2012 August 06

Katelynn & Zach’s Annapolis Maryland Engagement Session

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Welcome back to this afternoon’s post, a lovely engagement session featuring the stunning couple, Katelynn & Zach, and an equally stunning backdrop: Annapolis Maryland. This beautiful Maryland engagement session was submitted by Sknow Design via Two Bright Lights.

Katelynn & Zach have a beautiful love story and proposal story to share and I am just a TAD obsessed with Katelynn’s vintage dress [ok, fine ... way more than a tad]. Take it away Katelynn!

Katelynn & Zach’s Annapolis Maryland Engagement Session

How they met:

“Zach and I officially met on Halloween 2010 when I visited Messiah College with the intent of transferring from another Pennsylvania school.  It wasn’t until transferring to Messiah in January 2011, though, that we really hit it off– we both were on the swim team there, and as two science majors, our paths crossed frequently.  Eventually, talking in the hallway between classes and across the tables in the cafeteria led to hanging out in the dorms and making late night trips to Wal Mart for some Ben & Jerry’s.

By April, we knew we had a good thing going and wanted to give dating a try!

 

The love story continues:

We decided upfront that we should try to keep it casual until we made it through summer break (as he lives in Lancaster and I’m from the Eastern Shore), but it was pretty apparent by July that we were both head over heels for one another.

A whirlwind school year lead to the decision to study abroad in Germany together for 3 weeks in May of 2012, something that we both were eagerly anticipating for months in advance!

The whole trip I had literally been counting down to our day visit to Austria since that’s where the Sound of Music was filmed and I’ve been slightly obsessed with that musical since probably conception.  The train ride down to Salzburg from Munich I was shaking because I was so excited to see everything!

We spent the morning taking a cable car up to the top of a mountain in the Alps; what I thought was going to be just a little hill that would show us the whole city turned out to be a 10 minute ride up into the Alps and the best view I’d ever seen!  We were actually on top of a cloud, climbing in the Alps, and looking out over Salzburg.  It was so incredibly romantic, but also so cold up there.

After that, we came down from the mountain and explored the city, which was SO charming and beautiful.  We got to see the Sound of Music Pavilion (where Rolf and Louisa sing “16 Going on 17″ and Maria and Captain Von Trapp– the couple who actually stay together!!– sing “Something Good”).  There was even a bride and a groom getting their wedding pictures taken there!!!  We had a candlelit lunch, then saw the nun’s convent and the church with Mozart’s grave (where the Von Trapp family hid from the Nazis).

Click inside for the rest of Katelynn & Zach’s gorgeous Maryland engagement session ~ including the proposal story in Germany!

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Wedding Music That Doesn’t Suck: “Ho Hey” by The Lumineers

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Happy Monday! It’s been a while since our last “wedding music that doesn’t suck” post – but I think today’s alternative wedding song suggestion will make up for that. In case you haven’t heard of The Lumineers, they are an awesome folk rock band out of Denver. They sound like if you put Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros in a blender with a cup of Guster and a dash of Of Monsters & Men. The result is awesome, and consequently a fantastic alternative, folk rock wedding song that would be PERFECT for a modern first dance song, or moving, modern processional song.

Lyrics:

I belong with you, you belong with me

You’re my sweetheart

I belong with you, you belong with me

You’re my sweetheart

Love we need it now, let’s hope for some

What do you think? Do you love this awesome, modern rock wedding song like we do?

 

As with all our wedding song suggestions – we’d love to hear if you used one you’ve seen here in your wedding OR if you have your own, awesome non-sucky wedding songs to share!

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