This will be Warrenton’s second LOVEwork structure. Airlie unveiled its sculpture, made of 98 percent recycled materials, on Earth Day in 2016.
A local couple will get married by Warrenton’s sculpture following the dedication ceremony.
Ciao Bella Celebrations will conduct the wedding ceremony for Monica Anne Fernandi and Mike King, who were selected from love stories submitted in an online contest.
After the ceremony, the newlyweds will spend their honeymoon night The Chilton House bed and breakfast.
Ms. Fernandi, born and raised in New Jersey, moved to Virginia in 2008, where she began teaching yoga at the Warrenton Aquatic and Recreational Facility.
Mr. King, a Virginia local and mail carrier in Old Town Warrenton known as “Mailman Mike,” was part of the Warrenton Masters Swim Team at the WARF and eventually began taking Monica’s yoga classes in 2015.
“Right away, it was apparent we had very similar positive outlooks on life,” Ms. Fernandi said. “‘The sun always shines behind the rain cloud!’ I tell my students and clients. And Mike always sees the sun, whether there is rain or snow during his work day.”
In the love story submitted, she wrote, “I jumped and Mike caught me! He is my sanctuary, my peace.”
Visitors to Old Town Warrenton’s LOVEwork are encouraged to take pictures with it and share them on the EOTW and Virginia tourism Facebook pages as well as Instagram with: #LOVEva and #LOVEwarrenton
EOTW’s mission is to foster and inspire an environment in Old Town Warrenton that enhances economic vitality while preserving the historic character of the community; and to promote a rich and appealing cultural atmosphere to live, play and do business.