Mr. & Mrs. Wes and Abigail Turner

Abigail and Wes said ‘I Do’ at The Craddock Terry in historic downtown Lynchburg.

How They Met

Abigail and Wes met at their church life group.

The Proposal

Around their 6 month anniversary Abigail and Wes took a day trip to Charlottesville, Virginia. With the picturesque background of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Wes got got down on one knee to ask Abigail to be his forever girl as the moment was captured by a good friend of theirs. Abigail excitedly said yes, and off they went to dinner where Wes had family waiting to celebrate the new engagement. Just as Abigail thought it couldn’t get any more perfect, Wes had planned a surprise engagement party with their dearest friends back in Lynchburg.

Finding the Dress

With her closest girlfriends, Abigail came into Ashley Grace Bridal to find her perfect dress, and she did just that! She locked eyes with a Justin Alexander dress (one of our team’s favorite) and fell in love… again! She was a stunning bride.

I had such a great experience with my wedding vendors. Starting with Ashley Grace Bridal where they made sure I felt like the most beautiful bride (start to finish)! I can’t thank them enough for all they did for my day.”

The Wedding Day

Pushing back all the butterflies and soaking in each precious moment of her big day, she shares a special memory they had at their wedding. They had their first date at the White Hart Cafe in Lynchburg, Virginia and each guest went home with a favor bag of coffee from the cafe.

“We both love coffee, and that date changed our lives…so I was so happy that it worked out!”

Bride Talk

When asked about her stress level planning her dream wedding Abigail says, “So many people helped out and were there to support me in so many ways. I am very thankful to the countless friends and family that made our wedding absolutely amazing”.

“I had such a great experience with my wedding vendors. Starting with Ashley Grace Bridal where they made sure I felt like the most beautiful bride (start to finish)! I can’t thank them enough for all they did for my day. I absolutely loved my photographer, Lindsey Hinkley. She did an incredible job and I felt very confident to entrust her with our very important day. Our family loved her. Anna Fitzgerald at Craddock Terry was quick to answer any of my questions leading up to the wedding and the whole team at Shoemakers made an incredible meal that my family is still talking about! Katie Steele was my day-of-coordinator and I didn’t have to worry about anything on my wedding day. Among others that helped, Vikki Guo was in charge of setting up all decorations at the reception the day of my wedding.”

Venue: Craddock Terry, Photographer: Lindsey Hinkley, Day-of Coordinator: Katie Steele, Catering: Shoemakers Grille, Cake: Magnolia Foods, Groom & Men’s Attire: Xedo.com, Bridesmaids Gowns: Varied, Hair: Studio Style & Spa, Makeup: In Your Face Makeup Art, Chantay, Flowers: Cheryl’s Secret Garden, DJ: Barry Tosh, Alterations: Pamela Overstreet from The Sewing Basket


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