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Real Wedding: Jessica & Jordan
This Virginia couple tied the knot in a wedding inspired by love birds.All photographs by Rachel May Photography.
It took Jordan Stone only five months to find a soulmate in Jessica Deen. The two met through mutual friends in North Carolina where Jordan, who is in the Air Force, was home one weekend from base, and where Jessica was living at the time. The two instantly connected over dinner and a movie date, and the couple started seriously dating. A proposal came when the couple went down to Virginia Beach to spend the weekend with Jessica’s best friend, Brittany, and her boyfriend, Michael. “While Jordan distracted me, Brittany and Michael went and set up a blanket, candles, pictures of us, flowers, and a message in a bottle on the beach before sunset,” says Jessica, an exercise coordinator and personal trainer. “As we were walking down the boardwalk, Jordan led me to the spot where he then proposed.” A wedding followed 10 months later in Leesburg, Virginia.
Photographer: Rachel May Photography
Wedding Ceremony Venue: Leesburg Community Church
Wedding Reception Venue/ Caterers: Lansdowne Resort
Event Coordinator: Ashlee Virginia Events
Hair Dresser/ Makeup Artist: Michelle Carmichael, Positive Image Salon
Groom’s Tux: Black by Vera Wang, Men’s Wearhouse
Cake/ Cupcakes: Cravings Cupcakery
Wedding Cake and Cupcakes Flavors: Fresh strawberry, red velvet, lemon custard, and peanut butter ganache
Cake Topper: Strawberries and Cream
Wedding Cocktail: Cranberry Kiss
Florist: Petals & Hedges
Wedding Flowers: Periwinkle and white hydrangeas, roses, lots of greenery, and ranunculus
First Dance Song: “You and I” by Michael Buble
Uplighting: Chris Laich
Invitations: Hawthorne House
Calligraphy: Maghon Walker, All She Wrote Notes
Bride’s Favorite Wedding Detail: “Our gorgeous flowers and cake table. I thought the display was adorable!”
Groom’s Favorite Wedding Detail: “The violin and piano duet from our ceremony and our Caribbean tourist exit outfits.”
Biggest Surprise of the Wedding: “We surprised our guests by changing out of our wedding attire and leaving in Caribbean tourist clothes and sunglasses.”
Wedding Favors: “Our favors were bird seed hearts with our wedding date and names on a tag.”
Special décor details: “Handmade love birds wedding cake topper and our lace cake inspired by my mom’s wedding dress,” says Jessica.
Wedding Theme: Love birds
Four Words that Describe the Wedding: Unforgettable, amazing, special, incredible
Honeymoon Spot: Montego Bay, Jamaica
Where the Couple Currently Live: Lorton, Virginia
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