Julia and Jeff met on an online in 2016. “We had both done the online dating thing before and weren’t too optimistic about trying again. On our first date we had dinner at an Italian restaurant, and then we didn’t want to part ways yet, so we went next door to the movie theater. We saw Moana, which was the start of a very Disney themed relationship,” shared Julia.
95 guests were in attendance for their wedding at Linganore Wincellars, which overlooked the vineyard, including a maid of honor and a best man. “Our officiant told stories about our relationship before the exchanging of vows and rings. He also made sure to tell our guests ‘May the Fourth be with you!’”
The couple went all in with their wedding theme of Disney and Star Wars. “We partially chose our wedding date of May 4th because it’s ‘Star Wars Day’, and Jeff loves Star Wars. We also knew that we wanted to have Disney elements in our wedding, since that’s a big part of our relationship. Once we decided on these themes, I had so much fun picking out all of the little details to show off our love for them. I spent hours looking for the perfect decorations, signs, etc. I found a veil with Mickey shaped rhinestones and ordered a custom pair of shoes with Disney designs from Etsy. We had Star Wars figurines on tables and lightsabers in our photo corner. It was a fun challenge to see how many elements of the wedding I could fit to the theme.”
Julia is an elementary school librarian and Jeff is a program manager for the government. They currently reside in Mount Airy.
First Dance: Better Place, by Rachel Platten
Honeymoon: Disney Cruise and Disney World
Venue: Linganore Winecellars**
Catering: Fine Cuisine Catering
Photography: Daysy Film and Photo**
Coordinator: Classic Occasions by Caitlin
Dress: Posh Bridal**
Rings: Blue Nile
Dessert: Piece O’ Cake
Flowers: Forever Blossoms Floral Designs