Happy Monday! Are you guys ready for a full week of amazing DC area wedding inspiration? We are kicking off today with a romantic Riverside on the Potomac wedding. You know we love a good proposal story and so we just had to share Cory and Annie’s story!
Cory’s sister, Lauren, told Annie that she won four tickets to a dolphin show at the National Aquarium and asked the two of them to go with her. When they checked in they told them the dolphin encounter under Estrain was only for two. Cory and Annie went first. They did the usual dolphin tour and then went with the trainer to meet a Dolphin named Spirit. They were taught how to have Spirit roll, wave and dance with her flippers. She even came out of the water to kiss Annie!
At one point she thought they were playing with them for too long so she went to get Lauren and Paddy so they could have a turn. Suddenly the trainer said,”No, you have to wait because the dolphin wants to throw you a buoy!” When she turned around the dolphin had already swam across the pool, got a buoy from another trainer and flipped it up to her. She caught the buoy, turned it around and it said, “Annie, will you marry me?” She then turned around to look for Cory. He was on his knee with a beautiful ring. Just when she thought he had executed the best engagement ever, he still had something else up his sleeve. Their families were waiting in a restaurant to celebrate!
The pair were married last summer at the gorgeous Virginia wedding venue, Riverside on the Potomac. They achieved the perfect rustic romance in their chosen barn setting with the help of the team at Bright Occasions. Some of our favorite elements would have to be the four tiered nearly naked cake and the floral installation by Edge Florals. Thank you to Kate Fine Art for sharing this lovely Virginia wedding with us today!
The following DC wedding vendors contributed to this lovely Riverside on the Potomac wedding:
Wedding Planner: Bright Occasions | Photography: Kate Fine Art | Venue: Riverside on the Potomac | Florals: Edge Florals | DJ: Chris Laich | Catering: Smokin Willys | Officiant: Say I do Your Way | Videography: Kevin Joel | Beauty: Stylist to Go | Cake: Honey Bee Pastry Shop