Zion Springs - Hamilton, VA


Zion Springs - Hamilton, VA

Our Story

The beginning

bonefish grillBonefish Grill, Gainesville, VA. Not an obvious setting for a love story, but for Tyler and Rebecca it was the perfect place.

Our story begins on an average Monday - August 17, 2015 to be precise - when Rebecca started her first day as a server at Bonefish and met Tyler, her trainer. What should have been a brief orientation continued, unnoticed, for several hours until closing as the two found themselves deep in conversation.

Over the next few weeks, they talked and flirted and grew to know each other. From movies and families to old memories and future dreams, they shared and laughed and their bond deepened.

Then, precisely a month after meeting, on September 17, Rebecca decided it was time to see if this thing was real. So she casually invited Tyler to group drinks after work - knowing full well the other teammates were not available that evening - and the two found themselves alone together at MVP, the sports bar around the corner.

The Romance

bonefish grillFor their next official date, Tyler took Rebecca to lunch at Zandra’s taqueria, and the pair spent a perfect afternoon wandering Old Town Manassas with tacos, coffee, and a used bookstore. In fact, that date went so well that Tyler and Rebecca decided to have two dates in one day - after working at Bonefish that evening, they went to BJ’s Brewhouse for late-night snacks and several more hours of conversation.

From there, the couple was practically inseparable. Almost every shift worked together at Bonefish ended with a late dinner or simply hours spent sitting together in the grass by the parking lot, chatting happily until 3 or 4 in the morning.

Their next milestone came on Sunday, September 27, 2015, when they made plans to watch a lunar eclipse. Tyler made his signature caramel rice krispy treats, they found a clear grass field, and settled in to watch - clouds. The moon wasn’t visible that night. But the conversation was lively, the company spectacular, and by the end of the night they had made their status official: boyfriend and girlfriend.
Over the next three years, Tyler and Rebecca shared life together and made every day an adventure. They visited museums and galleries in DC and Philadelphia…
kayaked down the Shenandoah river…
marvelled at the spectacle of Cirque du Soleil on two different anniversaries…
and got Tyler to take his first-ever plane ride for a trip to Disney World.

The proposal

bonefish grillThen on May 27, 2019 - Memorial Day - it was finally time to take the next step. Tyler “spontaneously” suggested they spend their day off work exploring the Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, since it had long been on their “to visit” list. And it couldn’t have been a more beautiful day. Blue skies, warm weather, gentle breeze - or maybe that’s just the way we remember it now.

They enjoyed a peaceful walk through the gardens and found a secluded spot - a bench under a cluster of trees, right next to the water lily pond. They sat down to read...or at least, Rebecca did, while Tyler stealthily prepared.

Plucking up his courage, Tyler presented Rebecca with a gift - a book - in which he had written a beautiful inscription. And when she looked up from reading his note, he was, of course, down on one knee with the ring in hand.

We’d say the rest is history, but it’s probably more accurate to say the rest is all ahead of them.

Wedding Party

Margo Heine,
Matron of Honor,
Mother of the bride

I met Rebecca on a beautiful spring Thursday in 1993 in Nebraska and immediately knew how special she would be. From the very beginning, everything about Rebecca has spoken “personality”—joyful exuberance, natural leadership, stage presence, engaging wit, never-ending ambition and achievement, independence, and self-awareness. All along the way, it’s been my joy to watch the development of this very bright and capable young woman. I’ve always been grateful for the opportunity God gave to be her mother and the journey we've shared as parent-child, but now I rejoice in the great friendship that has traversed the parenting chasm. She is one of my closest friends. What a privilege to stand in support of her decision to choose Tyler.

Ally Freeland,
Maid of Honor

My relationship with Rebecca is similar to Mr. Darcy's relationship with Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice. The setting, Cambridge 2014, studying abroad in the most beautiful and second best school in the world; the players, Rebecca and myself. I prided myself on being able to succeed in class without reading the text, and she was prejudiced that I could. So what started out as Rebecca's sheer disgust for me while we studied abroad, and my oblivious nature regarding that disgust (seriously, I used to try to sit with her in the dining hall), slowly (and I mean slowly) Rebecca's disgust turned to reluctant respect and then into one of my greatest friendships. Now, I am honored to stand beside her and support her, through everything in life, but especially in her journey to marrying the man of her dreams. We've been through a lot, tons of late night hangouts, birthdays, a thesis defense each (though she asked me more difficult questions), long phone calls, laughs, and cries. To be simple, I wouldn't be who I am without this amazing woman by my side.

Elizabeth Vieira,
Sister of the bride

Hello everyone! I'm the sister of the bride, so I've know Rebecca for basically forever. When we were little, I can remember playing dolls and popping the heads off her Barbies when I wanted to be done (not my finest moment. lol). But we share lots of good memories, too, like playing soccer and doing theater. I am so happy for my baby sister and can't wait to see what God has in store for her and Tyler.

Elisabeth Heine,
Sister of the bride

I’m not sure there was a specific time that I remember meeting Rebecca, but as we were in the same circles of school and church, I knew who she was. She always came across as what she is: super confident, smart, and extremely capable. I was honestly a little intimidated by her. We had a calculus class together at LFCC, and I remember sharing notes with her and feeling so thankful for a familiar face. Our friendship developed as I dated her brother Benjamin, and I realized pretty quickly how amazing Rebecca is. She’s hilarious, beautiful, brilliant, and so much more. Now, I’m married to Ben and have the honor of getting to be her sister! I’m so grateful for her friendship and so excited to be a part of her big day!

