Will & Amy – a love story from Virginia
Virginia is for Lovers/ Flower Crown/ Nature/ Bears/ Shenandoah/ National Park/ Caves/ Camping/ Hiking/ History/
Both rolling stones but Will is a mountain man from Boulder, Colorado, and Amy comes from Connecticut and New York City and they have been together for three and a half amazing years.
We met in law school in New York City. Neither of us were the typical straight-laced, assertive nerds that you imagine. Will wore cowboy boots and a blazer almost everyday, and Amy showed Will weird and wonderful New York (and lots of yummy baking). We bonded over our mutual love of adventure and all things good!
We quickly fell for each others' sense of adventure, silliness, seriousness, smarts, wild good looks , and general love for trying new things. In the dull florescent lights of the law school library, we were attracted to the mutual brightness in each other.
We like exploring, learning, eating and drinking delicious things, being goofy, and spending far too much time with our fat cat.
Having recently moved to Washington DC, as the first stop in our new life as diplomats, the proposal happened in front of the Washington Memorial at sunset. Will was so excited that he could barely get the words out and jumped with glee as soon as he did.
Our wedding took place at Murray Hill in Leesburg, Virginia. Murray Hill is an old stone manor that overlooks the Potomac River with rambling gardens and a beautiful old barn. It's a place that shows that it is loved.
Our dream wedding was an enchanted mid-summer's night dream– indulging in food and wine and romping through a Bavarian forest.
Our wedding was far beyond anything we could of dreamed up! Although our mid-summer's night dream was really a chilly April evening, our family and friends filled the room with warmth.
We planned the wedding in less than a year because we were moving to India three weeks after the wedding. We spent those months learning the Tamil language by day and building our wedding details by night. Things got a little crazy! (For example, the week Amy hand made confetti for the rehearsal…) But we were happy to do it all.
The important thing on the wedding for us was declaring our love in front of our friends and family! Beyond that, all you need is food, drink, and music.
Any advice you would give to a bride planning a wedding:
Your plans will almost certainly have to change, but if you keep focused on love and throwing a good party nothing can go wrong!