If I lived in Virginia, I would have wed at The Mill at Fine Creek, I’m absolutely confident about that fact. It’s a wedding blogger’s dream come true, with an intimate ceremony spot and gorgeous greenery all around. Noi Tran captured it in all it’s glory for this adorable couple’s celebration – with a bit help from Matoli Keely Photography – and the Groom’s own company Munn Brothers filmed away. The man of the hour even got in a little action himself, filming his beautiful Bride; could we adore these two any more?
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From Noi Tran… Jonathan and Jordan tied the knot at the lovely Mill at Fine Creek. The historic windmill, or what’s left of it, makes the perfect charming background to say “I do.” I absolutely loved everything about J and J’s wedding. Not only did I get to capture this sweet story but I also got to work alongside The Munn Brothers Films. The Groom and his brother, also the Best Man, are two amazing talented videographers. Don’t worry, Jonathan did not actually ‘work’ on his wedding day but he couldn’t resist picking up the Super 8 camera and filming his lovely wife having fun amongst friends during the reception. The beautiful calligraphy was done by Jordan, the Bride! So we have a Bride and Groom who are both super talented and creative individuals. What an amazing beautiful wedding this was and I’m so glad I had the chance to be a part of it. The Mill at Fine Creek is a plethora of magical scenery!
From the Bride… Jonathan and I met a little unconventionally, but it’s my absolute favorite story to share. Last summer, I had posted a personal blog on my “new found contentment” with being single. About a week after posting it, Jonathan contacted me via Facebook message. I went to college with his sister-in-law, so when he had friended me months prior, I didn’t think anything weird about it. He was very sweet and complimentary, sharing how my writing had encouraged him. We soon went from brief, sporadic messages, to everyday, all day correspondence. A few weeks went by and he FINALLY asked to call me. It was and is the best phone call I’ve ever received. We met in person shortly after, and days after meeting began our relationship. It has been the most beautiful and romantic whirlwind.
Our wedding day was more perfect, wonderful and special than I could have ever dreamed. Jonathan and I chose to get married at the Mill at Fine Creek, in Powhatan, Virginia. And if I could do it all over again, I would choose it as our wedding venue every time! Our ceremony was held outdoors, on the most beautiful of days, facing the picturesque and historic ruins, for which the venue is known. The Pride and Prejudice soundtrack is one of our absolute favorites to listen to, so when it came to Processional music choices, it was an easy decision. As I walked out, arm in arm with my dad, I could see my sweet husband-to-be through the trees. I had never been so excited to see him, in that moment. I walked down to “Liz on Top of the World.” With eyes locked, and smiles that spread across our entire face, we knew that this would be the most important, memorable and impactful moment of our entire lives. We were blessed to be married by my almost lifelong Pastor, and family friend.
Our reception was held inside the venue, and was, in my biased opinion, the most beautifully decorated space I’ve seen. Everything I had ever hoped it would be, it was. Gold chargers, romantic votive lighting, simple, but detailed centerpieces made by Mary Jane Tropea, of LeRoy French Flowers, and 90 of our closest friends and family filled the room. Our guests were able to enjoy delicious appetizers before we were seated to eat an incredible dinner. The owner of the venue, not only grows her own herbs and seasonal vegetables, but she is the on-staff chef. Not long after dinner, the dancing started. Jonathan and I are not the best dancers in the world, but that didn’t stop us from dancing our little hearts’ out! It was a blast. We were able to have an anniversary dance, and dance along side a couple that had been married for almost 40 years, something truly inspiring. Next was the cake cutting; I am not a huge fan of cake, so I surprised Jonathan with a cake I knew he’d enjoy – a dark chocolate cake with peanut butter filling and buttercream icing. Our main desserts though, were assorted homemade pies by Lissy Tropea, of Pies + Petals. We finished the night off with dancing, and our guest lined up outside, LED sparkler wands in hand, for our send off. It was magical!
Photography: Noi Tran | Videography: Munn Brothers | Floral Design: Mary Jane Tropea Of LeRoy French Flowers | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Jewelry: Nordstrom | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Lulu's | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Target | DJ: Chris Campbell | Groom's Suit: Bar III | Wedding Venue: The Mill At Fine Creek | Bridal Boutique: LaBella Bridal Boutique | Bride And Groom's Chair Signs: Laura Hooper Calligraphy | Dress Designer: Consigned Vera Wang With Custom Belt Designer | Event Coordination: Lisa Coles | Hair & Make Up: Carissa Thornsbury | Photography - Assistance: Matoli Keely Photography | Pies and Wedding Cake: Pies and Petals | Place Cards for Pie Table: BHLDN | Thank You Favors: AprosposRoasters | Wedding Calligraphy: Elisabeth Jordan Calligraphy | Wedding Invitations & Programs: Christine Wilson