The couple met four years ago over a Friday happy hour at The Brewer’s Art. Heidi is a 2006 graduate of South Carroll High School, 2010 graduate of American University and earned a Master of Science in Education from The Johns Hopkins University in 2016. Joseph is a 2005 graduate of Walkersville High School, 2009 graduate of St. Mary’s College of Maryland and earned a Master of Science in Education from The Johns Hopkins University in 2014. A June 2020 wedding is planned in Baltimore City, where the couple currently resides.
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Patrick and Virginia met at Champion Billiards Sports Bar almost 10 years ago when Patrick was a bartender Virginia was a server. The couple celebrated their eight-year anniversary shortly before their wedding date.
Patrick proposed in June of 2017. “For my birthday he had planned a trip for us to the beach. Immediately before we left for our trip he proposed on our back porch where we spend most of our free time alone together in the evenings. My birthday trip was actually a surprise engagement getaway.”
90 guests were in attendance for their June nuptials at McClintock Distillery, including three bridesmaids and three groomsmen. “We traded in the traditional wedding music for unique instrumental covers of some of our favorite songs.”
Virginia made many pieces of her wedding decor. “I am an absolute do it yourself fanatic. I loved making the centerpieces, the seating chart, the decorations, everything. Our theme was steampunk-esque, with Vineyard Green, Khaki Tan, and Copper Gold color palette. Our wedding had a very semi-formal feel with victorian style decorations. I’m so blessed to have such a patient husband who allowed my crafting obsession to take over our kitchen table intermittently over two years.”
Patrick is the general manager of Champion Billiards Sports Bar and Virginia is a bartender and the marketing coordinator at Champion Billiards Sports Bar. They currently reside in Middletown.
First dance: You and I, Jimmy Eat World
Honeymoon: Las Vegas
Venue: McClintock Distillery
Catering: Leiters’ Fine Catering**
Photography: Mountain Momma Photography
Coordination: Of Joy Signature Events
Rings: Gold Thumb Jewelry
Hair & Makeup: Heather Rea Style Studio
Entertainment: Soundwave Entertainment
The engagement took place at the national arboretum. It was a complete surprise! A Friend of ours /photographer (Freddy Climaco) asked if we could help build his portfolio. We were taking pictures and in one shot he asked JC to stand behind me. When I spun around JC was on one knee and popped the question! All our friends and family came running out. It was very sweet and will be remembered forever!
Morgan and Neil met on a dating app. “On our first date, Neil and I talked nonstop for more than three hours. We talked so long, that when I finally went to look at my phone, I had several texts in all caps from my friend, asking if I was ok and confirming that I was not kidnapped.”
Neil proposed on a trip to Chicago. “He had a surprise party waiting for me back at home when we got off the plane.”
230 guests, eight bridesmaids, and eight groomsmen took part in their June celebration at Big Cork Vineyards. “I really loved that we were able to combine our two cultures and families so well. It allowed us to make our wedding exactly what we wanted it to be and have such a personalized touch to it. My mom was able to use a piece of her wedding dress to wrap around my bouquet. Even more meaningful, was that the Indian wedding veil was a piece of my Mom’s wedding dress that was sent to the designer in India and dyed to match my outfit. The Christian arch and the Indian Mandap for the ceremonies were made of white birch trees from my Grandparents farm in New Hampshire that my family and I have grown up going to our whole lives.”
One of the Hindu ceremonies Neil and Morgan had during their week-long celebration was a shoe stealing tradition called Joota Chupai. “When the groom steps onto the Mandap, he has to take off his shoes. Then the bride’s family tries to get the shoes while the groom’s family tries to protect the shoes. Neil always has loved this tradition. I recruited a dream team of friends and family that took the shoe stealing very seriously.”
The dancing during the reception was intense and wild. So wild, in fact, that Neil injured himself. “Neil actually tore his ACL on the dance floor. He jumped up during the choreographed dance and fell on it and knew that he had hurt it. Even crazier, his cousin later jumped up and also tore her ACL. They both have now had surgery to fix it.”
