January 24, 2023

Caroline & Bradley 3/26/2022

It was love at first Talavera.

Caroline & Bradley met in the way that so many 21st-century couples do, online. After meeting on Bumble, the two had their first date at La Caretta in Lynchburg. Caroline says “I fell in love with Bradley’s selflessness and the fact that he would do anything for me. He said he fell in love with my laugh. We are real and genuine with each other, and we know what the other is thinking just by looking at each other. With him, I am carefree, and I am my best self. When he’s with me, I think he thinks he’s his best self too.”

It wasn’t long before Caroline & Bradley were engaged.

The Wedding

Caroline & Bradley were married on March 26, 2022, at 4 pm in the afternoon at Winridge Manor in Madison Heights, VA.


The Details

Caroline really wanted her wedding day to be fun and full of life. When we asked her what three words she would use to describe her wedding, she said: celebratory, exciting, and authentic.

The Wedding Party

The bridesmaids looked gorgeous in their sky-blue Azazie dresses and the groomsmen looked handsome in their Men’s Wearhouse suits.

The Bride & Groom

Caroline told us that when she looked at her wedding photos in the future, she wanted to feel all the love that she and Bradley have for each other. The love this couple shares couldn’t help but shine through in their photos.

The Ceremony

Caroline & Bradley were married by Bradley’s mom Jennifer.

After reciting the traditional vows, the two read their personalized vows to each other. Instead of a traditional unity ceremony, Caroline & Bradley opted for a more unique ceremony. They padlocked a lock onto a tree of life to symbolize their locking love for each other.

The Reception

Caroline & Bradley wanted their day to be full of fun. Caroline said, “I want laughter, smiles, happiness, happy tears, and all the energy that I hope my future husband and I will be feeling.”

When it was time for the party, Caroline & Bradley’s family and friends didn’t hold back the fun.

Congrats to Caroline & Bradley. We wish you a lifetime of La Caretta dates to come.

The Vendors

Wedding Coordinator/Event Planner: Moriah McAllister, Something Blue

Venue: Winridge Manor

Florist: Cheryl’s Secret Garden

Cake Artist: The Gypsy Baker

Caterer: Friends Catering

Invitations: Simply to Impress

Officiant: Jennifer Moore

Party Favors: Etsy

Makeup: Allison Lawrence, Locks and Lashes

Hair: Caleb Totty, Hair Gallery

Wedding Dress: Celebration Bridal

Shoes: Amazon

Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie

Groom’s Suit: Men’s Wearhouse

Groomsmen Suits: Men’s Wearhouse

The Galleries

To see the full wedding gallery, click here.

To see the full film gallery, click here.

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