When Gavin’s mom first inquired with us in September of 2018 for Gavin & Ty’s New Year’s Eve wedding we were instantly intrigued. They had a beautiful vision for their long awaited “I do” and we knew we wanted to play a role in it. One of the many things we adored about this sweet couple was not only how much they loved each other, but how much they cared for their friends and family. They always kept their guests in mind during the planning process because they wanted to ensure everyone enjoyed the celebration as much as them. Gavin & Ty’s story is so sweet, and starts all the way back in middle school. Enjoy some of our favorite photos from their New Year’s Eve wedding and a little background about the couple as told by the bride and groom themselves.
“When looking back on our story, one could say “Love at First Sight”, although cliché, seemed to be a rather common theme. It all began with the most romantic of situations…at a middle school dance where an overly talkative boy found himself speechless when he met the most beautiful and possibly blondest girl he had ever seen. Despite some awkward flirtations through AIM, “WahooHockey65” found the nerve to ask “BlondieGoalie125” to be his “girlfriend” …and she said yes! However, only a mere 48 hours later, at her own surprise “Sweet Thirteen,” she admitted she wasn’t feeling it and ended the fleeting relationship, crushing the boy. Luckily, the story doesn’t end there…
Flash forward to our sophomore year of high school and we found love in a hopeless place… the Holton-Arms cafeteria. That same overly talkative boy was reintroduced to that blonde girl. After spending the evening dancing to such ballads like “Yeah” and “Get Low,” they knew they were meant to be together. For the next 3 years, they attended Homecomings, Holiday Balls, weird house parties, all while navigating high school life’s limitations such as learner’s permits, family data plans, and curfews. Although they were both attending the University of Virginia that fall, they decided to “take a break” saying, “if it was meant to be, they would find their way back to one another.”
After a few years in “The Real World” while back in Charlottesville for a football weekend, the overly talkative man spotted the blonde woman from across The Lawn. He was quickly reminded of all the amazing times they had had together and how much he truly missed her in his life. Fortunately, she felt the exact same way. Over the next 3 years, they have shared some incredible milestone moments together such as moving in together, new careers, the rollercoaster of a season for UVA’s 2018 Basketball team, the Caps winning their first Stanley Cup, the list is endless.
Despite being one of the easiest decisions he’s ever made, Ty found himself once again speechless, when he asked Gavin to marry him following a week long trip to London at Dulles Airport! Cheers to a #HappyBlueYear!
Congratulations Gavin & Ty!
Caterer: Harvest Moon
Hair & Makeup: Avenue 42
Florist: Blue Ridge Floral Design
Coordinator: Maureen McKenna
Lighting: Blue Ridge Event Production
Officiant: Derek Rust
Photographer: Amelia Johnson
Rentals: Festive Fare & MS Events
Videographer: Iceberg Media
Carriage: Classic Carriage