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Remember Snowmageddon, the blizzard of 2010?  Elana and Ben certainly do.  Both were living in Bethesda at the time and met while weathering the storm at their favorite local watering hole, the Quarry House Tavern.  The two talked through the night and the next day when Ben asked if Elana wanted to talk more, she agreed.  Their first official date was set.  Five years later, while navigating a corn maze, Ben asked Elana to be his wife.

The two celebrated their wedding at the Antrim 1844 on a beautiful summer day as they share a deep love for historic B&B’s.  The ceremony took place beneath a beautiful chuppah that Ben had made himself.  It was adorned with amazing flowers by Wicked Willow.  The ceremony was truly beautiful and deeply passionate.  They danced the night away with family and friends at their beautiful reception.


Ceremony: Antrim 1844

Dress: Saks Jandel

Flowers: Wicked Willow

Invitations: Jolly Edition

DJ: Derek Romanoff

Video: James Bonato Video 

Catering: Antrim 1844 Smokehouse Restaurant

Dessert Buffet: Starry Night Bakery

Katie and Tony met in Hawaii on in 2014.  Tony messaged Katie but did not getting an immediate response. Katie, who created the profile in 2009 at the urging of friends and family, rarely checked it.  But shortly after Tony messaged her, Katie decided to make more of an effort. She updated her profile and started to return messages — including those sent from Tony.  The two hit it off. messages turned into emails, which turned into texts and eventually into talking on the phone.  Katie said she was “completely smitten” by Tony. Despite Katie recalling that the first date was filled with the standard awkward moments, the next day at work she was saying, “I’m in love, I’m in love, and I don’t care who knows it.”  She happily deleted her profile and has been in love ever since.   On New Year’s Eve 2015, Tony proposed in their home in front of their three dogs.

The wedding was imbued with Hawaiian touches, as the two live in Ewa Beach, on the Hawaiian island of Oahu.  Guests were greeted at cocktails with an Hawaiian trio, along with orchid leis flown in from Hawaii and a Hawaiian style buffet.   And, Katie had a surprise special hula dance for Tony that she learned for the wedding.  Malia Humschild from Lanikai, Hawaii, taught her the dance.   Congratulations!!!

Event Planner:   Lee Kendall with Elizabeth Bailey Weddings

Ceremony: St. Alphonsus

Reception: The Four Seasons Baltimore

Florals: Blue Vanda Designs

Linens: Table Toppers

Band: Night Song

Video: Wood Room Films

Cake: Sugar Bakers

Groom’s Cake: Yia Yias Bakery

Rentals: Event Pro

Second Photographer: Brandon C.