Cheers to a New Year

Gus Photo Credit: Amy Nicole Photography

It’s become a tradition for me to close-out the year with a thank you and a reflection of our best 9 Instagram pictures. I say it all the time, but it’s truly impossible to share every moment we have loved from the past year, because every weekend ushers in something wonderful. We find ourselves continually humbled by the excitement of engaged couples, who reach out to us when planning their Virginia weddings, and we thank God for his blessings on this barn that has become a part of so many stories, and is a big part of our family’s story as well!

This year I watched my son marry his love, overlooking the rolling hills of our farm, and danced with him in the same spot that so many other mothers have before me; realizing, at that moment, what a true honor it is to host weddings every single weekend. Bo and I will celebrate 35 years of marriage in February, and I remember it like it was yesterday. Life moves so fast, and we have to soak it all in; the good, the bad, but most importantly, all the wonderful.

Shadow Creek saw a few big moments this year. We were thrilled to learn that one of our favorite weddings was published in The Knot DC/MD/VA before Christmas and that we were also a “Best of Weddings 2018” pick. We love every wedding that we get to host, and it’s always a treat to see one in print; capturing the hard work and talents of each of our vendors, on the pages of a beautiful magazine, forever. We saw some gorgeous ceremonies this year, including a Hindu ceremony that was breathtakingly beautiful. We saw cakes that were way too pretty to cut, flowers we wanted to save forever, pictures, and videos that made our hearts skip-a-beat, and we celebrated our third anniversary with Gus sporting a festive birthday hat. It’s been a beautiful year, to say the least.

As we head into 2018, I want to wish you and your families a blessed new year of joy and peace. Thank you for coming on this journey with us. Cheers to 2018!

PS – We have a big announcement coming in March, stay tuned!