Joe proposed near the water in St. Michaels during sunset in October 2015. As Amanda said “yes” and the two kissed, onlookers cheered from their boats. “It was like something out of a movie,” Amanda noted.
Their outdoor wedding took place behind the Springfield Manor home, under a white pergola, facing the mountains. The groom’s uncle officiated the wedding ceremony with 175 guests in attendance. The couple had five bridesmaids, a junior bridesmaid, five groomsmen and a ring bearer.
Amanda and Joe hoped to bring a theme of “light and airy” to their wedding. They did this by focusing on a color palette of whites, creams, and greens. Pops of color included the blush bridesmaid dresses and the groomsmen’s gray suits.
Joe’s cousin and best man was overseas and couldn’t attend the wedding in person, but he and Amanda surprised the groom with a pre-made video. “There wasn’t a dry eye in the room and it was such a special moment,” Amanda shared.
Amanda and her mother also shared a sweet moment, dancing to the Gilmore Girls theme song. “It was a moment just like in the show where Rory’s mom walked her down the aisle- I will cherish that for the rest of my life.”
Amanda works in Human Resources and is also a part-time fashion blogger, Joe works in medical device sales. They currently live in Timonium, Maryland.
First dance: Perfect, Ed Sheeran
Wedding favors: Mini homemade sangria bottles
How they met: Stevenson University
Venue: Springfield Manor**
Catering: Carriage House Inn
Photographer: Kirsten Smith Photography
Planner: Katie MacGregor, Rose Gold Events
Wedding dress: Bridals by Elena
Custom Suit: Christopher Schaefer
Wedding Cake: Cake I Do
Florals: Crimson & Clover
Hair & Makeup: Up Do’s for I Do’s
Music: Chris Riddle, Beat 2 Beat DJs
Videographer: In Motion Video
Transportation: On the Town Limousines**