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Stephen and Shelby's "May the 4th be With You"Wedding Celebration

Pink, pink, and yes more pink! You can never have too much pink at a wedding!  Shelby & Stephen met in college at UMBC while studying in Mechanical Engineering and began dating a year after graduation. Their first date and where Stephen proposed was at Harper's Ferry, he proposed using a drone helicopter (which ultimately got stuck in a tree and took 30 minutes to retrieve) after he got down on one knee, and the rest was history. 





A little rain did not stop their parade on May 4th, 2019 at Caboose Farm, in Sabillasville, MD. Tucked away near Camp David, is a beautiful, outdoor/indoor friendly farm that stretches into the woods. There were plenty of photo opportunities, including the signature- red caboose, on the property. 

Shelby and her bridesmaids got ready at one of the main houses on the property, where they enjoyed soaking in the moment and enjoying each other's love and laughter.  

 



The colors of the wedding included, you guessed it, hot pink, earthy tones of green, metallic gold & rose gold, and white. The ceremony took place inside the main bar, surrounded by about 100 family & friends. Stephen pulled out all of the stops and just as he did for his proposal to Shelby, had his ring bearer fly a drone in and deliver their wedding rings. 




The couple planned out every detail and made their wedding day their very own, by growing over 100 plants for their ceremony, as it was surrounded around them during their vowels; to the hot pink, light-up place cards for their guest's seating arrangements. Everything was very personal and meant so much to this couple, including having one of the bridesmaids played the couple's ceremonial music on a keyboard to having one of the groom's 'women' marry the couple as an ordained minister.  Polish traditions were carried over from the bride's family and her aunt and cousin prepared an assortment of homemade polish cookies and wedding cake. 




Everyone danced the night away, not one person was seen sitting throughout the reception. The Polish traditions were carried over with the  Bread, Wine & Salt Ceremony. The evening ended with a sendoff, consisting of about 100 glow-in-the-dark balloons.




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