“Distance means so little when someone means so much.” This has been our motto from the beginning of our relationship. Our first date was on Cinco de Mayo 2010. Two days later, we went skydiving before I began a deployment to the Middle East. This deployment would stretch through a significant portion of our relationship for the next two years. The eight hour time difference, sparse internet and Skype connections, and the stress of war put more strain on our relationship than we could have ever expected. Throughout my deployment, we relied on each other for support and grew in love, respect, and a trust that we had never known. We knew that if we could make it through the long distance, there was nothing we couldn’t handle as a couple. Brian proposed to me while we were on vacation during my final R&R. I had to go back to Iraq for another month so we set the date and began planning while I was 7,000 miles away!” The DW team couldn’t think of a more loving and perfect Real Wedding for this valentines day, we loved B+B’s wedding!
Brittney Papke and Brian Frick
September | Syria, VA
Event Planner/Floral Designer: Amore Events by Cody | Reception Location: Graves Mountain Lodge, Syria, VA | Ceremony Location: Hebron Lutheran Church, Madison, VA | Rentals: Paisley & Jade | Lighting Company: MS Events, Charlottesville, VA |Hair + Makeup: Rouge9 Makeup Studio, Charlottesville, VA | Invitations and Day-Of Paper Company + Brand: Minted | Entertainment Company + Selected Entertainer: Dennis Payne DJ | Wedding Colors: Grey and Peach