I am pleased to introduce you to Angie and Jonathan! They are getting married at one of my favorite venues, Glen Ellen Farm. Learn more about this sweet couple below.
How did the two of you meet?
We met in high school! We started dating junior year. Our first date was a Middletown football game. We went to get coffee and Jonathan asked me out afterwards on Sept 25, 2007. It’ll be just under 11 years on our wedding day.
Angie, what do you love about Jonathan?
I love Jonathan’s compassion for people, kindness, and supportiveness.
Jonathan, what do you love about Angie?
I love how passionate she is, her honesty, and her thoughtfulness.
What is something special about the two of you?
That we’re kind of like a Yin and Yang – we respect our differences but also try to learn from each other and grow as a couple. I always try to be as kind as Jonathan, and he strives to be honest with himself, like me. And we’re not just partners, we’re best friends.
What do you like to do as a couple in your free time?
Travel! Even if it’s somewhere local. We love taking our dog, Gatsby, on adventures with us. We try to go on a date night every week!
What are a few of your favorite things?
Gatsby! Singing together, eating exotic foods, going to Capitals games, exploring our city (Alexandria, VA)
What does your dream wedding look like?
We just want to be surrounded by friends and family, and to celebrate the next chapter in our life with them. I would also like the sun to be shining…if that isn’t too much to ask. My favorite wedding theme, and the theme of our wedding is rustic chic – we’ll see if we can pull it off.
Why did you choose to work with Social Graces?
It was important for us to be comfortable with our vendors, and who better to coordinate our day than someone we know and respect! From Katie’s blog and Instagram, she seemed like she was just so organized and made for this work. Katie knew the venue, which was important to me. I love working with people who I know have great character.
Some advice to anyone willing to listen:
If you’re wondering what the most important thing is, or what saves a marriage/relationship – to me, its communication. Jonathan and I did 5 years long distance. We made it. We talked through all our problems and issues, and where our heads were at when we were apart. And that we loved each other. If you can’t articulate your feelings or needs, or you hesitate to do so…it can strain your relationship, or cause resentment. Jonathan is my favorite person to talk to, and we’ve worked really hard at our open communication.