The Miller Wedding | August 19, 2017 | Photography by: Kaitlyn Phipps Photography
Because they had the same major at Virginia Tech, Lily Terango and John Paul Miller kept running into each other. After "happening" to sit next to each other in the many classes that they had together, John Paul began their romance by asking Lily out on their first date, a hike around Mountain Lake. Since the couple is very outdoorsy, John Paul suggested that they go kayaking down the Potomac River during their Labor Day weekend. They paddled over to a small island, and John Paul asked Lily to pick out a fishing lure. When she turned around, he proposed. Without Lily's knowledge, John Paul and Lily's father had planted a tripod in the kayak to take pictures on the island to capture the moment. The proposal took Lily completely by surprise, and was followed by a visit to a winery and a B&B to celebrate their new engagement.
The couple's outdoor ceremony took place with a picturesque view of the mountains (the same ones that they had hiked on their first date!), and the "unforgettable" ceremony was brought to life by the homemade floral arrangements and a live band. The couple's first dance was also a surprise: a slow dance that morphed into a salsa. The "lively" wedding was unique because of how involved the couple's friends and family were. Lily says that her parents were "a huge help to the planning process," and the bridal party and groomsmen even joined the band on stage during the fun-filled reception. The couple laughed and hugged their way through their magical day and through the evening, which Lily says was "just perfect."
Make sure to see more of the Miller wedding on page 42 of bridebook!
Photography: Kaitlyn Phipps Photography
Venue: Sinkland Farms
Caterer: Pumpernickel Pickle Catering
DJ: Swinging Richards / East Coast Entertainment
Hair & Makeup: Studio 700 Salon
Videography: Mary Russel Productions