Capitol Romance: Megan & Mike’s Northern Virginia Winter Wedding at Wolftrap Barns

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  • April 20, 2011

Wolftrap is an awesome place in the DC Metro Area for more than just weddings. It’s a performing arts venue in Northern Virginia, and a fantastic alternative wedding reception location in the DC Metro Area.

Thanks to Laurie Bracewell photography, I have a real wedding from Wolftrap (and it is a gorrrgeous one) to share with you all today!

First things first – I just HAVE to share Mike & Megan’s engagement story with you all:

Megan flew in to visit Mike at the Naval Justice School in Rhode Island. He told her they were to have lunch with the General, and all day long his friends mentioned the occasion in passing. But, there was no lunch with the General.

Megan dressed up and they hit the road in the afternoon. Mike kept checking the time because he was worried that traffic would put them behind schedule. His friends were already busy at the 40 Steps of Newport’s Cliff Walk, preparing for them to arrive. They cleared the touristy steps of people, even shooing away old ladies enjoying their leisurely afternoon.

Mike told Megan they were waiting for his friends, and led her down the steps to take in the ocean view. But rather than feeling romantic, Megan was cranky. She had skipped dinner the night before because she was busy packing, and that morning they didn’t have time for breakfast. Now late afternoon and nearly 24 hours since her last meal, she was famished, and not in the mood to wait much longer. But her frown was washed away as they reached the bottom of the 40 Steps and she turned to see a Carl Sandburg poem penned across the steps’ faces.

At that moment she realized what was happening, and her face lit up in understanding. As Mike proposed, his friends rose from their hiding places amongst the cliffs and cheered them on. Even the old ladies had stayed to watch, clapping and smiling at the sight of young love.

Seriously people. Eternally “aww”-inducing proposal right there.

Isn’t Megan’s dress gorgeous? I love how different it is! She actually got it from OnceWed (never worn) originally from David’s Bridal (who would have guess THAT?)

Love this next one – their giddy smiles & happiness is just contagious.

In memorial of her father, who lost a battle to Cancer 6 years ago, Megan added his picture to her bouquet. Inspiring & touching.

 

In love with the outdoorsy & fall decor via Karen Berl of  RSVP Events

You could totally DIY those centerpieces!!

I also am loving the mismatched centerpieces here. Totally adds such a fun, unique touch to the overall decor.

This picture totally makes me want to get married again at a barn – ahmazing.

Mike fell in love with the band Drivetrain when he was in law school, and he absolutely HAD to have them for their wedding day.  The Barns at Wolf Trap turned out to be the perfect venue to accommodate them.

 

Thanks again to Mike, Megan, & Laurie for sharing! What a gorgeous wedding! Best of luck to the happy couple!

 

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