Megan & Hamilton - VMI and Lexington Country Club Wedding

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It was just two days after Christmas. His flight wouldn’t take off for nearly 8 hours, but Hamilton decided to go and sit at his gate anyway instead of aimlessly wandering the airport shops. What difference did it make where he sat for all that time?

She shifted in the uncomfortable airport chair. The cold, gloomy weather outside matched her tired and uninterested mood. Her flight would be leaving soon and she was more than ready to board the plane and get home. She kept checking the time, but it seemed like they would never call for boarding.

Then a handsome stranger sat down next to her and struck up a conversation. She chatted politely, grateful for a way to pass the remaining minutes before her flight home. She told him her name: Megan. They chatted about everyday things: where they were headed; how they had spent the holiday. When they called for boarding, he asked for her email address, and she gave it to him.

Soon after they parted, the announcement was made that Hamilton’s flight had been reassigned to a different gate farther down the terminal. He rose and collected his things to move to his new departure gate.

It was the most ordinary of moments in the most ordinary of places. But those few minutes he spent sitting in an uncomfortable airport chair at the wrong gate would change everything.

We've done a handful of destination weddings over the past couple of years. Two of our other wedding this year were destinations for either the couple or most of the guests. But this was the first wedding day that was a destination for Ryan and me as well! So we were very excited to have portraits with gorgeous mountains in the background! Hampton Roads is so flat!

I don't think anybody at this wedding actually lived in Lexington, VA! The bride and groom live in Alaska and their guests came from all over the country! And to make it even better, Ryan and I were so excited to finally work with Jacklyn of Events by Jacklyn! The day couldn't have gone more smoothly! And when everybody (including most of the vendors) live out of town, that's pretty impressive!

The weather forecast the day before the wedding wasn't promising, but we ended up with the most beautiful day. Megan said it felt like summer to her, since she's used to chilly Alaska temperatures! And it didn't rain a drop until everyone was safely at the reception!

The Creative Team:
Coordination: Jacklyn, Events by Jacklyn
Ceremony Venue: Virginia Military Institute
Reception Venue: Lexington Golf and Country Club

Bridal Gown: Maggie Sottero from Anderson's Bride | Beauty: Lou Stevens Glam Squad | Bridesmaids: Alfred Angelo | Cake: Sweet Treats Bakery | DJ: Joey Launi, Events by Jacklyn | Florals: Harmony Harvest Farm | Groom’s Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Officiant: Major Jon Casper | Rentals: Festive Fare | Stationary: The Wedding Shop | Transportation: Quicks Bus | Videography: Kelsey & Nate