The bride, Amanda Preston, is a Cardiographic Technician and the groom, Timothy Long, is an employee with State Farm. The couple met at FCC in 2012 and dated for 5 years before Tim proposed at the end of the year bowling party for Tuesday Night Mixers. The two were wed on December 9th at Neelsville Presbyterian Church in Germantown, Maryland.
Mary Kate McKenna
PHONE: (301) 293-9930
YEARS IN BUSINESS: 20
Host your special day at Maryland’s finest event venue! We are delighted to host wedding ceremonies and receptions while giving you memories to treasure forever. We offer unrivaled backdrops for wedding photographs with gorgeous vistas from a ridge across hundreds of acres of lush, green golf course with mountains, lakes, and old-fashioned wooden bridges all in a convenient location just minutes from Frederick MD. Sunsets at Musket Ridge are spectacular, as well as evening pictures of first dances on the outdoor terrace. Catoctin Hall’s authentic metal roof, beautiful stonework, and classic exterior lines provide a perfect backdrop for your perfect day. Although we are experts in hosting weddings, no two are alike. With our facilities, staff, and creativity, your day will truly be unique. Our wedding space is designed to become your wedding space, and Catoctin Hall is not your cookie-cutter wedding venue. It combines a state-of-the-art banquet facility with the warmth and detailed finishes rarely seen today. The vaulted ceiling, natural light, and panoramic views of the acclaimed golf course and mountains make Catoctin Hall a distinctive, elegant, and memorable setting.
PHONE: 301-768-7479 (voicemail or text)
YEARS IN BUSINESS: 15
|Iris creates richly decorated and colored pottery in a wide variety of colors and designs. She offers home décor, kitchenware, and tableware including bowls and platters, wine chillers, teapots, pitchers, and much more.
In the early 2000s, her supportive husband Ed built her own studio/shop at their residence where she creates all of her work. Her talent as a potter and artist results in a creation that spring from her imagination, without imitating the work of others.
She continues her training by taking several workshop/classes each year as well as attending ceramic conferences, like NCECA-National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, every other year.
Leslie flew to Hawaii after her graduation from JMU to meet up with Dylan, who was stationed at Pearl Harbor. “We went on a beautiful hike with the mountains on one side and ocean on the other. Dylan got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife.”
130 guests were in attendance, including seven bridesmaids and seven groomsmen for Leslie and Dylan’s outdoor nuptials at Springfield Manor. “Our ceremony was very simple and traditional. Our officiant read some scripture, we recited traditional vows and exchanged rings.”
The couple chose rustic decor for their reception, and used the colors green, gold and rose to match the setting.
“Our favorite part of our wedding was having all our friends and family in one place. We had friends we haven’t seen in years come to celebrate our marriage and it was so wonderful to have everyone together. Our day was fun because everyone was having a good time dancing and enjoying the day! The funniest part was the garter removal. Dylan went to get the garter and I had a Smirnoff ice attached! He was surprised and the crowd went wild.”
Leslie is a second-grade teacher in Loudoun County, Virginia and Dylan is in the Navy, currently stationed in Pearl Harbor Hawaii.
First Dance: Made for you by Jake Owen
Honeymoon: Deep Creek Lake
Venue: Springfield Manor**
Photographer: Sarah Wockenfuss Photography
Dress: TLC Bridal**
Flowers: Blossom and Basket Boutique**
Jewelry: Kay Jewelers
Dessert: Monica’s Sugar Studio
Hair & Makeup: Ashley Chin, Glam Bridal Beauty
Entertainment: Wizer Productions
Favors: Sandy’s Sugar Shack
Tyler proposed to Stephanie one night in their kitchen. “It was simple. That’s who Tyler is and it’s what I love about him. It was just us. I didn’t want some big production. Just intimate. I cried.”
