You can never go wrong with a puppy proposal. “I was coming home from the gym, and I had just pulled into the driveway when I saw our dog, Cecilia, running out to greet me. I noticed that there was a box attached to her collar. I took the box off and opened it, and looked up to see Dylan behind her. It was completely unexpected!” Dylan had arranged for all of their friends to join them after the proposal for a celebratory cookout. “It was perfect,” Hannah noted.
The five bridesmaids and two matrons of honor wore beige muted floral floor-length gowns, and the six groomsmen and best man wore sharkskin pants with brown leather suspenders. Various nieces and nephews were also part of their outdoor ceremony at ThorpeWood. Hannah’s mother walked her down the aisle. “It was so very special having her by my side. I lost my dad to cancer two years ago.” 150 guests were in attendance.
The rustic with a modern twist-themed wedding included succulents, pale green and peach tones, and rose gold accents. Fried Chicken and Waffles, hamburgers and fries, and Maryland style crab cakes were part of the menu. Guests meandered the property after dinner. Some hung out by the fire making s’mores, danced inside the lodge, or relaxed on the stone porch. “We had family and friends in attendance from all over the country at our wedding. It was so special.”
Hannah is a 5th grade teacher at Urbana Elementary School in Frederick. Dylan is a Project Manager for Environmental Quality Resources, specializing in stream restoration. They live in Downtown Frederick.
How they met: at Salisbury University
First dance: “Heaven” performed by Jason Aldean
Favorite moment: “The moment Dylan and I saw each other as I walked down the aisle still makes my head spin when I think about it!”
Favors: donating to David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Venue: Mountain Memories at ThorpeWood**
Photography: Kelly Hahn Photography**
Photobooth: Silly Station**
Videographer: Kristen J. Ryan Studio**
Music: The Dapper DJs**
Dessert: Tastefully Ever After
Florals: Monica’s Floral Designs
Transportation: Time Advantage LLC and Rill’s Bus Service
Stationery: Raise your Words
Late Night Snack: Krispy Kreme