Amanda and Dan have known each other since childhood. “In more recent years, his cousin introduced us to each other at a Sunday football get together, and we hit it off. We’ve been together for almost 3 years now.”
Dan proposed at Amanda’s birthday dinner. “We went to Dutch’s Daughter with my family. We got through dinner and ordered dessert. I ordered chocolate mousse and thought something was weird when mine came out on a covered plate. The waiter set the plate in front of me, removed the cover, and revealed the plate with, “Will you marry me?” written in chocolate and my ring sitting there.”
155 guests, including seven bridesmaids and seven groomsmen, attended their September nuptials at Musket Ridge.
“The weather was beautiful. Our ceremony was short and sweet. My uncle officiated the wedding, which was really special. We also did a short sand ceremony, which included sand from Ocean City, Maryland, the beach we went to growing up and Marco Island, Florida, our honeymoon spot.”
The couple chose a color palette of navy and burgundy for their reception decor. “I think what made our day fun and unique was the people we had there to celebrate with us, as well as stand by our sides. Our wedding party was comprised of our family and closest friends, so they mean everything to us. It was so nice to have our best people standing by our sides to make our day that much more special.”
Amanda is a registered nurse and Dan is a concrete contractor. They currently reside in Manchester, Maryland.
First dance: Everybody Loves Somebody – Dean Martin
Honeymoon: Marco Island, FL
Venue: Catoctin Hall at Musket Ridge**
Photography: Sarah Wockenfuss Photography**
Dress: Love It! at Stellas
Jewelry: Shipley’s Fine Jewelry
Dessert: Piece O’ Cake, LLC
Flowers: Blossom and Basket Boutique**
Hair & Makeup: The Beauty Company, LLC
Entertainment: Digital Sounds Baltimore