Eden Try has been selected as the location of a Winter Wonderland photo shoot hosted by Miraculous Events on Decemeber 2nd! We will be posting the photos on our blog and facebook page so stay tuned!
Current Winter Wonderland Photoshoot Team
Photographer: Terri Baskin Photography
Official Website: www.terribaskin.com
Coordination + Styling: Miraculous Events (me)
Official Website: www.dreamplancreate.com
Bridal Gowns: Ava Laurenne Bride
Official Website: www.avalaurennebride.com
Florist: Wedding Muse
Official Website: www.museyourwedding.com
Vintage Event Rentals: Crave! Event Rentals
Hair + Makeup: Brooke Stone Stylist
Candy Buffet: Fat Girl Cakes
Official Website: www.fatgirlcakes.com
Cake Artist: Lil Tea’s Specialty Desserts
Official Website: www.cheftea.com
This is about me and my best friend. I met Kevin in September 2009, he was the shy and awkward kid who was so unsure of himself and the world around him, and I was just starting my life and overly confident and outspoken about everything. As we began talking more, we realized how much we had in common and our friendship grew stronger. By November, we were hanging out in town, going out with our parents, seeing movies, watching videos at home, and laughing about everything. We were really enjoying our time together, and I can honestly say, He is the greatest best friend I had ever had in my life.
By the end of February 2010, almost six months of him pursuing me, I finally realized that I couldn’t live without him. I wanted him to lead the relationship though, so I just flirted back and left as many hints as I could without being creepy. I had gone to New York for a Jesus thing lol and when I was there, I felt overwhelmed with love for Kevin, I knew he was the man I wanted to be with. He called me every night while I was gone, he texted me all day, and I loved it. That same weekend is when the Lord told me to join the International House Of Prayer for 6 months in Missouri, and I wrestled with Him and my own flesh about going. I told God that if He really wanted me to go, then He would have it all fall into place for me to go. Kevin was so supportive of this moment I had with the Lord
For those six months with Kevin, we learned so much about each other, we discussed our pasts, we helped each other through the difficulties we faced in our lives already, and we discussed the future, all of our hopes and dreams laid out on the floor I told him things that I had never been able to share with anyone else, and he told me many things which he was to afraid to tell anyone else. I learned to trust him, I learned that chivalry is not dead, I learned to love again.
On March 14th, 2010 Kevin was getting back from a trip to Florida, the entire time he was gone, we were both glued to our phones, texting non stop, I legitimately missed him, and I meant it, and I knew he meant it too. When he got back that night, we watched a movie on the couch, it felt as if time was moving so slowly. Nothing mattered anymore, just Kevin and I. When he had to leave we went outside and to the garage where we always hugged goodbye. The moon was full and bright, the stars were twinkling overhead, Kevin hugged me ever so tightly and I felt like I couldn’t breathe, next thing I know he’s letting go and asking me to look at him, I got completely shy and looked away towards the ground, he gently put his hand under my chin and brought my eyes to look up into his, he then leaned in to kiss me.. For a moment, I froze, I started over analyzing the situation and how I didn’t want to ruin our friendship, and that I didn’t want to hurt him, and all of these things that were causing me to hesitate, then I leaned in too. Our first kiss… It couldn’t have been more perfect, and nothing about it felt weird at all. it was pure and real love.
The next few months brought a lot of struggle, and a lot of things that caused hurt and pain, but we worked through every moment and are stronger because of it. I left for my 6 month internship in July 2010, and he was doing His senior year in high school. I missed him, and he checked out emotionally. He did things that he wishes he never did, and I wish I never had to stress over. We made it through though, so much stronger than before, and only because we had such a great foundation of friendship to fall back on. The Lord truly helped me overcome a lot of situations and hurt from my past, and helped me to understand Kevin as a man, and to work through these things with him. While I was gone, and after Kevin made decisions to better himself and get away from the people and situations that were tearing him down and us apart, he told me that he was going to marry me. I believed him.
I came home December 2010, Kevin gave me a promised to be engaged ring. And we set a date for our wedding, we began discussing our idea’s for the wedding, our idea’s on marriage, our roles individually and together, how we’d handle different situations with people and money, how we’d raise our children, and what our greatest desires in life are. We were completely inseparable We spent every day together, doing many various things and loving every moment with each other.
In June of 2011 Kevin went away to New Mexico for 2 weeks, 2 LONG weeks with no internet or phones. I was freaking out, he was in the wilderness hiking for 2 straight weeks for 100 miles.. I watched the news constantly, I received many hand written letters from him and he set it up to where I’d get a gift from him every day (So PS I Love You, right?) and it was amazing. I felt like he was still by my side rather than miles and miles away. I was happy when he came back, more confident in himself and feeling like such a manly man. He read “Wild at Heart” while he was gone, and man did it help him.
We have had a lot of trials, with family and old friends, and money and even with disagreements within ourselves, but you know what? None of that matters. Our love cannot be broken, and it’s quite apparent that it never will. Nothing can come between us We don’t care what other people say about us, because we know what’s true. My family and friends are 100% behind us and our decisions and that’s all I need to know.
Ever since I was 13 I prayed to God to ‘Not awaken love in my heart until it was time.” I prayed for a man that would be just like my Poppy and treat me how Jesus would treat me. And that’s exactly what I got. Sure, I dated other guys along the way, as I searched myself and went through my teenage phases, but all that matters is that I found real love, and it’s here to stay. Kevin is everything I’ve ever prayed for and hoped for in a man and I am so proud of him and so happy that he chose me.
