My October Wedding Story, Charlottesville, Va

Jenn Mapp and Matthew Bressan as featured in Washington Post "On Love," October 2009 | Gown by Christian Siriano

Jenn Mapp and Matthew Bressan as featured in Washington Post "On Love," October 2009 | Gown by Christian Siriano

To celebrate our 7th (!) anniversary, I want to share highlights from my most fashionable, creative and memorable endeavor, my wedding to Matt Bressan at Ash Lawn Highland in Charlottesville, Va on October 17, 2009.

As told to the Washington Post, October 2009

Jennifer Mapp, 31, is the brand manager for Cibu for Hair, a hair-care line. Matthew Bressan, 33, is the owner of Fresh Lunch Catering. They live in Arlington.

Wedding date: Oct. 17

Location: Ash Lawn-Highland, Charlottesville

Guests: 160

How they met: Jennifer initially encountered Matthew through one of his friends, and her first date with the friend turned out to be to Matthew's first wedding. Four years later, one of Jennifer's friends kept insisting that she get together with the now-single Matthew. The friend also insisted that Matthew be invited to Jennifer's dad's birthday party. When her family was smitten with him, Jennifer decided to give in and go out with him. The two attended a University of Virginia football game with some other people and kissed on the school's Lawn. What they call their official first date was the following Monday at an Italian restaurant back in the D.C. area.

My husband, Matt Bressan with floral by Pat's Floral at Ash Lawn, Charlottesville, VA

My husband, Matt Bressan with floral by Pat's Floral at Ash Lawn, Charlottesville, VA

The proposal: After three years of dating, Jennifer was pressing for an engagement, and she said her fixation on that caused her to completely miss all the signs when Matthew was actually getting ready to propose. He popped the question at the site of their first kiss at U-Va. Their dog, Custis, came running with the ring looped onto his collar. Also present were Matthew's parents and Jennifer's dad.

The wedding: "Project Runway" winner Christian Siriano, a friend of the bride, designed Jennifer's gown. Jennifer also spent a year collecting blue willow plates on which to serve the wedding cake. The guests then got to take them home as favors -- after they were cleaned, of course.

Jenn Mapp Bressan Wedding Place Settings

Honeymoon: Italy's Amalfi Coast and Paris.

If you enjoyed my walk down the aisle, show some wedding anniversary love and click the heart below.

xoxo

Jenn

Clean Out Those Closets! The Greater Washington Clothing Returns 9/25

Clean out those closets for the Greater Washington Clothing Swap

Clean out those closets for the Greater Washington Clothing Swap

Ladies! Autumn is less than 2 weeks away. Is your capsule sorted? What's that? Your closet is overflowing with super cute, nearly new clothes you bought without thinking? Clothes that are nice but don't fit, don't hang right and just aren't YOU

MINE TOO!

Even with my commitment to maintain a minimal wardrobe, over the past 18 months I've collected dozens of amazing garments that just aren't working for me anymore. 

Free to a Good Home

Swap #OOTDS 

In addition to the accessories above, garments from the outfits below are up for grabs, too. 

But Watch! There's More! 

I literally have dozens of garments to give away. Watch this video for the full assortment.

Details, Details

The Greater Washington Clothing Swap is partnering with MappCraft to bring you a Fall Swap. This invite-only event will allow you to develop a capsule wardrobe that will refresh and enhance your fashion impact.

Date: Sunday, September 25, 2016

Time: 1PM - 3PM

Location: 10319 Beach Mill Rd, Great Falls, VA

Fee: $15.00

Guests are encouraged to bring a minimum of five items. All women’s clothing, shoes, and accessories are accepted. 

Out of respect for the other Swappers, please bring items nice enough to lend to a friend.

  • Items should be new or gently used
  • Do not bring dirty or stained items or those with broken zippers, missing buttons etc.
  • All items must be freshly laundered or dry cleaned 
  • All remaining items will be donated to Goodwill

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XOXO,

Jenn