Wedding Wednesday: The Quill Wedding

Chad & Ashlea Quill | September 7, 2013 | Photography by Bombs Over Betty

Little did Ashlea know that her love of beach volleyball would also lead to the love of her life. After meeting in Baltimore over a game, Ashlea and Chad began dating. For her 30th birthday, she met Chad in London to celebrate while he was visiting for work. After a few days there, they traveled to Rome for sight-seeing. After a classic Italian lunch, Chad took Ashlea to Rome's largest central park and guided her over to the famous lake where he proposed. Because it was important to the couple to have personal touches throughout their special day, the bride's bouquet was a combination of real flowers and brooches given to her at her bridal shower and family. Each bridesmaid's bouquet also had a brooch, plus Ashlea had one in her hair. Wedding colors of purple, apple green, and black were chosen as the palette (purple is in both the Vikings and Ravens team colors to represent the bride and groom), with calla lilies at both the ceremony and reception. A 5-layer cake had three different flavors, along with decorated tuxedo and bride strawberries. Roanoke's Star City Line Trolleys transported guests to and from Hotel Roanoke to the church. Guests received boxes of chocolate truffles from the couple's favorite chocolatier, Naron Chocolates, and individually boxed mints from chocolatepaper. The happy couple honeymooned on Paradise Island in the Bahamas.

Be sure to see the Quill wedding on page 82 of the second issue of bridebook, on newsstands now!

Photography: Bombs Over Betty
Dress: Maggie Sottero
Florist: George's Flowers
Cake: Diane's Cake Creations
Ceremony: Raleigh Court United Methodist Church
Venue: Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center
Caterer: Hotel Roanoke
Planner: Tohnya Davis
Jewelry: Liljenquist and Beckstead Jewelers
DJ: Absolute Entertainment
Attendants' Dresses: Nordstrom
Hair: Joe Jones
Photo Booth: Star City Photobooth
Transportation: Star Line Trolly