Kelsey and Jimmy’s wedding day began in the middle of a Nor’Easter on the heels of Hurricane Joaquin in rural Rapidan, Virginia. If rain is a good symbol on your wedding day, then these two were certainly off to a good start in their marriage! Both Kelsey and Jimmy had the most incredible outlook and every detail of the day helped add to the feel of a warm and cozy Fall Virginia wedding at the lovely Rounton Farm where owner, Ellen makes her guests feel like family.Every detail of this wedding was filled with sentiment, gratitude, and love. From the heirloom pearls to her mother’s veil, Kelsey was surrounded by tokens of her family’s love. This couple was so thoughtful, they even provided blankets for their guests as well as local goodies AND they served communion to their guests.
There were so many lovely details including the guest books on each table for wedding advice left for Kelsey and Jimmy to read on each anniversary corresponding to the reception tables. Kelsey’s friend provided the hand lettering/calligraphy on the escort cards as well as the invitations and the cake and cupcake bar had so many varieties that everyone was sure to find something they love.
Their story is also just as sweet. These words are from Kelsey and Jimmy:
"Jimmy and Kelsey met in rural, eastern Kentucky in the fall of 2011.Kelsey had grown up in New Jersey her whole life and attended college at James Madison University in Harrisonburg VA, after which she felt led to make a commitment to a long-term service term which landed her in Hagerhill, KY working with the Christian Appalachian Project.Jimmy had grown up in Nevada for most of his life, where he attended University of Nevada, Reno. Upon completion of his degree, he too felt a call to a year of service and chose the Christian Appalachian Project (CAP) and was assigned to a volunteer community in Martin, KY.They met at their volunteer classes’ orientation week in September of 2011, and as Jimmy always says, they started talking, and really just never stopped. Jimmy made his intentions very clear to Kelsey at the beginning, but as Kelsey told her mom, Jimmy wasn’t her ‘type.’ Kelsey eventually saw what an amazing guy she had on her hands and they started dating. They both committed to a second year of service with CAP – which was one of the best decisions they’ve ever made because it truly allowed their relationship to grow and deepen.At the end of that service term, Jimmy was starting his Master’s degree at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. and knowing how crazy she was about Jimmy at this point, Kelsey got a job in D.C. as well, where they continued dating for another year.In August of 2014, Jimmy and Kelsey headed to Bethany Beach, DE for a week with Kelsey’s family for their annual beach vacation. Little did Kelsey know that Jimmy had a ring burning a hole in his pocket. Being very sneaky, Jimmy asked Kelsey’s dad for his blessing and received it! The very next morning Jimmy woke Kelsey up to go see the sunrise over the water at the beach (a favorite activity of theirs). Amid beautiful candles and mimosas, Jimmy got down on one knee and asked Kelsey to spend the rest of her life with him – and without hesitation she answered, ‘of course!’"