Sara & John
Like so many 2020 couples, Sara and John were challenged with postponements and uncertainties. They decided on a “Big Apple” elopement 12-12-2020 to close the year on a most bright note. A week before, they traded the plan in on a close-to-elopement exchanging vows among close family and friends in a candlelight cabin just before Christmas. It was a scene straight from a Hallmark Christmas movie.
Bergen and Paul
A military romance is full of twists and turns and Paul and Bergen could have their story penned. Their tale has all the romantic elements from the angst of a long-distant relationship spanning two years and 2400 miles to his heroic action of saving her life after a horrific accident and her braving her first flight alone to attend his Marine Corps Ball. Paul and Bergen found their way to the altar on a beautiful late winter day that allowed for an outdoor ceremony and cabin reception, March 6, 2021. Bergen and her mother Kim were prepared to plan the wedding in five weeks when Paul’s deployment orders changed and it was planned in less than four.
Photos courtesy of Kaitlyn Rebecca Photo
Melissa and Jamie
From the moment Jamie and Melissa toured, it was obvious they had a relationship built on trust and commitment. It was tickets to a Pittsburgh Steeler’s game that led to the two meeting when Jamie posted them up for grabs on Facebook giving a whole new meaning to clickbait. A reserved Melissa noted they had mutual friends on the social medium and reached out. Melissa may have lost out on the tickets already snagged, but they both scored as a new romance budded. Soon there would be a new team, Team Ferguson complete with Jamie’s two daughters. The couple were married May 23rd 2021 in an elegant spring garden ceremony to the sound of a stringed trio among closest family members and a number of children serving as the wedding party.
Photos courtesy Lauren Love
Autumn and Ryan
Planning a wedding can be stressful enough, but planning while finishing up a Ph.D at Ohio State requires a whole new level of stamina not to mention a job transfer of your new husband to Dallas following your nuptials. Autumn and Ryan are the epitome of roll with the punches and any onlooker would be none the wiser as their July 2021 wedding was nothing short of perfection with an outdoor lawn ceremony and indoor reception that ended up migrating outdoors with a gorgeous summer evening. Autumn’s ultra-chic modern style and Ryan’s request to friends to deck out for the occasion gave the event a lively cocktail party vibe as family and college friends from her Ohio State and his University of Oklahoma celebrated their union. The couple honeymooned in Asheville, N.C. and are splitting their time between Columbus and Dallas until Autumn wraps up her dissertation.
Photos courtesy Sarah Roach
Karly & Gavin
Her photographer had been capturing her image since she was born. In September 2021 she would capture one of the most magical days of Karly’s life in a perfectly executed day that had guests saying, “this is the best wedding I’ve ever been.”
Karly and Gavin opted for a Friday afternoon rehearsal followed by an onsite, elegant candlelight dinner catered by the Winchester and serviced by WH staff.
Saturday began with early morning hair and makeup for Karly and her seven bridesmaids with fresh baked goods, mimosas and childhood stories being shared. After a relaxing morning, it was time for a few emotional first looks including one with her gentle giant father who is also battling cancer. Tears of joy were replaced with laughter as the spirited wedding party was ready for the church departing in style renting the WH Mercedes Presidential Sprinter Van.
The Jenkins opted for an all-outdoor wedding reception that was festive and comfortable for their 150 + guests with an early fall backdrop that included cocktail and appetizer hour and a surprise entrance followed by dinner service, dancing and a chauffeured exit.
The couple honeymooned in the Maldives.
Photos courtesy of Brenda Thompson
Alizeh & Josh
Alizeh had been searching for a high-end wedding venue closer to home. When her search became exhaustive, it was her sister who found newly opened Weymouth Hill online. Alizeh toured early spring and knew when she saw the landscape, she’d found her venue.
Her Bridgerton-worthy vision of an outdoor lawn party with heavy floral proved dreaming big can happen with the right vendor team.
Aside from the stunning pageantry, Josh and Alizeh were the main attraction exchanging heartfelt vows with stories of how they met and their love journey during a private vow exchange. Following, was an alfresco wedding reception with authentic Pakistani fare and dancing. The splendor of their event was unforgettable. The grounds were magically alive with beautifully adorned guests, a live painter, vintage car, and sparkler sendoff.
The couple honeymooned in Paris.
Photos courtesy of Ethan Witt
Lilly and Haddon
The exuberance of the wedding party was almost giddy as former college classmates were reunited once again from all over the country. This Louisa, Kentucky bride met the love of her life, a North Carolina native, during her studies in Pennsylvania.
It was a beautiful October day with a slight morning drizzle that led Lilly to move her ceremony indoors to the cabin. Ceremony music was led by an accomplished violinist and family friend. Lilly embodied a vintage look of lace and pearls while the fellas sported smart vests and bowties.
Following the ceremony and lunch, the tables and chairs were cleared and the cabin became an English Country Dance Hall with live music and someone calling the dances. The setting couldn’t have been more fitting for this wholesome and unique wedding.
Desiree and Jordan
Blue skies and perfect temperature on an October day gave Desiree and Jordan a perfect setting for an outdoor garden ceremony and tented reception.
Family and friends witnessed an emotional first look as Desiree walked down the aisle in a blush, princess gown. The groom and groomsmen kept it casual in blue jeans with dress shirt and vests.
White and blush roses adorned their ceremony space and all their outdoor tables. The cabin was transformed into a thoughtful food display space courtesy of the mother-of-the groom’s vision.
This daytime wedding was filled with an afternoon of family and friends enjoying the outdoor fall weather and the union of high school sweethearts.
Photos courtesy of Tessa Marie Kouns
Lauren and Tanner
The guests kept coming exceeding this couple’s head count, a sure sign that everyone was enthusiastic about celebrating their union.
Lauren and Tanner spent over a year contemplating their wedding day, the logistics, when and where. During their first visit, it was the resident Labradors who made the couple feel most at home as Tanner was awaiting his Labrador sight dog to complete training and possibly be in the ceremony.
This November wedding had all the warmth of a summer day.
Photos courtesy Rara Bowling
Candice and Brandon
While backpacking in Northern Idaho, Brandon surprised Candice with a ring only their engagement was secret for days as they were off the grid and didn’t have cell service to tell anyone.
Their December wedding less than six months later was anything but remote surrounded by abundant friends and family traveling from as far away as Alaska.
The couple opted for a nearby church ceremony with guests gathering to celebrate their reception inside the Weymouth Hill cabin with a festive spread of food, drinks and hot cocoa bar. The couple danced the night away and guests were so cozy they hardly noticed the reception ending.
The couple honeymooned in Puerto Rico, but these avid adventurers are spotted all over when their work schedules allow.
Photos courtesy Mark Webb