Her story: Kami Scherer, 33, grew up in Arbutus. She is a procurement manager at ThermoChem Recovery International Inc. in Halethorpe. Her parents, Karen and Bill Scherer, live in Pasadena.
His story: Jayson Barth, 36, grew up in Woodlawn. He is a sales superintendent for Dvorak LLC electrical contractor in Rosedale and also owns his own electrical business. His parents, Jim and Cetta Barth, live in Pasadena.
Their story: Kami and Jayson met through a mutual friend in May 2010. They exchanged phone numbers but it wasn't until a month later that they went on a first date, to Cheeseburger in Paradise in Pasadena.
"We each have a daughter [from previous relationships], so it took a while to introduce them," Kami says. The girls met by chance one day when Kami was eating at Panera Bread with her 10-year-old daughter, Natalie, and Jayson came in with his 9-year-old daughter, Cassidy.
"The girls were inseparable ever since," Kami says. "We went to Panera the other day and they're like, 'We met at that table right there.' They call it their table."
The proposal: Jayson proposed to Kami at their home in Pasadena on Christmas Eve 2012 in the company of her parents and uncle. Kami was preparing for a party she was hosting later that evening when Jayson gave her a batch of chocolate-covered strawberries, which are her favorite dessert. Hidden in the strawberries was a princess-cut ring from Jared.
Venue: About 70 guests attended the ceremony and reception at the Historic Kent Manor Inn on Kent Island. Kami's close friend Marjorie D'Ambrosio of Severn got ordained for the wedding and married the couple. Jayson and Kami included their daughters during a sand ceremony in which the four of them poured colored sand into a glass vase to signify the joining of their families.
Decor and flowers: The colors for the wedding were Kami's favorites: orange and turquoise.
"E" Events and Wedding Floral Studio of White Hall made Kami's bouquet using orange roses.
Centerpieces featured photos of the couple and arrangements of orange roses, orange tulips and blue hydrangeas. Each table was named after a place that Kami and Jayson have visited together. Potted succulent plants served as place cards and favors.
Her dress: The bride wore a strapless Maggie Sottero ballgown with a semisheer lace bodice embellished with Swarovski crystals from Elegant Touch Bridal and Tuxedo in Perry Hall. The gown also featured a corset back and a satin split skirt with pickups.
As her "something new," Kami wore a diamond necklace that was a wedding gift from Jayson. As her "something old," "something borrowed," and "something blue," Kami tied her late grandmother's wedding ring on a blue ribbon and pinned it to the underside of her dress.
Bridal party: Kami's maid of honor, Jennifer Perez of Lorton, Va., wore a turquoise, cocktail-length dress from Betsy Robinson's Bridal Collection in Pikesville. Marjorie D'Ambrosio wore a turquoise dress from Bridals by Elena in Gambrills, and Kami's friend Sherry Farmer of Pasadena wore a turquoise dress from David's Bridal.
Natalie and Cassidy wore matching flower girl dresses with orange satin sashes from David's Bridal.
Men's attire: Jayson and his best man, Ray Hopkins of Sugar Hill, Ga., wore charcoal gray tuxedos from the Vera Wang collection at Men's Wearhouse. Kami and Jayson's fathers also wore charcoal gray tuxedos from Men's Wearhouse.
Music: CJ Curtis of Crow Entertainment in North Beach played music. Kami and Jayson's first dance was to "Wanted" by Hunter Hayes.
Food and dessert: The Historic Kent Manor Inn made chicken Parmesan, steak, potatoes and pasta salad.
Fields of Heather Bakery in Chester made snickerdoodle and chocolate raspberry cupcakes for dessert. Brownies, Jayson's favorite dessert, were also served.
Special touches: To incorporate Jayson's love for hunting, he and Kami brought camouflage jackets to wear in a few photos after the wedding. They posed in the jackets with a sign that read "the hunt is over."
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