Morgan is a high school geography teacher and Neil is a small business owner. They currently reside in Columbia, Maryland.
First dance: Dance With Me, Morgan Evans and Janam Janam, Pritam
Honeymoon: Costa Rica and Puerto Rico
Venue: Big Cork Vineyards**
Catering: BrickNFire Pizza Truck, Absolutely Perfect Catering
Photography: BobbyBandz Production
Coordination: Of Joy Signature Events
Rentals: Grand Rentals**
Dress: K & B Bridals
Rings: Saxons Jewelry
Dessert: Sweet Decadance
Flowers: Rich Custom Creations
Hair & makeup: Flawless Finish Hair and Makeup
Entertainment: MVP DJs
Videographer: BobbyBandz Production
YEARS IN BUSINESS: 6
I am a Maryland based wedding photographer with an authentic and colorful style. Having a pure passion to capture genuine, whole-hearted love and emotion is what drives me. I love taking the time to get to know my couples so we can capture timeless memories to be cherished forever. Client-photographer relationships are so important, as it allows you to be completely comfortable in front of the camera and let your true love show.
YEARS IN BUSINESS: 5
At Monica Elizabeth Events, we like to create celebrations that are not only memorable but unique to our individual clients. We strive to exceed expectations by fostering an environment where you feel comfortable, as relaxed as possible, and really enjoy the experience from beginning to end. Every client’s life celebration is important to us, whether it’s an intimate wedding, a baby shower, or a birthday party. Our passion is detail, time-management, and creativity; Let us make your day as turn-key as possible so that you can enjoy your occasion!
Sarah and Owen met through a mutual friend in Ocean City. “We didn’t start speaking until the following spring. We were both sophomores in college and started dating that summer. Flash forward four years later, in 2017, and we bought our home in Frederick.”
In February 2018 Sarah that an engagement ring was being made but didn’t know how Owen would propose. “Long story short, it was hidden in the freezer at my parent’s house and when they asked me to put an ice cream cake away. I didn’t exactly see the ring or Owen on one knee.”
95 guests were in attendance for their June Downtown Frederick wedding, which took place on Carroll Creek, including six bridesmaids and three groomsmen. “It was personal, filled with laughter and tears. On the creek, we had people watching and clapping. Our fathers were the ‘ring bearers’ and we put a copy of our personal vows in a ceremonial box to save.”
The couple took their decor inspiration from Sarah’s art deco style engagement ring then added pops of purple, navy, and gray. “Our favorite aspect of our wedding was supporting as many Frederick vendors as possible and having the ceremony on the creek was a no-brainer decision.”
Sarah is an account admin at L1 Enterprises Inc. in Frederick and Owen is a software engineer at PROCAS, LLC in Columbia. They currently reside in Frederick.
First dance: Next to Me, Imagine Dragons
Venue: The Delaplaine Arts Center
Catering: Love and Dishes Catering
Photography: Happy Little Life Photography**
Attire: Posh Bridal **
Jewelry:L Boone and Sons
Flowers: Ory Custom Florals**
Hair & Makeup: Mane Tame by Megan
Entertainment: The Dapper DJs **
Videography: Clay Estes Productions
Tyler and Kelsey met in a class at Shippensburg University. “On the first day of class, we were assigned groups that we would be working with throughout the semester. To break the ice and get to know your group members, each person had to rank 25 items in order from most important to least important to take to the moon with you. Tyler and I had almost identical ranking answers for each item and got to know each other a little more throughout that semester. Almost a year later, Tyler reached out to me on Facebook to catch up and we realized we had a lot more in common than ranking items we’d take with us to the moon. We started dating a few weeks after.”
Tyler proposed to Kelsey during a trip to Pittsburgh. “We had time to spare before our dinner reservation, so we took a walk. At one point, Tyler stopped us at an overlook of the city and when I turned around to say something to him about the skyline, he was down on one knee.”
100 guests helped them to celebrate their wedding day, including eight bridesmaids and eight groomsmen.
“The Lodges at Gettysburg blew us away with their beautiful outdoor ceremony space. It was an intimate ceremony with our closest friends and family surrounded in outdoor beauty.”
