November 30, 2021
Lisa & Gary met in Portsmouth at Roger’s Brown during Happy Hour in January 2019. The place was packed, but the bartender gave Lisa & her friends seats at the bar. The man next to Lisa turned to her and said “I love your skin.” And so began their love story!
After a trip to Disney World for New Years 2020, they couldn’t spend a day apart any longer, so they moved in together, growing closer throughout the pandemic. Gary had started talking about marriage just 8 months into dating, so Lisa already knew he was serious about their future. On October 10th, 2020 – a day after Lisa’s birthday – they went shopping for an engagement ring.
“Compass Rose Coordination deserves 6 stars! Jenna’s excellent service and professionalism made us feel like we were in good hands. Her experience with vendor contracts kept us on track with what to expect from them and her great communication skills assured us that we will not have any worries on our wedding day.”
Opting for an intimate ceremony in the backyard of their Chesapeake home, Lisa & Gary pledged their eternal love, surrounded by their blended families and closest friends. Their afternoon wedding continued well past sunset, with Lisa & Gary introduced as husband & wife with the Beyonce song ‘Crazy in Love’, with later tracks including Happy by Pharrell Williams, All About That Bass by Meghan Trainor, and Pony by Ginuwine.
“We wish we could do it all over again! Everything was wonderful!! Our day ran smoothly, all of our family and friends truly enjoyed themselves. I would recommend Compass Rose Coordination to anyone who want to completely enjoy their wedding day without being stressed.” – Lisa & Gary
Venue: at home in Chesapeake
Coordinator: Compass Rose Coordination
Bartender: Amor Johnson
Catering: HiSiDiTi Catering
Desserts: Carolina Cupcakery
DJ: Adrian at Protones
Floral: Ion Florist & Gifts
Makeup: The Look Salon
Photographer: Daissy Torres Photography
Rentals: Special Events Virginia