A Green-and-White Oct Marriage in Virginia

Jennifer and Jake fulfilled as freshman at American University, and 7 several years afterwards, married at The Manor at Airmont in a vintage, eco-friendly-and-white marriage ceremony. See the details of their major day down below.

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The Pair

Jen, a expert from New Jersey, and Jake, an Army officer from Pennsylvania, fulfilled as freshman hall mates at American University in 2013. That October, he requested her out on her 1st day, but they did not start off formally relationship right until February of the following 12 months. Considering that then, they’ve put in significantly of their time extensive length, studying overseas, pursuing Master’s levels, trainings, and deployments. As newlyweds, they are back in the city it all started, with a pet named Ivy. 


The Proposal

Five decades immediately after they commenced dating, Jake frequented Jen in Edinburgh, exactly where she was ending up her Master’s diploma. He experienced just completed a deployment in Iraq, and, they say, they had been psyched to commit some time jointly and take a look at Scotland. 1 evening they seem a vacation to the Isle of Skye where they frequented a distillery and then experienced supper prior to walking down to Loch Dunvegan. As their eyes altered, they say, they could see 1000’s of stars and virtually straight away Jen noticed a shooting star. She produced a want, and times afterwards, she suggests it came real when Jake proposed. 


The Wedding day Day

Alternatively of a marriage theme, the couple decided to participate in up the venue’s scenery with lush greenery and bouquets, and incorporate a couple of Scottish touches all through, which include a hand fasting ceremony. They enlisted a graphic designer to create a tailor made wedding ceremony logo, and embellished in hues of white, greens, and gray. 


For the ceremony, they exchanged the two regular Christian vows, as effectively as vows of their very own. A person of their top priorities for the day was the food, which they say was “absolutely remarkable.” Appetizers involved tequila lime shrimp, veggie mini tacos, and bao buns. For dinner, an ordering snafu intended that friends dined on both Asian-spice salmon and maple-Dijon glazed hen (as an alternative of owning to opt for), with mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables. Towards the stop of the night time, they served late-evening own pizzas.

Adhering to the wedding day working day, the newlyweds mini-mooned in Irvington, Virginia, and strategy to go to St. Lucia in April 2022.


The Aspects

Photography: Stefanie Kamerman | Location: The Manor at Airmont | Day-of Coordination: Sweetly Southern Functions | Florals: The Manor at Airmont | Invitations: Zola | Catering and cake: Zesty Gourmet Catering | Hairstylist: Samantha Williams | Make-up artist: Laurel Clark  | Bride’s attire: Maggie Sottero with personalized sleeves from 3 Graces Bridal | Groom’s and Groomsmen’s apparel: Men’s Wearhouse | Bridesmaids’ attire: Night Collective in forest green | New music: Jean from Amazing DJs | Transportation: Join Shuttles | Videographer: Petit Four Movies

Amy Moeller

Editor, Washingtonian Weddings

Amy qualified prospects Washingtonian Weddings and writes Design Setters for Washingtonian. Prior to joining Washingtonian in March 2016, she was the editor of Capitol File journal in DC and before that, editor of What’s Up? Weddings in Annapolis.