Love Stories

Virginia Wedding Photography - Bluemont Vineyard Wedding - Megan & Will

Megan & Will are still two of my favorite people... They got married just about two years ago at the beautiful Bluemont Vineyard. Bluemont is one of my favorite wedding venues. The views from the mountains are amazing!!! Megan & Will are two of the sweetest people together they sent me the most adorable thank you gift I've ever gotten. It was a box full of things that we talked about that I loved. It was so thoughtful. 

There wedding was just as thoughtful and full of Disney magic. There were hidden Mickeys and Disney surprises everywhere! Will even gave Megan the Adventure Book from the movie Up that was filled of photos of their Adventures together! 

How you met: We met the day we both moved in to Harper Hall at Virginia Tech during our freshman year of college. We were both engineering students and had a couple of classes together, and even though I switched from engineering to accounting, we always stayed close and started dating half way through our Sophmore year.

Proposal Story: Will planned a weekend trip that involved stopping at a couple of wineries on our way to Massanutten to go skiing. Using Google's Street View function he had identified potential locations (Gazebos, ponds, etc.) to propose at each winery, so he could propose at any one when the moment was right. Unfortunately, the day before we went down we were hit with 2 feet of snow, so when we arrived at the wineries, all of the locations Will had mapped out were covered in 2 feet of snow. As he didn't think it would be fun/romantic to kneel down and be covered in snow, he put the ring away and decided it could wait. After spending all morning/afternoon at Massanutten skiing/snowboarding (which Megan picked up so she could join William on his snowboarding weekends), we decided to make one last stop at Cross Keys Winery, right outside Massanutten before heading home. After we had finished our glasses of wine Will asked if we could walk around back to see the view and accidentally walked to the right side of the building, which has a beautiful view of the loading dock, rather than the picturesque patio, but he had waited long enough, and dropped down to one knee to pop the question. 

Favorite moment from your wedding: Super tough to pick just one moment, but we loved the Anniversary Dance which left my 75 year old grand parents on the dance floor after being married for 53 years. To hear my grandfather say the secret to a long happy marriage is "Disney World" and to have them both dance along to the Chicken Dance, which is their favorite, is a memory we will never forget. 

What went in to planning your wedding: We toured a number of venues and worked with an event planner to select vendors for the big day. We also spent a lot of time doing online research for ideas for ways to make our special day unique and fun. 

Where did you go on your honeymoon: We went on an 11 day Mediterranean Cruise on the Celebrity Reflection. 

Did you use a Travel Planner: Yes, we booked our cruise through John Berry of Cruise Planners, who was fantastic. 

Vendors: 

Florist: My mother and I did all floral arrangements with silk flowers

DJ: Greg Haynes; Above and Beyond DJs*

Dress Shop: Global Bridal Shop; Alternations done by LaBella Bridal

Suit Designer: Vera Wang

Suit Shop: Men's Warehouse

Bridesmaid Dress Designer: Alfred Sung

Jewelry: Her Rings: Simon G; Charleston Alexander; His Ring: Spexton

Cake: My mother, aunt and grandmother made the cake.

Caterer: Savoir Faire*

Invitations: Invitations by Dawn

Wedding Planner: Amy Thunell

Anything else special that you have from your wedding: My something borrowed was a handkerchief from my 95 year old great grandmother who was able to make the trip down to be with us on our big day. There were hidden Mickey's on each centerpiece, on my garter, and in my bouquet. My brother wood-burned the wedding wine box that was used for the ceremony. We have some great photo-bomb pictures.My cousin John got some great confessional videos of the bridal party during the reception.