Wednesday, October 1, 2014

4 out of 6 2014 Weddings: Stephanie and Matt

Stephanie and Matt have been some of my dearest friends since freshman year at JMU.  I met Steph when we were making up our pledge class song and we both decided to take charge.  Of course we did - because that's the type of people we are! We ended up living together in the AST house and moving into 855 in Forrest Hills the next two years after.  We shared so many memories and I was so excited to see her marry the love of her life, Matt.  Matt has always been so endearing to Stephanie and I loved being able to see their relationship blossom over our college years together.

The wedding ceremony too place at St. Veronica's Church in Chantilly, VA.  The ceremony was a full Catholic Mass and was so beautiful.  I loved the way the priest engaged the couple and made it all about them.  D.J. specifically loved the pews becuase they had so much leg room!

Steph made a beautiful bride.  The dress was stunning and her flowers beyond gorgeous. After the ceremony was over, we had a little time to kill before heading out to the reception.  We checked into the hotel with all of our friends and had a drink or two before calling a cab to take us to the reception.

The venue they had for their reception was STUNNING.  The view when we pulled onto the property was one in a million. I was so excited to see the entire place.  After we got out of the cab (yea.. rolled up to the mansion in a cab --classy) we walked down to the renovated barn where we had cocktail hour.  The first thing I saw where these beautiful flowers. AHHH! BEAUTIFUL!

We walked in, set our gifts down and were able to see the timeline for the night.  It was a nice touch that allowed the guests to know what was happening during the night. 

 Love the way that this is so neatly done, but I can still tell it has a little "Stephanie" touch to it!

Another beautiful bouquet of flowers from the bridesmaids.  

Guests were directed to their seats from these cute name cards that matched the program from the ceremony as well as the invitations.

On the other side of the cocktail hour barn area were the cakes.  Such a beautiful (and delicious) wedding cake and pretty awesome grooms cake.  Although I am a Georgia fan, it was fitting for all the Gamecocks in the house. 

Out back behind the barn was another beautiful view of the outskirts of Northern Virginia.  Such a pretty area and crazy to think how close we were to all the hustle and bustle of the DC area. 

 Best wedding date ever right here y'all. 

 The tables were awesome.  It was one big table with all of our friends from JMU.  It was perfect and allowed us to all catch up while we ate.  The food was delicious.  I had chicken, salmon, potatoes, and veggies. YUM!

I have some hot friends! 

Ok - I won't bore you with a bunch more photos, but the sunset was gorg.  We all took a million photos out by the sunset during dinner.  The speeches were priceless and the dancing was top notch.  The guest book was so awesome.  We were able to take the polaroid camera and answer a question we wanted the bride and groom to look at later down the road.  What a fun way to remember everyone that was a part of your special day! The bride and groom exited to a sparkler walkway and then this picture happened...

Needless to say, I think we had a great night! Matt and Stephanie -- congratulations on a beautiful wedding and marriage.  We cannot wait to see what the future holds for both of you and little Nugget! 

Next wedding - November 8!

1 comment:

  1. My high school friend also got married at that church! It was beautiful! Awesome pics


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