Richmond, Virginia Wedding | The Jefferson Hotel
Diana Farley and Bud Danial were married on November 20, 2013 (sorry we are a little behind on our blog post!) at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Richmond, VA. The ceremony was followed by a reception at the Jefferson Hotel. Bridal Consulting by Naomi served as the wedding planner for this super hero inspired celebration!
We checked out the Bride and Groom’s website to get a little information to add to our post and they had done such a great job describing their love story that we thought we would share their story in their own words:
“Once upon a time, Diana walked into a bar. She said, “Ouch.” But seriously, Bud and Diana did meet in a bar. More specifically, the Buffalo Wild Wings in Quantico, VA. Bud was drinking a beer with some of his Marine buddies, winding down from a hard day at The Basic School (TBS), and Diana was out looking for a job for the summer. He happened to see her, and invited her over for a drink. One drink turned into two, and Diana never did end up applying for that job. After that, they saw each other every day, and the rest is history. At least that’s what they tell people. Until they get a couple brews in them, and the real truth comes out.
In reality, they met on a dating website. Not one of those high-class, proven-to-work, compatibility guaranteed websites like Match.com or eHarmony. No, they met on okCupid. Most people haven’t heard of okCupid, because it’s free and users’ profile pictures aren’t usually an accurate representation of who they are in real life. Bud had an account to meet girls (which didn’t really ever happen), and Diana had an account to make friends for the summer. She was looking for just a friend. On a website called “okCupid.” Anyway, they chatted online for about a day before deciding to meet up at Buffalo Wild Wings (or B-Dubs, as it’s affectionately known). After that, the rest of the story Bud and Diana circulate is essentially true.
Bud graduated from TBS, and moved to Pensacola, FL to start the long process of earning his Wings of Gold, while Diana went back to school to earn a degree in Violin Performance. From there, Bud moved to Corpus Christi, TX and started flying the venerable T-34C, and Diana joined him shortly thereafter. They adopted Muti, who is a magical being that can do no wrong (he’s also a cat with really sharp teeth and claws).
Just before Diana moved in with Bud in the beautiful city of Corpus Christi, TX, she visited him for a long weekend. It was during this time (in fact, the very night she arrived), that Bud popped the big question. They were lounging on the couch, drinking some “vino,” and he awkwardly asked if he could draw her. Diana was surprised, and not really in the mood, so she brushed him off as being weird and annoying. But with enough persistence, she finally relented. So he got out his drawing pad and got to work. After about 3 minutes of drawing later, Bud turned the pad over to Diana so she could see his work. Instead of a sloppy pencil sketch, the drawing was a colorful portrait of Diana surprised at the sight of an engagement ring. When she looked up from the picture, Bud was on his knee, ring in hand, with a semi-rehearsed speech stumbling out of his mouth. Diana’s first response was, “DO MY PARENTS KNOW??” followed very shortly thereafter by an enthusiastic, “Yes!” They took a bunch of selfies and called their family and friends, and proceeded to celebrate with way too much wine and champagne. Diana went home, only to return for good a week later.
After Bud kicked some major butt in Primary Flight School, he was assigned Jets in Meridian, MS, and the three of them trekked up there to begin their life in the chic, modern Mississippi town. They now live happily together with Muti, and a pup named Grayson (or Grazo, or Graysim, depending on how Diana wants to pronounce it that day). Bud is trying to wrestle the T-45 Goshawk into flying straight and level, and Diana is playing her violin with the Meridian Symphony while bringing in the bacon working as a bank teller.”
The bride wore her mother’s wedding dress