The couple chose fuschia and navy for their wedding decor to compliment the greenery landscape at The Lodges at Gettysburg. “We got to enjoy everyone’s company around a bonfire following our reception. It was the perfect way to end an unforgettable day of celebration.“
Kelsey- is a marketing coordinator and Tyler is a construction services assistant. They currently reside in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
First dance: You Make it Easy, Jason Aldean
Venue: The Lodges at Gettysburg**
Catering: The Carriage House**
Photography: Ashlee Zimmerman Photography
Attire: J&B Bridal, Hanover Clothing Company
Rings: Mountz Jewelers
Dessert: Main Street Sweets
Hair & makeup: Beauty by Khara
Entertainment: DJ Kyle Atwell
Favors: The Pittsburgh Popcorn Company
Sarah and Mark met at the Arts and Communications Academy at TJ High School in 2010. “I transferred there from Middletown High School on the recommendation of my guitar teacher, who turned out to be Sarah’s guitar teacher as well.”
The couple got engaged twice. “I first proposed to Sarah on second street downtown Frederick when we were both 18. She said yes, but, we eventually decided to wait. On July 6, 2018, I ran to the pharmacy to pick up Sarah’s medication and when I returned she said, ‘will you marry me?’ I said ‘yes.’ She asked if I was serious. I said ‘yes’ and asked if she was. She said ‘yes.’”
90 guests, including a six-person wedding party, celebrated their outdoor June wedding. “The ceremony was framed by a large tree in Sarah’s parents’ backyard. It featured our written vows and quite a bit of confetti.”
Mark is a music teacher and Sarah is a visual artist. The couple resides in Baltimore.
First dance: I Will, The Beatles
Honeymoon: Oregon Inlet Campground, NC
Photography: Rachel Stenger Photography
Coordination: Of Joy Signature Events
Entertainment: Shew-sical Entertainment**
Transportation: A Touch of Class Limousines**
Catering: P.I.G.S. BBQ
Other: Optimum Restrooms**
Rentals: Grand Event Center
Florist: Wildflower Weddings- Bend in the River Farm
PHONE: (240) 385-2948
YEARS IN BUSINESS: 12
|Hello my name is Eileen Dempsey. I have over 12 years experience in the Floral Wholesale and Design work. I use Artistic Integrity with Whimsical Design in current trends. I can also accommodate the traditional Bride, helping brides stay on budget. Helping brides make their Big Day dreams come true!!!!|
YEARS IN BUSINESS: 14
Choose the Hilton Garden Inn Frederick hotel, located in historic Frederick County, Maryland, in the heart of Maryland Wine Country—famous for local dining and entertainment.
Our newly renovated Frederick, MD hotel provides 143 guest rooms and suites in one king and two queen bed options. Enjoy a room with a large work desk, 32-inch HDTV with cable channels, microwave, refrigerator, and free WiFi access.
Relish a cooked-to-order breakfast at The Garden Grille® & Bar, and if you’re visiting with us during the week, come back for dinner or a drink. This hotel offers room service as well as beverages and microwaveable meals from the 24-hour Pavilion Pantry®.
Our 2,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, including a ballroom, can accommodate up to 205 guests. Take advantage of our complimentary business center for photocopying, printing, and A/V equipment rental. This hotel also has a fitness center, heated indoor pool and whirlpool.
Elizabeth Snow daughter of late Mr. Kem Snow and Mrs. Caroline Snow of Mount Airy, MD. Dallas Davidson, son of late Mr. Hobert Davidson and Mrs. Shane Davidson of Mount Airy MD, were married on September 28, 2019
The ceremony was held at the church Elizabeth grew up in, Mount Carmel United Methodist Church of Sunshine, Md with her cousin Pastor Bruce Tribbitt of Manship Chapel of Felton, Delaware officiating at the ceremony.
Given in marriage by her brother HM1 (FMF) Mr. Jarred Snow along with her stepson Levi, the bride was attended by her new sister in law Cheyenne Frenz as matron of honor with her sister Stephanie Crigger as a bridesmaid, as well as her stepdaughter Peyton.
