My first engagement session of 2018 was amazing! Jaclyn and Erik really wanted snow for their pictures and after a nail biting week of going back and forth between rain and snow, their wish came true! And it was so magical!
Jaclyn and Erik met while Jaclyn was working an internship in National Harbor and living at the University of Maryland the summer before her senior year at JMU. Erik was a University of Maryland student, which led them to having lots of mutual friends. One Saturday night, their friends planned to meet up at Dodge City. As Jaclyn was getting ready to leave the bar, Erik reached over, telling her that she was not allowed to leave until he bought her a drink. As they were walking to the bar, he introduced himself and asked what she wanted. Playing it cool, she responded with whatever he was having. He took out his credit card and yelled to the bartender, “I’ll take the cheapest beer you have!” So one Miller High Life later, the rest is history! 🙂
Erik proposed to Jaclyn at one of my all time favorite wineries and wedding venues, Stone Tower Winery! He did such a fantastic job planning the proposal and completely surprising Jaclyn! Here is how he did it:
“Erik and I love love love winerys. We had planned for a casual weekend at Stone Tower with two of our other friends, so nothing seemed out of the ordinary. Erik got up halfway through us being at the winery and “went to the bathroom”. After coming back, he asked if I wanted to go on a walk. We walked around this rock path to see one of the best views at the winery and he got down on one knee! I am pretty sure I blacked out through the entire proposal because I was in such shock and he had to ask me twice. After proposing, we got in a limo and he took me to dinner where my whole family and some of our close friends surprised me!”
They are getting married at Morais Vineyards (another favorite venue), with an awesome team of vendors! It is going to be a romantic, glamorous day, filled with lots of dancing! I cannot wait until October to capture the start of their marriage!