Wedding Wednesday: The Falcocchia Wedding

Cally & David Falcocchia

June, 27 2015

Photography by: Megan Vaughan Photography

Once­­­­­­­­ meeting men in bars lost its appeal, Cally took her friend’s advice and signed up for David was her fourth date. He arrived with a purple rose to their Friday night Dinner-and-a-Movie, and they arranged to see each other the very next day. They’ve been inseparable ever since.

David proposed to Cally while they were visiting her family in Illinois. On the way to dinner, they stopped at a neighbor’s house at the request of her mother. While waiting, her mom suggested they walk through the Japanese Garden next door and take some pictures. Cally, more than ready for dinner, tried to refuse, but reluctantly gave in. Her brother had his phone out and instructed them to stand by a rock. While climbing onto the rock, Cally noticed a note and single purple rose in the garden. When she turned back to David, he was on one knee. Her family came out from behind the trees with champagne glasses to celebrate, and she learned her brother had filmed the whole moment while pretending to take pictures.

The day of the wedding was cloudy and gloomy. The rain held off though (no doubt thanks to the bourbon they buried the month before!) and at the very last moment they decided to hold the ceremony outside. Because of that, many of the flowers and other decorations were left inside. That didn’t matter to Cally. When she rounded the corner with her father, she saw David waiting at the end of the aisle with her friends and family standing on either side. It was beautiful, and her favorite moment from the wedding.

Cally and David kept their families close on the big day. Cally wore her mother’s veil, and she wrapped one of her grandmother’s lace gloves around her bouquet. Cally and her father choreographed their father-daughter dance over Skype (They only practiced together once the day before!) David’s family gave them Candy Confetti from the “Confetti” factory in Italy, and they served it to the guests.

Instead of one large cake, they had individual cakes brought to each table so guests could serve themselves. Cally also wrote down what to expect during the wedding as a story and put it in a bag with flower petals instead of having paper programs. The non-traditional choices they made for their day made it unique and memorable for them, and they couldn’t have asked for anything more.

Make sure to see more photos from the Falcocchia Wedding on page 68 of BrideBook!

Dress: Allure from Trudy’s
Florist: Gloriosa
Cake: Pumpernickel Pickle Catering
Venue: The Trivium
Caterer: Pumpernickel Pickle Catering
Jewelry: Geneve Jewelers
DJ: Official Entertainment
Attendants Dresses: J. Crew
Groomsman Attire: Macy’s
Makeup: Bethany Jane Bell and Asley Ancheta
Hair: Bethany Jane Bell
Officiate: Jennifer Ashcroft

Roanoke Wedding Crawl Hosts Real Wedding!

 Roanoke Wedding Network Hosts Real Wedding at 4th Annual “Wedding Crawl”

On Sunday, April 3, the Roanoke Wedding Network will host the fourth annual Wedding Crawl, with all proceeds supporting the programs and services provided by the Roanoke Valley SPCA to homeless animals and those in need in our community. In addition, there will be a live wedding to take place in one of the five venues, incorporating a real, local couple and their guests into the event.

The Roanoke Wedding Crawl is a unique bridal show experience for Roanoke where five prominent downtown venues are setup as actual wedding receptions, with the help from local wedding vendors to showcase their businesses to future brides. Venues will feature caterers, cake bakers, florists, lighting experts, photographers, photo booths, DJs, wedding planners, dress shops, salons and so much more. Brides are encouraged to come hungry, as the caterers are ready to feed attendees. Attendees can walk to each venue, though transportation will also be available.

Venues include Center in the Square, Patrick Henry Ballroom, Taubman Museum of Art, Blue 5 – The White Room, and Charter Hall. More than 50 vendors will be participating to showcase their services and products to future brides and grooms. Attendees will have opportunities to talk at length with vendors, sample food and wedding cakes, get a mini manicure and updo, as well as win fantastic prizes such as a submission in bridebook magazine amongst many others. As the main sponsor, AmRhein’s Fine Jewelry will offer a gift certificate to their store for a grand prize winner.

The date of the event is Sunday, April 3, 2016, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm (rain or shine). Registration will be open from 12:00pm-2:00pm. Guests may purchase tickets in advance for $15. Tickets will also be sold at the door for $25.

Since October 2013, the Roanoke Wedding Network has donated approximately $9,090 to the Roanoke Valley SPCA. All proceeds from the Roanoke Wedding Crawl ticket sales are donated to the Roanoke Valley SPCA. It’s a partnership that brides seem to love!

Tickets may be ordered through the Roanoke Valley SPCA website. The deadline to order in advance is April 1, 2016.

Registration will be held from 12:00pm-2:00pm at the Roanoke City Market Building. RVSPCA is providing volunteers to staff the registration areas. At registration, guests will each be given a goody bag and map of the different venues participating as well as their starting venue. Once guests leave their first assigned venue, they may visit other participating venues at their leisure.

Find out more about the Roanoke Wedding Network or see the Wedding Crawl event on Facebook.



bridebook 3rd Issue: Cover Reveal

Team bridebook is so excited to finally show off our third issue! Not only do we have 46 incredible weddings that are sure to inspire and delight, we also have tips on toning your core plus our color palette picks, a gorgeous apple orchard shoot, and the ultimate venue guide that will get you started on those important wedding plans. We’re also talking about veils, rings, and bridesmaids’ gowns using photos from our real weddings!

As always, we’re incredibly proud of the hard work that goes into creating a magazine like this and we are grateful to all of you – brides and vendors alike! – who support the publication. We could not do it without you!

Our cover couple is Emily & Dan Fanning, who tied the knot at Castle Hill Cider in Keswick, VA.

Image by William Mahone Photography.

Be sure to check back as we update our site with new blog posts, newsstand locations, more Wedding Wednesdays, behind the scenes of our editorial shoot, and much more!

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