The best man was Lothar Frenz, brother in law of the groom, as well as Mark Snodgrass long-time friend of the groom.
Special attendance of the wedding, was Elizabeth’s grandmother, Inez Snow of Sunshine MD who has celebrated her 99th birthday this year. She is a long-time member of the church the wedding was held.
Photo: BreAnn Fields of B Photography & Designs, LLC.
PHONE: (301) 447-5644
YEARS IN BUSINESS: 5
Mount St. Mary’s University, set in the scenic Catoctin Mountain area, is the perfect location for your dream wedding. From our beautiful, historic chapel to our modern and flexible reception venues along with delicious catering, to our various on-campus lodging options, the Mount has every amenity for you and your guests. Contact our friendly staff today and begin to imagine a day you’ll never forget.
Leeann and Scott met in high school in Rockbridge County, Virginia, but their history goes back even further. “Our grandmothers were in one another’s weddings. We became almost instant friends when we met during freshman year physical education class but didn’t start dating until senior year.”
The couple dated for twelve years before getting engaged. “We both got our masters degrees, worked hard to find our place in the professional world and moved to four different cities together. Once we felt fully settled in Frederick we decided it might be time, and got engaged in our living room on a hot July afternoon.”
85 guests were in attendance for their June nuptials, including three bridesmaids and three groomsmen.
“We were lucky enough to have my Dad serve as our officiant – he’s a preacher and performed my two older brothers’ ceremonies as well.”
When Leann and Scott were planning their wedding, they agreed that it had to include Frederick. “We knew we wanted to get married in Frederick so that we could bring all of our family and friends to see our awesome little corner of the world.”
The couple chose Tenth Ward’s Whiskey Hall for their big day. “We actually toured the space before construction even started and signed our contract before renovations were complete. It’s just a gorgeous building, with the perfect blend of industrial and modern finishes, and a badass team who makes everything run flawlessly.”
The couple decided to keep their decor minimal to let the beauty of the venue shine through. “We went for an easy, classic sort of feel and used lots of neutrals, metallics, and candles.”
The couple currently lives in Downtown Frederick.
First dance: I Wanna Grow Old With You, Adam Sandler
Honeymoon: West Coast road trip
Venue: Tenth Ward Distilling**
Getting Ready: Hauer House
Catering: DJ’s Catering
Photography: Moy Dumadag and Anne Marie Freeman
Engagement ring: Yaneth Reyes Jewelry
Flowers: Common Market
Cake: Cakes to Die For
Makeup: Christine Neuenschwander
Entertainment: DJ Sidekick
Favors: North Market Pop Shop, The Perfect Truffle
Guest Bags: Visit Frederick**
PHONE: (240) 422-6099
YEARS IN BUSINESS: 0
Nestled on 180 acres of enchanted farmland, BlueBird Manor offers the picturesque wedding you want close to the city. Make your wedding day a day to remember at our venue in Frederick, Maryland.
Put the finishing touches on your hair and makeup in our charming bridal suite. Say your “I Dos” in our newly renovated wedding chapel as your family and friends look on. Dance the night away in our rustic chandelier barn, soaking in the love and happiness of your day.
You’ve dreamed about this day your whole life. Let us help you make it a reality at BlueBird Manor.
PHONE: (301) 257-6266
YEARS IN BUSINESS: 12
Established in 2007, One World Family Travel, LLC is a travel agency dedicated to creating the perfect vacation experience. Whether it’s a destination wedding, a honeymoon, anniversary trip or just a romantic getaway, we pride ourselves in delivering exemplary concierge service to all our clients.
Jonathan and Kasey met in high school. “We started talking before we had to go to practice for our sports teams. I played basketball and he wrestled. During that summer we saw each other at the Thurmont Carnival and started talking and he asked me out. We went to the Waynesboro pool on our first date and spent all day together.”
