JJ & Hilary together light up any room they enter with their fun, loving, and energetic personalities. It is truly wonderful to watch them play off of each other as they share jokes, laugh, and dance! Let’s relive the whimsical summer wedding that was brought to life by Hilary and JJ on August 9th.
Hilary: Manager of Teacher Leadership & Development @ Teach For America
Johnathon: Director of Marketing & Partnership Development @ ThinkLaw
Hilary is from Spokane, WA
Johnathon was born on base in Bremerton, WA but was raised in Charlotte, NC
Johnathon had a friend of mine reach out to do graduation photos for me at the park under the Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge in DC as a gift! He snuck up behind me on a knee!
Day in three words:
Magical, loving, FUN!
Hilary: He was preppy.
JJ: She was sassy.
Johnathon tried to take Hilary to a French restaurant, but as they were both teaching and coaching, the restaurant was closed by the time they got off. Johnathan said Italian was the next best thing, so we went to Maggiano’s. Looking back I guess it’s no surprise we got married at Commellini’s after Johnathon vetoed my French elopement idea!
First Dance Song:
Can You Stand the Rain by New Edition
Petit-fours from Marcell’s downtown! AMAZING & gelato
Open Bar & Photography!! Super thankful for Hannah Victoria!!!
Whimsical Summer Wedding
Burgundy & Gray w/ rose gold accents
Ceremony started at 6:30
Number of Guests:
Wedding day weather:
Record setting heat; 108 degrees!
Favorite Ceremony Moment:
Johnathon: when Hilary walked down the aisle
Hilary: when our officiant Lynn was comparing the growth of our love to our dog Diesel
Favorite Reception moment:
Hilary: so hard to choose but one is when Johnathon and his mom went into a full on dance competition!
Johnathon: My favorite reception moment was playing the shoe game with my wife as it was a fun way to display our relationship dynamics to our friends and family
Favors for Guests:
Rose gold bottle opener keys
Centerpieces w/ books & candelabras
Advice to other couples:
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Hilary and JJ celebrated the beginning of their adventure with their closest friends and above all family. This whimsical summer wedding was definitely one for the books. As they start their new life we wish them nothing but happiness, love, and laugher!