Courtney-Rose and Adam Dantus
Married on Aug. 18, 2013 at The Strong Mansion at Sugarloaf Mountain in Dickerson
Bride and Groom
Courtney-Rose is a digital campaign manager at Service Employees International Union in Washington, D.C. Adam Dantus is team president of Bethesda Big Train, the summer team that plays in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League. The couple lives in Bethesda.
Aug. 18, 2013, ceremony and reception at The Strong Mansion at Sugarloaf Mountain in Dickerson
How they met
On an online dating website where they “instantly connected over a mutual interest in sports, good food and Desperate Housewives.”
Dinner at Clyde’s in Washington, D.C.
At the Reflecting Pool in Washington, D.C. “There was something so special about that moment—standing at the foot of such meaningful history as we started out to create our own,” Courtney-Rose says.
Number of people who attended
Chic garden party
What made the day so special
The wedding brought together four different families and combined Adam’s Jewish and Courtney-Rose’s Christian beliefs and their cultural backgrounds, including the West African tradition of “jumping the broom” at the end of the ceremony.
Favorite moment of the day
Due to rain the wedding was relocated to an area covered by trees, and guests were given parasols. Then, just as Courtney-Rose began to walk down the aisle, the rain stopped and the skies cleared. “It was more beautiful than anything we could have imagined,” she says.
Erin Wheeler Photography
Florblanca Resort in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
Tamika Josephs-Smith of Diamond Event Services
Rachel Ziegler of Floral and Bloom Designs
Marquia Kinard of Blend Make-Up Artistry
Nicole Roura of Umama Invitations and Stationery
Fluffy Thoughts Cakes in McLean, Va
Chris Styles of Chris Styles DJs
Spilled Milk Catering