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Local Wedding: Megan and Doug in Easton

Nov 28, 2012 08:29PM ● By Anonymous

The couple. Megan Norris and Doug Colonell went to high school together, but never really got a chance to know each other. Years later, the two were both out on the town and reconnected when a mutual friend played matchmaker. Further along in their relationship, Doug took Megan to Ocean City to go fishing. However, it was raining and cold, so she knew something was afoot. Once on the water, Doug asked Megan to get some equipment out of the tackle box. She opened it, and found a ring box. When Megan turned around, Doug was on one knee, asking her to marry him.

The ceremony. Megan and Doug were married at Easton's Trinity Cathedral in front of 135 guests. The bride wore a Judd Waddell wedding gown in ivory, which featured ruffled layers cascading down to the floor. To jazz it up, Megan added a beaded sash that tied in the back. A string trio played as the guests were seated, but Megan didn't hear the music as she walked down the aisle. "I was focused on Doug, and I had to swallow my tears because I was so close to letting go," she says. "Later, I found out he almost cried at the same time."

The music. Megan and Doug danced for the first time as husband and wife to Carole King's "I Feel the Earth Move." They wanted to choreograph a cute dance it to, but as much as they tried, they couldn't remember the steps! Instead, "we just threw some crazy dance moves together (including the leap frog), and acted silly the whole way through," Megan says.

The reception. To personalize their wedding, the couple decorate the Easton Club's reception room with Chinese lanterns hanging from the ceiling, matching their green and navy blue color scheme. The pair loves wine, so the table numbers were wine bottles with custom-made labels that read "Celebrating the marriage of Doug and Megan," with a number draped around the bottle. Later in the evening, the pair gave the wine to the guests at their wedding that had married the longest. They also used wine corks as placecards.

The honeymoon. After an amazing day, the newlyweds flitted off to Barbados. It was the first time they had every been on a trip together, but it didn't start off too great—after spending the night together in a hotel near Dulles International Airport and arriving early the next morning, they discovered they were actually flying out of Reagan International Airport, 30 minutes away. Luckily, they made it in time and spend 10 days drinking in the culture and beauty of Barbados.

Photos From The Wedding

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