Some of Jenn and Corey’s best memories are cruising around Hawaii in an old beach pick up truck they bought when she was living there. But to get to that point, there was a long history between them that literally spanned the globe.
These two first met back in college at George Mason University when they were both in the ROTC program. Their friends convinced them to go to their Military Ball together simply because we are both Italian. They went to the Ball together, but it was at the end of the school year so they both went their separate ways to military training for the summer.
They started talking again when they came back to school and ended up having a lot of military classes and training together. Jenn swears she’s the worst at using a map, a compass, or anything military related, so Corey would always help her and their relationship grew along the way. Towards the end of their senior year, Jenn selected to go Active Duty Army to travel the world while Corey chose to stay in Virginia and be in the National Guard.
After they both graduated and finished training, Jenn was stationed in Hawaii for three years and then in Guam for a year. As she says, it was a blessing and a curse. She was living on a beautiful island but was away from everyone she loved, especially Corey. Thankfully Corey traveled the world to come see Jenn when he could. Although they lived 8,000 miles apart, they cherished moment they could spend together.
When it came time for Jenn’s military contract to be renewed, she decided it was time to come home. She remembers getting off the plane and feeling a sense of calm and contentment that she hadn’t felt since she left four years earlier.
Now they are both happily living back in Virginia, married, and settling into their new house together! Despite their happy memories on Hawaiian beaches together, they are much more content finally living together until the same roof!
Their wedding at the Piedmont Club was extraordinary and it was such a celebration from every single guest! I had an amazing time simply being the photographer that day, so enjoy some of the highlights from their wedding.
Special thanks the team that helped make the day great:
Venue and Catering: Piedmont Club
Officiant: Dave Brown
Florist: Twinbrook Floral Design
DJ: DJ Derek Romanoff for Bialek’s Music
Strings: Palm Strings
Cake: Edibles Incredible
Hair and Makeup: Up Dos for I Dos
Invitations: The Dandelion Patch
Bride’s Dress: Posh Bridal
Photographer: Kelly Ewell Photography
Meet the Photographer: Hey there! I’m Kelly Ewell, a Northern Virginia wedding photographer who specializes in engagement, wedding, and anniversary photography. I live in Leesburg, VA with my husband and rescue pup, Piper. When I’m not at weddings, you can find me at the local wineries or renovating our farm, 48 Fields! I’d love for you to connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.