The couple had 135 guests in attendance for their early December wedding ceremony at Antrim 1844, including a 13 member bridal party. “We were both nervous. Tyler messed up on his vows and it was hysterical. I, on the other hand, couldn’t stand still,” shared Stephanie.
The couple chose Antrim 1844 for its beauty and location. “Antrim is decorated during Christmas and it is just breathtaking. It made for the most perfect wedding venue. It was everything I had ever dreamed of.”
Stephanie and Tyler chose a winter color palette of black, red and silver for their reception. “The entire day went by too quick. We have the greatest friends and family and everyone coming together to celebrate Tyler and I was just simply amazing. I want to do it all over again. It was a perfect day and thinking about it makes me cry.”
Stephanie is a registered nurse and Tyler is an electrician. They currently reside in Taneytown.
First Dance: Love the Lonely Out of You – Brothers Osborne
Venue: Antrim 1844**
Photographer: Dani Leigh Photography
Entertainment: Shew-sical Entertainment**
Flowers: The Cutting Garden
Hair & Makeup: Sydni Muranaka
Stationery: Jenifer Sirkis Designs
Jeff and Jessica met at a wedding in Thurmont. “I was invited as a plus one and was not even the first one to be asked. My friend had asked her husband and her sister to attend, which they declined so she asked me. It was there that I met Jeff.”
The couple and their families went on a vacation in 2016. “During ‘Captain’s Night’ when everyone is dressed in formal attire, Jeff asked if we could get a photo of just us on this glass bridge. The photographer shot a few frames and then Jeff turned towards me and proposed.”
76 guests were in attendance for their indoor April ceremony at Springfield Manor, including a six-person bridal party. Jessica’s stepfather served as the officiant and her son performed a reading. Jeff’s sister also did a reading during their ceremony in the barn. “It was intimate and so special. The funniest thing that happened, which I missed because I had not come inside yet, was when the flower girl and ring bearer missed walking down the isles and had to be re-diverted.”
The couple chose a color palette of charcoal and plum for their wedding decor, much of which they did themselves. “Every part of our day was DIY – including all the flowers and decorations. You can really save a lot of money doing it this way, but it requires even more planning and organization.”
Jeff is a Total Service Manager and Jessica is a Billing Analyst. They currently reside in Ijamsville.
First Dance: A Thousand Years, Christina Perri
Honeymoon: Mediterranean cruise
Venue: Springfield Manor **
Caterer: Carriage House
Photographer: Brad Barnwell
Attire: Posh Bridal**
Dessert: Frosted Fantasy Cakes
Hair & makeup: Tone Jackson
Music: JJ+T Entertainment
Renee had recently started working at The Jefferson School, a residential facility and school for youths with behavioral and mental issues. Christopher had been working there for a year or so. The couple met when Renee walked on the unit where Christopher was the lead staff. Working in such a high-stress environment emphasizes trust and teamwork. The rest was history.
On December 25, 2017, Christopher proposed to Renee. The day started at home. Christopher was very adamant on opening Christmas gifts at his parent’s house (because this is what we have always done) and Renee was somewhat annoyed, seeing as how it was our first Christmas in our new home. It was a rather windy morning and while walking to the car, all the gifts blew out of Christopher’s hands (you will know why later). We finally made it to Christopher’s parents’, where we had breakfast. Christopher’s dad, Joe is recording (like he always does) while we opened our gifts. We saved our gifts to each other until the very end. Renee proceeded to her gifts from Christopher. There was a total of 4 boxes, all different sizes. Three out of the four boxes were filled with tissue paper and a drawing of toad from Mario, stating “Your gift is in another package.” Renee finally opened the fourth box, which enclosed a small box and she screamed at Christopher, “You finally got me earrings,” without opening the box. Renee has been asking for earrings for the past three Christmas. Renee finally opened the box and there she saw the most perfect, solitaire ring and Christopher says in the calmest voice, “Will you marry me?” Renee was beyond shocked and immediately hugged Christopher and everyone cheered in excitement. Renee immediately video chat her mother and aunt to share the wonderful news.
