Eric and Taylor met in high school at a friend’s home. “I know it sounds cliche, but as soon as he walked in I knew I was going to date him. My dad was extremely sick when we started dating and Eric helped out my family. He would cook dinners, go grocery shopping, and take my younger brothers anywhere and everywhere.”
A few years later, the couple purchased a home in Frederick and decided to have a house warming party. “We wanted to show everyone our house and that’s when Eric got down on one knee, in front of all of our friends and family.”
One hundred fifteen guests, including a sixteen-person wedding party, joined the couple in celebrating their nuptials at Dulaney’s Overlook in September 2019.
“Eric’s uncle married us. Everything was written by us. It was short, sweet, and simple. My youngest brother was graduating from the Anne Arundel Fire Academy that night and couldn’t stay after the ceremony. We decided to surprise him and have him come up and be recognized by everyone. Probably my favorite part of the ceremony was having him being such a big part.”
The couple wanted the wedding decor to be simple and organic. “It was laid-back. I had four different bridesmaid dresses in all different colors and styles. We had in-season greenery and bouquets.”
At the reception, the couple had a fire pit with s’mores, corn hole boards, and a large Jenga game. “I wanted people to have something to do if they didn’t enjoy dancing. There was something to do for everyone!”
Taylor is a second-grade teacher at Monocacy Elementary and Eric is a production manager at G3 Technologies. The couple currently resides in Frederick.
First dance: I’ll Be Waiting, Nathaniel Rateliff
Honeymoon: Deep Creek
Venue: Dulanys Overlook
Photography: Leigh Anne Brader Photography
Rings: Gold Thumb Jewelry
Cake: Sanctuary Modern Kitchen
Flowers: Thurman and Fig