The love just oozes out of these photo's! There were so many wonderful images and they were so hard to choose from. So get a tissue and take a look at a few images from the celebration of love from Matt and Brad's wedding on May 2, 2015 at the Winery at Bull Run.
Look for a full feature on these love birds in the coming months!
We had a fab time at Say I Do! DC 2014. Once again, we gave attendees a chance to vote for vendors who "wowed" them in several categories. Those vendors who received the majority vote for each category get the bragging rights of being "Best in Show".
So without further delay, here are the Best in Show Award Winners for Say I Do! DC 2014!
Best Booth Design
Edible Incredibles Desserts
Charm City Cakes
Most Likely To Keep My Wedding Running Smoothly
Most Likely To Cry at My Wedding
Most Likely To Vogue at My Wedding
Charm City Cakes
Most Likely To Do The Thriller Dance At My Wedding
Paul and Byran were married October 5, 2013 in Baltimore, MD, they were wed on the 17th year anniversary of their first interaction! Amazing!
Bryan and Paul met through a mutual friend on October 5, 1996. Paul a junior attending Bloomsburg University, Pennsylvania and Bryan working for a non-profit organization in New Jersey shared a long-distance relationship for 1.5 years. Our initial meeting was over the phone on a long distance phone call. We sent pictures of ourselves, through the mail, to see what eachother looked like. As the months progressed, we had our official first date in November. We went to see Evita at the movie theater on Route 11 near Bloomsburg University. From October 5, 1996 to present, Bryan and Paul have not let a day go by without speaking to one another. After graduating from college, Paul moved to New Jersey to start a new life with Bryan. Our path has led us to Maryland, Paul, a teacher in HCPSS and Bryan, Genreal Manager for Charm City Cakes.
My name is Alexandra, but people call me Aj. My fiancé is Laura. Here is our story... Laura and I met in biology class when I was 15 and she was 16. At the time, I hadn't even considered that I might be gay or bi. Laura started talking to me on instant messenger under an alias as a male. I very quickly fell in love with this imaginary person. When she came forward and told me the truth, I was devastated at first. I felt like I lost somebody. Eventually I realized that the person I fell for was Laura and I probably wouldn't have even given her a chance as a female. Over that summer break, Laura and I fell in love. Unfortunately for us, my mother was having nothing of the sort. I was raised catholic, so me being gay was out of the question. We fought to be together, we snuck around to see each other. It was both painful and beautiful. Eventually, we gave up the fight. It wasn't easy for either of us, but we just couldn't do it anymore. Over the next ten years, we never forgot each other. We would talk for periods of time but lose touch. I always wanted her, and she the same, but we would never tell each other that. There would always be a reason why it just couldn't be. In September of 2012, I moved back home after ending a serious relationship. Laura found out that I was back in the area, and she also was single at the time. She came to my house and insisted that i go have a drink with her. I reluctantly went with her, fearing the worst. I knew that if I spent time with her that I would fall in love again. I was very afraid to have my heart broken, because I knew exactly how it felt to lose her. Laura was persistent, she just would not go away. I had no choice but to give in and love her back. She proposed by January. To most people, this seemed too fast. I thought the same thing at first. When I thought about it, I realized that I have wanted this for 10 years. She has been that one that I've compared every person to with out even thinking about it. She is without any doubt the love of my life and the missing piece of my heart. Laura and I plan to get married in November of next year. If it is not legal in Pennsylvania next year, we plan to just have the ceremony and then legalize it at the courthouse whenever it is legalized. My mother, over the years, has come to accept that I am truly bisexual and not just looking for attention. Laura's family loves me, and mine loves her. Our life is beautiful, and love is love.