PHONE: (410) 775-2513
YEARS IN BUSINESS: 38
27 acres of classic grafted vines, first winery to grow only the classic European grafted vines, rather than hybrid varieties. Elk Run is growing all the varieties we make; winner of over 650 National and International Wine Competitions, most acclaimed winery in MD. The winey sits on a property given to Lord Baltimore from the King of England in the 1700’s called the resurvey of Cold Friday. The winemakers’ home circa 1756 is on the Fredrick County list of historical sites. The Wilsons were instrumental in the formation of the MD Winery Association both having presidency terms, involved in the MD Grape Growers Association, and the Governors Wine Grape advisory board, designed and started the first Wine Trail in Md. Carol has been president ever since, receiving 3 tourism grants. In 2014 their Liberty Tavern Chardonnay was featured on “House of Cards”
Nicholas and Susanna met online, on a popular dating site. “Then we realized I lived down the road from Nicholas’s parents.”
Nicholas proposed at Thanksgiving dinner surrounded by both families. “It was an incredible moment filled with tears of joy!”
190 guests were in attendance for their ceremony at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Union Bridge. Their bridal party included eight bridesmaids, eight groomsmen, two junior bridesmaids, and one junior groomsman. The ceremony incorporated traditional Filipino Catholic elements, including coin, cord, veil, and candle ceremonies. “We tried to involve our family and friends in the ceremony and it turned out to be very moving and filled with laughter, tears, joy, and love.”
The couple chose a color palette that included a variety of blue hues for their reception held at Morningside Inn. When asked about planning their wedding, Susanna shared that she had lots of help. “We loved involving our families in the planning whenever possible. We were so lucky to have so many people willing to help out. “
Nicholas is a Park Ranger and Susanna is a teacher. They currently reside in Catonsville.
First dance: “I Found You” by Alabama Shakes
Honeymoon: San Diego, CA
Getting Ready: Fairfield Inn and Suites Frederick
Ceremony: St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church
Reception: Morningside Inn
Photography: Spence Photographics**
Dress: Spence Photography
Rings: Smyth Jewelers
Cake: Sugar Bakers Cakes
Florals: Wildflower Weddings at Bend in the River Farm
Hair & Makeup: JSL Visions
Entertainment: Soundstations Entertainment
Videographer: Bella Vista Weddings
Transportation: On The Town Limousines, Inc.**
Stationery: Invitations by Dawn
Mixi and Jon met in their final year of school at Eastern Nazarene College. Mixi worked part-time at the school Starbucks. After flirting a few times ordering coffee, Jon built up the nerve and asked Mixi to a no-strings-attached Chipotle lunch. Soon after, they were dating. Over the next 5 years, Mixi and Jon traveled to Madrid, Barcelona, San Francisco, Naples, Paris, Lima, Montreal, and Toronto.
Jon woke Mixi to take a walk with him and their dog, Norman at his apartment in Boston. The walk was “suspiciously long,” and they ended up at the waterfront in the Seaport district. Mixi sat for a moment with Norman on her lap, and Jon proposed.
The couple had 135 guests in attendance for their late December wedding at Antrim 1844, including seven bridesmaids and seven groomsmen. The groom walked their dog down the aisle. “We also had a light coat of snow the morning of the wedding that made pictures perfect,” shared Jonathan.
Mixi and Jonathan chose a color palette of black, white, green and gold for their black tie wedding. The couple incorporated Peruvian food into their wedding dinner, honoring where Mixi was born, and also had crab cakes, a nod to Jonathon’s Baltimore roots. They also gifted each guest Iberica, a type of Peruvian chocolate.
Mixi is a Middle School Adjustment Counselor and Jonathan is a Reporting Analyst. They currently reside in Boston.
