In August of 2015 I received the best birthday gift everfor this mom/caterer/eventplanner/hopeless romantic. My son called to wish me a happy birthday and confided that he was (finally!) going to propose to his long time girlfriend, Samantha.
A few weeks later I was beyond delighted to help him pick out the ring (bling bling bling!). And a few weeks after that, after first asking her father for her hand (who replied “absolutely not!” I LOVE this family!) he got on one knee and she said yes.
Meanwhile, I had started a secret Pinterest board and had a ton of ideas for a fun, delicious, unique country wedding on our farm all ready to share with the happy couple.
They definitely wanted to get married near their home in Alexandria where their friends could metro or Uber to the party. Another definite was an indoor venue as the wedding date was set for April 1st.
Next came several super fun week-ends in Alexandria with the kids and Samantha’s parents - brunching, wedding planning, vi...