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Wedding Wednesday: The Seaver Wedding

The Seaver Wedding | June 16, 2016  | Photography by: Andru Miller Photography

Catherine Rossi and Jedidiah "Jed" Seaver met in the nick of time. Catherine was fed up with the dating scene in the city when she agreed to being set up with Jed by a mutual friend. As soon as the two met, Catherine knew that this man was different than any other she'd met before. From that first lunch on, the two never stopped talking. It eventually evolved naturally into the loving relationship they share today. It was love at first sight.

Jed proposed in November. While Catherine was out on a run, Jed had set up candles around a watch box, with Frank Sinatra playing in the back ground. Catherine, knowing he'd suggested going out to dinner later that night, had a inkling he might propose. But, when she came home to see the watch box she was confused by all of the effort put into a watch. Inside, though, she found a gold engagement ring. Jed was excited he was able to surprise her with the proposal and even more excited that she said yes.

Despite the two of them living in D.C., they both grew up around the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. Catherine, originally being from Blacksburg, wanted the wedding to be close to home. The ceremony took place at Claytor Lake State Park, by the water, with perfect 70 degree weather. For the reception, they traveled back to Blacksburg to love, sing, and dance the night away at The Inn at Virginia Tech.

The comforting atmosphere and being surrounded by friends and family really helped to make the day a success. Her father's band played at the reception, a part of her mother's wedding gown was used as Catherine's bouquet holder, and Catherine's 92 year old Babushka (Grandmother) even traveled from New Jersey for the wedding. Unfortunately she fell ill upon arriving in Virginia, and had to spend the wedding day in the hospital, but instead of it being a sad memory, Catherine and Jed made the best of it. The two were able to surprise her at the hospital, completely decked out in their formal wear. Catherine says she remembers this moment the best, with the most warmth in her heart.

The whole night was full of fun, love, and great memories. The couple were so glad to be able to return back to their roots for their wedding. The food was delectable, the reception was exciting and better than Catherine even thought possible, and the guests loved the thoughtful wedding favors. Jed works in law enforcement so the couple decided to donate to The National Fallen Police Foundation in their guests' names and hand out blue and black wrapped Hershey kisses.

It was a wedding that everyone will look back on with love and happiness.

Make sure to see more of the Seaver wedding on page 58 of bridebook!

Dress: David's Bridal
Florist: Flowers by B
Cake: Nina Panonni & Ashley Oppedisano
Ceremony: Claytor Lake State Park
Venue: The Inn at Virginia Tech
Caterer: The Inn at Virginia Tech
Planner: The Inn at Virginia Tech - Bianca Norton
Jewelry: Eddy Greenan Jewelry
Attendant Dresses: David's Bridal
Groomsmen Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Hair & Makeup: Jenna Bien