Date: March 8
Her story: Lindsay Cummings, 31, grew up in New Iberia, La. She moved to Baltimore in 2012 and is now a fellow at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her mother, Caroline Cummings, lives in New Iberia.
His story: Robert "Rob" Cirincione II, 34, grew up in Fallston. He is an engineer at Stanley Black & Decker in Towson. His mother, Jeanette Cirincione, lives in Fallston. His father, Robert Cirincione, died in 2005.
Their story: Lindsay and Rob met through eHarmony.com in August 2012. For their first date, they went to lunch in Fells Point. After lunch, Rob suggested that they head to Patterson Bowling Center because Lindsay had never been duckpin bowling.
Lindsay, who was wearing sandals, told Rob that she hated bowling and didn't have socks to rent shoes. Thinking she'd be wearing sandals because of the warm weather, Rob had brought an extra pair of socks along.
"I figured I should go bowling with a guy who thought to bring me socks on the first date," Lindsay says.
The couple now live in Towson.
The proposal: Rob proposed in late summer 2013, about a year after he and Lindsay began dating.
"We're both from the country — I'm from Harford County and she's from south Louisiana," Rob says. "I told her that I like tractors and heavy equipment and stuff, and that one day I want to drive a backhoe [for fun]."
As part of a surprise, he bought an old metal Army ammunition box on eBay and filled it with rose petals, chocolate coins and a letter he wrote to Lindsay telling her what she meant to him. He rented a backhoe and used it to bury the box on his mother's property in Fallston.
About a week later, Rob took Lindsay to his mother's house and pretended that the backhoe was there for yardwork and suggested they go look at it.
"I didn't think she was gonna bite, but she was running over to it as soon as I said something. We jump in it, and she finds the keys and she starts it up," Rob says.
After convincing Lindsay that his mother wouldn't mind if they dug a hole in the grass, they used the backhoe to dig in the same spot he had secretly buried the box. They uncovered the box, and while Lindsay was sorting through its contents, Rob got down on one knee and proposed with a ring from Smyth Jewelers in Timonium.
The venue: About 100 guests attended the ceremony and reception at Maryvale Castle in Green Spring Valley. Lindsay's friends Ryan and Stephanie Atkinson of Atlanta played acoustic guitar and piano during the ceremony.
Decor and flowers: The colors for the wedding were navy blue and champagne. Terri Bussenius of Heavenly Flowers in Perry Hall made the centerpieces using floating candles and floating white orchids.
The bridal bouquets, also made by Heavenly Flowers, consisted of calla lilies, with a few iris flowers in Lindsay's bouquet.
Her dress: The bride wore a strapless, lace, A-line gown with a beaded bodice, split skirt with tulle inset, and chapel train from David's Bridal.
She wore a pearl earring and necklace set that was a wedding gift from Rob, and kept a sixpence piece in her shoe that was a gift from a family friend. She wore blue satin ballet flats.
Bridesmaids' dresses: The women wore navy blue, strapless, floor-length satin gowns with pleated bodices from David's Bridal.
Men's attire: The men wore gray tuxedos from the Black by Vera Wang collection at Men's Wearhouse. Rob wore a pair of black stainless steel, monogrammed cuff links that were a wedding gift from Lindsay.
Music: Sue and Don Fowler of Dance Masters Entertainment in Parkville played. Lindsay and Rob's first dance was to a recording of "Stay with You" by John Legend, performed by Lindsay's cousin Mark Klentzman of Austin, Texas.
Ten years earlier, Lindsay made Mark promise that he would sing the song at her wedding someday.
"He wasn't able to be here for the wedding and we hadn't spoken about this in probably nine years, but about four days before the wedding, he sent me an email and he had actually recorded a professional music video of the song," she says.
Food and dessert: Signature Catering in Phoenix provided halibut, beef tenderloin and chicken for dinner.
As a wedding gift, Lindsay's friend made a three-tier, gluten-free red velvet cake that was decorated with white buttercream icing and iris flowers.
Favors: Guests received white handkerchiefs embroidered with Lindsay and Rob's names, their wedding date and a fleur-de-lis design to signify Lindsay's Louisiana roots.
Guests waved the handkerchiefs to usher Lindsay and Rob out of the reception at the end of the night during a second line parade, a celebratory Louisiana tradition typically featuring jazz music, waving handkerchiefs and feathered parasols.
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