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Real RVA Weddings: Sara & Josh

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How They Met

Sara and Josh met through Josh’s roommate during their freshman year at Clemson University.  They were both dating other people but got along great as friends.  Then, as luck would have it, Sara and Josh both became single over Christmas break.  On Valentine’s Day, Josh asked Sara out on their first official date: dinner and a Clemson basketball game – a little tidbit that will make their proposal story that much sweeter!

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How He Asked

The two kept up a strong long-distance relationship when Sara moved to Kansas for graduate school.  On one of her visits, Josh planned a visit to Clemson, which is, of course, one of their favorite places.  The friends they were meeting for lunch were “running late,” so Josh suggested he and Sara kill some time by sneaking into Littlejohn Coliseum, the basketball arena where they had their first date.  Sara was so nervous about getting caught and banned from all future Clemson games that she didn’t pay too much attention to the Christmas tree left standing at center court in August.  There was also a pair of Josh’s hiking shoes under the tree, which made Sara rather suspicious as Josh reached into his pocket and pulled out . . . a wad of receipts.  He went on to explain that these were receipts from some of their dates during their first year as a couple.   He also mentioned that we’re supposed to invest our time and money into the things and people we love, and then he got down on one knee.  Sara, of course said yes!

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Now, what’s with the Christmas tree and hiking shoes?  Sara had told Josh about the many ways she didn’t want to be proposed to: not at Christmas, not on a hiking trip and definitely not on a Jumbotron in a basketball arena.  In his own humorous way, Josh combined all three.

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“Blind First Looks” are a fun way to get the nerves out without ruining the surprise!

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Of course, their Down Under Limousine ride included a Clemson Orange carpet.

The Little Things

Sara wanted their wedding to have a rustic feel.  She says, “I love the simple nature of country life and also the cute characteristics that go along with it.  I thought of my grandmother talking about canning fruits and veggies when she spent her summers in West Virginia.  We also have woodstoves at my parents’ home, which they use each winter, so using wood from our property just seemed fitting.  Though guests don’t know about these things, they were the little elements close to my heart that made me love the rustic feel.”  The flowers at the reception were all placed on top of cross-sections of wood that Sara’s dad cut from oak tree that had fallen on their property.  Sara then burned “S&J” into each piece herself.  

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From the Groom

Josh’s favorite part of the day was the alone time he and Sara had for portraits on the way to the reception.  He wanted to be able to enjoy the moment with his new bride to soak in all of the excitement.

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Participating RW Vendors

PHOTOGRAPHY:

Seth Roberts Photography

REHEARSAL DINNER SITE:

Hanover Tavern

RECEPTION SITE:

The Montpelier Center for Arts & Education

GOWN & VEIL:

Tiffanys Bridal

FORMALWEAR:

The Groom’s Corner

RENTALS:

Classic Party Rentals of VA

DJ:

Manny Green Entertainment

CAKE/SWEET TREATS:

Confections Couture

TRANSPORTATION:

Down Under Limousine

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