I am so excited to share Rachel and Austin’s wedding today! Here is a little peek at their Howard County Conservancy Engagement Session last September. I can’t believe how fast the year has gone!
They got married at the Seasons at Magnolia Manor. It’s a new venue in the MD area. They had the most gorgeous fall day! It was overcast (but warm) all morning and just about an hour before things got started the sun came out.
Currently they are enjoying ITALY! So amazing!
Here are some of my favorites from the day… and some snippets of their love story!
How did you meet?
We met at Towson University our sophomore year of college. He was best friends with my “big” in my sorority. I had a date for one of our formals but my big thought Austin was really cute and that I should ditch my current date. So I did! I didn’t realize at the time but my original date had feelings for me and was very upset about the situation. He told me “I hope your new date is worth it.” Well…turns out he was.
How did Austin propose?
Austin proposed in the first apartment we shared together. Long story short, he wrote this AMAZING book for me. He had it printed and bound and at the end of it asked me to marry him. However, the book that came was not at all what he had ordered. It ended up being a book of 13 year old twin ballerinas haha. So he finally got the new book and couldn’t wait any longer to ask me to be his wife that he did it the second we both got home from work! It was fun and very special. I cry every time I drive past our old apartment because it holds such precious memories for us.
What are you most excited about for your wedding day?
I am most excited for the intimate setting I get to marry my best friend and to have all our families and friends in one single place at one single time. All of these people mean so much to the both of us and to have everyone together makes my heart so happy.
What do you love the most about Austin?
Austin is such a genuine, loyal, and caring guy. He loves his family and friends to no end and it is so special to me to have someone that holds the same values as me.
What do you love doing together?
We like to have coffee in bed every morning, go to concerts, go to Austin’s parents beach house, and play frisbee with Brody. We also love going on evening walks in the neighborhood, dinner at our favorite restaurant, watching the office, and cooking dinner together.
After the ceremony we ran across the street for a few more photos.
What is your favorite date night?
Miss Twist ice cream! At least once or twice a week when we lived in Federal Hill we would take the dog for a walk after dinner and grab some Miss Twist. We always talked about if we got married that we would want her at our wedding and now we are so excited that we booked her!
Thank you Rachel and Austin for having me! Love you guys!
And thank you to an amazing team of vendors!
Venue: Seasons at Magnolia Manor
Planner: Christine McFarlane
Florist: Scentsational Florals
Catering: A Taste of Life Catering
Bakery: Once Upon a Crumb
Hair & Makeup: Behind the Veil
Video: Black Tie Video
Groom & Groomsman Attire: JoS. A. Bank
DJ/Live Music: Chris Diller
Jewelers: Nelson Coleman Jewelers
Ice Cream Truck: Miss Twist