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Ashlie Jones & Will Roney

Venue: The Dominion Club in Glen Allen, VA

Honeymoon: Oranjestad, Aruba

Home: Alexandria, VA

Ashlie is a special education teacher at T. C. Williams High School. Will is a senior software engineer at Lockheed Martin. When Ashlie finished opening presents at their baby shower, Will said there was one more left. He then got on one knee and asked her to be his wife. Ashlie happily replied “yes” and six days later the couple welcomed their daughter, Arin.

He knew he was in love when…

After dating Ashlie numerous times, he realized that her intelligence, character, beauty and personality traits stayed on his mind even when she was not in his presence. Will found himself not wanting to be away from her.

She knew she was in love when…

She was able to fully open herself up to letting Will love her. While dating, Will had consistently gone out his way to invest his time, energy and overall efforts into proving she was the one for him. With Will’s sincerity being so evident no matter the setting or who they were around, Ashlie knew he was the one for her.

In 10 years we will…

Continue to strengthen our relationship with God as a foundation for our marriage. Our goal is to flourish in our marriage amidst challenges, be great parents and enjoy life as we work at it!

Before the groom got married, he wishes someone had told him…

That compromise is way more important than people tend emphasize.

Before the bride got married, she wishes someone had told her…

That successful marriage requires that you deal with each of your own issues, rather than dismiss them. When my partner points out an issue with me, it’s not necessarily meant to be an attack. By working on issues that we point out in each other, it shows that we are willing to take steps to improve our marriage.

Our favorite activity to do together is…

Our weekly date nights with our almost two-year-old daughter, Arin. She’s the perfect combination of both of our personalities, and it’s quite entertaining to watch ourselves manifest in her.

Our nicknames for each other are…

We actually don’t have nicknames for each other. “Will” and “Ashlie” are just fine for us!

Our favorite place to spend time together is…

Any place where we can talk and laugh. If that place is an island vacation by the beach, we love that! However, if it’s home relaxing on the sofa we’re ok we that too—any place where we can have fun and enjoy each other.

Our song is…

Luther Vandross’ “If This World Were Mine.” The lyrics are a testament to both of our desires to continually strive to put our best foot forward in our marriage. It also was our first dance song at our wedding.

Our perfect date night is…

A night out on the town in Washington, DC. We love going out and trying new venues while enjoying beautiful views of the city.

 

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