Ashley Nguyen,

I met Rebecca working at Bonefish Grill about 4 years ago. My first impression of her was another coworker coming to tell me she was pretty sure Rebecca was flirting with my boyfriend. Spoiler alert, she was not, and we bonded really quickly. Rebecca's warm personality is one of the things that drew me to her and I am so grateful to be her friend. Adult friendships are rare and can be difficult to navigate, but Rebecca and I always make time for each other when it matters. I am so excited to be a part of the wedding day!

Jessica Yelle,

Rebecca and I met in 2012 when I began attending HOPE Christian Fellowship as a senior in high school. It actually wasn't until I had left the state to attend college and then moved to central Virginia for graduate school that Rebecca and I began connecting via double dates with Tyler and my husband Carlton. As we bonded over late night board games and home-cooked meals, I began to discover what a sweet friendship with her I had been missing out on. Her timely wit, immensely giving heart, thoughtful gestures, incredible cooking, contagious laughter, generous hospitality, and intelligent conversation quickly became some of the most precious things I valued in Rebecca. She and Tyler go together like spam and eggs, PB&J, wine and cheese- they are so complementary and supportive of each other. I am humbled and honored to celebrate the marriage of Rebecca and Tyler in the sweet and special ways that a bridesmaid can.

Kyle White,
Best Man
Brother of the groom

I met Tyler some 26 years ago and from the start I could tell we were gonna be friends, some might say brothers, even. Being the younger brother, I was always intrigued by what my older brother was doing; I had to listen to the same music or watch the same show or tag along playing whatever sport. I may have been a little bit of a pest. However, Tyler did help me realize at a young age , by me catching a pitch with my face, that I should stay away from the diamond and stick to soccer. He also helped me get into all types of music. I use to have him quiz me on random songs he would play on the computer to see if I could name the band, album, or song name, and we would just rock out in the computer room for hours, harnessing our inner rock gods. And now, I see Tyler introducing Rebecca to a new world of music just like her did for me and she seems to be having the same joyous reaction I did. I’m so happy for them that they get to continue this grand adventure together.
-Your bestest mensch

Geoff White,
Father of the groom

Tyler and his brother Kyle grew up in a home with three basic passions. These passions have stayed with them through adulthood. They are Food, Sports, and Music. When I first met Rebecca, I liked her straight away. Then, as time went on, I got to know her; her love for music, a fellow Thespian with a passion for food. What’s not to love??? Sports, however, was a different matter. As we all got to know each other over dinners, the playing of games, and watching movies, sports came into the picture; in particular, football. At first, Rebecca watched with us and asked questions when she had them. Later, she became more aware of various rules, strategies and the like. Then, she knew the main players, coaches, and even announcers. And, after just a few seasons under her belt, Rebecca had become a fan (or at least the Academy Award-Winning actress playing the part of one). I knew this for certain the day she yelled at the T.V. “Get up, you pansy!”. Nothing left to say except welcome to the family and Tyler – she’s a keeper!

Benjamin Heine,
Brother of the bride

My name is Benjamin Heine, I’m the brother of the bride! I heard stories about Tyler from my family long before we had the chance to meet. They told me that he was unassuming but brilliant, that he fit right in with the family, and most importantly of all, that he was fervently in love with my sister.  When we finally did meet, it became apparent that, if anything, they had been underselling him. Tyler has been a very welcome addition to our family and I am extremely excited for him and Rebecca as they start their new journey together! Here’s to you, bud. I look forward to calling you brother. 

Daniel Skoczylas,

It all started in 5th grade when we developed a manning/Harrison-like bond when we struck down on all our opponents who foolishly challenged us at recess. In 2002, Tyler moved u the street from me and this is where the friendship hit new heights. His home became my second home. From watching Boy Meets World every day after school, helping myself to his pantry, pwning him in 007 on PS2, practicing our WWE moves on the trampoline, shooting down birds with the Red Ryder, and to taking his lunch money as I channeled my inner Daniel Negreanu…we had some pretty memorable moments. Now he is about to embark on the next chapter with Rebecca. I’m so excited the he found someone willing to put up with him, his smart-ass remarks and savvy one liners…
To wrap this up, a quote from BMW:
“Lose one friend, lose all friends, lose yourself” – Plays with Squirrels

Will Powell,

Tyler and I first met playing tee-ball at GMBL in 95'. I would have never guessed it would turn into a life-long friendship that it has grown to be. He moved right across the street from me in middle school. We spent countless hours playing ping pong, video games, and watching tv at each other's houses. Tons of good memories, some bad, and some that we will carry to our graves. I’m thankful to have you as my best friend. I'm so happy that you have found that special someone to spend the rest of your life with. I can't wait to see where life takes you two!
Love you bud,
Will - AKA Ferd

Jon Money,

Tyler and I met when we were in elementary school. We shared a love of sports and games but it wasn’t until later that we bonded over music. I remember scrolling through Tyler’s iPod on poker nights looking through his enormous collection of albums. After high school we didn’t see each other as frequently but not much had changed. Tyler has always been a laid back, down to earth, witty cat. However, ever since Tyler met Rebecca you can sense his aura of joyousness is shining brighter. Through the years, Tyler has been a great friend and I know he will make a great husband.



Looking to stay closer to the venue? We’ve reserved a few rooms at the below locations.


21481 Ridgetop Circle,
Sterling, VA 20166

28 minutes from Zion Springs

15 minutes from Dulles airport

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115 Fort Evans Rd NE,
Leesburg, VA 20176

18 minutes from Zion Springs

22 minutes from Dulles airport

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Wedding Timeline

Mixer: 3:30pm -- Ceremony: 4:30pm -- Dinner 6:15pm
First Dance 7:15pm -- Cake Cutting 8:15pm -- Sparkler Send Off 9:45pm

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