This activist couple's love was born on the jailhouse steps after the bride was arrested in a protest they had both participated in! When Sara was released from jail, she found her friend and secret crush, Zach, waiting outside the gates for her. From that moment on, they knew they wanted to be together, and three years later, they were married. Best "how they fell in love story" I've heard yet! Zach and Sara had an elopement with just the two of them at the Holladay House in Orange, VA, followed by a reception party for friends and family in their hometown of Washington, DC a few days later.
I asked Sara and Zach what was the best part about eloping? Their answer: "Everything! We loved being able to eat breakfast and hang out with each other before the ceremony. There was no stress because we didn't have to worry about other people and The Holladay House took care of all the plans (officiant, cake, bouquet...) Having it in a historic bed and breakfast made it feel very cozy. It was nice being able to just be with each other and bask in the newlywed vibes right after the ceremony and then head out on a romantic dinner for two. Our wedding ceremony was just us so we didn't have to worry about any outside pressures and we got to focus on the romance. It was simple, sweet and so perfectly reflective of who we are as individuals and as a couple. Even though we invited a good amount of people to our wedding reception it still felt very intimate to us because we kept it relaxed."
And what was the best part about the reception party in DC?: "It was great to be able to celebrate with all of our friends and family in the same place at the same time. Hands down our favorite moment was Zach's uncle playing the guitar and singing an original song during our ring warming ceremony. Putting on our rings after they had been warmed by everyone really made our wedding feel official. As the night went on the party kept going and we got to dance the night away with an awesome range of tunes from Dolly Parton to Rage Against the Machine. My fondest memory is when Zach broke out some of his harmonica skills to do an on-the-spot duet with his uncle on the guitar."