Kate and Dave had a sunny outlook on planning their wedding. Even when things got stressful or hectic, they stuck to their motto: “If we’re married at the end, we won!” The couple said this helped them to keep things in perspective and not stress too much about the details.
The ceremony was very personalized to the couple. “Our good friend who has known us for 18 years officiated. One friend sang, another read a poem.” The couple also performed a knot tying ceremony as they recited their customized vows. But then they ran into a little hiccup. “We had forgotten to untie the ropes for our knot-tying ceremony from the rehearsal, so we had to untie them during the ceremony while our officiant was reading ‘this is a knot that can never be broken…’”
Dave and Kate had six bridal party members and 84 guests in attendance at their outdoor ceremony. The couple said they chose the venue for the rustic, woodsy quality. “We are very outdoors-focused. Our goal was for the day to feel relaxed and very personal, and we both felt like we truly accomplished that.”
The couple opted for a color palette of greens, blues and browns to complement the wooded surroundings.
Kate is a sales coordinator for an IT company and Dave is a librarian. They currently reside in Silver Spring, Maryland.
First dance: You Got a Friend in Me, Randy Newman
The Proposal: While on a walk through the woods near their home home, Dave proposed on the bank of the creek.
favorite part of wedding planning: Planning the ceremony
Venue: Mountain Memories at ThorpeWood**
Catering: Renaissance Chef
Photography: Spence Photographics**
Rings: Point No Point Studio
Flower Crown & Ceremony Florals: Monica’s Floral Designs
Music: Ampersand Stringband