Wedding Wednesday: The Conley Wedding

Matt & Megan Conley | August 9, 2014 | Photography by Kimberley Izatt Photography

 Megan and Matt didn't mind when friends blatantly set them up one evening in college. Their friends left them alone together for most of the evening, which resulted in the two talking for hours and then going on a date a week later. That date led them to Christmas day in 2013 when Matt talked Megan into going to The Roanoke Star before their drive back home after spending the holiday with her parents. A longstanding game of "how much do you love me?" set Matt up for the perfect proposal. As usual, Megan answered "more than anything," which Matt countered with "do you love me enough to marry me?" Unaware that this was not just their usual game, Megan turned to see Matt on one knee with ring box in hand when he asked one last time "Megan Grace Dudley, will you marry me?" Megan's navy blue, yellow, and white wedding was truly a family affair. The wedding d├ęcor came together with many DIYs and help from family members. Megan's aunt made a quilt using the color scheme of the wedding, and guests signed it for the couple to cherish and use every day. With the help of her dad, Megan re-purposed old doors and turned them into a chalkboard bar menu and thank you note to the guests. Matt also helped her create picture frames out of old windows to hang behind the sweetheart table and throughout the reception. Megan's parents and aunts also created a last minute piece of art when the ceremony had to move inside due to rain. Because the arbor they originally planned to use was soaked, Megan's family rented a different one early that morning and decorated it with flowers, fabric, and lights to create a beautiful focal point for the ceremony. Many family members also contributed to the centerpieces by giving Mason jars, cutting wood slices, picking flowers, and tying ribbons. Megan believes all this love and help from family and friends is what truly made her wedding unique. Her favorite memory of the day, though, was the ceremony and all its special elements such as walking down the aisle, saying the vows, exchanging rings, and finally becoming husband and wife.

Be sure to see the Conley wedding on page 76 of the third issue of bridebook!

Photography: Kimberley Izatt Photography
Dress: David's Bridal
Florist: Belle's Blooms and Sam's Club
Cake: Creations by Cindy
Venue: Boxtree Lodge
Caterer: Aaron's Smokehouse
Planner: Garnetta Walker
Jewelry: Fink's and Kay Jewelers
DJ: Stephen Davies
Attendants' Dresses: David's Bridal
Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse