Jenna is seriously one of the sweetest people I have ever met. She has such a kind spirit and a warmth about her, it's no wonder that David fell in love with her. Jenna + David met in college while playing in the band at Virginia Tech. It was pretty much love at first sight and soon after meeting realized that they had found their other half. They light each other up and have smiles plastered across their faces whenever they are together.
Jenna + David knew they wanted to get married on the water and The Boathouse at Sunday Park provided them with the perfect setting to say their "I do's." Fall leaves clung to the trees and golden sunlight shown brightly during their sunset ceremony.
A magical fall sunset enveloped the sky as we took their wedding portaits. Their reception was filled with so much laughter, tears, and dancing. David is a huge Star Wars fan and as a little surprise to David, Jenna had custom koozies made with a Star Wars theme. Instead of the classic sparkler send off they opted for a Lightsaber send off! It was AWESOME. They ended the night by running off into a vintage car to officially begin their happily ever after.
We are so excited for these guys!! They are J&D just like us and we wish Jenna + David a lifetime of happiness!!
They were kind enough to share some words with us from their own perspective. Jenna's advice for future brides is so incredibly true, so make sure to give it a read!
Jenna Says | We first met at Virginia Tech, while we were playing with our Basketball Pep Band in Cassell Coliseum. Our story varies depending on who you ask: I'll say David rudely interrupted a conversation I was having with a mutual friend, he'll say he tried to talk to me and was greeted with nothing but a "sassy scolding". Nevertheless, I know I can speak for both of us when I say it was definitely love at first sight. From that point on, our friendship grew, as we both shared experiences together in The Virginia Tech Symphonic Wind Ensemble and The Marching Virginians. After our trip to the 2012 Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, our relationship was never the same - we got back to school that following spring semester, and the rest is history. Our vision for the wedding was to somehow incorporate an unbelievable sunset and waterfront ceremony that took place in the fall, with the hopes that the leaves would be changing into their beautiful fall colors. Having both the ceremony and reception at the same site was important to us, as we wanted our friends and family to experience and enjoy an intimate atmosphere.
Our wedding day was special for many reasons, especially because we got to celebrate with some of our closest friends and family. It was wonderful being surrounded by so much unconditional love. Both the weather and the sunset were amazing, everyone was laughing and enjoying themselves, and more importantly, I got to marry the most amazing man I have ever met - my best friend.
David Says | We first met at a Virginia Tech basketball game performing with the school's basketball band. Although, it wasn't much of an introduction given her first words resembled a sassy, albeit, flirtatious scold. We really got to know each other later on a band trip to New Orleans during New Years and soon after, began dating.
Our vision for the wedding was to create a comfortable outdoor waterfront ceremony where everyone could delight in the location of the ceremony and revel in the intimate atmosphere of the reception.
The day was special for many reasons. Among the most special was just having so many of our friends and family in attendance and we were given the opportunity to share our wedding day with them. Also, I got to marry my best friend.
Jenna's Advice | No matter how many times you've heard people say it, there is a reason it's such a popular train of thought: your wedding day will go by so fast, so make sure to take multiple moments throughout day (or throughout the weekend) to step aside with the people that you love, whether that's your wedding party, family members, or your wife/husband. Soak up everything. Appreciate your surroundings and all of your hard work. No matter how difficult or stressful the planning process was, in that very moment, nothing else will matter except the smile, love, and outpouring of admiration from your significant other. We made sure to find some alone time to just stand hand in hand, sometimes in complete silence, while we took in all of the unforgettable memories we were making with those closest to our hearts. Enjoy every minute of the entire process - and don't be surprised if you're feeling a little wedding withdrawal once everything is over. Most importantly, sometimes things won't necessarily go as planned, but make sure to smile and brush it off quickly, because in the end...nothing matters more than the indescribable magic of love. Never forget Loves power to overcome all.
Thanks to all of the amazing vendors involved in their wedding day!
Venue: The Boathouse a Sunday Park
Wedding Coordinator: Susan Birkenheier, The Boathouse at Sunday Park
DJ: Patrick FitzGerald, BossHogg Entertainment
Hair + Makeup: The Lou Stevens Glam Squad
Cake: Cakes By Graham
Wedding Dress: Soliloquy Bridal Salon
Bridesmaid Dresses: Brides by Demetrios
Grooms Attire: JoS. A. Bank
Florist: Flowers Make Scents