Melynda and John met in 2015 on a dating app. “It was an instant spark,” Melynda said.
150 guests were in attendance.
The couple chose a fall theme for their October wedding. “Our cake and table settings tied in the fall aspects with small pumpkins and silk leaves in oranges and reds. The cake had cascading gum paste leaves down the side. The bridesmaids were in red and the groomsmen were in all black with red ties.”
When the bride was asked what advice she would give other couples before their wedding, she mentioned making it your own. “It’s your day, do it your way. We are so fortunate to have family who didn’t pester us about every detail. They were very supportive and respectful of the fact that it was our day to celebrate us and they were there to celebrate with us.” She also suggested really planning ahead if a fall wedding is something a couple wants- “Book early for October weddings, it’s a very popular month!”
Melynda is the Assistant Education Director at Adventure Theatre & ATMTC Academy in Montgomery County. John works for the Jewish Foundation of Group Homes as a counselor for special needs adults. Melynda and John honeymooned on a cruise to Cozumel. The couple currently lives in Bethesda, Maryland.
First Dance: Perfect Day by Lou Reed
Favorite Part of wedding planning: “We planned every element of our wedding together. John insisted on being part of it all. We continued to learn new things about one another and make discoveries in our relationship. It really sums up our relationship. We are very much partners and a team.”
A sweet memory: “My sister and I had some very tender moments talking about our Dad. He passed from cancer in March of 2003 and on his last Christmas in 2002 he gave Amanda and I each a teddy bear made out of his clothing. I named mine Lansdale as that was my Dad’s middle name. Lansdale was with me on my wedding day-and so was my Dad.”
A funny moment: A week after the wedding I learned that there was a spider crawling on the cake and friends had to find a way to remove it without messing up the icing.
- Venue: Glen Ellen Farm **
- Photographer: Ashley Jayde Photography **
- Caterer/drinks: P.I.G.S Catering
- Wedding attire: (dress/suit/etc): David’s Bridal and Men’s Warehouse
- Dessert: Karen Rodkey Cakes
- Hair/Makeup: New York, New York Salon
- Music/entertainment: band “Chance Club”
- Characturist: Doug Finifter
- Officiant: Jason S. Strunk
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