October 9, 2021

Zion Springs - Hamilton, VA

October 9, 2021

Zion Springs - Hamilton, VA

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End-of-Night Video

Our Story



Jess: Ah! I remember coming across his Hinge profile and being so intrigued. His answers to the questions were so pure and genuine. SO refreshing (am I right ladies?!)! I remember once we finally exchanged numbers, we would talk on the phone for hours... Our first date went so well that we saw each other again the next night and the following weekend. Something felt oh so different. He was one of the good ones.

Mike: A beautiful girl and a handsome pup caught my eye. She had commented on my favorite food being Grandma Sally’s homemade sauce with my mom’s chicken parm. That subtle spark of a conversation was the beginning to something so special...Even though it took me a month and a half to convince her to go on a date with me. Glad I was persistent, and she likes Italian because it was just the beginning of something so great.

The Climb!

Mike: Knowing that I was going to be popping the question soon my father and I snuck out one afternoon while we were in Buffalo to go see “His Guy.” If you know my dad, if you need something, he’s got a guy. But man did his guy come through! Once I had the hardware I needed to come up with the perfect plan.

Jess and I’s love language is time spent together so I wanted it to be just the two of us (and Boomer of course). So, I found this cool cabin in the woods and a hike that we would be able to take with the perfect view where I could propose.

Day of we head out for Shenandoah National Park, I had the ring stowed away in my backpack and we took off. We got to the base of our hike and it was foggy and rainy, not ideal but we started the climb. Disclaimer: I have been talking about this hike like it was a great feat... it was about a mile up a very groomed path. Regardless, we made our way up this path, a short hike, but it was straight up, I sweat my a** off all the way to the top.

As we arrived to what we believed was the summit, the place I am supposed to ask this big question, there is a group of 40 individuals all belonging to the Saturday hiking club having a picnic at the top. In my mind I thought, “I cannot do this here in front of all these people, this is not how envisioned this.” Luckily about 50 yards away was the true summit, this perfect brick crows’ nest. Jess ran ahead and I knew that it was the moment... just us at the peak of this mountain. We were literally in the clouds on this cloudy day, but it couldn’t have been more perfect. I walked up behind, got down on one knee and asked her to spend the rest of her life with me....

Jess: It was the MOST perfect day and will forever be one of my all-time favorite memories. He executed the plan flawlessly. If you know Mikey, he is a planner... While I am pretty sure we both blacked out from excitement at the top of this mountain, I knew that my forever started right then and there.


Happily, Ever After!

WE are both THRILLED to celebrate our love story and union with our family and friends. We are so blessed to be surrounded by loved ones near and far who have supported our relationship from the beginning and watched us grow. We look forward to celebrating big on October 9, 2021! Cheers!



We have hotel rooms blocked off at the below locations. Staying at one of these two locations will help us coordinate pick up and drop off with shuttles!

Hampton Inn
117 Fort Evans Rd NE,
Leesburg, VA 20176
Homewood Suites
115 Fort Evans Rd NE,
Leesburg, VA 20176



Wedding Party

Bridesmaid One

Bridesmaid Two

Bridesmaid Three

Bridesmaid Four

Bridesmaid Five

Groomsmen One

Groomsmen Two

Groomsmen Three

Groomsmen Four

Groomsmen Five

Wedding Timeline

Mixer: 4:00pm -- Ceremony: 5:00pm -- Dinner 6:45pm -- First Dance 7:45pm -- Cake Cutting 8:45pm -- Sparkler Send Off 10:10pm


Photo Booth

Live Stream

Directions to Zion Springs