We plan to be married on July 14th 2012. We cannot wait to be married, and to embark on this great adventure known as life while by each others side all the way through it. We have chosen not to live with each other until we are married, and although it’s really stressful and tough on us, we know that, in the end, it will be so much more rewarding for us.
Thank you all for reading the beginning of my unfolding love story
Matt & Lysa met in 2008. Lysa was back from college and taking a summer course at the local community college while Matt was doing the same thing. If it weren’t for their class, Economics, these two love birds would have never met!
Josh and I met in high school during my freshman year and his sophomore year; he played baseball and I played softball. We talked to each other on the bus every now and then on our way to away games. Little did we know, we lived seven houses down from each other; which we found out when we were reunited years later. Once Josh moved away, we had lost touch, never knowing what would happen a few years later.
A week after my birthday during my junior year in college, Josh had sent me a facebook message to wish me a happy birthday and to catch up. We exchanged numbers and talked on the phone with each other for the next few days. During a huge snowstorm Josh made his way up to Winchester from Fredericksburg on his day off from work to visit me in person; we talked endlessly and realized that our friendship could be something more. While home for Valentines day a few weeks later, Josh had told me that he left something for me outside while he was on his way to work. While still dressed in pajamas, I went outside and saw a bottle of wine and a bouquet of roses laying on my car; I knew then that he could possibly be the one.
We started casually dating for the next few weeks but were still not officially together. As our first real date, Josh surprised me and took me to Potomac Point Winery in Stafford, VA for a wine tasting and a romantic day to spend together. On St. Patrick’s day, we met up with my sister and her friend at Murphy’s Pub in Old Town Alexandria. With the slight pressure of my sister, Josh and I had made it official that we were now together. After a year and a half of dating, vacations together, and me graduating college; Josh had surprised me once more and took me back to the same place where we had our first date, Potomac Point Winery. We had a nice wine tasting and then sat and talked at a private table for a while. Next thing I know, he hands me a wine glass engraved with “Heather, will you marry me?” After I read this, I looked up and saw him down on one knee with a beautiful ring. After I said yes, Josh handed me another wine glass engraved with “The Future Mrs. Prica” Needless to say, we were both very happy and can’t wait to spend the rest of our lives together.
The brilliant Gayle (in Ryan’s words) and the local “catch” Ryan to wed at Eden Try! Ryan is of Belvedere Plantation fame; Gayle is the NC women’s basketball coach. When asked about their “story” Ryan replied…I let her pick the location for our first date and she picked a sports bar! I knew it was a great match right from the start. Even after signing with Eden Try he was going to take her out for a nice dinner. She asked if they could go watch the game instead. She’s just great he says.
The unlikely union of a Jamaican born man, living in Montreal Canada and a North Carolina bred woman, living in Virginia, began in May of 2000. After they each travelled hundreds of miles for a vacation cruise getaway, neither of them suspected or could even imagine what was to transpire as they boarded the Carnival Cruise Liner. From the onset, they both had an eye for each other but male posturing and female bantering would slightly delay their official meeting. Fortunately fate accounted for their stubborn egos and put them in the enclosed environment of the Carnival cruise ship. Before long, they were poolside sharing drinks, laughs and trying their best to hold in their guts. Despite their apparent polar opposites in upbringing, style and experiences, they felt a connection neither of them could ignore. The five day cruise turned into the start of a love affair though they did not know it at the time. As they disembarked the ship to head in separate directions, not even these two hardened souls could mask their discontent. Lia was to return to Fredericksburg and Courtney another 600 miles further north to Montreal, Canada. They Exchanged e-mail addresses and in true Shakespearian fashion, their parting was such sweet sorrow.
For some time after their return home, although they would read each other’s e-mails with giddy smiles on their faces, they did not see any reality in a serious relationship. Unsurprisingly, the course of true love never did run smooth. They lost contact when Courtney changed his email address in favour of a more professional sounding one, one which Lia did not recognize. Consequently, his emails sat in her inbox without reply for years. Six years later, curious to know who cdsewell was and why he was emailing her, she opened an email and was stunned to realize that it was her Janadian friend from the cruise. Months of daily emails and conversation ensued. Though they had went on to live completely different lives, the connection they shared still lived within them. Unfortunately, so did their stubborn egos. While they tried to highlight the circumstances that would make their relationship difficult at best, their shared values and love for each other would prevail. Inconvenience gave way to challenge and borders faded. After months of communicating, Lia knew she would have to put her feelings to the ultimate test so she boarded a plane to Canada to look him in the eyes. The instant she did she felt Goosebumps. Some from the bitter winter cold, others from the renewed connection she felt on the Carnival. Courtney’s heart raced as he wondered what he was thinking in 2000 to have allowed this woman walk away. Neither of their obstinate ways would permit them to show it but by the time the brief weekend visit had concluded, Courtney was certain he had found his caramel Queen. The rest as they say, is history.
Jennifer and David! Last Saturday was a picture perfect Fall day at Eden Try when our new friends Jennifer and David celebrated their union in style. Following a dramatic arrival on the Frederickburg Trolley with the rest of the wedding party, Jennifer and David were greeted by our ace DJ Eric Herod who introduced each member of the wedding party in a “unique” way followed by a “love story” put to muisc for the bridal couple. Wine flowed freely and a great time was had by all who came to celebrate the union of this very special couple. Following a playful farewell through a parade of bubbles, the couple rode off into the sunset together on their striking white “carriage”!