A Wedding on the Virginia Shore

Hello friends!

I hope you all had nice weekends! Matt and I were up in Irvington, Virginia (on the Chesapeake Bay) for a wedding!


Matt’s childhood friend Holly was the bride — she was living in DC when Matt and I first started dating in 2004, so I know her, too, and a bunch of our DC friends were in town, as well as Matt’s whole family!

It was a gorgeous weekend for it :)


We headed up on Friday for their rehearsal dinner BBQ — so delicious.


Both the rehearsal dinner and the wedding reception were held at the super cute Hope & Glory Inn, which the bride’s family owns. Jealous!


It was great seeing DC friends again! Here we are at the BBQ on Friday with our friends Tom and Janice:


The wedding wasn’t until 5:30 on Saturday, so we had plenty of time to enjoy the sunshine beforehand. I went for a 4-ish mile run on Saturday morning with Tom (he’s also a runner), then all of us headed out for a boat ride!


It was beautiful out!


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We all had fun checking out our dream houses. If someone could please buy me the one on the right in the photo below, that’d be great ;)



The rest of the afternoon was spent enjoying the beautiful weather and having lunch at an outdoor tiki bar right on the water!


Fish tacos for the win :)


The wedding itself was great, too! Below we are outside the church with Matt’s younger brother, Drew (on the right), and older brother, Chris with his wife Jess.


Apparently I was too busy dancing up a storm at the reception to take any photos except for this one of their cake ;) 


I’m not usually a big cake person but this was seriously the most delicious wedding cake I’ve ever had! They had a few different options — I had the coconut and it was sooo good. YUM!

Time to get back after it — we have our midterm exam this morning in our summer public health class! Wish me luck :)


p.s. Check out my latest Attune Foods guest post on listening to your body! Appropriate considering I just came off a week of travel and indulgent food. I’m excited to get back on the healthy eating and exercise bandwagon this week! :)

p.p.s. Do you guys remember Bailey, the graphic designer who created my fANNEtastic business cards? Well, she has just started a new weight loss blog! She’s been struggling with her weight for awhile now and has decided it’s time to take action, hoping that having a blog will help her to stay accountable and get healthy for good. I’d love if you guys headed over to her new blog and gave her some love, advice, and encouragement :)


  1. 1

    I’m not sure which looks better-your dress or the cake!

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    Looks like a wonderful wedding, setting, and weekend! Very nice dress. And Matt’s looking downright handsome…

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    The weather looks gorgeous and the food looks delicious. Perfect weekend for a wedding!

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    Very nice wedding. Looking forward one day to seeing pictures of your wedding? Teehee

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    Is that pulled pork? SWOON.

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    I LOVE your dress! Where is it from? It looks fabulous on you and it’s so cute! This looks like such a beautiful, fun wedding. I love reading about weddings and getting inspiring ideas for my own! :)

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    Your dress is quite flattering!

    Best of luck with your test today!

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    Craving fish tacos right now! I love Matt’s Pens shirt! =)

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    Loved the Va pics! You are doing good advertising for the inn. So fun to all be together. Enjoyed reading about therm experience. JHj

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    All the food looks AMAZING.

    And add me to the list of people who LOVE that black and white dress.

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    Oh my gosh, this reminds me soooo much of my Grandma’s on the Chesapeake Bay! It is so beautiful there this time of year, I am so glad you two had a blasty eating some food in the sunshine:)

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    What a beautiful weekend and a gorgeous bride!

    I do miss the east coast!

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    I was so excited to see your post because I am from a town right down the street from Irvington! I have been to the Hope and Glory many times for functions. It is wonderful to see someone not from there really appreciate the beauty of the area!!

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    I love your dress! wher eis it from? And that house looks AMAZING!

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    Summer weddings are always so much fun. In fact, any season of weddings are always so much fun. :) Something about an outdoor wedding just makes me so happy. Perhaps it is because we had our wedding outdoors?!? :) Glad you had a great time.

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    Adventurer says

    Very nice! Looks like a wonderful setting, weekend, and wedding!

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    I love weddings! Looks like you had a fabulous time! And those fish tacos look so good!

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    I have been to the Hope ‘n Glory. It is lovely! Peggy sure knows how to make a wonderfully romantic weekend for her guests. Actually, the whole area is lovely between being on the water, at a couple of really good restaurants or visiting the cute shops in Irvington, White Stone, and Kilmarnock. It looks like it was a beautiful day for a wedding. That cake looked fantastic. Do you know who did it?

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    I was so excited to see this post. I grew up about 20 miles from Irvington and try to get back there as much as possible. Such a great place to be in the summer! Aren’t weddings at Historic Christ Church beautiful?

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