Jonathan proposed at the Gaylord National Resort. “They were having an event where you get to walk through a building that is around -9° and look at a lot of amazing ice sculptures. I had told him that I wanted to go there for two years. I was taking pictures and when I turned around he was on one knee holding the ring. He told me that he loved me more than anything in the world and that he couldn’t live without me and asked if I would marry him. I was so happy and excited. I was so cold in the building I couldn’t even cry- the tears froze to my face.”
182 guests were in attendance for their July wedding held at The Lodges of Gettysburg, including six bridesmaids, six groomsmen, and a ring bearer. “It was very unique having someone in the family who knows a lot about us and who is very close to us officiate our wedding. She told some very funny stories about the two of us that made the ceremony enjoyable and very memorable.”
The couple chose a mint, navy blue and silver color palette for their decor. “We were going for a rustic anchor theme.”
Johnathan works for the Maryland State Highway Administration and Kasey works at Laser Podiatry Associates. They currently reside in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania.
First dance: All of Me, John Legend
Venue: The Lodges at Gettysburg**
Catering: Carriage House**
Photography: Jenna Davis Photography
Entertainment: The Dapper DJs**
Dessert: Main Street Sweet
Hair & Makeup: Gloryridge Salon
Kim and Hugh both attended Brunswick High School and met at a summer party. “We have been together for 11 years. Our relationship has been through a lot, from going to different universities, to Hugh moving to Grenada for 2.5 years for Med school, but we stayed together through it all. We had been wanting to get married for years, but we had both been really busy with grad school.”
Hugh proposed to Kim on Christmas Day in 2017. “We hiked up Maryland Heights, bundled up in a million layers, it was one of the coldest and windiest days. Hugh was acting a little strange that day, it was Christmas so I kept asking family members if they wanted to join in on our hike and Hugh kept saying he wanted it to just be the two of us. Hugh set up his GoPro when we got to the top to take a photo of us, and that’s when he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.”
140 guests were in attendance for their May wedding at Tenth Ward Distillery in Downtown Frederick, including eight bridesmaids and six groomsmen. “We had one of our best friends, Laura marry us. She had known us both before we were together and was there from the very beginning of our relationship. We also wrote our own vows, which I was extremely nervous about, but I’m glad we did.”
“We loved the vibe of Tenth Ward Distillery, so we wanted to keep decorations to a minimum. The space really speaks for itself. We loved the exposed brick and industrial feel. So we went with a black and white theme.”
Hugh is an anesthesia resident at Cooper University Hospital Center in Camden, NJ, and Kim is an occupational therapist. They currently live in Philadelphia.
First Dance: You and Me, Dave Matthews Band
Getting Ready: Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott**
Venue: Tenth Ward Distilling**
Photography: A&M Photography
Coordination: Sara McPhilmy
Engagement Ring: Brilliant Earth
Flowers: Fleur de Leah
Hair and Makeup: Something Blu Beauty
Transportation: Point to Point Limousines
Chris and Eileen first met while living in the same dormitory at the University of Maryland. Chris was introduced to Eileen through mutual friends and not long after, they started spending every day together.
“After holding onto the ring for six months trying to plan the perfect moment to pop the question, I took Eileen to a vineyard at the bottom of Sugar Loaf Mountain for wine tasting and live music. Afterward, we proceeded to take a sunset hike up the mountain.”
100 guests were in attendance for their April nuptials, including five bridesmaids, five groomsmen, and two flower girls. “We really appreciated that our officiant took a moment to let us breathe before the ceremony started, and made us take a moment to look and reflect on all those in attendance for our big day. It was overwhelming and wonderful all at once.”
“We did not want a formal affair, so went with a laid-back boho vibe to fit the gorgeous venue – using different kinds of jewel tones for the reception decor and floral arrangements. Less is more at Thorpewood.”
Eileen is half German, so the couple incorporated a German log sawing tradition into the reception. “The crosscut saw we borrowed was quite the antique and we almost didn’t get it sawed through. Since in German tradition this sets the tone for the rest of your married life, this was a bit of a nerve-wracking moment. Chris saved the day by grabbing the log before anybody knew what was happening and smashing it in half over his knee.”
