Scott & Faith

November 2nd, 2019

The Cast and Crew


Ranging from close family to great friends, the following wonderful people will be front and center in our ceremony:


Scott and Faith
Groom and Bride

Scott had been swing dancing for a while and his friends Anna and Adrian had convinced him to join them at Glen Echo that night. He remembered meeting a cute blonde during the lesson and was quite pleased when they ended up dancing later that night. After dancing and talking to her about travel, hiking, and even SQL(!) for two hours, he figured that getting her phone number was a pretty safe bet...

--Scott

It all started when Faith’s friend Beth thought it would be fun to try swing dancing. Not knowing where to go, they reached out to Jack, who suggested checking out Glen Echo Ballroom. During the intro lesson, where newcomers learn the basic footwork while rotating through different partners, Faith first met Scott. After the lesson ended and the open dance began, she asked him to dance, and the rest is history!

--Faith



Mark
Best Man

The guy I call when I need telecom consulting, gift-giving advice, and delightful stories

Claire
Co-Maid of Honor

The sister who inspires me to push myself past my limits


Nick
Groomsman

The guy I call when I'm looking for deep conversation or someone who can use Adobe tools

Sarah
Co-Maid of Honor

The sister who offers (much needed) fashion advice


Dan
Groomsman

The guy I call when it's time to get some vintage TMTB mountain biking action

Ellen
Bridesmaid

The friend who encouraged me to go vegetarian and embrace yoga


Andrew
Groomsman

The guy I call when my car doesn't work or when someone finds drivable armored vehicles

Liz
Bridesmaid

The friend who has been there since 2nd grade


Shadi
Groomsman

The guy I call when I want Dupont Falafel, memorable bar crawls, and healthy laughs

Anna
Bridesmaid

The friend who made our sorority home for me


Brian
Groomsman

The guy I call when I need coding advice, a hiking buddy, or basement renovations

Emily
Bridesmaid

The friend who was my first friend (and roommate) at UNC-Chapel Hill


Jack
Groomsman

The guy I call when I [used to] crave Zengo and when it's time to go swing dancing

Beth
Bridesmaid

The friend who convinced me to go swing dancing the night I met Scott

The Big Day


Wedding Ceremony

St. Anne's Episcopal Church

3:30PM
Black Tie-Optional / Cocktail Attire

1700 Wainwright Drive
Reston, VA 20190


Intermission

End-of-ceremony to 6:00PM

There will be some time between the ceremony and the reception. While we're taking pictures, we encourage you grab a drink at the Reston Town Center, freshen up at the hotel, or practice your dance moves before the reception!

We suggest allowing 45 minutes to get from Reston to the reception.


Wedding Reception

Fleetwood Farm Winery

6:00PM
Black Tie-Optional / Cocktail Attire

23075 Evergreen Mills Rd
Leesburg, VA 20175

Travel


For those of you from out of town, we are so excited that you've decided to make the trip to celebrate with us!

Lyft Code

In lieu of a shuttle from the ceremony to the reception, we're providing a shared Lyft code that can be used between St. Anne's, Fleetwood Farm Winery, the Hyatt, and the Reston Metro on Saturday: FSWED112

Lodging

We've reserved a hotel block at the Hyatt Regency in Reston. The hotel is in the Reston Town Center, right near many restaurants, shops, walking paths, and close to our ceremony location. We've reserved rooms for Friday (11/1) and Saturday (11/2) at $119 + tax.

Book your room online via the Hyatt website
or
Toll-free number: 877-803-7534
Guests must mention the block name: Collins-Shellhammer Wedding, along with the location: Hyatt Regency Reston

Parking is $8/day, and check-in is not until 4 pm. Early check-in upon availability is offered from 1pm - 4pm, and then early bird check in from 11 am - 1 pm is offered at $50 extra. They offer a complementary airport shuttle to and from Dulles Airport (IAD) as well.

