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Victoria Rech & Addison Weaver
July 12, 2008

written by
Christine O'Connor
photography by
Joel Byrd Photography

It was fireworks from the start for Victoria and Addison. They first met in San Antonio while attending the same church congregation. "We were high school sweethearts, attending rivaling high schools," says Addison sweetly. Their love lasted through the years. Victoria and Addison make a lovely couple because they share many of the same interests, while also making up for each others' weaknesses. They both love to work with teens, play games, and watch movies in their free time.

Victoria and Addison went on a weekend trip with some college friends to the Thunder over Louisville event in Kentucky. This extravaganza is the largest annual pyrotechnic display in North America and it kicks off the beginning of the Kentucky Derby festivities. As the sky lit up with spectacular fireworks, Addison got on bended knee and proposed to his love, Victoria. Addison says that his "college roommate at the time caught the entire thing on video tape, so the shock written on Vicky's face is forever encased on that video." The memories of this blessed evening will last forever.

Before they knew it, the wedding plans were underway. The couple got married at the First Protestant Church in New Braunfels, TX on July 12, 2008. Joel Byrd Photography took stunning photographs during the special celebration, capturing tender moments that will be treasured for years to come. All eyes turned to Victoria as she walked down the aisle wearing an ivory colored, strapless, lace gown. The skirt was embroidered with tiny beads. "It was the classic Cinderella gown," says Victoria. She wore her mother's veil and the lace around the edges matched the dress perfectly. For something blue, she wore a sapphire necklace that was a gift from her adoring father.

She joined Addison at the front of the church for their big moment. What made their unity extra special was that Addison's Dad performed the ceremony. Five bridesmaids and five groomsmen showed their love and support for the couple, along with a ring bearer. The lovely wedding colors were red and black. The bridesmaids wore all different knee-length black dresses with red and white bouquets for a classy look and unique touch. The groomsmen and ring bearer dressed in classic black tuxes with red vests and matching ties.

The reception site was right next door to the church, which made it convenient for the guests. Wedding guests made their big entrance into the reception on a Hollywood style red carpet. It was quite an affair!

When you walked into the ceremony, it looked like a sea of red roses. Lush roses were accented by a variety of white flowers and were scattered around the room. At the reception, the decorations included black-and-white photos of family members' weddings (parents, grandparents, etc.). This was very special and guests enjoyed looking at photos of old times.

Guests enjoyed a dinner of spiral-sliced ham, salad, fruit, vegetable trays, and a mashed potato bar (Vicky's favorite). The bride's cake was four-tiered with an ivory and black icing design and topped with red roses. The tiers were red velvet and carrot cake, with cream cheese frosting, which was the bride's choice. The groom's cake was classic chocolate in the design of a basketball hoop, paying homage to Addison's favorite sports team, the San Antonio Spurs.

This wedding was especially memorable as the couple had their "fifteen minutes of fame" with a debut on national television. The television network TLC chose Victoria and Addison to be on their show called "Rock the Reception". They sent a professional choreographer to design their own special first dance. A TLC production crew followed the couple around for a week before the wedding, fitting in secret dance rehearsals. The only ones that knew about the dance were their siblings (Vicky's brother, Cordell, and Addison's 2 sisters, Leslie and Megan) who were part of the act.

Addison utters that the dance was to the song, "drum roll......, please: Rock n' Roll All Nite by Kiss." As you can imagine, everyone was completely surprised at the reception when Vicky, Addison, and their siblings entered the dance floor with black make-up on their eyes and tongues painted red, rocking out to Kiss. "It was an experience that we will never forget," says Victoria. "We wanted our wedding to be fun and exciting and memorable. I think we accomplished that."

The DJ was one of Addison's best friends from college. And after the special dance, guests of all ages came onto the ballroom floor. "The DJ did a great job, and kept the party rock n' rollin' all night long, and partyin' everyday," claims Addison.

Following their wedding festivities, the couple flew to Fort Lauderdale, FL for their honeymoon. They had an amazing time and came home happy and sun burnt. Victoria and Addison currently reside in Waco, TX. Victoria is a full-time student at Baylor Law School and Addison works as a youth minister at a small church.

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