First Dance: If I Should Fall Behind, Bruce Springsteen
Honeymoon: Rome, Santorini, Athens
Venue: Antrim 1844**
Photographer: Bradley Images
Dress: Forever Amour Bridal Boutique
Dessert: The Cake Studio
Flowers: Flowers by Bauers & Greenhouse
Hair & Makeup: Up Do’s For I Do’s
Entertainment: Shew-sical Entertainment**
Videographer: Erik Corbin
Transportation: Diana’s Limousine
Shawn and Megan met while attending Stevenson University. “Shawn and I lived in the same dorm on campus. On move-in day Shawn and I rode the elevator a few times together, but it was at an ice cream social that the resident assistants were hosting where I really got to know him. He brought in pizza from the local on-campus pizza shop and asked if I would like some pizza. I giggled and ate some of his pizza. And from there it was history.”
The couple got engaged on a trip with friends to New York City. “He got down on one knee and asks me to marry him in the most magical way, in Central Park, and of course I said ‘yes’”
110 guests were in attendance at their indoor ceremony at Holly Hills Country Club, including a 12 person bridal party. “Our wedding ceremony was something that Shawn and I picked out to match our personalities. While we had bits of traditional parts of the ceremony much of it was modernized. We wrote our own vows, exchanged rings and then did a wine box ceremony. We wrote letters to each other for our first anniversary to open and enjoy a bottle of wine together.”
The couple chose a winter theme and incorporated charcoal gray and apple red into their reception décor.
Megan is a teacher in Baltimore County and Shawn is a police officer in Montgomery County. They currently reside in Baltimore.
First Dance: Brett Young “In Case You Didn’t Know”
Venue: Holly Hills Country Club**
Photographer: Jen Harvey Photography
Hair & Makeup: Rae Lewis
Flowers: Mary-Ruth Chapin
PHONE: (301) 829-4120
YEARS IN BUSINESS: 12
A Do or Dye Salon and Day Spa is a full service hair salon and day spa specializing in the latest Hair Color and Cutting trends for Women, Men and Children, Keratin Treatments, Novalash Eyelash Extensions, Manicures, Pedicures, Waxing, Airbrush Spray Tanning, Facials, Massage, Bridal and Special Occasion Hair and Make-Up Services, and Much More! We are committed to providing our guests with the highest quality services, in a friendly and relaxing environment. Our talented team stays current of the latest styles, trends, and techniques. We can help you find just the right look for your personality and lifestyle. Re-enenergize the body and restore the spirit with any of our salon and spa treatments.
PHONE: (301) 865-1301
YEARS IN BUSINESS: 38
The Market Street Brass is the perfect choice to provide artistic music on your special day. For nearly four decades, we have been complementing beautiful ceremonies throughout the area with the unparalleled sounds of a live brass quintet. Indoors or outdoors, our versatile repertoire can fit any type of ceremony in any type of venue. Our extensive experience means we can provide professional music before, during and after your ceremony, and can even later provide background music for a reception cocktail hour if you would like. Nothing can add that touch of class to a wedding like a brass quintet. Please check out our website for more information and to hear samples of our music.
In 2015 Samantha and Collin went on a trip to a mutual friend’s cabin in the mountains. “We had our first kiss there, then started officially dating a few weeks later.”
Collin proposed to Samantha in February 2017 during a walk in Downtown Frederick. “We stopped on the way to dinner to buy some Girl Scout cookies. Collin made sure to put the cookies down before he proposed.”
120 guests were in attendance for their January wedding, including five bridesmaids and five groomsmen. The ceremony was held at Samantha’s family church, St. Mary’s Church and Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Barnesville, MD. “It meant a lot to have our families there to share and take part in the ceremony.”
The couple chose a color palette of steel blue, blush pink, and navy for their wedding decor. When asked why they chose their reception venue, Samantha shared, “We loved Holly Hills because it was a full-service venue. We knew that they would be there to help our vision come to life.”Samantha is a teacher and Collin is a graphic designer. They currently reside in New Market.
