Wedding Wednesday: The Thomas Wedding

Carr & Lyndze Thomas | September 12, 2014 | Photography by Pat Cori Photography

It was love at first sight for Lyndze and Carr, who met in the restaurant Lyndze was working at the summer after her high school graduation. Carr walked in for dinner, but left with Lyndze's phone number. Several years later, Lyndze came home to a pitch black apartment. Surprisingly, when she walked through the door she heard her and Carr's song "Hey Pretty Girl" echoing through the house. She also saw an illuminated bouquet of roses and a ring box containing a beautiful engagement ring. Carr and the couple's dog, Lilly, emerged from their hiding spots and Carr proposed.

The couple chose to get married on a Friday night, which allowed them to stretch their budget, chose the venders they wanted, and create a picturesque yet simple wedding filled with southern charm. The Kyle House of Fincastle proved the perfect venue to give the couple the rustic elegance they desired. The floral design was natural and seamless, incorporating ivory, blush, and cherry pink flowers. The bridesmaids carried a delicate mix of white hydrangea and baby's breath, and a trim of lace and twine on the bridal bouquet added a dash of old-fashioned beauty. Vintage Coca-Cola bottle favors were another classic and fun touch.

One of the most memorable aspects of the wedding was the inclusion of Lyndze and Carr's dog, Lilly, in the ceremony. The giant English mastiff walked down the aisle with the rest of the wedding party, wearing a decorated collar. She got to watch both her "parents" say their vows, and even posed with them in the wedding portraits! This made the photos particular memorable. Lyndze, who is a photographer herself, had a blast taking so many creative and fun portraits with Pat Cori, who shot the couple's wedding.

Lyndze also notes how much she loved her first dance. She had always wanted her first dance to be to Miranda Lambert's "Making Plans," and being able to experience the song with her new husband tied the evening together perfectly. The next morning, the couple left for their honeymoon in Jamaica!

Be sure to see the Thomas wedding on page 82 of the third issue of bridebook!

Photography: Pat Cori Photography
Dress: David's Bridal
Florist: Elle Emme Floral Design and Atelier
Cake: Priceless Cups and Catering For You
Venue: The Kyle House
Caterer: Schaal's Catering
Attendants' Dresses: David's Bridal
Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Warehouse
Hair: The Hair Salon -- Samantha Witt Morgan
Makeup: Audrey Hinchey