Amanda and Jared first met on an important phone call. Amanda, who works in human relations, was offering Jared a job at their mutual workplace. Exactly one year after that first phone call, they went on their first date! A few years later, Jared had special plans to celebrate Amanda’s 30th birthday. He arranged for her beloved sisters to fly in from Texas and California, hired a limo to carry her and her friends to a special wine-tasting dinner, and then, just before leading the crowd in a rendition of the “Happy Birthday” song, Jared got down on one knee and asked Amanda to be his wife. She was stunned, but managed to say “yes.” Amanda and Jared said their vows in Middletown’s Zion Lutheran Church and celebrated with family and friends at Catoctin Hall at Musket Ridge in Myersville. All the lovely moments were captured by Spence Photographics.
Hey, Heart fans! This is Molly, and I am so excited to share my first blog post with you. Even though Punxsutawney Phil said we have at least six more weeks of winter to get through, my thoughts are drifting toward springtime. And that’s why I’ve chosen to share this lovely springtime Real Frederick Wedding with you today, from Spence Photographics, the studio I co-own with my husband, David.
Brittany and Martin met as high school students and started dating when she was 16 and he was 18! Years later, they welcomed daughter Olivia and became a family. But Martin wanted to make things official, so one Christmas Eve, he asked Brittany to sit down and watch a special DVD. Brittany smiled as she saw all the photos of their relationship flicker by on a slide show that Martin had made. The final picture was of Brittany, Martin, and Olivia all together, with the words “Let’s be a family forever” written at the bottom of the screen. When she turned around, Brittany saw Martin on one knee, holding her engagement ring! Their wedding and reception was held in the beautiful Middletown Valley at Stone Manor Country Club. Gray skies and sprinkles greeted them on the cool May morning, but the rain held off long enough to get some wonderful photos on the grounds. A great team of Frederick-based vendors helped the newlyweds celebrate in style….
Photographer: David S. Spence, Spence Photographics
Photo booth: Silly Station by Spence Photographics
Venue: Stone Manor Country Club
Caterer: Canapés Catering
Videographer: Jon Key Photography
Hair/Make-up: Brenda Dalton, Rose Brooke Studio
Florist: To the 9s Floral and Event Design