Emily & Rich met in college at the iconic Peppermint Beach Club during a rock concert in the fall of 2008. Through mutual friends, they kept running into each other at different events and concerts and began getting to know each other. They added each other on MySpace (remember that?! haha!) and began a modern romance, via text and AOL messenger....the rest, as they say, is history!
Rich proposed in November 2015 at his family's house on the water in North Carolina. As it is used only as a vacation home, they have to turn on the water and square things away upon arrival. He surprised Emily by asking her to go into the house and turn the air on while he brought in the bags. When she unlocked the door, Emily found that all of the rooms were decorated with photographs they had taken from all seven years they had been dating. A string connected all of the rooms and led out onto the back porch. There, surrounded by Christmas lights, with their song playing softly in the background, was Rich on one knee! Pretty romantic!!
To avoid the summer heat, the couple planned a spring wedding.....only to have their special day challenge record temperatures of 90 degrees! Despite the heat, the April day was full of sunshine and smiles! Held at the beautiful Meadowbrook Farm in Suffolk, Virginia that dates back to the mid-1800s, family and friends shared in Rich and Emily's celebration of love. As the bride and groom prepared for the ceremony in the Georgian style brick farmhouse, the bride began to receive surprise gifts on the hour. From Mr. and Mrs. coffee cups to custom made wedding cookies shaped like the bride's dress (complete with milk in little glass jugs with the cutest little straws), the bride was reminded often that she holds a special place in Rich's heart. After an outdoor ceremony on the lawn beneath a towering pecan tree, the couple joined their loved-ones to celebrate. In a rustic white barn, draped with globe lights that seemed to drip languidly from the high exposed beams, Rich and Emily shared their first dance as husband and wife. The setting sun took witness and silently dipped into the horizon while guests enjoyed soda in glass bottles, a photo spot complete with vintage velvet furniture, and a most elegant cake atop an antique stove. Yellow tulips smiled from every lace covered table and brought with them Spring's promise of new beginnings. This was a wedding that filled everyone's hearts with joy. Best wishes to this sweet couple and to many more spring times filled with happiness!
Ceremony and reception site- Meadowbrook farm bed and breakfast
Hair- Cierra Fremont/ 3 Bowls of Color
Makeup- Heather Michele/ 3 Bowls of Color
Suits- Jos A Bank
Floral- Anne Coke Flowers and Events
DJ- Acme DJs of Virginia
Cake- Cake Delights
Dress- Here and Now bridal
Other- Mad Hatter Vintage Rentals for photo op area