The newlyweds pose with a "Just Married" banner. All photographs by The Happy Couple Photography
Megan, who grew up in Spotsylvania, Virginia, and Trey, who’s from Delaware, first met while attending law school in Michigan.
“I sat next to Trey in our torts class, which probably had more than 100 people,” recalls Megan. “It must have been meant to be that we sat next to each other.”
Trey proposed on a Delaware beach, as their dog, Izzie, splashed in the water. They married on October 1, 2011, at Stevenson Ridge, a historical property near where the bride grew up.
“I love, love, love the vintage theme, so I wanted to incorporate that shabby-chic, rustic vibe for our big day, as well as an additional fun element,” says Megan, who used a color scheme of pale pink and gray, with gold and ivory accents.
The ceremony was held pondside at the pergola at Stevenson Ridge. The pergola was decorated with greenery, moss spheres, and vintage keys. Two chandeliers, adorned with roses and hydrangeas, hung from tree branches nearby.
“The most memorable moment of the day was walking down the aisle with my dad and seeing Trey smiling at the end,” says Megan.
Afterward, the couple’s 120 guests enjoyed cocktail hour followed by a reception in the Stevenson Ridge lodge. Skeleton keys hung on an old screen door served as escort cards and doubled as favors.
“I love that antique skeleton keys all look different,” says Megan. “I thought it was a nontraditional and interesting way to give people a favor and let them know where they were seated.”
Arrangements of roses and greenery in a mix of Mason jars and milk glass vases served as centerpieces.
“My parents and I scoured thrift stores and antique stores looking for Mason jars, milk glass vases, old doorknobs, skeleton keys, and any other cool knickknacks for the wedding,” says Megan. “That was fun, and my favorite part for envisioning the details for the wedding.”
Megan and Trey performed their first dance to “Better Together” by Jack Johnson, and guests danced to a mix of classic rock and pop. Another highlight?
“The best man and maids of honor had prepared the most thoughtful and memorable speeches we had ever heard,” says Megan. “We are so lucky to have them in our lives.”
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Stevenson Ridge
Gown: Casablanca Bridal, purchased at Ann’s Boutique in Burke
Hair: Lauren Markulis of Dixie’s Hair Studio (540-361-7442)
Makeup: GoGo Gorgeous
Bridesmaid Dresses: LulaKate, purchased at Bella Bridesmaid in Richmond
Groom’s Tuxedo: Tommy Hilfiger
Invitation Design: Custom design by Julie Radgowski of Ever After Impressions
Floral Designer: Amanda Apple of Anthomanic
Cake: Simply Sweet
Caterer: Caroline Street Catering
Ceremony Music: Liya Ensemble
Reception Music: Hook Productions
Transportation: Fredericksburg Trolley (540-898-0737)
Officiant: Timothy O’Connell (703-532-9791)