Things To Do

Reston, Virginia is about 45 minutes outside of Washington, D.C. While activities in our nation’s capital are more known but further from the wedding festivities, we wanted to provide you with some local favorites; local because you are staying in Scott’s old neighborhood! Fun fact: Scott moved to his apartment in Reston (half mile from the Hyatt, and half a mile from St. Anne’s) the day before we had their first date! So, below are some things we’d recommend from personal experience to keep you busy when you’re not with us!

The Washington & Old Dominion Bike Path

Right next to the Hyatt you can pick up the Washington and Old Dominion walking/biking path. The old W&OD railroad line was turned into a bike path in 1974, stretching 45 miles from Washington, D.C. to Purcellville, VA. Faith and Scott took many bike rides and walks along the trail. We recommend it for a nice walk away from the main roads!

Capital Bike Share

If you’re feeling adventurous, there are many capital bike share stations in the area. Hop on a bike a go exploring! Old town Herndon is right down the W&OD trail from the Reston Town Center

Reston Town Center

One of the reasons that we picked they Hyatt, besides proximity, is the Reston Town Center! Dozens of shops, restaurants, galleries and bars are right outside the door! Take a stroll or grab a bite without having to hop in a car! Some of our favorites include: The Counter (burgers, fries and milkshakes), Bar Taco (Mexican), and Barcelona (tapas and wine)

Lake Anne Village Farmers Market

Just a 15-20 minute walk from the Hyatt, Lake Anne Village has a lovely farmers market that will be running still on November 2nd from 8am to 12pm. Take a lovely stroll on the community paths through the neighborhoods and enjoy some delicious local treats!

Lake Anne Wine & Coffee Bar

Another local favorite, if you want to stay and see the lake of Lake Anne and sit outside and enjoy some treats, we’d recommend Lake Anne Wine & Coffee Bar! They serve breakfast and lunch. Fun Fact: Scott spent more hours here working on grad school than anywhere else!

Senor Ramon Taqueria and Crooked Run Brewing

Those of you who know Scott know that he loves tacos and he loves beer. Putting a brewing company and a taqueria in the same building was very convenient. Take a short 15 minute drive (or 30 minute bike ride!) to one of Scott’s favorite beer and taco places in Northern Virginia.

Dulles Air and Space Museum

For all you space and plane fans out there, take a trip out to the Dulles Air and Space Museum! And bonus- it’s free as part of the Smithsonian Museums!

Meadowlark Gardens

For my fellow lovers of fall foliage, take a short 20 minute drive over to Meadowlark Gardens – a local Fairfax county park! The gardens and beautiful and great for a stroll.

Wedding Registries


Questions


When should I arrive?

If you're part of the wedding party, please arrive in Northern Virginia by noon Friday. For everyone else, arrive by mid-day Saturday. If it's easier to arrive a day earlier, Reston is 1 hour from Washington D.C. via the Metro, so there's no shortage of activities in the capital to keep you busy until the ceremony mid-Saturday. See the Things-to-do section in Travel for ideas.


How do I get from the airport to the hotel?

For out-of-towners, the closest and easiest airport is Dulles International Airport (IAD). From there, there are complimentary Hyatt shuttles that will bring you from the airport to the hotel. If it's easier to fly into Reagan National Airport (DCA), you can take the Silver Line on the Metro to get to Reston in roughly an hour. It won't get you quite to the hotel, so you'll still need a ride from the Wiehle station to the Hyatt (1.5 miles away). If you're flying into BWI, you're brave and on your own.


Is there a shuttle between the ceremony, reception and hotel?

No official shuttle, but many of you know other attendees, so we encourage carpooling. In lieu of a shuttle from the ceremony to the reception, we're providing a shared Lyft code that can be used between St. Anne's, Fleetwood Farm Winery, the Hyatt, and the Reston Metro on Saturday: FSWED112


Are kids invited?

With space constraints on the wedding and reception venues, we'd prefer that you only bring children if the invitation is addressed to your whole family. But let's be real: the kids are going to be much happier playing video games with the babysitter...


Can I bring a date?

If your invitation says “and Guest,” then yes. If not, then we'd prefer if it be just you.