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Risa and Jon’s Featured Wedding

May Durkovic on June 24, 2020 - 9:58 am in Featured Weddings

How they met: Risa and Jon met while working at an animal hospital in Northern Virginia. Risa was a veterinarian assistant, and Jon was the receptionist.

How he proposed: During a cross-country road trip the couple camped in various national parks, including the Grand Canyon, Arches National Park, Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park. Jon kept the ring with him at all times. He even safety pinned it to his pocket when the couple went kayaking on Jackson Lake in Grand Teton. The night they stayed at a beautiful two person cabin in Paradise Valley, Montana, Jon proposed as they sat outside admiring the mountains. 

Why they chose a winery wedding: Risa and Jon desired an outdoor wedding with a view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Many Virginia wineries are beautifully located in the foothills, but what really sold them on Sunset Hills was the 140 year old Amish-restored barn turned tasting room.

Favorite wedding moments: The couple was excited that their good friend and his band, The Billy Triplett Trio, played at their wedding reception. They had a great time dancing the night away to his original songs and an assortment of covers, including folk, rock and bluegrass tunes.

Header Photo Credit: Shilladay Photography

Shilladay Photography
Shilladay Photography
Shilladay Photography

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