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Amanda Taylor and Anthony Falasco had instant chemistry after their first date at Salt in Baltimore.
Amanda Taylor and Anthony Falasco had instant chemistry after their first date at Salt in Baltimore. (Courtesy of Pete Redel Photography, Handout photo)

Date: May 15

Her story: Amanda Taylor, 38, was born in Easton, Pa. She works at T. Rowe Price as an investment solutions analyst. Her parents, Bob and Mary Taylor, live in Easton.

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His story: Anthony "Tony" Falasco, 39, was born in Dover, Del. He is a general manager for an auto repair center. His mother, Maria Ottinger, lives in Camden-Wyoming, Del., as does his father, Joseph Falasco .

Their story: The two met in September 2013 on Match.com.

There was an instant attraction, Amanda said.

"When we were talking, my initial thoughts were about how genuine and nice he was," she said. "When we first met, I remembered how tall he was."

Despite Tony being 6-foot-4 and Amanda standing at 5-2, they soon discovered that they were perfectly matched.

"We went to Salt in Baltimore" for their first date, Amanda said. "It was a great date. By the time we left, we had made plans for the next year."

The couple live in Brewers Hill with their chocolate Labrador, Hershey.

The proposal: Tony proposed on Dec. 11 in the kitchen of their home.

"It's our favorite room," Amanda said. "We're big foodies. We love to cook, and we love to eat."

The night of the proposal, Tony came home while Amanda was heating up leftovers and retrieved a box from a cabinet.

"He got on one knee, and I started hysterically laughing and crying. It was absolutely perfect," she said. "I couldn't have thought of anything more perfect."

Venue: The couple chose to have their wedding and reception before 150 guests at the American Visionary Art Museum. The ceremony was officiated by Amanda's brother Christopher Taylor, who traveled from Sweden.

Flowers and decor: The colors of the wedding were emerald green, purple and yellow. They started with emerald and added purple and yellow to show their love of professional football. She's a Ravens fan; he roots for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Her dress: Amanda's sleeveless, empire waist dress with lace applique and flowing ruffles down the back was by Galina and from David's Bridal. The sash on her dress was made by her grandmother, which was also worn by her mother during her wedding.

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Bridesmaids' attire: The women wore emerald green dresses from David's Bridal.

Men's attire: Tony wore a gray tuxedo from the Black by Vera Wang collection at David's Bridal. Groomsmen wore gray vests, also Black by Vera Wang from David's Bridal. All the groomsmen wore purple Natty Boh ties from the Charm City Clothing Co.

Music: DJ Dan Hawkins from MusicMasters provided the music for the reception. The couple's first dance was to "Thank You for Loving Me" by Bon Jovi.

Katie and Joe Scala played music during the ceremony and cocktail hour. Mosno Al-Moseeki also provided music during the cocktail hour.

Food and dessert: Zeffert and Gold Catering provided the food for the wedding. Appetizers included Natty Boh cheese fondue, crab dip, a Mediterranean trio of dips, and an antipasto spread. Dinner consisted of a buffet of Mediterranean salmon, beef tenderloin, garlic mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus.

The couple also had an ice cream sundae bar and mini cupcakes from Midnite Confections Cupcakery.

Favors: The couple handed out drink koozies as favors.

Special touches: The couple plan to go Ocho Rios, Jamaica, for their honeymoon.

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