The Maupin Wedding | June 27, 2015 | Photography by Noah Magnifico- Photographer
Chris and Rebecca’s relationship started out with a lot of heat as the two met at a mutual friend’s bonfire party one night. It hadn’t been planned for the two to be set up, but quickly their friend realized that the two were both single and actually quite perfect for each other. Chris was encouraged to talk to Rebecca so he started a conversation by asking about her date that night, Rebecca’s Vizsla puppy, Milo. According to Chris, Rebecca was a bit short with him at first and even though she doesn’t remember that, she knows that she had just come out of a rough relationship and so there is potential that she had been short with him. However, Chris was not easily scared away and tried again to start a conversation. Despite the slow start, Chris’ patience paid off in the end for both of them because they started a wonderful relationship.
True to gentlemanly form, one Saturday morning Chris drove over an hour to Rebecca’s parents house to ask for permission to marry their daughter. They of course gave their blessing and then tried to keep the secret the rest of the day. Later that evening, the couple went to dinner at one of Rebecca’s favorite restaurants and settled in for a night in front of their fire. After watching a movie with both of their dogs cuddled up to them, Chris surprised Rebecca by getting down on one knee and asking her to spend the rest of her life with him. She of course accepted excitedly.
The wedding day was planned to be simple and take place at a winery. The entrance of the ceremony was accented with wine barrels to fit the venue, and the aisles were lined with lanterns that were filled with hydrangeas. For the centerpieces, Rebecca struggled with the decision of whether or not to use typical flower arrangements. However, she didn’t know what she would do with all of those centerpieces after the wedding so instead she decided to use picture frames with her and Chris in them that the guests could take home after the wedding was over. Another unique touch that was added to the wedding was a flaming doughnut hole dessert. Their caterer was Pumpernickel Pickle which is well known for this amazing dessert served over ice cream.
Rebecca’s bridal party was full of the women closest to her and so she wanted to give them very special gifts to show her love. She wanted them to have something they could use not only on the wedding day but in the future as well. The color of the bridesmaids’ dresses was difficult to match, but they would all need jewelry for the big day. So, Rebecca headed down Sparkle Girls Jewelry and picked out jewelry sets that matched not only with the color, but the styles of the bridal party’s dresses.
The couple planned a lot of the wedding elements together and worked hard at creating the idea of a unity pyramid which would display some of the qualities they felt was most important in their marriage. Chris made the pyramid pieces from wood and assembled the pyramid during their unity ceremony. The ceremony started out with a conversation about love and what it takes to make a relationship last which is where the couple was able to show that their love for each other is much more than just a feeling.
Rebecca especially remembers their first dance together because neither of the two actually enjoy dancing. However, during this particular dance, they realized that it was the moment that they could relax because the planning was done, the wedding license was secured, the rain had held off, and it was smooth sailing into their future from that point on.
Make sure to see more photos from the Maupin Wedding on page 70 of bridebook!
Photography by Noah Magnifico- Photographer
Dress: David's Bridal
Florist: AC Moore
Cake: Pumpernickel Pickle Catering
Venue: Fincastle Vineyard and Winery
Caterer: Pumpernickel Pickle Catering
Jewelry: Fink's and Sparkle Jewelry
DJ: DJ Truth
Attendant Dresses: David's Bridal
Groomsman's Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Hair and Makeup: Zee's Salon and Day Spa