BRIDE AND GROOM
Hillary Metzger and Ryan Thomas Dunigan
February 28, 2015
CEREMONY + RECEPTION LOCATION
Norfolk Yacht and Country Club
THE STORY – HOW YOU MET AND THE PROPOSAL
Hillary and Ryan met using the popular online dating website, OkCupid. After numerous messages back and forth, they decided to meet for drinks at Pacifica in VA Beach. They instantly felt a connection and months later knew they had found the one. Ryan proposed to Hillary during a horse drawn carriage ride through the Walt Disney World Port Orleans Resort. They celebrated their engagement with dinner and watching the fireworks over Cinderella’s castle. It really was a dream come true.
THE WEDDING – WEDDING THEME + OVERAL VISION
The vision Hillary and Ryan had for the wedding was soft and romantic. They chose blush, gold, and pearl as their colors. They wanted their guests to walk in the ballroom and see pink and white flowers in tall vases, a soft blush colored glow in the room, and candles suspended from the ceiling. They achieved this look thanks to their many vendors.
MOST MEMORABLE – FAVORITE MOMENTS + FAMILY TRADITIONS
Their most memorable moments were the “first look” and ceremony. Hillary and Ryan chose to do a first look to enjoy more time together and share a private, intimate moment on their wedding day.
Their favorite part of the ceremony was exchanging rings. The Reverend referred to this practice as exchanging tokens of love.
Flowers- Lee Synder
Photographer- Rachel Trautmann
Videographer- Intellect Media
Photo Booth- Sami Roy
DJ- Atlantic Digital Entertainment
Lighting- Blue Steel Lighting
Linens and Chairs- Class Covers
Caterer- Norfolk Yacht and Country Club
Wedding Coordinator- Sandy Baxter
Hair and Make-up- Gil Troutman
Bride’s Dress- Maggie Soterro
Groom’s Tux- Calvin Klein
cake- Incredible Edibles Bakery