Lauren and Adam “met in the most millennial way” through an online dating website. “Our first date was dinner in Federal Hill. We hit it off right away and knew from the start that an adventure was about to begin.”
Adam proposed on a weekend getaway in Harpers Ferry, which was one of their first trips together years before. “I suspected the proposal was coming, but I was still shaking and crying when he finally got down on one knee. It was a beautiful night with a full moon, and Adam led me down to a deck on the water to pop the question.
One hundred forty guests, including a twelve-person wedding party, joined the couple for their nuptials last August at Stone Manor in Middletown.
“Our wedding ceremony was outside, and the weather was unbelievably perfect. The service was very personal, as we both wrote and exchanged our vows, surrounded by all our amazing family and friends.”
The couple chose a “laid back, shabby chic and fun” theme for their wedding day. “The girls wore light blue dresses, and the sunflowers were a fun pop of color. I also incorporated a lot of lace and burlap. I even had my bouquet wrapped in lace used in my parent’s wedding, so lots of little homemade and sentimental touches. We enjoyed crafting decor and our favors. We made our donut wall for our dessert and made cake stands out of terracotta pots. My bridal party was a wonderful help in all our crafting.”
Lauren is a senior content marketing specialist, and Adam is a power systems engineer. The couple currently resides in Columbia, Maryland.
First dance: You Are the Best Thing, Ray LaMontagne
Venue: Stone Manor Country Club**
Catering: Carriage House Inn**
Photography: Jessica Nazarova
Planner: Tiara McCowen
Dress: Bridals by Elena
Suits: M. Stein Tuxedo**
Hair & Makeup: Heather Rae Style Studio
Rings: Everett Jewelers
Desserts: Ed’s Country Bakery
Florals: Shelly Black Florals
Entertainment: Washington Talent