2013 June 24

Capitol Romance: Tim & Megan’s Theatrical, George Mason Theatre Engagement Session

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And we’re back this afternoon with an AWESOME theatre-inspired Virginia engagement session from the wonderful Stephen Gosling Photography!

Time & Megan met at George Mason University, so it was a no-brainer to have their engagement session shot there. They also met over a shared love of the theatre, Tim built scenery for Mason performances, and Megan was the header painter! So they also decided to have a bunch of their engagement pictures set in the George Mason theatre – including some dancing on stage and some fun masks! Their delightful engagement shoot also featured pop-up books and a TON of laughter!

A special thanks again to Stephen Gosling Photography for sharing!

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About Tim

Both creative and dexterous, Tim has found the perfect complement to his many talents. In his high school and college years, he developed and honed his talents in drafting, drawing, carpentry, welding, and more. Today, Tim not only uses his carpentry and scenic design talents, but he also is a fantastic teacher and mentor for undergraduates. He is the Assistant Technical Director at George Mason University. Every day, he builds scenery for the many performances at Mason including plays, operas, and musicals.

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About Megan

After graduating from George Mason University, Megan found employment with another George, George Washington University. She works as the Stewardship Coordinator in the Office of Development and Alumni Relations. Megan ensures that GW donors are recognized for their giving and know the impact of their gift. She is also a part-time graduate student in the Museum Studies program. Focusing on museum administration, Megan would like to work in a DC metro museum in public programming or development.

george mason virginia engagement pictures theatre offbeat

george mason virginia engagement pictures theatre offbeat

How they met:

The very first time that Tim met Megan was in the George Mason University scene shop. He was the assistant scenic designer, and she was the head painter on the same show. Covered in paint from head to toe, in old shabby clothes, and her hair in dissaray, Megan was quite a sight! Yet, Tim came over to say hello to the cute girl. That was only the beginning.

The next semester, they were working again on a show; he was the scenic designer, and she was the make-up and hair designer. Working late nights, Tim would offer to walk Megan home each evening. He would ask her questions during the entire walk just to get to know her. They worked together again just a month later, again both designers on the show. He taught her to play chess, took her for walks, and continued to escort her home.

george mason virginia engagement pictures theatre offbeat

george mason virginia engagement pictures theatre offbeat

Click inside for the rest of their George Mason University Engagement session, including the proposal story and a look at Megan’s super awesome green, Irish engagement ring!

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Let’s Get Personal: Weekend Recap

A little weekend recap for you today, including a sneak peak of Holly & Andrew’s seriously beautiful, summer garden party wedding at the Lee Fendall House:

Image credit: Rebekah Hoyt Photography

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Our weekend was AWESOME! Holly & Andrew were the very first couple that hired me, so they will always have a special place in my heart, but the two of them and their family and friends just made their wedding SO EASY to be a part of! They were such sweet people, full of so much love and laughter.

And yes, of COURSE I teared up at their vows :) There will be LOTS more coming from this wedding, but in the meantime, I thought I’d share some lessons learned!

1. Great vendors = a great wedding day.

I cannot stress this enough for all you wedding-planning couples out there. Holly & Andrew’s vendors were TOP NOTCH. Dan from Superlative Events ROCKED the dance floor and perfectly kept our timeline running. Spilled Milk Catering was phenomenal – the food was delicious, the tight timeline flip was executed perfectly, and service was top-notch. Emily with Love Blooms crafted simply stunning hydrangea centerpieces, and styled the pie table perfectly! Rebekah Hoyt Photography dazzled with image captures like the one above – AND a same-day slideshow that was playing during the reception!! All of these vendors (and more) made Holly & Andrew’s wedding day so easy and fun to coordinate. The day went off without a hitch, and by the end of the evening, EVERYONE was raving about what a wonderful wedding it was. This was ALL thanks to Holly & Andrew hiring perfect vendors for their event & budget :)

2. Know your surroundings.

This one is for the wedding guests out there ;) Make sure when you are dancing your heart out at an outdoor, garden wedding, you take note of any planters in the area. Later in the evening the bride’s father and his friend took an unfortunate tumble over one of the ferns by the DJ table! Gladly, NO one was hurt and there were MANY laughs to be had. But this is still a lesson learned!

3. Having a tall, strong partner to help with wedding-day setup is awesome.

I really couldn’t do what I do with my new wedding coordination business without my husband. I sort of voluntold him to help me with this new endeavor (even though he swears he doesn’t mind …) and I really, honestly, couldn’t survive wedding-day setups without him. So thank you Andy – you really are awesome :)

4. Worn out Rocket Dog flats are not great 10+ hour wedding day shoes.

Yeah, I really need a good pair of flats that have support and COMFORT. Any suggestions vendors?!

Wedding Music That Doesn’t Suck: “I Love You” by Said the Whale

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PHEW! What a weekend Romancers! Holly & Andrew’s beautiful summer garden wedding at the Lee-Fendall House was a SUCCESS (more on this later!)! We’re kicking this week off with a little upbeat indie rock song from Said the Whale.

It’d be the perfect addition to your cocktail hour playlist or really fun for the background of your photo slide show!


I love you, I love you, I tell you that I love you
I need you, I love you, I really really love you

Have a listen:

Happy Monday everyone ! We’ll be back soon with a little weekend recap (including a sneak peak from Holly & Andrew’s wedding) and a really fun Virginia engagement session this afternoon!

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