In December 2013, fate seemed to be on Taylor and José’s side when the two met at a Christmas party hosted by Taylor’s Spanish society. José noticed Taylor going around the room introducing herself to everyone, and when she came over to greet him, it was “love at first sight.”
When spring semester rolled around, José asked Taylor out to a pupusa restaurant and they had such a good time, they went for a drive to Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, which is where they shared their first kiss.
Taylor had wanted to go wine tasting for quite some time, and José knew it would make for a beautiful proposal. At the Chrysalis Vineyard in Virginia, José found the theoretical “right spot” in the middle of the vineyard to get on a knee to propose, not realizing that a group of people was approaching from behind. He only realized the group was there when Taylor said a resounding “YES,” and everyone began clapping and congratulating them.
Here are some favorites from their summer wedding at The Sherwood Chalet at Forest Lodge.
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Superhero socks – Every boy’s fantasy..and yes the guys can have a little fun too!
While getting Taylor ready, one of the loops on her corset busted free. It was the calmest I’ve ever seen a bride when a dress snafu has happened. Without skipping a beat Taylor just took advantage of the moment to make a great dad joke about darning it.
It’s always a nice touch to share some special words in private on the big day.
Taylor had grown up attending this church, so it was really special for her to become a wife there.
The morning of the wedding the weather was looking iffy for our portrait time. Taylor and I agreed we’d make the official call as late as possible about whether or not we’d be doing portraits in downtown Clinton. While we were in the church, it downpoured (big time!) but cleared by the time we left the church. We were gifted with this epic cloud (and another downpour!) on the way back to Forest Lodge.
A true portrait of these two, completely goofing off and having a great time just being together.
Is it really a summer wedding if it doesn’t include a game of corn hole?
I love the dancing on a cloud for the first dance, feels like a dream.
I’m a sucker for a good fire pit shot! Pretty sure this is my favorite part of summer weddings!
Ah, the threat of cake to the face…
Jose gave quite the performance for the removal of the garter
Venue // The Sherwood Chalet at the Forest Lodge
Jeweler // Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski
Dress // Three Graces Bridal
Groom’s suit // Jos A Bank
DJ // Posh DJs
Ceremony Officiant // Father Thomas Serafin
Hair Stylist // MarKirk Salon
Make-up Artist // MarKirk Salon
Florist // Flowers by Vania
Videography // Folded Crane Films
Bakery // Sweet Passion Cakery
Limo/Transportation // RPD Limo
Favors // Candylicious of Randolph