A Riverview Manor Wedding
These two were married on April 22nd, 2017 and had their Riverview Manor wedding nestled in Hurt, Virginia with views of rolling hills and mountains the surrounding the 196 acre property.
When we did their engagement session (you can find that here) at William and Mary…they were more than adamant that they were no “good” at the whole taking photos thing. Well, I would say quite the opposite. Even during Maegan’s bridal portraits at Riverview Manor (you can find that here) she was so effortlessly photographed and even more so on their actual wedding day.
I don’t think I have ever seen two people so calm knowing they would have to move the entire wedding into the reception space about 45 minutes before they were to say “I do.” You would never know in the photos that there was a pretty INTENSE storm outside of the barn at Riverview Manor. With beautiful, beautiful eclectic details filling the room, flowers crafted by Maegan’s oh so talented Grandmother, and anticipation at every table…these two shared their sweet vows and became husband and wife.
Truly I can say that I never think of Maegan without thinking Jonathan and never think Jonathan without thinking of Maegan. That’s because when I think about these two, I think of them as whole. Which, I am sure most do. I think of how perfectly they compliment one another and how kindly they treat each other. It’s a true privilege to have watched them grow into this now, MARRIED couple that they are today. I mean, guys, they are literally the definition of that unconditional sweet and kind type of love.
When and where did you both meet?
We’ve known each other forever basically but we officially began being friends in High School (Halifax County High School) when we would swap books and things blossomed from there. Reading and books have played a part in our relationship all along!
When did you know he was the one and vice versa?
Maegan: I think I really knew Jon was the one when I had a really rough semester of college and he sat up all night with me when I couldn’t sleep and we watched Dexter and ate ice cream. Not just anyone would do that sort of thing for you.
Jonathan: I realized I wanted to marry Maegan my freshman year of college. I was in Williamsburg while Maegan was back home finishing her last year of high school. Long distance relationships are hard, but we made it through and were stronger for it. I had to spend a year living away from Maegan, and while I don’t regret it, I’m going to do my best to not let it happen again. I’m much happier with Maegan, and I look forward to spending the rest of my life with her.
What’s the one thing you both love each other the most for?
We had a romantic day at several vineyards in the Richmond area, and at the last stop Jon had made a special book which held our love story and had the beautiful ring on the last page. We came back home and celebrated with our family and friends at our favorite local restaurant.
Ceremony/Venue: Riverview Manor
Wedding Dress: Kitty Chen Couture, Reflections Bridal Harrisonburg VA
Wedding Coordinating: Vicki Mattox
Hair and Makeup: Allure Salon in Alta Vista
Donuts: Chesnut Hill Bakery
Cake: by Brandi Shirlen
Catering: Hunters Catering
Invitations: HardyEveryday (Etsy)
Florals: The Grandmother of the bride
DJ: DJ STU