Virginia Garden Wedding
Tell us about your love story. (From Chloe)
We fell in love quickly, almost overnight. I knew Alison was the one when I realized I felt whole. She made my world glow - My jokes were always funny and the sun was always shining. I had to marry her. I don't know when she had her epiphany, but I knew from the first time she smiled. She was infectious.
What about the proposal?
Alison and I were visiting my hometown for the first time. She had just met my entire family after our 8 hour road trip from Virginia to Pennsylvania. After settling in, she convinced me to trek up Mt. Penn so she could see the Reading Pagoda. We were exploring the grounds and enjoying the view when I turned around to my family tiptoeing out from all directions - Out of the trees and everything! I met eyes with Alison and I knew that this was the moment I'd been dreaming of. In front of the most beautiful view, she asked for my hand in marriage through tears with all of my family.
Going into wedding planning, what did you know?
We both agreed that we wanted an outdoor ceremony. We're lucky to have complimentary styles and agreed on most options without hesitation. We were adamant about having a fun atmosphere with good music and incredible food. Now it was up to the details!
What surprised you during planning?
SO MANY DETAILS in so little time. We were both so excited to plan our big day and were shocked how much details sucked the fun out of the preparations. We were both so overwhelmed that we ended up hiring a planner, and thank goodness we did! She rocked our socks and we got to go back to enjoying the fun and pretty aspects of wedding planning.
Is there anything you wish you knew while you were planning that you know now?
Our wedding day was incredible but we were both so busy! It came and flew by so quickly. I wish we would have had a few more private moments throughout the day to enjoy each other away from the bustling party.
Any advice for couples planning weddings now?
Breathe and remember that this celebration is for you! So do whatever you want and makes you happy. Nothing else matters!
What was your favorite part of your wedding day?
The "first look" was our first private moment all day. We were so excited to see each other after the hours of anticipation. Neither of us could hold back the tears.
- Photography By Andi & Zoë
- Coordination & Planning By Brandi at As You Wish
- Catering By Alpha Pitt Smokers
- Officiant By Mike Grant
- Makeup By Dhalia Edwards
- Hair By Hair By Stephanie B
- Florals By Fluttering Flowers
- DJ By Atlantic Digital Entertainment
- Lighting & Rentals By Distinctive Event Rentals
- Venue By Hermitage Museum & Gardens