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Images:  Anthony Sekellick Photography

Not only is this week at its end – so is the entire month of October. It will be November on Tuesday and I don’t think that’s fully settled in my mind. I’m headed into a little calm before the storm that is next week/weekend with the election coming up, my day job going through a major deployment, my 2nd to last wedding of 2016, Andy traveling for almost an entire week, and oh yeah … trying to launch the CapRoShop. So you know, relaxing.

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Alysha and Jermaine were the sweetest couple. They met in college at Frostburg University and have been together ever since. Today they are both teachers in the Baltimore area.

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Groom’s sister was his “best-woman,” which I think speaks volumes about him. Their relationship is so inspiring. We had the mother and father of the groom come down the aisle at the ceremony right before the bride and her parents- we wanted a special moment for both our parents as they place such a huge role in our relationship and marriage.

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Jermaine and I fell in love with Turf Valleys “Garden” (where our ceremony was held). The willow trees are stunning, the scenery is perfect. We loved that everything was all in one location, because having a lot of our guests come from out of town (bride originally from NY) it meant a lot to us to have everyone together and be comfortable. So going right from the ceremony to the cocktail hour, to the reception, and then the ability to hit the elevator and go up to your hotel room after was so appealing to us. Not too mention the beautiful golf course that our family took big advantage of.

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[Our colors were] gray and Iris- we felt they complimented each other so well and were a perfect look for a summer evening wedding.

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Family Involvement: Bride’s Uncle and cousins sang at the ceremony. For such an intimate moment it was so wonderful to have our own family sing our love story. Brides Aunt and Uncle made a collage of picture window frames of every family member on groom and brides side of couples who are married- these old window frames stood on tall easels in the cocktail hour room and were simply breath-taking. It exuded our theme of family and love. Grooms cousin was also our Officiant, which we felt was the icing on the cake for our dream come true wedding. His cousin has watched our love grow from the beginning, so it was really special to have him marry us.

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Groom hand made every ceramic mug (which was used as seating arrangements for guests). Groom also hand made the ceramic luminary center pieces. Bride and groom glazed ceramic pieces together- we wanted to share his love for Art with all our guests. Everyone who knows Jermaine knows his passion for ceramics- it was so beautiful to share that with everyone, and gave that real personal touch we were looking for.

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Vendors -> Photographer:  Anthony Sekellick Photography | Cake: Debi’s Cake Studio | DJ: DJ Remedy | Dress Store: Gamberdellas | Hair Stylist: Symmetry Hair Studio | Event Venue: Turf Valley | Floral Designer: Wicked Willow Floral | Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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