Who: Megan & Tony

What: Wedding

Where: Hermitage Hill Farm & Stables – Waynesboro, VA

The Couple’s Love Story:

Tony and Megan met on a dating app called Coffee Meets Bagel. They talked for a month on the phone and text before they met, because Megan was busy in her last semester of nursing school. They finally had a free weekend, so Tony came to Annapolis and took Megan out downtown. They walked City Dock, had sushi at Tsunami, and went bowling (Megan beat him). They weren’t ready for the night to be over, so they went back to Megan’s parents house to have some tea and chat a little longer. And yup, Tony met her parents on our first date…. and they really liked him.
They’ve been together ever since!

Megan & Tony share their inspiration for their wedding:

Our wedding inspiration came from our love for music. We both play guitar and both love country music. Our ceremony incorporated Christian praise songs we love and our cocktail hour was an hour of George Strait, our favorite country singer.
We wanted a wedding set in the beautiful mountains of the Appalachia, and from the moment we saw Hermitage Hill Farm and Stables, we knew it was the perfect setting four our country wedding.
We also wanted to include our Navy life into our wedding so Tony wore his Navy uniform and we had a Navy Arch of Swords
Our food was inspired by Tony’s hometown of Dallas, Texas and Megan’s hometown of Annapolis, Maryland. Hank’s Barbecue made delicious Maryland-style crab cakes, Texas-style brisket, pulled pork sliders, and smoked chicken. To top it all off, we had Hot Cakes make our amazing wedding cake- Lemon Raspberry and Carrot tiers.
Guests were able to enjoy the patio and the breathtaking view of the mountains while roasting s’mores at the fireplace.

Megan & Tony’s favorite part of the wedding was the ceremony. They loved standing in the sun, singing songs, looking up at the sun and beautiful blue sky. And they loved sharing their vows they wrote for one another.

What’s next for Megan & Tony?
“We are honeymooning in the Mediterranean on a cruise, and spending a few extra days in Barcelona. Then we are being relocated to Norfolk for 3 years. Children are in the plans as well.”
Now that you are married, what words of advice do you have for couples getting married?
“I would say stick with your gut. When you find something you love whether it’s a vendor, a dress, a venue or some other aspect of your wedding, go with it. You will be happier in the long run if you stick with your first choice and don’t settle. We did that and we had great vendors, I got the dress of my dreams, and the venue was stunning!
Enjoy being engaged. Don’t get so caught up in wedding planning that you lose sight of what is most important… your relationship. The most important thing about the wedding is that you get to marry the person you love, so, as long as you end up married, your wedding day will be amazing!”

Ceremony Venue: Hermitage Hill Farm & Stables
Reception Venue: Hermitage Hill Farm & Stables
Wedding Coordinator: Barb Lundgren- Barb Wired Events
Officiant: Reverend Scott Davis
DJ: Andy with Party Masters
Catering: Hanks Smokehouse
Florist: Verde Natural Florals
Hair & Makeup Artist: Nikki Benedikt
Dress: Sealed With a Kiss
Cake: Hot Cakes
Photographer: Ron Dressel Photography

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Who: Julie & Mike

What: Wedding

Where: St. Patrick’s Church, Hubbard, Ohio / Fellows Riverside Gardens, Youngstown, Ohio

The Couple’s Love Story: 

Julie and Mike both share the common interest of physical fitness and the gym. They met at Mike’s gym and after a few wonderful conversations they started dating and quickly realized they taught one another how to love and realized what it feels like to be loved .

Their most memorable part of their wedding day was difficult to pinpoint for them. Every second of our day was absolutely beautiful. Their favorite part of the wedding day was the ceremony, walking down the aisle and everything leading up to the “I do’s”.
Their most memorable moment was listening to the Homily during the ceremony.  Mike’s father officiated the wedding and made everything so personal and special for them.

Julie and Mike got married on Valentine’s Day, so their wedding was inspired by love, friends, and family.

What’s next for Mike & Julie? 
 Honeymoon to Huatulco, Mexico.  Then they will be back to the gym, working hard for one another and fixing up our new home.
Now that you are married, what words of advice do you have for couples getting married?
“Stay calm and enjoy every moment. Remember, no matter what goes right or wrong the day will end with two people becoming one.”

Venue: Ceremony: St. Patrick’s – Hubbard, Ohio
Reception: Fellows Riverside Gardens (Mill Creek Metro Parks) Youngstown, Ohio
Officiant: Deacon John Bartos Jr.
DJ: Joey-K
Catering: Station Square Ristorante
Florist: Sue Boyer-Adorjn
Dress: Alfred Angelo
Cake: Lori Sajnovsky
Photographer: Ron Dressel Photography


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