Archive for the ‘Wedding Details’ Category

Early in November, Matt and I met up with David Spence, our friend and wedding photographer, for an Engagement photo session.  It was unusually chilly, but we had a blast wandering around downtown Ellicott City and pausing every so often to capture affectionate moments against lovely settings in the neighborhood.  Here are just a few samplings of the amazing work David did with us…

cuddling because it was romantic... or really chilly outside?


"One Way"


dapper Matt


posing on the Trolley Path brings out the cuteness in all of us...

… and my personal favorite…

just. plain. sweet.

Many, many thanks go to David at Spence Photographics for being so awesome, fun, and brilliant with our photo session… we cannot wait to see what he captures on Friday!

Counting down….



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Today I dropped our wedding rings off at the jeweler to be engraved– yet another detail that will personalize our wedding day, designed to last for years and years.  My Maid of Honor came along for the ride, and we engaged in a fun guessing game of what I would have engraved… what would YOU choose to inscribe in your rings??

As a circle has no beginning and no end, symbolizing eternity, wedding rings are amongst the most recognizable symbols of marriage and fidelity.

“I give you this ring as a symbol of my love and faithfulness. As I place it on your finger, I commit my heart and soul to you. I ask you to wear this ring as a reminder of the vows we have spoken today, our wedding day.”

In the meantime, I defy anyone to watch this and not try it out yourself!



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It’s been a very busy week in planning our Dec. 30 wedding!

Casey’s mother, Susie, is making the veil. So, the two of them went looking for material last Sunday and came away very happy.  One thing I’ve enjoyed during the last seven days is watching those two bond over wedding planning. It’s incredible to see how excited they are to be with one another.

On top of that, Casey also reserved room blocks at Turf Valley in Ellicott City and the DoubleTree in Columbia. 

We sat down with two of my co-workers at The Cathedral Foundation and Cathedral Printing Services, Tim and April, to put together a look for our invitations. We know we’re in good hands with those two. It’ll be creative and expertly put together.

One of my favorite things was going tuxedo shopping Thursday. I was joined by my mother, Danna, and sister, Elizabeth, as well her two daughters, Molly and Natalie. Casey and Susie came as well and the women helped this color blind fool pick something very debonair. My brother, Jeff, who will be my best man and my soon-to-be-brother-in-law, Garrett, are going to look sharp.

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic ... aka: "paradise"

Today, we booked our honeymoon vacation in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The resort looks absolutely luxurious and it’ll be an amazing getaway!

Most of all, we are looking forward to our Engaged Encounter weekend here in Baltimore Sept. 23-25. As a couple dedicated to building a Catholic family that strengthens each other and our children, with our faith at the core, we are excited to learn. It’ll be a very important step in relationship-building.

Now, what’s next? Oh, yeah, somewhere to live.

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