Devynn and James met in 2014, while both attending Anne Arundel Community College. “I saw James working the desk at the computer lab. After that, I began frequenting the computer lab trying to figure out how to approach him. I was having trouble with Excel so I figured I could ask for help without sounding silly. James helped as best he could until a coworker of his ended up completing the project for me while James and I got to know more about each other. By the time my project was complete, I had missed my class and turned in the project late but continued talking to James. He started coming to my softball games not long after that and we began dating.”
James proposed in January of 2019, after being together for four years. “We were at Orioles Fanfest taking a tour of the clubhouse. The tour ended on the field. He waited until we got in front of home plate to start the build-up to the proposal where I stood anxiously waiting to accept.”
75 guests were in attendance for their July wedding in Thurmont, including a twelve-person wedding party. “We had an outdoor Christian ceremony using traditional vows. There was either a heron or kite bird that flew over during the ceremony that was really pretty. I am hoping that it means good luck.”
The couple chose a baseball and softball theme for their decor, using green as the main color, and incorporating ivory and sand. “The flowers were wildflowers and had many different colors in the bouquets and boutonnieres. My husband had orange flowers in his for his favorite color.”
“Other than having a baseball theme, we also wanted it to feel like a fairytale and I definitely wanted to be a princess. So the wedding party looked formal in tuxedos and long dresses but the guests were more business casual. When trying to describe it, I feel like it sounds like we were all over the board but it was envisioned and carried out perfectly! The lodge and mountains added such a magical quality about it that it all intertwined even better than imagined.
“We had a cowbell send-off. Our guests were surprised. It actually wasn’t as loud as you may think, but it was really fun.”
Devynn is a second-grade teacher and James is a computer systems architect. They currently reside in Pasadena, Maryland.
First dance: I Do, by Mark Wills
Photography: LoveFusion Photography
Catering: The Savory Spoon
Rings: Bay Jewelers
Dessert: Piece O’ Cake
Hair & Makeup: Makeup and Hair by Rae
Alterations: Sew More Couture
Entertainment: Brian Douglas
Transportation: Time Advantage