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Rachel and Bill’s Winter Wedding


Rachel and Bill met during the height of the Covid pandemic, building their relationship through texts and phone calls. With traditional date spots closed, they got creative, meeting outdoors at the Manassas Battlefield and organizing home workouts and mental challenges to stay connected.

As restrictions eased, they had their first official date, but their demanding schedules kept them from spending every moment together. Rachel worked 12-hour shifts while attending school, and Bill was busy coaching baseball. Despite this, they cherished their limited time together, building a foundation of mutual respect and partnership. Their bond grew stronger as they met each other's families and friends, and they introduced each other to new experiences. Over time, their love, respect, and communication turned their early efforts into a lasting relationship.


Rachel & Bill End Of Night Video from Zion Springs on Vimeo.


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Leesburg

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Rehearsal Dinner

Rigatoni & Meatballs, Pizza | Cannoli

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Wedding Attire: Brook's Bridal

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Wedding Attire: Generation Tux

"Zion Springs was the first and only venue we viewed. We knew from the moment we saw it that it was where we wanted to get married. Looking online what caught our eye was the all inclusive wedding weekend."
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Bridesmaids: Baltic Born   |  Groomsmen: Generation Tux

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Processional Music

"I Get to Love You"  Ruelle

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"We are both extremely family oriented and wanted to have more than one day with our friends and family. We loved that with Zion springs you got an entire weekend surrounded by your closest friends and family. "

Dinner

Duo Plate of Salmon & Lemon Herb Chicken, Duck Fat Roasted Potatoes, Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus | Donuts

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First Dance

"Forever After All"

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Almond Cake with FrenchVanilla Frosting

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"You truly feel like you are part of the family during your stay. Being able to stay on property allows people to relax and unwind. We still have guests talk about the delicious breakfast and lunch!"
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What advice would you give to other wedding couples?

"Take whatever date they have open, you will not regret it and actually enjoy the entire process. 
If you have an idea you think might be weird or extravagant just ask because you never know what they will be able to pull it off and when they do it might be one of your favorite parts of your wedding."

Winter Weddings at Zion Springs

Excited about planning your dream wedding? Explore our Real Weddings stories on our Answers and Advice page to see the unique celebrations held at Zion Springs.

As an all-inclusive wedding venue, we simplify your planning process, letting you focus on celebrating your love. Our articles guide you through every step, ensuring your special day is unforgettable and truly your "best day ever."


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