First Dance: So Close by Jon McLaughlin
Getting Ready: Hilton Garden Inn**
Ceremony: St. Mary’s Church and Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima
Reception: Holly Hills Country Club**
Photographer: Rachel Smith Photography
Dress: TLC Bridal**
Flowers: Blossom and Basket Boutique**
Rings: Colonial Jewelers**
Dessert: Cakes by Susie
Hair and Makeup: Daisy Salon and Body Boutique
Drew and Emily met during a night out with friends. “We were out at the local dive bar when our friends started talking to each other. We hit it off. We just kept seeing more and more of each other from that night on.”
Drew proposed at Bennett Cerf Park in Westminster. “We had gone there right after one of our first dates. It was Christmas day, and it was so exciting because we got to tell our families right after.”
The couple had 65 guests in attendance for their indoor evening Ceresville Mansion wedding, including three bridesmaids and three groomsmen. “I was so nervous I was glad we got to hold hands for most of it.”
Emily and Drew chose a color palette of burgundy and marsala. The couple made their own table arrangements. “Ceresville has a really beautiful vintage feel that my husband and I both loved especially with the fireplaces going in the evening. We had candles on the tables along with the flowers that my mom had arranged with a small amount of help from us. The dance floor in the center of the tables made for a really fun evening. Afterward, all of our friends and family kept coming to tell us what a nice time they had.”
Drew is a Controls Engineer and Emily is an English as a Second Language Teacher. They currently reside in Catonsville.
First Dance: Love Me Tender, Elvis Presley
Venue: Ceresville Mansion**
Photography: Pearly Kate Photography**
Jewelry: St John’s Jewelers
Florals: Blossom & Basket Boutique**
Hair & Makeup: Neutre Aveda Salon
Entertainment: Bill Izer Wizer Productions
Favors: Sweet and Savory
PHONE: (301) 696-9345
YEARS IN BUSINESS: 28
A Frederick tradition for over 25 years, our store is located in the Everedy Square & Shab Row historic district of downtown Frederick Maryland. Bridal & Wedding Favors and Gifts, Bachelor/Bachelorette Party Items. In-Room Hotel Local Gift Bags filled with Local Items. Local craft beer and wine selection. Shop for unique wedding favors that match your style. Beer & Wine Glasses, coasters, personalized favors, and more. A hug selection of fun, inexpensive, and personalized wedding favors. We specialize in uniquely designed gifts, created just for you on your special day.
Homewood Suites by Hilton Frederick
Brand NEW Home2 Suites by Hilton Frederick
YEARS IN BUSINESS: 3
At the Homewood Suites and brand NEW Home2 Suites by Hilton Frederick, enjoy a fantastic location within walking distance of restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and recreation.
Molly describes her relationship with Andrew as the real-life version of the movie When Harry Met Sally. “We started out as two people that sort of knew each other through friends, running into each other in things like youth orchestras and marching band events. When we found ourselves at the same college and in all of the same classes in the Fall of 2011, we instantly became close friends. We eventually got to talking on the phone almost every night, but it was just as friends. After a falling out, we quickly found each other again.”
The couple got engaged on Christmas Day in 2016. Molly and Andrew exchanged ornaments as the first year of a tradition they hoped to continue. The last present she opened was an ornament with the words “Molly, will you marry me?” as he pulled out a ring. “Of course I said yes.”
133 guests were in attendance for their mid-October nuptials at Holly Hills Country Club, including four bridesmaids, four groomsmen, and two junior bridesmaids. They were married by a friend of Molly’s father, using a modern set of vows. The poem “My Promise of Love to You” was read. “We have been pinky promising for as long as we’ve been friends. We decided to have this poem read aloud and pinky promise as it was being read. It was absolutely perfect.”
The couple chose a color palette of navy and gold for their reception. Instead of a cake, Molly and Andrew served personal cheesecakes.
