Wedding Wednesday: The Parker Wedding

The Parker Wedding | June 14, 2014 | Photography by Enigma Photography

Will and Sarah went met each other in high school, and were good friends for five years before they started dating in college. Many years later, the two are still inseparable.

Though Sarah and Will had been dating for six years at the time of Will's proposal, Sarah was still completely surprised by the gesture. It was Memorial Day, and Sarah and Will decided to go down to the James River together. Will took Sarah for a canoe ride and then popped the question while she was turning to get out of the canoe. Sarah said yes, of course, but still made Will put the ring back in its ring box for fear she would lose it in the river.

Sarah and Will chose the Trivium as their wedding venue because of its gorgeous views of The Peaks of Otter and lush green scenery. The ceremony was planned for a beautiful spring day, so the couple decided to have "daisy and springtime" themed wedding colors. The bridesmaids wore Kelly green dresses, while the groomsmen wore grey suits with bright yellow ties.

When it came time for the reception, Sarah and Will wanted to make sure all the guests were enjoying themselves fully. Music and dancing was a huge part of the celebration. Their DJ, Russel Prusak, was a good friend from high school, and kept the music going all night long. The playlist included songs for all ages and some special requests. Luckily, the Trivium Ballroom had a huge dance floor, which gave every guest the opportunity to let loose with the bride and groom. A photo booth set up by the venue was a great way to capture priceless and hilarious memories, many of which were recorded in a scrapbook for the couple.

For their menu, Sarah and Will kept it casual and laid-back. Avenue Foods Catering provided delicious comfort foods like BBQ, mac and cheese, and "cake ball" desserts, which were a huge hit.

Sarah's little sister made home-blown glass flower vases for table centerpieces, and at the end of the wedding, all guests were invited to take one of the unique works of art home. This way, every guest got to have a special piece of Will and Sarah's celebration for themselves.

Be sure to see the Parker wedding on page 114 of the third issue of bridebook!

Photography: Enigma Photography
Dress: J. Crew
Cake: Hanna Toliver
Venue: The Trivium
Caterer: Avenue Foods Catering
Planner: Heidi Baker and Kate Broyles
Jewelry: Frantz Diamonds and Jewelry
DJ: RSP Entertainment
Groomsmen's Attire: Mr. Tuxedo
Hair: Fusion Salon
Makeup: Makeup by Ashley