Chris is a heavy equipment operator and Eileen is a language program officer. They currently reside in Silver Spring.
First Dance: Route Around by Rebelution
Honeymoon: Montego Bay, Jamaica
Venue: Mountain Memories at Thorpewood**
Getting Ready: Hilton Garden Inn Frederick
Photography: Love and Adventure Photography
Rings: Miki’s Treasures
Flowers: An Elegant Affair
Hair and Makeup: Elements of Style
Entertainment: DJ Jeff Kimbone
Transportation: Rill’s Bus Service
PHONE: (301) 514-4515
YEARS IN BUSINESS: 2
Three lovingly restored historic homes in Downtown Frederick, available to book through Airbnb.com, each sleeps up to 13 people each.
PHONE: (240) 292-9482
YEARS IN BUSINESS: 2
My name is Jon Smithfield and I have been DJ-ing weddings and events professionally for over 10 years now. I began my DJ career with a company in Pennsylvania that has been in business for over 30 years. I did live in DC for a few years and just moved back to Frederick, MD. I find true joy in making sure the clients I work with have an amazing time along with their guests.
Elvin and Amanda met while both working at the Westview Promenade. “He worked at the Quiznos and I worked for a doctor’s office inside of LensCrafters. We were just friends at first. I guess that’s truly how every great relationship starts. He won me over by how funny and kind-hearted he was.”
Amanda was in her vegetable garden the day Elvin proposed. “I had just come inside with our first cucumber of the season. I was so excited to show him. While cleaning off the cucumber I walked out of the kitchen into the living room where Elvin and the kids were. There was Elvin down on one knee with a stunning ring in hand. I was so shocked I just kept cleaning the cucumber. I even asked if the ring was for me.”
Elvin and Amanda wed 10 years and one day after their anniversary. 158 guests were in attendance, including four bridesmaids, a junior bridesmaid, four groomsmen, and a ring bearer. “It was very important that our ceremony be not only about us but also our two families becoming one. We wanted everyone to walk away from our ceremony knowing how much we love each other, and how committed we are to each other.”
Elvin is the owner of Padilla Master Clean and Amanda is an admissions coordinator for Citizens Care & Rehab. The couple and their children reside in Frederick.
First Dance: James Arthur- Say You Won’t Let Go
Honeymoon: St. Lucia
Venue: Ski Liberty
Photography: Daysy Film & Photo**
Music: The Dapper DJs**
Suits: M. Stein & Co. Tuxedos**
Bridesmaids: Posh Bridal**
Bride: Elegant Forever Bridal Boutique
Cake: Karen Rodkey Cakes
Flowers: Wild Flower Weddings
Officiant: Reverend Judith L. Guasch
Stationery: Laventide Salon & Spa
Alex and Chris met riding bikes in 2016. “Our first date was a bike ride on the C&O Canal that December.”
In 2018, Chris proposed on the same route. “He had it in his cycling jersey pocket the entire ride until we got to the bridge where we took our first picture together back in 2016. While waiting for him to set up his camera so we could take a photo, I turned around and saw him kneel down in front of me. I honestly don’t remember much more about the whole event because I was so excited.”
150 guests, including a 12 member bridal party, were part of their June ceremony at Mountain Memories at ThorpeWood.
“We had an outdoor ceremony in the Pine Chapel at ThorpeWood. It was very important to us that our wedding truly reflect our relationship and life together as well as incorporate our friends and family.”
“ThorpeWood is a special place for both of us because it is right along one of our favorite cycling routes. The first time Chris was there, he told me that he knew right away it was the place we should get married. It has everything that defines who we are both individually and as a couple: outdoors, nature, adventure, rustic atmosphere, and kind people.”
Alex is a teacher and Chris is a software engineer. They currently reside in Frederick.
