in his, and asked her to be his family. He proposed with his great-grandmother's beautiful ring.

Krystina says the ceremony was her favorite part of the day. They were married by a close friend on a gorgeous, sunny day in the mountains; Roanoke is the couple's adopted home, and to have their family and friends join them from all over the state made them so happy. While she was nervous before the ceremony, once she stood behind the closed doors, preparing to walk down the aisle, calm came over her. The friend who married them also wrote a humorous, sentimental, one-of-a-kind ceremony with unconventional readings, while Krystina and Nick wrote their vows. By the the time they were pronounced husband and wife, Krystina felt sure she would burst. She says it was the best representation of their relationship and love in the presence of everyone they cared about.

While Krystina and Nick had agreed not to exchange gifts before the weddings, she found a surprise delivered to her before the ceremony. Inside the bag, she found a Virginia Tech glass and a bottle of Bojangles sweet tea, along with a note from Nick detailing his excitement to marry her and why she shouldn't be nervous. For Nick, his favorite part of the day was the look on his bride's face as he read his vows to her.

Their wedding had a laidback, rustic feel, with plenty of space for guests to spread out, play games and admire the Wisteria Ridge venue with its mountains, pond and barn backdrop. Krystina used sunflowers, her favorite, in the decor, including the bouquets, arbor decorations and centerpieces. They gave out sunflower seeds in hand-stamped muslin bags as favors. Their southern food included mini sweet potato biscuits with ham and apple butter, waffle cones with fried chicken and chipotle butter, and a buffet dinner of pork tenderloin, lemon garlic chicken and more tasty items. Their cake, a three-tiered cake with buttercream, had chocolate layers with ganache, and yellow cake with chocolate mousse, and adorned with sunflowers and custom cake topper. The newlyweds enjoyed their first dance to Eric Clapton's "Wonderful Tonight," the first song they ever danced to eight years prior. Krystina says the personal touches made their day so unique, with her family helping tirelessly to create so many pieces. The program chalkboard and signs were hand-lettered, along with hand-stamped tags for guests to grab flip-flops for even more dancing. Krystina's grandmother, who is her best friend, lent her handkerchief as the "something borrowed and blue," while Nick carried a picture of his paternal grandparents in his jacket pocket. They both say celebrating their special day with all those closest to them was the best they could have ever imagined!

Make sure to see more of the Angelini wedding on page 60 of bridebook!

Photography: Tara Lilly Design & Photography
Dress: Proms, Pageants & Pretty Things
Florist: Gloriosa
Cake: Evie's Wedding Cakes
Venue: Wisteria Ridge
Caterer: Blue Ridge Catering
Planner: Wisteria Ridge - Mary Wray
Jewelry: Fink's Jewelers
Attendant Dresses: Proms, Pageants & Pretty Things
Groomsmen Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Hair & Makeup: Les Cheveux Salon & Day Spa
Videographer: Michael's Video

Wedding Wednesday: The Early Wedding

The Early Wedding | June 11, 2016 | Photography by: Essential Sunshine Photography

Sarah Gayle Ballagh and Tyler Early connected through an online dating website. Tyler was slow to initiate a first date, but Sarah had the idea of enticing him with a Salem Red Sox game. She knew he wouldn't be able to say no to that, and she was right, but as it turned out, the game ended up raining out. Instead, the two decided to meet at Mac n Bob's for dinner. It right before their first date, the first time Tyler saw her walking down the sidewalk toward him, that he knew this was the woman he was going to marry.

When Tyler decided to propose, there was no other place he could think to pop the question other than that same slab of sidewalk. The two even managed to get a game in, as Tyler had his and her parents both waiting for them at that night's Salem Red Sox game. The couple spent the evening celebrating with one another, their parents, and America's favorite past time.

Sarah's favorite color is yellow. So it was no surprise to anyone when yellow became the focus color of the wedding. It was elegantly paired with the groomsmen's gray suits and the yellow tulip centerpieces fit in perfectly with their rustic barn venue. Sarah's bridesmaids each wore a yellow dress, and even Sarah herself dawned a yellow belt with her reception dress.

