Simple Elegance and Historic Charm at Washington’s Mount Vernon Inn

April 9th, 2020

Sofia and John meet at a Game of Thrones-themed party at Sofia’s cousin’s place the weekend after Halloween in 2014. Sofia and her cousin live nextdoor to each other, so a few friends came to Sofia’s to hang out before the party; John was one of them. John was wearing a play crown, a cape, and holding a scepter, basically looking ridiculous. He instantly caught Sofia’s eye and she finds him charming, hilarious, and outgoing. He walks into the party, takes a seat right next to Sofia, and they are inseparable the remainder of the party. Sofia was the only girl that John wants to talk to all night. He finds her smart, beautiful, and the hostess with the mostest! Later that week he asks Sofia’s cousin for Sofia’s number and John asks Sofia out on an official date.

We plan to go to St. Lucia for John’s 30th birthday with hotel booked, car rented, and excursions ready for the celebration. One of the big plans is taking a sailboat along the island. John thinks it would be particularly special to charter a catamaran all to ourselves. He books it for the day after they arrive. They spend the morning of September 17, 2019 on the beach, kayaking and swimming. Sofia notices John is acting weird about kayaking. He secretly does not want to leave the backpack on the beach unattended because the ring is in there! He finally decides he will say he needs to go to the bathroom and he drops off the ring in their room.

They eventually kayak and get ready for the catamaran trip. Sofia and John are picked up at the hotel, they hop on the boat, and it was only the two of them (and the captain). The couple share rum punch, wine, and food. At 30 minutes into the ride, John says he is going to go get a drink. He comes back with the captain and says, “Sofia, will you stand up so the captain can take a picture of us”? She stands up, John gets down on one knee, and proposes! The catamaran is directly in front of the gorgeous Piton Mountains, in the ocean, all privately secluded. They celebrated with each other all day.

Sofia and John are excited to get to come home every day for the rest of my life to the person they love the most. They will spend all their life-changing moments and adventures with each other.

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Bride’s Dress Designer, Eddy K from BHLDN
bhldn.com/products/adalynn-gown
facebook @BHLDN
instagram @bhldn

Brides Shoes, Bandolino from DSW
DSW.com
facebook @DSW
instagram @dsw

Bride’s Wedding Band, Blue Nile
bluenile.com
facebook @bluenile
instagram @bluenilediamond

Catering, Mount Vernon Inn
mountvernon.org/inn
facebook @mountvernoninnrestaurant
instagram @mountvernoninn

DJ, DJ Angie D
AJDJservices.com
facebook @ajdjservices2
instagram @ajdjservices

Engagement Ring, Alexandria & Company
alxandcompany.com
facebook @alxandcompany
instagram @alxandcompany

Flowers, Carol Bull at Conklyn Florist
conklyns.com
facebook @ConklynsFlorist
instagram @conklyns

Groom’s Cufflinks
theblacktux.com
facebook @TheBlackTux
instagram @theblacktux

Groom’s Shoes, The Black Tux
theblacktux.com
facebook @TheBlackTux
instagram @theblacktux

Groom’s Tuxedo, The Black Tux
theblacktux.com
facebook @TheBlackTux
instagram @theblacktux

Groom’s Wedding Band, LuxuriaJewelers
etsy.com/shop/LuxuriaJewelers

Hair Stylist, Wendy Argueta
specialhairstyle.com
facebook @AbsoluteBeautybyWendy
instagram @absolutebeautybywendy

Invitations designed by bride on Minted
minted.com
facebook @minted
instagram @minted

Lighting, Dj Angie D
AJDJservices.com
facebook @ajdjservices2
instagram @ajdjservices

Linens, Mount Vernon Inn
mountvernon.org/inn
facebook @mountvernoninnrestaurant
instagram @mountvernoninn

Makeup Artist, Nadia mercado
instagram.com/nadiamercado.mua

Officiant, Rev. Bill Freeman
progressivecatholics.org
facebook @ProgressiveWeddings

Transportation, DASHBus
dashbus.com
facebook @DASHBus
instagram @dashbus_

Wedding Cake by bridesmaid Kelsey

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