Just what is it that keeps us glued to the couple in the corner? No, not the ones whose faces are locked to each other separated by the briefest of moments, in what one can only assume to be a breath of fresh air, rather that OTHER couple. The ones who laugh and joke, tease and cavort and dance as if they practiced the moves over and over before some tryout that they never told you about.
Yes, Trish and Brian are THAT couple, easy to be around, full of affection for each other and absolutely hilarious to watch interact. It’s not a show, they do this whether it’s their wedding or home at the table. Easy, simple comfort, and finally evidence that “sense of humor” really is an important quality in a mate.
Virginia Tech is a big school, you bump into thousands of people each time you step on campus, Trish and Brian bumped of course, first at a mixer, then a few months later at Hokie House in Blacksburg. Fate steps in, and in October 2009, a first date was made. Brian chose Macados, initially thinking “hey, I’ve got a gift card, this will be great”, then realizing that on a first date, maybe using a gift card…not such a good thing. Definitely a 2nd or 3rd date kind of thing, marketing types of the world take note!
With an engagement session at Tech, followed by a wedding in the loveliest little chapel in Virginia the Historic St. Mary’s Church, and then a wonderful time at the International Country Club in Fairfax, we barely even noticed the rain!
Huge thanks to Chrissy Salvador for planning the event, Laura Leonetti from the International for being so incredibly warm and helpful, and certainly Tony DeFilippo for all his excellent work that day too!