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If you don't have a military ID or a visitors pass you need to use the Tulley Gate.
If you have not pre-registered with us to get your name on our guest list you should come in the Tulley Gate.
If you have already pre-registered with us to get on the base guest list, have a military ID or already have your base pass using the Pence Gate would be better.
If you did not pre-register to get on the base guest list, don't have a base pass, or a military ID, you need to be here at least an hour early and get to the Tulley Gate. Otherwise, you might miss the wedding.
Any questions about the gates and base policies can be answered at the link below.
The pictures are of the adult members of our bridal party. We've known each of them for over 10 years. We met them at our tech school training or first base and have been friends since. Thanks for all the support and memories and just being great friends Tiffany, Slade, and Freeman!
Thanks to our parents, grandparents, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and our children for being part of our lives and making our day special. Thanks for everything you've done for us. Feel free to scroll through a few of the pictures we placed here of our memories with you.
So, when Kyla and I met, she had just come from the UK and she talked about how great it was all the time. She talked about having tea, scones and clotted cream specifically. So, as I tried to figure out how to propose to Kyla I found this place and thought it was perfect.
I e-mailed the owner and told her that I wanted to propose at tea. She was thrilled to help out. I sent her some songs that I wanted to be played while we were there and the plan and she was like "I can do that."
On the appointed day I rented a white Dodge Charger (symbolizing a white horse) and told Kyla to get dressed upfor our date. When I went to pick her up, she was a bit overdressed. I had to tell her to dress like she was going to tea. She changed and we were on our way.
When we arrived they turned the music on and the plan was set in motion. We placed our order and then the owner came out and made an announcement to everyone there that we had the winner of a contest. She said that, they held an essay contest to win a "Queen for a Day" contest for someone special. While she did this an employee of the restaurant came out with a pillow with a crown on top of the pillow and the ring in the box in the crown. She announced Kyla as the winner and asked me to read my "essay." While the whole restaurant stood and watched I read an e-mail that I had sent to Kyla months before telling her all the reasons why I loved her and wanted to be with her. When I was done, I took the ring off the pillow, took a knee, opened the box, and asked her to be my wife. She said yes and the rest is history. :-)
We met in 2011, during football season. I don't know the exact date. She was admin at the time and I was going to turn in some paperwork on one of my Airmen. She smiled at me and I knew something was different. When I got to Beale I decided that I was going to take things slowly with anyone I met/was interested in.
So, even though I found her attractive, I didn't say anything at first. I prayed to God that Kyla was the one for me that he would show me in a way that I understand.
Shortly after that, Ajanae and I went to church and we were late, so we sat in the balcony. This was highly unusual for us. I looked up from where we were sitting and there was Kyla! This church was an hour away from the base. I had never seen anyone there from the base. I had no one from the base even talk about the church. So, with that I decided to proceed. As I talked to her I found out that she was everything that I asked God for in a wife.
Our first real date was on Veterans Day, I asked her to go out with me on an eating tour around Roseville. We had a great time and Veterans Day eating tours became a tradition of ours.
In January of 2012 I started prepping for a deployment, while I was gone she deployed. When I got back from my deployment, she was still gone. When she got back that fall, I proposed and she said yes. Later, one Saturday, we decided to get married the next week and went to the base chapel that Tuesday and got it done. Now we're finally having an official wedding!!!
Hello everyone. I'm Patrick. I spent most of my life in Virginia. I'm from a small close knit family from the middle of nowhere.
I've been in the Air Force since 2004 and that is how Kyla and I met.
I love football and it was a large part of how Kyla and I came together.
She came to our squadron flag football games and that's how I know she was really into me. :-)
I think she underestimated how much I love football though. lol
When I'm not doing football related things, I'm probably reading or spending time with Kyla and the girls.
Other than that, I'm pretty excited to share this day with Kyla and everyone who's coming to celebrate our love.
Greetings everyone! First I would like to say thank you so much in sharing in our special day and taking the time to check out our website. I am orignally from Wichita, Kansas. Since joining the Air Force it has taken me on many journeys to include our current home in Virginia. I work as a Medical Techinician in the Air Force and I am working towards becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
5950 12th Street
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Fort Belvoir Officers Club
5550 Schulz Circle #20
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Block of Hotel Rooms (Massenburg Wedding):
1001 16th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20036
There are hotels closer to the base where the wedding will take place but this is the best central location to DC and all of the sights.
Reagan Washington National (DCA) (closest airport)
Washington Dulles International Airport (next closest)
Baltimore Washington International (BWI) (furthest)
Best Modes of Travel in DC:
Uber (smartphone app)
METRO system (www.wmata.com)
Patrick can answer any questions about METRO. It's an easy and inexpensive way to get around the MD/DC/VA area.
Our Favorite Restaurants in the DC Area
Founding Farmers (www.wearefoundingfarmers.com)
We absolutely love this place!!
Fogo de Chao (www.fogodechao.com)
We had a great time here and they will bring food until you say stop. It's a great experience.
Ben's Chili Bowl (www.benschilibowl.com)
(no reservations needed)
This place is absolutely legendary in DC. Get a half smoke and thank us later. Just make sure that you go to the original location on U Street in NW DC.
Rose's Luxury (www.rosesluxury.com)
(no reservations accepted, get there early though)
Kyla and I haven't been yet but it's the next one on the list and we have heard nothing but good things about it.
2 Amy's Pizza (www.2amysdc.com)
It's another place we haven't been but it's next on our pizza night list and we've heard nothing but great reviews about it.
Nando's Peri-Peri (www.nandosperiperi.com)
This is a chicken place that is not like any chicken place you've probably ever been to. Kyla found this place when she was stationed in the UK and the whole family loves it.
The Cheescake Factory (www.thecheesecakefactory.com)
This is Kyla's favorite place to eat and a date night favorite of ours.
Waffle House (www.wafflehouse.com)
(reservations never needed :-)
This is one of Patrick's favorite places to eat. Kyla will go because she loves him.
Welcome to our wedsite! We created this space as a special way for friends and family to participate and celebrate with us - anytime, from anywhere. We hope you enjoy browsing these pages for photos and stories about us and our future plans. We will continue to update this site as we get closer to our wedding.
Make sure to check back regularly to get information on our wedding and the Washington DC area while you're here. Let us know if you're having any issues with anything from travel, to accomadations, to places to eat while you're here.
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