First Dance: Crush, Dave Matthews Band
Getting Ready- Caboose Farm**
Reception- Mountain Memories at ThorpeWood**
Photography- Greg Gibson Photography
Florist- Wildflower Weddings
Entertainment: The Dapper DJs**
Catering- Renaissance Chef
Attire- Icon Bridal & Formal
Jewelry- Carter & Spence
Dessert- Angel Cakes
Hair & Makeup- Structures Salon
Transportation- Rill’s Bus Service
Chris and Allyson met in high school. “We dated for two weeks our junior year. We began dating seriously right after he joined the military in 2011. We were long-distance while he was in the Army. He lived in Texas and DC while I lived in West Virginia completing college.”
When Allyson finished college at West Virginia University, she moved to Orange, Virginia, where Chris was attending The University of Virginia. “We were moving into our apartment and when I walked into the apartment for the first time prior to moving our items in, there was a table set up with rainbow roses, champagne, and chocolate-covered strawberries. Chris proposed and I said yes.”
95 guests were in attendance for their May nuptials at Springfield Manor, including a nine-person bridal party. “We included a pinky promise after our vows and we planted a unity fern.”
The couple chose burgundy and blush for their wedding decor. “We used geometric terrariums as centerpieces and hexagon marble tiles as place cards. We incorporated succulents and eucalyptus leaves into our flower arrangements.”
While both Allyson and Chris enjoyed elements from each part of their wedding day, Allyson shared her favorite memory, “was the rainbow that occurred during our reception. It threatened to rain all day and it held out until the ceremony and pictures concluded.”
Allyson teaches kindergarten and Chris works as a contractor at the Pentagon. They currently reside in Point of Rocks.
First dance: Until My Dying Day, Matt McCloskey
Venue: Springfield Manor**
Catering: Carriage House Inn**
Photography: A Natural Portrayal Photography**
Dress: Posh Bridal**
Flowers: Blossom and Basket Boutique**
Makeup: MADE Makeup**
Entertainment: Shew-sical Entertainment**
Suit: Men’s Wearhouse
Jewelry: Littmans Jewelers
Hair: Kalon Salon
Videographer: Lancaster Film Company
PHONE: (301) 258-6425
YEARS IN BUSINESS: 25
Celebrate your nuptials, birthday and other life milestones at Kentlands Mansion. The Georgian-style house boats 11,032 square feet of flexible banquet space, including four gathering rooms, bridal suites, and an intimate garden and lawn for outdoor events. Kentlands Mansion is conveniently located in Gaithersburg, Maryland, with easy access to I-270, I-200, nearby hotels, dining and shopping.
Josh and Sadie met while attending college at Liberty University. “Josh liked to pick on me every chance he got, and for a while, I avoided him at all costs. However, because we had the same group of friends, we ran into each other often, and slowly Josh’s picking on me became less annoying. In fact, I started to go out of my way to be around him. There was something about his witty, fun-loving personality that kept drawing me to him. We dated for two and a half years before deciding to tie the knot.”
130 guests attended their outdoor ceremony at Holly Hills Country Club, including seven bridesmaids and seven groomsmen.
“Josh comes from a Messianic Jewish background, which holds many symbolic traditions of faith. We were able to celebrate our union by incorporating many of these traditions. Josh’s father also performed our ceremony which was special for us, as he was able to share a meaningful and personal message. Before our ceremony began, the wooden arch we were getting married under, fell down and broke. Thankfully we have wonderful friends who bought us a tent from Lowes to get married under, which they decorated for us as well. Although it wasn’t the picturesque canopy I imagined, it truly was perfect. It was touching to know we had friends who were willing to help us when the unexpected happened.”
The couple chose white, blue, and sage for their wedding decor. “Our wedding was semi-formal and a theme of a mix between elegant and boho. We love the outdoors and wanted to bring some of that in with lots of green eucalyptus, soft lights, and movement in draping fabric. Finding decor for our ceremony and reception was fun and made the wedding I always dreamed of come alive.”
Josh is a medical statement and Sadie is a graduate student. They currently reside in Lynchburg, Virginia.
First Dance: Forever Like That, Ben Rector
Venue: Holly Hills Country Club**
Photographer: Naomi Sheress
Dress: J&B Bridal
Decor: I Do You Do Wedding Rentals
Hair & Makeup: Belleza Hair & Nail Studio
Entertainment: Sound Wave Entertainment