Ashleigh Blaylock & Dennis McKillen
February 26, 2011
Where did you meet?
We met on my birthday in NYC through our mutual friend (and my BM) Christina Manthei - Dennis was visiting Christina in NYC and she brought him to my birthday dinner (where I, of course, was on a date with another guy). Dennis proceeded to make me laugh all night - mostly by making a little fun of me - and I already liked him by the time we all left dinner that night. When he came back to visit 4 months later, the other guy was long gone and Dennis and spent nearly the entire weekend together. he got my number from Christina a couple of days later and the rest, as they say, is history.
How did he propose?
He planned a surprise trip to the Greenbrier, WV and had gotten us a private cottage with a fire place and arranged massages and made dinner reservations. We got back from dinner and were getting ready to build a fire and relax and he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. Before I said yes, I asked "are you sure?" and then quickly said yes! before he could change his mind ;-).
When is your wedding date?
April 21, 2012
Why did you pick the area you are getting married in? We got engaged at the Greenbrier and both love southern culture, architecture, food, ambiance and romance so Savannah with its spanish moss and historic feel felt right. We knew we wanted a plantation type feel and when we found the Ford, we knew that was meant for our wedding. We also wanted a great location for all of our friends and family to visit since most would be traveling for our wedding regardless of where we held it.
Where do you reside now?
In northern Virginia, just outside of Washington DC. And we just bought a new house and cannot wait to move in!
Anything interesting or out of the ordinary you are including in your wedding day?
Nothing truly out of the ordinary but we are excited to have our close friends and family join us to celebrate and are honored by those who have agreed to stand up on our day beside us. We are also very excited to have Liam who is the son of my Maid of Honor as our ring bearer and Olivia who is the daughter of Dennis's Best Man and one of my bridesmaids as our flower girl.
Anything else you would like to add?
We really are looking forward to an amazing weekend and have thus far completely enjoyed working with Morgan and Alysse! We couldn’t ask for better or more and feel so far along in our planning already and are so excited about what we have lined up that we only wish it were sooner!
AWEEEE!!! Thank you for letting us be a part of this with you! W love you guys and have thoroughly enjoyed planning with you thus far and cannot wait to see it all come together. Here is to many more fun months of planning and the start to a beautiful relationship!
–The MG Events Team