Ceremony and reception location : The River View at Occoquan, Lorton, Virginia
Wedding date : April 27, 2010
Photographs by Thomas and Roman
Joanna and Chris got engaged while hiking at Annapolis Rock in Maryland. Once they reached the top of the beautiful overlook, Chris got down on one knee and proposed to her with his grandmother’s diamond.
They selected their venue to reflect their love hiking and running, especially in national parks. They loved the fact that The River View at Occoquan was located in a Nova Park facility! They also love the stunning river views, running trails, and other outdoor activities.
The most fun part of the planning for them was tasting all of the amazing food that Great Blue Heron Catering had to offer.
Since they enjoy biking, the tandem bike became a symbol for their wedding, which was put on everything. They also enjoy rustic touches, which is why there was so much wood incorporated into their decor. They felt like it created a more casual atmosphere which allowed people to feel more relaxed.
They loved dancing the tarantella (an Italian wedding custom) and dancing with their families! They felt that their ceremony was just breathtaking and they were so lucky to have such a beautiful day for their wedding!