William and Robin met in 2017 when they both auditioned for the Frederick-based production of “Into the Woods”. “We both love musical theatre and had mutual friends auditioning. We became best friends during the run of the production, texting constantly and cracking jokes. After the production ended, we stayed friends and started dating.”
William proposed in March of 2019 during a hike to White’s Ferry with their dog. “Right before Billy got down in one knee, our dog decided to poop, so I ended up being proposed to with a dog waste bag in my hand. I didn’t even care, it was still the best moment, poop bag and all.”
13 guests were in attendance for their August 2020 wedding at Caboose Farm. “We chose to only have immediate family in attendance due to Covid, but it was absolutely perfect. Our ceremony was held next to a creek in the woods and we had our friend officiate. It was quiet and beautiful, just what we wanted. We were supposed to get married in May, then had to push it back to August, then we decided to cut our guest list way down. It was probably the most stressful time in our life, but the fact that we got through it and still had the most amazing day with our close family really put into perspective what the day was really about.”
The couple chose a colorful palette for their wedding day decor. “We love color and are definitely not afraid of some quirky touches. From my two-colored wedding dress to Billy’s Captain America boutonniere, to our lightsaber exit, we wanted both of our personalities to show quite clearly. Everything was pretty laid back, we just wanted the day to scream ‘joy’ and make people smile and have fun.”
Billy is a high school drama teacher and Robin is a coordinator with the Humane Society of the United States. They currently reside in Poolesville, Maryland.
First dance: “Run Away With Me”- The Spring Standards
Honeymoon: Asheville, NC
Venue: Caboose Farm**
Photography: Photography By Brea
Catering: Monica Kelso Catering
Flowers: Rocking Bird Flower Co.
Videographer: Swehland Productions
Attire: Lace and Liberty