Andrea and Ryan believe in love at first sight. “We actually knew we were going to get married the day we started dating. In hindsight that sounds crazy, but when you know, you know. Our entire relationship was built around the knowledge that we were going to be partners for life. Ryan proposed officially in front of close friends at our house warming party in, just after the purchase of our first home.”
95 guests were in attendance for their June nuptials at Old South Mountain Inn, including five bridesmaids and five groomsmen. “Our ceremony was short and sweet. We wanted to be fully present for the entire ceremony, so for us that meant only including elements we fully identified with and genuinely felt. It was a nice blend of a traditional ceremony, with some additions we felt highlighted our incredible bond.”
The Old South Mountain Inn is an important place for Andrea, “My mother’s family actually owned and lived at and operated the South Mountain Inn for many years. My great great grandfather actually brought electricity to South Mountian. My mother and father were engaged at the South Mountain Inn, and had their wedding reception there as well.”
Andrea owns a health and wellness coaching business and Ryan owns a home improvement and contracting business. They currently reside in Baltimore.
First Dance: Patience by Guns n’ Roses
Venue: The Old South Mountain Inn
Photography: Sarah Burns Photography