Jacqueline & Eric’s wedding was filled with an abundance of love & joy.  Their family and friends gathered to celebrate this wonderful couple on June 18th at the Lodge.  Family & friends watched the two say their “I do’s” at the Mountain Grove ceremony location, surrounded by their very best of friends.  We stumbled across their wedding story and thought it was too sweet not to share. As much as we would love to tell it ourselves, I think the bride and groom say it best.  Enjoy Jacqueline & Eric’s take on their love story along with these gorgeous photos from their wedding day by Ashley Cox Photography!

“I first saw Jacqueline at a Welcome Week event at UVA in August, 2015. She was a face in a crowd of hundreds of people, but a face I would not soon forget. She was stunning. I had no clue who she was or who her friends were, but I hoped that our paths would somehow cross another time. Little did I know that just a week earlier we had both moved into houses across the street from one another.”  -Eric

A few weeks later, I saw him again. This time at a tailgate with both our houses. Everyone left, and we somehow walked into the UVA football game together, and he was asking me questions. I told him I moved from Boston, and he asked if I liked New England sports. I quickly told him I loved the Red Sox and the Patriots, but only because my parents are from a small New England town, a tiny place in Rhode Island. He asked me which town, and smiled as I said the word “Barrington”. As fate would have it, his mother’s family is from Barrington, and his relatives still live there, as do mine.” – Jacqueline

“As the fall semester progressed, we continued to go on dates and spend time with one another. We had fun exploring Charlottesville together, hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and making the quick walk across the street to sit on her porch swing together. It became evident to us both that our hopes and dreams for our futures aligned, as we both have an interest in using our respective careers internationally doing mission work. Though our friendship grew, we decided to stop dating as the semester wound down. Spring came and my graduation from UVA was quickly approaching. Even in our time apart the last few months my feelings for her had not wavered. One Sunday afternoon in March I asked Jacqueline to grab coffee and told her that I missed her companionship and wanted to date again. A few days later we grabbed dinner at Brazos Tacos and never looked back again. “ -Eric

“Eric asked me to marry him on November 4th, with our friends and family in town to celebrate that night. As Eric lives in DC, we often meet half way in Culpepper for date night at our favorite farm to table restaurant. Every time we say goodbye, he whispers, “one goodbye closer to no more goodbyes”, and I repeat it to myself as I drive back to Charlottesville. I cannot wait to share a house and a room and a life with him, and for no more goodbyes.” -Jacqueline

Venue: The Lodge

Photographer: Ashley Cox Photography

Catering: Barbeque Exchange Events & Catering

Food Truck: carpe donut

Coordinator: Liz Baxley

Floral: Carbon + Salt