Lucky Recipients: Emily Jones and Tyler Humphreys
Bride’s Hometown: Christiansburg, VA
Venue Sponsor: Floyd Eco Village, Floyd, VA
Elegance by Marivic LLC, providing full service of wedding planning and vendor coordination
Wedding Date: Sunday, April 10, 2016
Emily and Tyler met during the beautiful summer of 2013 in mid-July. Set up by mutual friends, had little to no expectations of what would come from this blind meeting. After a fun filled night of various shenanigans, they spent the next few nights conversing while watching movies and random YouTube videos. This was when Emily and Tyler knew that something special was about to happen.
On the beautiful cloudy day of July 5, 2015 the couple took a trip to Pandapas pond for a leisurely summer stroll, something they have done on numerous occasions, but this time it was different. When they reached a familiar bench overlooking the pond; they sat, took a break and enjoyed the scenery. When they started walking again Tyler took Emily by the hand and said, “I know we have been through a lot of ups and downs; but I could not think of spending my life with any other so I ask you,” he took a knee, “Will you be my best friend for life?” he took out the ring box he had been hiding in his pocket all day and revealed the beautiful diamond ring he purchased weeks prior. Emily stood in awe at the beauty of the ring then stared into Tyler’s eyes and exclaimed “Oh my God, YES!!!” And so another Chapter in this couple’s lives together began that day, and it was the beginning of something amazing!!
Tyler is now scheduled to attend the basic training (Navy boot camp) in Great Lakes, Illinois on April 25, 2016. He will spend 9 weeks at the facility in Great Lakes. After the 9 weeks and he graduates from Basic Training (boot camp), he will then be sent to Pensacola, Florida for what they call the A-School. He will be in Florida at the A-School for about 6 months. After graduating from A-School, Tyler will then be an Aviation Electrical, Electronics, and Computer Technician. This special couple will not know the location of the first Navy base that they will be able to live together until the end of his A-School in April 25, 2016; it will be about 9 months until the couple can live together again.
Emily and Tyler, the 6th lucky recipients were officially announced on Oct. 25, 2015 during the 6th biannual SWVA Bridal Expo held at the Salem Civic Center. The couple have set their date to say “I Do” at their wedding ceremony and reception on Sunday, April 10, 2016 prior to Tyler’s boot camp. Venue owners of the beautiful Floyd Eco Village in Floyd, VA are generously donating their Eco-friendly facility as the wedding venue for this special couple.
The following are the Sponsors:
Venue, Floyd Eco Village
Maggie Hessinger, Venue Event Coordinator
Wedding Planning, Elegance by Marivic LLC
Sara Brown & Trista Brooke, Wedding Coordinators
Caterer, Hethwood Market
Photographer, Melissa Batman Photography
Videographer, Bear Creek Studio
Florist, D’Rose Flowers & Gifts
Cupcakes, Gobble Cakes
Bouquet & Boutonnieres, Elegance on the Avenue Brooch Bridal Bouquets
Hair Stylist, Say Yes to the Hair
Tiffany Shepheard, Elite Style Salon (Make-up for bridal party & couple’s pedicure)
Autumn Philbeck, Elite Style Salon (Facial)
DJ Earl Brown
Officiant Simon Jones, Bride’s Uncle
Sara Brown, one of the aspiring wedding planners in the group and this year’s assigned vendor coordinator for the lucky recipients. Wedding Professionals, if you’re interested about donating your services or to learn more about the amazing benefits of being a Sponsor of the annual wedding giveaway to our local deserving couples, please contact Sara@NRVbridalsandevents.org