Andrew is a Senior Backgrounds Compliance Analyst and Molly is an Instrumental Music Teacher for Prince George’s County Public Schools. They currently reside in Laurel, Maryland.
First Dances: “It Had To Be You” by Harry Connick Jr. “Shut Up and Dance” by Walk the Moon
Venue: Holly Hills Country Club**
Photographer: Nicole Babcock Photography
Florals: Ory Florals
Hair: Hair by Treece
Entertainment: Great Scott Productions
YEARS IN BUSINESS: 1
Majestic surroundings for your memorable moments. Manicured grounds surrounded by 50 acres. Extended activities tennis court & ball field. Military & first responder discount. Weddings, birthdays, baby showers, corporate events & more.
YEARS IN BUSINESS: 5
Professional wedding photography that offers a photojournalistic eye specializing in the candid moments “in between”. Believing in the art of “unposed” photography, A Natural Portrayal uses a fun, laid-back and creative approach to capture images that show magic and not just a smile. It is our goal to tell your unique wedding day story with an artistic and fresh perspective that will keep you looking through your wedding photos over and over again.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of James and Susan Peterson, of Sharpsburg. Courtney is a 2010 graduate of St. James School and a 2014 graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park. She is currently in graduate school to get a master’s degree in education.
The groom-to-be is the son of Gary and Jackie Greening, of Bowie. Gary is a 2009 graduate of Gonzaga College High School, 2013 graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, and a 2015 master’s graduate of Shippensburg University.
Ashlyn Cope and Brandon Grubbs were married on the Carnival Pride while docked at the Port Of Baltimore. After the wedding, the couple enjoyed a honeymoon cruise to the Bahamas with family & friends.
Ashlyn and Brandon met through friends. Ashlyn is the owner of Maryland Maid, LLC and Brandon works for WSSC.
The couple now resides in New Windsor, MD with their children Landen & Emmalyn.
Bruce and Mary Beth Fleming, of Frederick, celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary on March 10th. They were married at St. Rose of Lima Church in Gaithersburg in 1983.
The couple met while they were students at the University of Deleware. Bruce is a commercial construction project manager and Mary Beth is a certified master gardener.
Nolan and Emily met at South River High school in Edgewater, Maryland at a friend’s party their Junior year. “We started to hang out and get to know each other as friends and began dating later in the school year. We have been together ever since, nine years before we got married.”
Nolan proposed to Emily during a family vacation to Aruba. “We were taking a private sunset sailing cruise when he asked me to take a picture at the bow of the boat. Instead of a picture, his sister took a video of the whole proposal. I had made him a couples “coupon book” back in high school, eight years ago, and one of the coupons read, ‘Present this when you propose for a guaranteed YES.’ There was an expiration date of 2014 and he proposed January 2016. I was sure to point out that the coupon expired but still said yes.”
The couple had 120 guests in attendance for their outdoor ceremony at Mountain Memories at ThorpeWood, including five bridesmaids and five groomsmen. Emily shared that a favorite moment was the prayer shared by both families who laid hands on bride and groom to wish them well in their new life together as they stood under their custom-made arbor.
Nolan and Emily chose a “rustic fall romance” theme for their wedding. Colors included in their reception included burgundy, bold and hints of green and burnt orange. Guests received a wedding favor of a cookbook, created by the bride, of favorite personal and family recipes. The cookbook favor was paired with a homemade hot sauce. The couple also had a “make your own candy apple bar,” with apple slices on sticks, caramel, chocolate and plenty of toppings.
Emily is a High School Art Teacher and Nolan works in Finance at Wells Fargo. The couple resides in Edgewater, Maryland
First Dance: “Heaven’s Knife” by Josh Garrels
Honeymoon: Bali, Indonesia
Getting Ready: Residence Inn, Frederick**
Venue: Mountain Memories at ThorpeWood**
Photographer: Kelly Hahn Photography**
Caterer: Renaissance Chef
Flowers: Blossom & Basket**
Wedding Attire: Bridals by Elena
Hair & Makeup: Glam Bridal Beauty
Entertainment: Dapper DJs**
Pianist: Sally Wolfe
Theresa and Alexander met at work nearly four years ago. “Our friends encouraged us to get to know one another and we instantly hit it off,” shared Theresa.
