Leslie flew to Hawaii after her graduation from JMU to meet up with Dylan, who was stationed at Pearl Harbor. “We went on a beautiful hike with the mountains on one side and ocean on the other. Dylan got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife.”
130 guests were in attendance, including seven bridesmaids and seven groomsmen for Leslie and Dylan’s outdoor nuptials at Springfield Manor. “Our ceremony was very simple and traditional. Our officiant read some scripture, we recited traditional vows and exchanged rings.”
The couple chose rustic decor for their reception, and used the colors green, gold and rose to match the setting.
“Our favorite part of our wedding was having all our friends and family in one place. We had friends we haven’t seen in years come to celebrate our marriage and it was so wonderful to have everyone together. Our day was fun because everyone was having a good time dancing and enjoying the day! The funniest part was the garter removal. Dylan went to get the garter and I had a Smirnoff ice attached! He was surprised and the crowd went wild.”
Leslie is a second-grade teacher in Loudoun County, Virginia and Dylan is in the Navy, currently stationed in Pearl Harbor Hawaii.
First Dance: Made for you by Jake Owen
Honeymoon: Deep Creek Lake
Venue: Springfield Manor**
Photographer: Sarah Wockenfuss Photography
Dress: TLC Bridal**
Flowers: Blossom and Basket Boutique**
Jewelry: Kay Jewelers
Dessert: Monica’s Sugar Studio
Hair & Makeup: Ashley Chin, Glam Bridal Beauty
Entertainment: Wizer Productions
Favors: Sandy’s Sugar Shack