Stone Tower Winery

Bethany + Tony | Engagement Photography at Stone Tower Winery in Leesburg, VA by Clarissa Villondo

Bethany and Tony were torn between having a DC wedding and a vineyard wedding. Whenever they're together, a bottle of wine isn't too far away. After all, the two love wine country and Napa! Having the engagement session at a vineyard was a perfect happy medium for them. Plus, it gave them an opportunity to bring Mario their goldendoodle and have a family Steelers photo! (Have we mentioned that we love dogs? Look at little Mario with his Terrible Towel) 

 Bethany and Tony's engagement at Stone Tower Winery 09/17/17. Photo Credit: Nicholas Karlin

How did you two meet?

We both attended Kent State University and met while working a summer job. I gave Tony a ride home from work one evening, and he "accidentally" left something in my car so that he had to get my phone number to retrieve... the rest is history.

Who proposed and how?

Tony proposed on a beach in the British Virgin Islands. It was a complete surprise! He suggested a walk on the beach away from our friends. I noticed that he was acting funny -- asking silly, random questions -- and his face was turning a strange combination of red/purple. The next thing I knew he was on his knee with the most beautiful ring asking me to be his wife!

Tell me about the details you're most excited about for your upcoming wedding!

Everything! A beautiful ceremony, celebrating with our favorite people in the world, delicious food, and dancing the night away.

What kind of look where you going for?

Fun, fall, classy

Do you have any tips or advice for other couples about to have engagement photos taken?

Don't wait until the last minute to select your outfits! Have fun during your session. Try to forget the cameras are even there :)