August 21, 2021

Zion Springs - Hamilton, VA

August 21, 2021

Zion Springs - Hamilton, VA

End of the Night Slideshow

Our Story

We first met at work while living in Misawa, Japan. Although we began as acquaintances, our love of working out and relaxed Saturday morning brunches brought us closer together. We were inseparable for Erik’s last two months in Japan as we took a trip to Tokyo, went on two ski trips, and babysat an adorable toy poodle, Jamey.

We have skillfully conquered a long distance relationship since Erik moved back to the United States. Kat diligently wakes Erik up every morning at 5am to tell him about the new birds at her feeder, another stray cat she might be feeding, and her weekly ski adventures. Every few months, we take trips to see each other. So far, we have traveled to Nevada, Kansas, Florida, Virginia, Maryland, Hawaii, and Hokkaido, Japan. 

Due to our love for each other, in order to be stationed together, and 10 free vacation days for Kat, we decided to get married on September 22, 2019. We had a small ceremony (four total attendees) at sunset on the white sands of the Florida Panhandle.

Even though we are already married, we did not want to miss the chance to celebrate with our family and friends. We cannot wait to see everyone in August! 

Travel & Hotels

We have hotel rooms blocked off at the location below. Staying at the Hampton by Hilton will help us coordinate pick up and drop off with shuttles!

In addition to hotels, there are several bed and breakfasts in the area. Reach out to Katherine or Erik for more information.

For airports, we recommend flying into Dulles (IAD/20 minutes from Leesburg). However, other options include Ronald Reagan (DCA/45 minutes from Leesburg) and Baltimore (BWI/71 minutes from Leesburg)

Homewood Suites

115 Fort Evans Rd NE
Leesburg, VA 20176
(Group Code "MNW" for special rates)

Hampton Hotel

117 Fort Evans Rd NE,
Leesburg, VA 20176




Welcome Party

We want an open invite for anyone to come after the rehearsal dinner to hang out!
August 20th, 7pm start time, Zion Springs


please stop by to mingle and have a drink with us!

Local Attractions

We know many of you are traveling from out of town! If you would like to see some sights, a list of our recommendations are below. Our favorites are followed by an asterisk!

  • Leesburg
    • Wineries
      • Bluemont Vineyard*
      • Casanel Vineyard & Winery
      • Three Creeks Winery
      • Zephaniah Farm Vineyard
    • Leesburg Outlets
    • Leesburg Farmers Market (Sat. 9am-12pm)
  • Dulles Airport
    • Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (Air and Space Museum)*
    • Farm Park Visitor Center
    • Sully Historic Sitw
  • Washington D.C.
    • Smithsonian Museums (free!)
      • Natural History Museum*
      • Air & Space Museum*
      • Holocaust Museum*
      • American History Museum
      • National Gallery of Art
      • Hirshhorn Museum
      • Sackler Gallery
      • Freer Gallery
    • National Monuments
      • Washington Monument
      • Lincoln Memorial
      • Jefferson Memorial
      • Franklin D Roosevelt Memorial
      • White House
    • Arlington National Cemetery
    • Iwo Jima Memorial
  • Shenandoah
    • Shenandoah National Park*
    • Luray Caverns

Wedding Party

Laura Hoaglund

Nellie Lawson

Casey Weaver

Sam Bristol

Jaclyn Dzieciolowski

Austin Gibbons

Brian Nelson

Josh Mason

Menji Chiem

Nikko Tanap

Phil Norman

Wedding Timeline

Mixer: 4:30pm -- Ceremony: 5:30pm -- Dinner 7:10pm -- Sparkler Send Off: 10:35pm


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Directions to Zion Springs