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Rachel and Baylan's Wedding
April 24, 2010
How we met...
We met during happy hour at Buffalo Wild Wings for both of our schools. We played competitive trivia against each other. The night ended and I went home not knowing what was in store for me in the future. The next week I was at a reading workshop when Baylan walked in. He was in a different room than I was, but managed to get my phone number from "cupid" and sent me text messages the entire workshop. The next day he asked me out and we had our first date at Bottom's Up Pizza. The rest is history.
Name: Rachel Jayne Miller
Hometown: Mechanicsville, VA
Rachel is a graduate from East Stroudsburg University and is currently a kindergarten teacher. When she is not teaching or spending time with Baylan, she enjoys playing and coaching field hockey, distance running, baking, making crafts and being outdoors.
Name: Baylan E. Smith
Hometown: Mechanicsville, VA
Baylan is a graduate from Virginia Tech and is currently a 4th grade teacher. When he is not teaching or spending time with Rachel, he enjoys anything and everything Virginia Tech, going to the gym, hunting, dodgeball and video games.
Matron of honor:
Cassandra Miller, sister of bride
Marie Stahlman, mother of the bride
Nicole Barber, friend of bride
Lindsay Shephard, friend of bride
Marie Vieczorek, friend of bride
Shannon McCracken, friend of bride
Thomas Johnson, friend of groom
Josh Mooneyham, friend of groom
Chris James, friend of groom
Bert Fary, friend of groom
Date: Summer of 2008
During the summer of 2008, we went hiking at my favorite waterfall trails, Rickette's Glen. At every waterfall Baylan kept asking, "Is this the biggest one?" Finally when we got to the biggest one, he told me he had something to ask me. He looked in my eyes and asked me to hold his water. Real romantic, I know.
After I took his water, he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him along with some other stuff I really don't remember. I, of course, said "thank you" first, and then, "yes". As we finished our hike I made sure to tell everyone we walked by that I was engaged!
As fate would have it, the particular waterfall that we stopped at was called a "wedding-cake waterfall".
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2010
The ceremony will be held riverside at The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort at 5:00 pm.
The cocktail party will be from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm in the Worthington Ballroom at The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, located on the first floor.
The reception will be held at 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm in the Worthington Ballroom, located on the first floor of The Shawnee Inn.
Overnight accommodations for this event are available at The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort. We have a limited block of rooms reserved at a special discounted rate.
To reserve a room, call 1-800-SHAWNEE (742-9633) and mention the Miller/Smith Wedding.
Please let us know if you run into any problems.