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Their Story – Margaret and Gian met in Philadelphia.  Margaret went to Penn and Gian went to Drexel, but even though we were only about a block away and probably crossed paths many times, we ended up meeting online.  They met up for the first time in Rittenhouse Square and the rest is history!  Since then they’ve shared their love of traveling, cooking, watching documentaries, and taking long walks around the city.  About a year and a half ago they moved to Baltimore with cat Swayze to start new jobs and be closer to Margaret’s family.

Favorite Memories – “Watching Margaret come down the aisle” (Gian).  “Looking down from the altar and seeing all of our family and friends surrounding us” (Margaret).  “The first dance” (Margaret).

Details that Made the Wedding Personnel – ‘We made homemade lemoncello for favors.  It took about 4 months of preparation and lots of help peeling lemons from friends, but we loved giving out something that we made and that represents Gian’s family tradition.  The flower arrangements by Christine Higgins were also very special.  We spent a long time gathering small vases, dying doilies, and gathering flowers from friends’ gardens.  They turned out perfect!”

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Photography: Bradley Images / Venue: Gramercy Mansion / Catering: The Classic Catering People /

Bouquets: Crimson and Clover Florist / Cake – Sugarbakers

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Congratulations Carmen and Michael!

Carmen and Michael met in high school but they didn’t start dating until their junior year in college. “He was living in Ohio and I in New York, we later moved back to Maryland after graduation and the rest is history.”

“Our favorite moments were the actual ceremony being performed in both English and Spanish. The cute mini couple that walked the aisle. Our first dance which was actually a dance mix and the end of the night send off. Details that made our wedding so personal was our cake topper and our lip and mustache cups that everyone was drinking out of that night.”

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Photography: Bradley Images / Venue: Newton White Mansion / Catering: Azucar Restaurant / Florals: The Pink Orchid /

Cake: Chicago Bakery / Day of Coordinator: Diamond Events 

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Congratulations Julie and Tyler!

Their favorite memories from the wedding include: Spending the day getting ready in the elegant bridal suite, walking through the gardens past the water fountains down the aisle, the entire bridal party being introduced into the reception, Chris Brown’s “Forever” played and each pair of the bridal party did their own dance moves into the room, during the reception we were located at our own sweetheart table, and we made it a point to take in the moment- we just looked around the entire room while our guests were enjoying dinner and we felt very blessed and grateful to have all these people together that love us. Who knows when everyone will be together again!

“Tyler and I met in college at Valparaiso University in Indiana. We both got our Bachelors degree in Meteorology, and so we met at a Meteorology banquet! So, a very special detail of the wedding was the clouds on the cake.”

“For our first date, Tyler cooked us dinner at his apartment and 2 years later we would be engaged. He proposed to me in downtown Chicago (where he and his family lived); we were walking along the shore of Lake Michigan when he got down on one knee. He had asked for my dad’s blessing a few weeks prior, Tyler had flown down to FL for a job interview and on his way back from accepting this (second) job offer out of college, he phoned my father.”

“We are now happily married, living in a condo overlooking the Gulf of Mexico in Panama City Beach, FL with our two new kittens!”

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Photography: Bradley Images / Venue: Antrim 1844 / Wedding gown: Casablanca / Florist: The Cutting Garden / Cake: Karen Rodkey Cakes /

DJ & Pianist: HERO Entertainment (DJ Ian and pianist Roger)

 

 

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Congratulations Angela and Brett!

“Brett and I had such a nice time at the wedding. We both had fun. That’s what we wanted. Even better, we think our guests had fun too.”

Memories and “Things that stick out …”

- hunting around the back of the chapel with my bridesmaids looking for a big bush to hide behind and pee before the ceremony! AhhhHH!!!!!! Good thing [the photographers] weren’t around..

 - waiting outside the chapel with my dad. He was crying and then I started crying, and Brett’s sister gave me her last Kleenex… then she started crying. Haha.

- seeing Brett at the altar

- seeing our reception ballroom. I planned everything from Ohio and didn’t really know how the lighting, florals etc would actually look. I loved it!

- the last dance of the night. Just me and Brett with everyone in a circle around us. Best memory of the night! There was so much energy and we were both so happy.

