Weddings

Kickball League Sparked Romance for These Northern Virginia Lovebirds

A rustic outdoor wedding filled with DIY touches.
Kickball League Sparked Romance for These Northern Virginia Lovebirds
All photographs by Kristen Lynne Photography.

Angie Eppard, a teacher, and Kirk Myers, a solutions engineer at Sprint, both signed up for the same kickball league in the fall of 2009. It started out as mere fun and games—they hung out at happy hour after kickball and chatted during the tournaments, but Angie knew Kirk had a girlfriend, so her interest level was low. After breaking for Christmas, the team reunited for the spring session, and when Kirk returned to the field with a new haircut and newly single status, Angie started paying more attention.

Later that spring, Kirk asked Angie to dinner at Jackson’s in Reston. It was pouring rain, so the two were content to linger over dinner and drinks, talking for hours as their casual friendship turned into something more. After they’d been dating for three years, Kirk lured Angie to Oronoco Bay Park on a lovely fall day on the pretext of taking their dog for a walk and picnicking. He handed Angie the camera and asked her to snap a photo of him and their dog, and she looked up from fiddling with the settings to see Kirk down on one knee, holding a diamond ring.

They married on May 17, 2014, at The Woodlands at Algonkian. Their outdoor wedding was filled with special and DIY touches that suited the couple perfectly: bouquets put together by the bride that included hydrangeas and wildflowers, a chalkboard welcome sign instead of paper programs, a pie bar with Boston cream and peach-blackberry pies instead of wedding cake, and birdcage centerpieces that tied together their theme of “rustic lovebirds.”

Venue: The Woodlands at Algonkian

Photographer: Kristen Lynne Photography

Bride’s Gown: Casablanca, I Do I Do Wedding Gowns

Groom’s Tux: Jos. A Banks

Hair: Serrine Sorrell

Makeup: Charity Fisher

Event Coordinator: Anna Cote, The Woodlands at Algonkian

Cake: The Pie Gourmet

Caterer: Blue Heron Catering

Music/Entertainment: Ken Prowell, Harmony DJ Service

Invitations: Christina Elizabeth Design

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Caroline Cunningham joined Washingtonian in 2014 after moving to the DC area from Cincinnati, where she interned and freelanced for Cincinnati Magazine and worked in content marketing. She currently resides in College Park.