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Local Wedding: Emily and Tim in Pasadena

Nov 15, 2012 12:48AM ● Published by Anonymous

Planning the wedding. Even though Emily, 26, a graduate student, and Tim, 27, a biologist, live in Tampa, Florida, they knew the wedding would take place in Maryland, where they met while students at Towson University. After a beach proposal by Tim, the pair searched for a venue that offered an outdoor ceremony site, as well as full-service assistance. They found what they were looking for at Celebrations on the Bay in Pasadena.


Bridal fashion. Each of the bridesmaids wore a cocktail dress in the same berry color, but chose their own neutral-colored shoes and jewelry. "I wanted all my bridesmaids to feel like an individual and express their own style, even though their dresses and shoes were matching colors," Emily says. As for the bride, she donned a Martina Liana gown made of duchess satin with a sweetheart neckline and long, beautiful train. The waistband was embellishment with pearls and rhinestone, and she completed the look with a feather headpiece that she purchased on "The dress had the exact look I wanted," she says. "Classic and elegant with just the right amount of sparkle."

The ceremony. With the help of their officiant, Emily and Tim created a custom ceremony, but they were afraid it would get rained out. However, the weather held off long enough for Tim to become just a little teary-eyed when he first saw Emily walking down the aisle, striding to the melody of the classic song, "At Last." "It was really a magical moment," she says.

The reception. The color scheme of muted orange, yellow, cream, and mocha brown was reflected in the paper lanterns hanging from the ceiling of the Chesapeake Room. The tables were decorated with sheer cream-colored tablecloths accented with orange floral centerpieces, and the lighting was dim to create a romantic ambiance.

After the wedding. The newlyweds honeymooned in Tamarindo, Costa Rica, where they relaxed on the beach, explored volcanoes, and swam in mineral pools. Now that they've returned to their home in Florida, they enjoy hosting their friends visiting from Maryland and seeing where each day takes them. "We don't have any set plans for the future right now," Emily says. "We're just enjoying living in the moment."

Photos From The Wedding

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The Details

Florist: My Flower Box, Baltimore
Cake/desserts: SugarBakers Cakes, Baltimore
Dress: Martina Liana
Bridesmaid dresses: Alfred Angelo
Men’s attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Jeweler: Kay Jewelers (wedding bands); Robbins Brothers (engagement ring)
Hair: Gabriela at Belle Soeur, Maryland, D.C., and Virginia
Make-up: JoAnna Popp for Amie Decker Beauty, Annapolis


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