2012 December 10

Capitol Romance: Ashleigh & Bruce’s Lake Ridge Park, Woodbridge Virginia Engagement Session

I don’t feel that bad posting today’s Virginia engagement session from this past summer because it’s going to be 67 today, so no one should be that jealous of their tank tops & shorts. Seriously I am NOT feeling this gross fog/mist/warm weather. It’s December, and I want SNOW! I want to be ice skating on the lake Ashleigh & Bruce are posing in front of ;)

Ashleigh & Bruce knew each other for a long time [elementary school!] but only found themselves in loves way years later. This beautiful Virginia engagement session was captured by the insanely talented Tim Riddick Photography [submitted via Two Bright Lights] and was shot at Lake Ridge Park in Woodbridge, Virginia.

Ashleigh & Bruce’s Lake Ridge Park Virginia Engagement Session


How they met:

While going to the same community church since elementary school, we watched each other from a distance but were never close and never had a romantic interest in each other. Three years ago, Bruce’s mom got remarried and Ashleigh attended. After seeing each other for the first time in years, we had a brief conversation and made tentative plans to see each other again.

After finding out that Bruce was single, had a job, and his own place, Ashleigh said yes to getting together when Bruce called her to hangout. The “hangout” turned into a date and from there, we started our relationship.

Click inside for the rest of this beautiful lakeside, Northern Virginia park engagement session from Tim Riddick Photography

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Wedding Music That Doesn’t Suck: The Heart of Life

If I really went back to check the last time I did a “wedding music that doesn’t suck” post on a Monday morning, I’d probably be embarrassed. So instead of focusing on the fact that it’s been entirely too long since I’ve shared any songs, let’s get to this beautiful modern processional wedding song suggestion.

I’ve always had a roller coaster opinion of John Mayer. Before he hit the radio, I loved him, then I hated him, then I found myself singing along, then he became a dbag and I hated him again. But the other night I heard this song during the cool down of my spin class … and, well, I remembered why I initially liked his music.


The Heart of Life would seriously be a movie-perfect, modern processional song, or even for another part of your wedding ceremony music lineup.

Wedding appropriate lyrics:

Pain throws your heart to the ground
Love turns the whole thing around
Fear is a friend who’s misunderstood
But I know the heart of life is good
I know it’s good

When I hear songs like this, the images of a bride sashaying down the aisle, just instantly plays in my mind. I also find myself imagining it playing during a wedding video montage.

What do you think? Non-sucky processional song suggestion success? Better for the cocktails? Or maybe you are just still mad at me that I have completely sucked at suggesting songs?

Regardless, let’s do this Monday.

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