Date: Aug. 2
Her story: Stephanie Kinnear, 30, grew up in White Marsh. She is a project manager at Mindgrub, a mobile application and Web development agency in Locust Point. Her parents, Dawn and Craig Kinnear, live in White Marsh.
His story: Brad Stevens, 32, grew up in Nottingham in Baltimore County. He is a Baltimore police officer. His parents, Rose and Bill Stevens, live in Nottingham.
Their story: "Our families have known each other for a very, very long time," Stephanie says. She met Brad's mother and aunt nearly 20 years ago through Stephanie's grandmother, who worked with Brad's aunt at a hair salon. While their families became close, Stephanie and Brad remained acquaintances.
Stephanie says she and Brad "met again" in October 2007 when she sat next to him at the bar at Silver Spring Mining Co. in Perry Hall and recognized him.
After catching up, they agreed to hang out again. He invited her on a group date in February 2008 to Padonia Station (now Padonia Ale House) in Timonium, and the couple have been together ever since. They live in Nottingham.
The proposal: Brad proposed in June 2013 during the couple's annual trip to Ocean City. A few days into the vacation, he suggested that they go to the inlet to walk on the jetty. While Stephanie was taking pictures of passing boats, Brad walked down the rocks toward the ocean and waited there for Stephanie.
She reached him a few minutes later, and he began telling her a story about how the inlet was created.
"I guess he was trying to distract me," Stephanie says. "I was facing away from him and he grabbed my hand and turned me toward him, and he was already down on one knee."
Stephanie says that the proposal in Ocean City brought things full circle for her and Brad because it's where they first said "I love you" to each other.
Venue: About 190 guests attended the ceremony and reception at Swan Harbor Farm in Havre de Grace. The Rev. Courtney Stange-Tregear of Zion United Church of Christ in Perry Hall presided.
Flowers and decor: Stephanie chose a country-chic theme with romantic and vintage accents, such as blush and ivory tones, lace and pearls.
Bottle openers in the shape of skeleton keys served as escort cards. Centerpieces were made using candlelit lanterns and table numbers that were printed on pictures of Brad and Stephanie's favorite movie and television couples.
Cella Floral Designs in Lutherville made bouquets, boutonnieres and floral arrangements using pink and ivory hydrangeas, anemones, peonies, baby's breath and dusty miller.
Her dress: The bride wore a strapless fit-and-flare lace gown with a sweetheart neckline, chapel train and a satin floral rhinestone sash by Allure Bridals from Amanda Ritchey Bridal & Beauty in Fallston.
She accented her bouquet with her grandmothers' brooches, which were her "something old" and "something borrowed."
Bridesmaids' dresses: The women wore blush-pink knee-length, one-shoulder chiffon dresses by Wtoo from Amanda Ritchey.
Men's attire: The men wore light khaki-colored tuxedos from Amanda Ritchey. Brad and the bride and groom's fathers wore jackets, while the groomsmen went without jackets.
Music: Don Green of Tcb Productions in Darlington entertained. Stephanie and Brad's first dance was to "At Last" by Etta James.
Food and dessert: Dean and Brown Catering in Forest Hill provided a dual entree of petite filet mignon and chicken Chesapeake served with seasonal vegetables and roasted red potatoes.
Yia Yia's Bakery in Rosedale made a four-tier cake decorated with white fondant and pink icing piped into a scrollwork and ruffled design.
Favors: Guests received Mason jars of sweet tea and pink lemonade made by Stephanie and her bridesmaids.
Pairs of flip-flops were available for female guests who wanted to remove their high heels during the reception.
Special touches: Charm City Photo Booths in Essex provided a photo booth for the evening.