Kelly Ewell Photography
When you’re committed to making something work, you just find a way. For Fiorella and Kyle, this means dealing with a long distance relationship right now while he lives in Richmond for med school and Fiorella stays in Northern Virginia. They met back in their college dorm and have been finding time to spend with each other ever since. One of those times happened to be a trip together to Peru to see Fiorella’s family. They would celebrate New Years there, but also a new beginning. Fiorella didn’t know about that part yet though. As they flew down, Kyle practiced what he would say over and over in his head. The ring was tied tight to a string to his belt loop and tucked into his pocket. Fiorella will admit that she had their trip planned out each day down to the hour, which left Kyle with very little time to pull off a proposal. She never saw it coming. They went to dinner and then headed off to a party to watch fireworks. Once they started, Kyle suggested that they go outside for a better view. So they walked along the beach. Fireworks sparkling and waves lapping, hand in hand. This was the moment, Kyle decided. He asked Fiorella, “How do you say sand in Spanish?” Arena. “And how do you say fireworks?” Fuegos artificiales. “And how do you say Quieres casarte conmigo?” It was the line he had been practicing, but Fiorella couldn’t believe what she was hearing. After realizing that he was indeed serious and that she had a question to answer, she said yes. She’ll tell you it was the most beautiful night of her life. Thank you to Kelly Ewell Photography for sharing!
Jenn and Neil met on Match.com and after talking over email for a while they had their first date. At Chick-Fil-A, which made him forever be known as the “Chick-Fil-A Guy” among Jenn’s co-workers. But Jenn would call it her best date ever because of all the fun she had with Neil. On their wedding day, there were definitely no nerves. Instead it was all excited smiles, big laughs, and jokes among friends. Neither Jenn nor Neil could contain just how excited they were to be marrying each other. And no errant eyelashes or missing flower pins were going to change that! In fact Jenn and Neil wore those big smiles and their hearts on their sleeves all day long. Theirs was a celebration from sun up to well past sun down. The night wouldn’t be complete though with out a tribute to the place they first met and the place where his proposal started – Chick-Fil-A! Jenn and Neil handed our chicken sandwiches at the end of the night to all their guests! Then after a quick day’s rest they were off to their South African honeymoon!
Thanks to Kelly Ewell for sending us this beautiful, sweet wedding!
Photographer: Kelly Ewell Photography
Floral Designer: Bella Fiore Designs
Lighting: Davinci Strings
Cake Designer: Edibles Incredible
Dress Store: Ellie’s Bridal
Reception Venue: River Creek Country Club
Ceremony Location: St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
Invitation Designer: Wedding Paper Divas