A love triangle with Austin, Blanton, and pizza on New Year’s Eve at Oakdale in Ashland, VA. Dean Martin sang it best: “When the moon hits the eye, like a big pizza pie, that’s amore.”
It all started with a little app called Tinder. Then Austin vetted Blanton through her two roommates. One of her roommates went to high school with Blanton is a distant relative. What a small world!
We went on a fun winery day in Charlottesville with another couple. At the final stop, Pippin Hill, Blanton got down on one knee and proposed in front of a gorgeous sunset. The people enjoying wine on the patio cheered for us! Then we went for pizza where Blanton surprised Austin by inviting the family for a celebration. It was a great day!
I found it at Studio I Do in Virginia Beach. I tried on dresses at two other places prior to going to there. I liked another dress but didn’t have that joyous feeling. When I tried on the one at Studio I Do, I got that feeling that this is THE ONE! Even with my mask on, you could see my excitement!
We opted to not have a first look. I wouldn’t have changed anything! It was so special to wait for the moment coming down the aisle to see each other. We were both crying!
Covid-19 altered the wedding plans
Our plans changed about 5 times – including the night before the wedding when we found out my sister/bridesmaid tested positive for COVID! Our new motto – “if we can make it through this, we can make it through anything!”
Advice for future couples planning their wedding
Try not to get too caught up in the ceremony and remain focused on the marriage. At the end of the day, it is about two people wanting to get married and spend their lives together. Planning a wedding is a lot like life – you gotta roll with the punches!
Photography | Awesomesauce Photography
Ceremony Venue | Oakdale
Reception Venue | Private Residence
Dress Store | Studio I Do
Groom’s Attire | Men’s Warehouse
Bridesmaid Dresses | Birdy Grey
Florist | Fruits and Flowers
Dessert | Mixing Bowl Bakery
Awesomesauce Photography offers colorful, fun, and emotional storytelling wedding photography at an affordable price. Based in Richmond, VA available for travel worldwide.