Details we loved:

- Having photos of our grandparents and us as babies scattered about

- the piano player. That was last minute and we think that added a lot to the ambiance as people came in for the cocktail hour

- wine corks for seating cards. I made all of them and didn’t know how long it would take….. (too long)….. but I liked the look

- the simple elegance of the baby’s breath candelabras.I really love how they turned out. (especially since I hadn’t seen them) I didn’t use any other decor besides the flowers and the family photos.  That’s the theme that I wanted throughout the wedding: classic, timeless, simple elegance.

How we met:

- Brett and I both went to Georgetown. He went for undergrad, medical school, and then worked at Georgetown Hospital for  internal medicine residency. I went for graduate school in Nurse Anesthesia.

- We both happened to be walking into the medical school library at the same time, coming from opposite directions. We sized each other up, I followed him in, and then positioned myself at a computer directly across from his. I could see his eyes poking up from over the monitor. I knew he was looking.:)

- A classmate of mine walked into the library and sat next to me . We started chatting about our weekends and I went on to tell her about an awful blind date I’d been on that Friday night. ( I figured I’d throw him a bone and let him know I was single)  It was a nightmare date- he asked me how many children I would be willing to have for him,  if that gives you any idea. We were laughing, and I heard Brett laugh too.

- He was eavesdropping, and chimed in that it was my own fault for accepting an invitation to go on a blind date that fell on a weekend night, because that way he knew I had nothing important to do the next morning and would expect to spend the whole evening with me. Brett said EVERYONE KNOWS not to go on a first date on a weekend night unless you’re really interested. We continued to chat and he somehow got my phone number.

- He asked me out to dinner for the next weekend night.:)

- I said yes.

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Photography: Bradley Images / Venue & Catering: Fairfax Hotel Floral: L’Artisan Lilly / Cake: Alexandria Pastry Shop /

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Michelle and Michael’s charming Beauty and the Beast themed wedding truly captured the romance!

Their story began when Michelle and Michael met on Christian mingle. “We were both scared to do an online dating but had so much love and support from our family and friends. Michael was the only guy I wrote. Our first date was at Panera Bread. During our second date we both knew this was something so special. We both said we loved each other very early on and realized how much we had in common and how much God was the number one importance in both of our lives. On September 11, 2013, Michael took me to dinner at the Rusty Scupper because I was having a stressful week at work. We left the restaurant and sat on the benches overlooking the harbor. He started to express how much he loved me, he got down on one knee asked me to be his wife and I of course said yes.”

“We are so blessed to have found each other. He is my best friend and I could not ask God for a better husband for me.”

“Our favorite memory is how much closer Michael and I got through this whole process. We dealt with some sibling and friend issues which caused me to have a lot of added stress, but through it all Michael was the man I could count on. Another favorite memory was the process of shopping and getting really involved with making our own favors and really expressing my talents as a bride. Also seeing all the support and love from our parents and the amazing bridal party we had. God truly blessed us. Another memory is me singing for my husband during our church memory and just continuing this journey with Michael. One of the best memories was having my Aunt Gertie at our wedding who has cancer and has been very ill. It was a miracle.”

“We made our own favors.  We had mugs engraved and my mother and I added the touch with pink and turquoise.  Michael and I also worked hard to make this not only beautiful for us but mostly for our family and friends.”

“We used The Hunt Valley Inn and we are so happy we did. Delynn Powelson was our event planner and all I have to say is she was the most amazing person to have. My vision for our wedding was Beauty and the Beast theme and romantic.  Delynn got that exactly right with all the ideas and details I did for the wedding. The Hunt Valley Inn also provided our catering and the cake which they use of bakery of theirs. Delynn was just amazing and I made a new friend too.”

“Our flowers were done by Ms. Audrey.  She is a privately owned florist. Her company is Flowers by Audrey.  She was the most kind woman. She helped me through the whole flower process even when money was tough for me as a bride.  She has so much talent and beautiful work.”

Congratulations Michelle and Michael!

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Photography: Bradley Images / Venue: Hunt Valley Inn / Florist: Flowers by Audrey /

Band: The New MonopolyEvent Planner: Delynn Powelson (Hunt Valley Inn)