Shannon originally “swiped left” on Stephen on the dating app Tinder, but Stephen didn’t give up and found Shannon on Facebook. “I shot him down because he was too short, but he ended up doing me a favor, so I had to meet him in person to say thank you. He ended up sweeping me off my feet and here we are.”
Stephen proposed while the couple was treasure hunting on the side of a mountain in Montana. “He pointed out an Altoids tin in the path and asks if I dropped it. I said, ‘no, I don’t like Altoids’ and I kicked the can. But, in case it was a hidden cache, I opened it. Inside was a butterfly drawn on a paper napkin with a ring inside. He dropped to one knee.”
138 guests helped the couple celebrate their June 2019 nuptials, including an eight-person wedding party at Stone Manor in Middletown.
“It was outside as the sky looked like it wanted to open up. My husband thought it would be fun to serenade me with the song Napoleon Dynamite’s brother sang at his wedding. I mentioned my deceased daughter and mother-in-law at one point and thunder rolled through the sky. It was as if they were cheering for us. The moment the ceremony was over we had a brief downpour.”
The wedding was semi-formal and had a fun twist with the addition of Avengers-meets-Fairytale details the couple included. The bride arranged her own flowers.
Shannon is a senior recruiter and a Stephen is a K9 handler. The couple lives in Westminster.
first dance: Grey Street, Dave Matthews Band
Venue: Stone Manor Country Club**
Catering: Carriage House**
Photographer: Lindsey Markle
Dessert: Kari’s Kakes
Rentals: Olympia Party Rentals
Hair: Kathleen Tregoning
Makeup: Extreme Beauty Makeup
Entertainment: DJ Teej
Lighting: WoW Event Lighting**
Transportation: On the Town Limo**