Bride and Groom
Samantha is a marketing communications manager at Mistral Group, Defense and Homeland Security Company in Bethesda. Michael is master mechanic at River Road Auto Service in Bethesda. The couple lives in Germantown, Maryland.
Oct. 10, 2012, ceremony at Musket Ridge Golf Course and reception at Catoctin Hall at Musket Ridge.
How they met
At a party, introduced to each other by mutual friends. They remained friends for about a year until deciding to start dating.
Dinner and the Colin Farrell movie, S.W.A.T.
At Sugarloaf Winery in Comus, Maryland
Number of people who attended
Maple Leaf – a symbol of promise and also the national symbol of Canada, where the bride’s parents are from.
What made the day so special
As a tribute to the bride’s heritage, the theme of the wedding was the maple leaf. Without even realizing it, they picked a place that is surrounded by maple trees and were able to get photos that really tied the entire day together and provided us with the most vibrant photos.
Favorite moment of the day
The first look. Samantha had the longest walk to get to Mike and it felt like an eternity to finally be able to see eye-to-eye.
Maggie Sottero, P. Lawrence Bridal
Sandals, St. Lucia
Hair and Makeup
Invitations and programs
Self, owner of BlackByrd Paper
Bill Izer, Source4 Entertainment
Musket Ridge Golf Course (Dessert Buffet: Canapés)