Megan and Michael thought about eloping to Europe. I am so glad they chose to stick close to home and have us come up to Abington, VA to shoot their amazing wedding at The Martha Washington Inn. We had never been to Abington or to The Martha and we LOVED it. But not as much as we LOVE this couple. They are precious ya’ll and we so enjoyed getting share in their day with all their friends and family.
The Martha Washington Inn is over 150 years old! Once a home, it is now a hotel right in the heart of Abington.
Shout out to Megan and her mad DIY skills! She arranged all of the floral herself and it was quite impressive!
Every detail complimented the other so well!
The “getting ready” moments are often some of our favorites.
The first look was on the main staircase at The Martha. A perfect place to capture these moments.
“My Michael” likes to take candid photos of the family waiting to have their formal photos taken. We love these genuine expressions!
Even in November, we were surprised and happy that there was still color on the trees! This made a fantastic backdrop for photos.
The gorgeous Megan. Normally, it isn’t recommended that the bride do her own makeup. However, Megan NAILED it and was absolutely stunning.
Let the ceremony begin!
Tying the knot. Literally.
Congrats Megan and Michael!!
Checking out the rings.
Introductions into the reception!
The toasts brought on some awesome laughter.
The shoe game!
A few words from the Groom’s parents.
Congrats Megan and Michael!! Thank you for allowing the Mozingos to share in your story.
Shout out to these professionals that made this day amazing!
Venue – The Martha Washington Inn
Venue coordinator – Wendy Miler
Dress Designer – Reem Acra
Where you purchased your dress – Your Dream Dress
Makeup artist – The Bride
Hair designer – Josh Helms
Floral designer – The Bride
Caterer – Martha Washington Inn
Officiant – Karren Osborn
Cake designer – Cake Buds
Wedding hashtag- #M&MGetHitcched
Now, enough from us, here is a bit from Megan and Michael about themselves and their big day!
A bit about Megan:
Megan is passion and creativity in the flesh. Her fiery attitude and beauty are unmatched. She is brilliant, confident, kind and caring. I am very lucky to be spending my future with her.
A bit about Michael:
Michael is a sweet considerate person. He is persistent and creative. He fills the house with laughter and brightens up my day. I am so happy to be with him.
How did you meet?
I was best friends with Michael’s sister. He was in college most of the time that I was around. His family would take me with them on vacation, I suspect to keep the girls from fighting all the way down the road. After college we both ended up with jobs in our home town and his mother played match maker over the holidays.
Describe your first date?
His parents took us Black Friday shopping. We were in a craft store and he said he didn’t like glitter. I ended up wiping some on his shirt. I was like maybe I shouldn’t have done that. After that we went in Belk and he offered to hold my shoes while I was shopping. We had dinner at Olive Garden afterward and both made a Hannibal joke about Chianti at the same time.
How long have you been together?
What are your favorite hobbies and activities to do as a couple?
Crafty things. We cosplay together and make stained glassed together. I know if I pick up a hobby to go ahead and order him a starter kit. I picked up cross stitch recently, and preemptively ordered him a small Mario kit. It only took a week for him to get interested enough to try it.
Who popped the question and HOW?
Michael did under the Christmas trees on Biltmore’s lawn. We’re not even sure if he finished asking me before I put the ring on my finger.
Why did you pick The Martha Washington Inn?
It is a historic venue that went well with our theme. Most of my family and Michael’s parents live in SWVA, so we chose a venue that would easily accommodate the largest number of guests. Most of our out of town guests just stayed with family in the area so it was very centralized in that way. It was also very inclusive in it’s packages. We didn’t have to worry about linen, catering, place setting, wait staff, center pieces, or bartending. We just had to choose what we wanted and they did the rest.
What adjective best describes your spouse on your wedding day?
I would say Michael was jovial.
Michael says I was stunning.
What tangible detail of your wedding day did you love the most? (Cake, dress, special item?)
The weird tennis shoes Michael picked out for me to wear during the reception.
How many guests attended the wedding?
What did you and your guests eat at the reception?
Steak or Asian Chicken
What was the flavor of your wedding cake?
Chocolate and funfetti with buttercream
What is the one of the funniest things that happened on your wedding day?
The groomsmen practicing tying the knot.
What was the song for your first dance and why did you pick it?
“The Very Thought of You” by Nat King Cole.
I liked that song since I was a kid and we could manage to dance to it.
What stood out to you the most when you think of your wedding?
Gathering everyone together from a bunch of different walks of life into one place.
What is on your “bucket list” to do together as a married couple?
Travel to places we’ve always wanted to go like Italy, German, Ireland, and Japan.
We’re hoping to watch the sun rise in Florence together on our honeymoon.