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Allison & Connor’s Spring Wedding


After being together for 8 years, Connor and Allison knew they had found their forever in each other. They took a trip to one of Allison’s favorite places, Smith Mountain Lake, where her parents have a home. Allison had a feeling something fishy might be going on when 1) her mom said she would pay to get her nails done, 2) they got the best room in the house and 3) Allison was allowed to take the first shower… and as the youngest sibling, that never happens! 

Before heading out to dinner Allison’s mom mentioned she left her phone down by the fire pit and needed her to go get it. Allison very reluctantly walked down with Connor to find the phone. Once they arrived Connor took her hand, got down on one knee and popped the question!

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Old Town Alexandria

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Rehearsal Dinner

Pizzas  |   Tiramisu

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Zion Springs tiramisu wedding rehearsal
"We loved the fresh wood fire pizza that was made right there in front of us."

"Being able to have our bridal party stay at the venue with us was such a plus!! The weekend goes by so fast in general and a lot of bridal party lives out of state so having that additional time with them was amazing. You feel like you’re on vacation with everyone getting their own space but still being together."

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Elegance by Roya, Alexandria

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The Black Tux

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Bridesmaids:  Azazie  |  Groomsmen:  The Black Tux



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"Being able to have our bridal party stay at the venue with us was such a plus!! The weekend goes by so fast in general and a lot of bridal party lives out of state so having that additional time with them was amazing. You feel like you’re on vacation with everyone getting their own space but still being together."

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Processional Music

"Always Be My Baby"

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"We wanted a place that felt comfortable and relaxed, but also romantic and upscale. You had indoor and outdoor spaces, that were able to accommodate all of our guests as well as specific locarions for different events where guests didn’t feel on top of each other."
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Dinner

Short Rib, Lemon Herb Chicken with Seasonal Vegetables  |  Donuts

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"The people at Zion Springs were incredibly FUN! We loved the energy they brought to our day, getting to know us and our friends and family, laughing and joking with us; they are the best people!!"

First Dance

"Your Song"

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Yellow Cake with Chocolate and Strawberries and White Frosting

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What advice would you give to other wedding couples?

"You will NOT regret getting married at Zion Springs. It could not be more accommodating, fun, easy, spectacular and just overall amazing. Zion Springs will take care of you through the entire process and your wedding will be uniquely yours no matter what! Lean on the experts!"

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All photos in this article are courtesy of Zion Springs' in-house photographer.