August 17, 2019

Zion Springs - Hamilton, VA


How we met...

We met through my best friend Samantha soon before she got married in December 2016. Samantha knew I was looking for something with marriage in mind but just couldn’t seem to find the right guy myself. She had Sean in mind for me as we were both looking for the same things in a next relationship but weren’t having luck finding a match on our own and we had quite a bit in common. When I flew out to Arizona from New York for Samantha’s bachelorette weekend a friend of her soon-to-be husband, Sean, let us borrow his car for the weekend. I sent him a message through Facebook thanking him for letting us use his vehicle and we just began to chat back and forth with a 2 hour time difference and thousands of miles between us for weeks.

She's the one...

We met in person right before Samantha’s wedding and hit it off.  Sean flew back to New York soon after their wedding to visit me and after a month or so of talking every day from sun up to sundown he asked me to be his girlfriend in January 2017.  We dated and did the long distance thing until May of 2017 when we decided we wanted to see each other daily and decided to move in together.  Sean put in for a transfer to Virginia; I left my job in New York, packed up my things and flew to Arizona to help him pack for the move.  We drove across the country from Arizona to Virginia in 4 days and have been going strong since.  Sean proposed on March 10th 2019 by surprising me during what I thought was a free photography session by Lindsay Mack Photography.  I turned around from a pose she was having us try and there he was down on one knee asking me to be his wife and of course I said “YES!”




Clarion Hotel and Conference Center.

We have a block of 30 rooms under Hogan-Tangi Wedding Block. Cut off date to reserve rooms is Friday, July 26th. Call 703-771-9200 to reserve rooms. The Hotel offers complimentary shuttles to and from Dulles International Airport and can be located on the Lower Level of the airport and will pick up our guests from 2H. The shuttle can hold up to 12 passengers at a time. When you arrive at Dulles airport please call the hotel directly for pick up 703-771-9200. Hotel Link:

Wedding Timeline

Mixer: 5pm -- Ceremony: 6pm -- Dinner: 7:35 -- First Dance 8:55pm -- Cake Cutting 9:45pm -- Sparkler Send Off 10:55pm

Directions to Zion Springs