The couple was glad to share each moment of their wedding day with their friends and family. Sarah's dog was even able to make an appearance for a few pictures between the ceremony and the reception. The whole day was full of love and laughter, not wanting to leave a single person (or family pet) out of their day. Their guests enjoyed themselves with garden games like badminton, corquet, and ladder ball and later flooded the dance floor to dance the night away. The atmosphere was inviting, happy, and wonderfully implemented.

Sarah has been a member of the United States Army for 11 years, so it was important to the couple to honor her commitment and sacrifice, as well as the others in their life who serve. The couple chose to participate in the traditional military cake cutting, using an Army NCO sword.  Names of family members in the military were listed in the wedding program, and they had a special dedicated flower arrangement on display at both the ceremony and the reception.

When planning a wedding it's hard to gauge what your guests will remember, and with so many wonderful and unique touches and heartfelt gestures the Early's put into their big day, there are many things to choose from. But, everyone is sure to remember the love and commitment that went into this couples wedding day.

Make sure to see more of the Early Wedding on page 54 of bridebook!

Dress: Chantilly Lace
Florist: Creative Occasions
Cake: Mary Ogilvie
Venue: Sinkland Farms
Caterer: Blue Ridge Catering
Planner: Linda Garbee
Jewelry: Haywood's Jewelers
DJ: The Domino Band
Attendant Dresses: Weddington Way
Groomsmen's Attire: Jos. A. Bank
Makeup & Hair: Les Cheveux Salon & Day Spa
Ceremony Music: Roanoke Symphony Strings Trio
Hotel: The Inn at Virginia Tech

Wedding Wednesday: The Vick Wedding

The Vick Wedding | June 13, 2015 | Photography by Pat Cori Photography

The story of how Duncan and Kim first met is a heated topic for the couple because they both have different ideas of how it happened. While Duncan says they met at a bar while out with mutual friends in Roanoke, Kim remembers differently. Kim remembers meeting during a particularly magical christmas party thrown by their mutual friends. Duncan came to the party and the two casually chatted as the evening went on. Later that night, the two went out and walked around town and returned to the party to watch a movie with their friends. Kim remembers duncan holding her hand throughout the entire movie and says that he even tucked her into bed after!

Whichever story is right, though, doesn’t matter because the ending was a first date that led to the love of their lives. One morning, Duncan told Kim that he wanted to take her and her dog on a hike. This was a trail that the had hiked together many times, but it was different on that morning. Before the two got to the overlook at the end of the trail, Duncan got down on one knee and asked Kim to spend the rest of her life with him. She, of course, excitedly accepted.

The wedding was decorated to look southern and chic, with navy and pink colors that looked beautiful against the outdoor terrace in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The guests of the wedding could tell how hard Kim had worked on planning the wedding just by the sashes on the chairs or the decor at the reception. Kim put her own style into the event and made sure everything was perfect from the flower-filled lanterns on the asiles to the gold picture frames displayed throughout the night. There were monograms of Kim and Duncan on many of the decorations, including the wedding favors which were coozies.

Kim’s favorite memory of the wedding, though, was the moment she started her walk and saw Duncan’s face. He couldn’t stop smiling at her from the other end of the aisle and the moment was so special and intimate that the couple will never forget it.

Make sure to see more on the Vick wedding on page 56 of bridebook!

Photography by Pat Cori Photography
Dress: David's Bridal
Florist: Kroger
Cake: Linda Bratton
Venue: Roanoke Country Club
Caterer: Roanoke Country Club
Planner: Jana Mosby Smith
Jewelry: Kay Jewelers
DJ: Steven Davies
Attendant Dresses: Dessy from the Newfangled Bride
Groomsman Attire: Jos. A. Bank
Videographer: Star City Creations
Makeup & Hair: Les Cheveux Salon and Day Spa - Samantha Shivers
Seamstress: Mary Lou Prillaman