Wedding Wednesday: The Bailey Wedding

Ben & Hannah Bailey | June 8, 2013 | Photography by Lori Hedrick Photography

Despite meeting their senior year of high school, it was thanks to bumping into one another almost daily at their college, Liberty University, that Hannah and Ben met and began dating. For Ben's proposal, he got creative with a hike to the top of Peaks of Otter. Not only did he propose to her at a gorgeous location, but when they got off the mountain, Hannah walked into a surprise picnic dinner with their families to celebrate! Hannah has two great memories of her wedding day, the first of which was walking down the aisle to Ben. The second was when she felt a bug on her back! She nudged her dad during prayer, who saved the day by swatting it away and making Hannah laugh. Ben's grandfather officiated, marrying them in the church Hannah grew up in. Purple and silver added to the classic, vintage theme, especially with Hannah's all lace, mermaid style gown with short birdcage veil, 1972 red Oldsmobile Cutlass convertible as their getaway car, and a first dance to "At Last" by Etta James. Personal touches such as Hannah's bouquet (with lace from her mother's wedding dress) and the groom's cake (a WVU basketball court) made the day even more special for them. The newlyweds honeymooned in Charleston, SC since they both love the history and southern charm of the city.

Be sure to see the Bailey wedding on page 44 of the second issue of bridebook, on newsstands now!

Photography: Lori Hedrick Photography
Dress: Allure Couture from Becky's Bridal
Florist: Blumenhaus Florist
Cake: Debbie Turner
Ceremony: First Baptist Church Faith Chapel
Venue: Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center
Caterer: Hotel Roanoke
Planner: With This Ring Weddings and Events
Jewelry: Roger L. Bishop Fine Jewelers Attendants'
Dresses: Bari Jay from Becky's Bridal
Groomsmen's Attire: Calvin Klein from Men's Wearhouse
DJ/Entertainment: Vicki Shannan
Invitations, Programs, Place Cards: Keepsakes by Tammy
Ceremony Musicians: Magnum Trio