“Chris and I met in at the University of Maryland while working at the campus recreation center. Six years later he found me on Match.com and 2 years later we were engaged on in a vineyard at the top of a mountain in Cinque Terre, Italy! When we got home I got right to wedding planning. I was lucky enough to come across a wedding post featuring a beautiful wedding at Sherwood Forest which including a video by Monachetti. I simultaneously fell in love with both the venue and the videographer and I knew it was the perfect place for Chris and I to get married. To make it even better, it was just 10 minutes from our home! There was one catch, if you don’t live there you need a sponsor. I decided to tell my mom I had found my dream wedding location anyway and by a miracle she called me two days later to tell me a friend of hers parents lived there and they were happy to sponsor us!
From there everything fell into place. I once saw a picture of a black tie wedding in a barn, where picnic tables were set with table cloths and china. I thought it was fantastic. We aren’t black tie people, but mixing casual/outdoors with some more formal elements gave us the feeling both of us wanted for the days. Chris and I are pretty casual people, but we still wanted to day to be special and romantic. My favorite elements was being able to be married on the water on a beautiful day under a chuppah that Chris and I made, our get-away in his BMW, the lovely wooden ceremony table and tree slice cake stands a family friend made, and the little touches of our travels throughout our reception.”