Kyle and Laurie spent three years at the same university but never spoke a word to each other until they discovered they had a mutual friend. “Once we realized that, we never stopped talking.”
The couple went to a Mexican restaurant for their first date. “We arrived at 7 p.m. and stayed until closing, talking and laughing together. Once the conversation was over, we shared our first kiss. That night, I swear I fell in love with Kyle.”
The couple got engaged after three years of dating. Kyle took Laurie on a walk near their apartment, but couldn’t find the right place to propose. “We were just about back to the entrance of the trail when I looked over a Laurie. I finally said, ‘You know I love you right?’ She replied, ‘Of course.’ Like we had a thousand times before. I started again, ‘And you know you’re my best friend. And you know I want to spend the rest of my life with you.’ As I was saying this, I started pulling out the ring and getting down on one knee.”
215 guests were in attendance for their August nuptials, including eight bridesmaids, eight groomsmen, two flower girls, and two ring bearers. “My dad sang Ave Maria. We put a bottle of wine in a box for us to open up on our 10 year wedding anniversary with notes written for us to read. We exchanged our vows then marched back down with the fanfare march.”
The couple chose a color palette of gray, white, navy, gold and sage. The flowers were white hydrangeas, roses, and calla lilies.
Kyle is a Terminal Operator for Motiva in Baltimore, MD. Laurie is an Assistant Manager for Tarara Winery in Leesburg, VA. They currently reside in Frederick.
First dance: Take My Hand, Emily Hackett and Will Anderson
Ceremony: Calvary United Methodist Church
Reception: Stone Manor Country Club**
Catering: Carriage House**
Photographer: Rosi Guyton
Coordinator: Kati Brown
Hair + Makeup: Belleza Hair Salon
Entertainment: Spin City Productions
Flowers: Tupelo Floral
Rings: Lisa Marie Kotchey Designs