Alexander had slipped off in January 2016 to secretly pick up Theresa’s engagement ring. “He had told both of our families that his plan was to hold onto the ring and propose in a couple of months. He came home that day and didn’t even make it through the night. He proposed to me while we were just hanging out around the house – he turned one of the most ordinary of nights into one of the greatest memories of my life. It was simply perfect to me.”
The couple had 120 guests in attendance for their indoor ceremony at Linganore Winecellars, including three bridesmaids and two best men. “Something that we did differently was having a cocktail hour before the ceremony! We wanted the opportunity to say hello to everyone and thank them for joining us before we said, ‘I do.’”
Theresa and Alexander chose a “rustic” theme with navy blue, ivory, green, and tan as their primary colors. “Our venue, Linganore Winecellars, was simply beautiful and has so much character. We were so impressed by the incredible fall foliage the day of the wedding – the colors were absolutely amazing.”
Both Theresa and Alexander work for the federal government. They currently reside in Sykesville.
First Dance: Stand By Me by Florence and the Machine
Honeymoon: Niagara Falls in Spring 2018
Venue: Linganore Winecellars**
Caterer: Fine Cuisine Catering
Photographer: Kelly Hahn Photography**
Coordinator: Kelly Lynn Weddings & Events
Rings: Colonial Jewelers**
Flowers: Blossom & Basket Boutique**
Dessert: Angel Cakes
Hair & Makeup: A Do or Dye Salon
Entertainment: Bill Izer – Wizer Productions
Transportation: On the Town**
Cassandra Lambert and Hirad Yaldaei announce their engagement. The bride is an account manager and the groom is an Inside Sales rep.
“We met at the UMD College Park while taking Persian Studies. We were best friends who ended up falling for each other. We are getting married August 31st and lucky to have our family from around the world travel to be there on our special day.”
Gerald Fly and Linda Wolfe met through Community Living, where they both receive services. They are celebrating their engagement, and plan to share a ceremony of commitment and unity on April 19, 2018.
Malore and Shiv were married on their 10 year dating anniversary. The two met as undergraduates in Mather Dining Hall at Harvard College and started dating in October 2007. “We were in the same organic chemistry class, and the following semester became lab partners. We actually spent our first Valentine’s Day in the chemistry lab,” shared Shiv.
The two said they knew right away that they would be spending their lives together, though decided to wait to get engaged until they would be living in the same place. For several years their relationship was long distance while Malorie was in Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship, then attending different medical schools. The proposal story involved a surprise plane with a banner and a capella group singing “Marry You” by Bruno Mars on the on Harvard’s Campus.
125 guests were in attendance for their outdoor ceremony at Liberty Mountain Boulder Ridge Lodge, including a 12 member bridal party. “We had a multicultural and packed wedding ceremony. The first half hour was a traditional Christian ceremony officiated by a groomsman and best friend from middle school. Then we changed and did a 1-hour traditional Hindu ceremony in the same location.”
Malorie and Shiv chose a fall color theme to match their October wedding date. The couple also had a candy table and photo booth for guests. Surprise fireworks at the end of their reception capped off the night.
Malorie is an OB/GYN resident physician at Johns Hopkins. Shiv is co-founder and CEO of a health education technology company. They currently live in Baltimore.
First Dance: Perfect by Ed Sheeran
Honeymoon: Costa Rica
Venue: Liberty Mountain
Photographer: Creative Force Photography**
Florals: Blossom & Basket**
Coordinator: Kelly Lynne Events
Dessert: Main Street Sweets
Entertainment: Wizer Productions
Videographer: Blissful Video
Hair & Makeup: Heather Rea