Wedding Wednesday: The Maynor Wedding

The Maynor Wedding | December 23, 2014 | Photography by: Marie Deel Photography

Mary and Matthew crossed paths in high school, but they didn’t really meet until working together at a restaurant years later.

Matthew timed his proposal for the night before he left for the U.S. Air Force. Both of them dressed up and went out for dinner in Roanoke, but when they got back Mary noticed the lights on in their apartment. All the way up the stairs were printed lyrics of their song, and rose petals and candles waited for them at the door. Inside were more petals and candles, and a sign in the window read, “As long as I have you, I will always be home. Will you marry me?” Matthew then got out his guitar and played their song. Later, he admitted he’d wanted to do more but was out of time, but for Mary the proposal was perfect as it was.

They wrote their own vows for each other for their wedding, and Mary says that was her favorite moment of the day. “The world stood still and we poured our hearts and souls out to each other for each other and our loved ones to hear.”

Since their wedding was on the twenty-third of December, they wanted their color scheme to mix with a Christmas theme as well as Matthew’s dress uniform. They decided on navy blue, gold, and silver.

There were a few things that really made their wedding unique. For one, they were married on a Tuesday, and for another they served breakfast for dinner. They also had cheesecake instead of a traditional wedding cake. In lieu of place cards, they wrote everyone’s name and number down on Ferrero Rocier chocolate. Mary’s bouquet was comprised of white feathers and pine cones and silver and clear beading.

The toast was given by her older sister, and it was quite the spectacle. Her sister remade “Ice, Ice Baby” and had the whole bridal party in on it. And for their send off at the end of the night, they had people throw blue paper airplanes instead of rice.

Make sure to see more of the Maynor Wedding on page 114 of bridebook!

Photography by: Marie Deel Photography
Dress: AmRhein's Brides and Formals
Florist: Heather Byrd
Venue: Sheraton Roanoke
Caterer: Sheraton Roanoke
Planner: Autumn Bledsoe
DJ: DJ Kidd
Attendant Dresses: Church Street Bridal
Groomsmen Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Makeup: Pure Spa