Wedding Wednesday: The Merritt Wedding

The Merritt Wedding | April 25, 2015 | Photography by: Lori Hedrick Photography

Andrea and Owen met while working the same case for a client. It took a while for any romantic feelings to develop, but once they did Andrea started dropping hints until Owen asked her out (though he’ll tell you differently.)

Owen’s proposal was quite theatrical…literally. He likes to act with Roanoke’s community theaters, and it was at the end of a performance when he came to the front of the stage and got down on one knee. Andrea was in the front row, and he proposed right there with a live theater audience.

Andrea’s favorite moment from their wedding was their vows. They each wrote personal vows; Owen spoke about her personal passions and promised to support her, and Andrea talked about how good of a person he really was.

Their wedding took place at Andrea’s Alma Mater, Hollins University, with pink and green as their colors. The pastor was Owen’s father, an ordained Presbyterian minister.

Instead of favors for the guests, Andrea and Owen decided to make a donation to the RVSPCA in their guests’ names. And Andrea even donated her gown to Brides Across America after the wedding. Giving back to the community is very important to both of them. They used as many local vendors as they could. It was just their way of saying thanks to the local community.

Make sure to see more of the Merritt Wedding on page 116 of bridebook!

Photography by: Lori Hedrick Photography
Dress: J. Crew
Florist: Gloriosa
Cake: Wildflour Café and Catering
Venue: Hollins University
Caterer: Meriwether Godsey at Hollins University
Planner: Kimberly Merritt
Jewelry: Fink's
DJ: Master Taylor Entertainment
Attendant Dresses: David's Bridal
Groomsmen Attire: Men's Wearhouse