When you find something truly special, you hold on tight and never ever let go. Jon said that he knew Meghan was special right away, so he held on, was persistent (he asked her out 6 times before she finally said yes!) and refused to let go of this amazing woman whom he later would end up marrying on a beautiful summer’s day in gorgeous Hunt Country. The couple met in high school and spent many years in different cities, miles apart, until Jon finally popped the question on Valentine’s Day weekend down in Williamsburg, Virginia. Over the next year, Jon wrote Meghan a letter every week, right up until the last one he wrote and gave her on their wedding day.
They were married at their families’s church in Herndon by Jon’s grandfather. The rain luckily held off for their casual cocktail hour on the lawn at Salamander Resort, complete with cornhole and spritzers. The inside room at Salamander was completely transformed and a romantic, candlelight dinner was held before the completely rock’n party afterwards…I don’t think there was a single person in their seat the whole night during the dancing!
As a photographer, I often am privileged to witness extremely intimate moments between two people that even their family doesn’t get to see. On Meghan + Jon’s wedding day, they had just gotten married, were snuggled in the back seat of the limo together and rehashing their events of the morning and the ceremony…and they were yawning…like a lot! It was pretty comical and we all had a big laugh about it. I loved how real a moment it was, because let’s be honest – wedding days are beautiful and they are emotional, and well, they are also exhausting! But that’s why you pick your best friend to have at your side to laugh through those real moments of life with you. I think it was the perfect way to start their marriage.
I have honestly loved every minute getting to know these two, both individually and together, and I can’t think of a more caring, thoughtful and dedicated couple who deserves all the happiness in the world that I know they already have in one another. I can see that family is everything to these two and I know without a doubt that these two are holding on extremely tight and never letting go of this new family they’ve created…
Ceremony: St. John Neumann Reception, Catering and Cake: Salamander Resort // Event Planning: Carte Blanche Events // Florals: Yellow Door // Band: Nation with Elan Artists // Hair and Make-up: Shary Wimple // Decor and Rentals: Capital Party Rentals // Video: In Depth Photo and Video // Stationary: The Wright Image // Dress Boutique: Rizik’s // Dress Designer: Tara Keely // Bridesmaid dresses: BHDLN