From the Bride:
My husband and I met through our friend, Kendra, at a basketball game during our senior year of high school. Kendra and I went to high school together, and Bill lived in Kendra’s neighborhood. Our high schools had a friendly rivalry, and it was very common for students to hang out with each other socially. Ironically, a few months later we ended up choosing to attend the same college. In college, we eventually dated each other for a few years, then went our separate ways after graduation, and thankfully reconnected in our late twenties.
When I reflect on our wedding day, I think of the word “knot”. Both my husband and grew up on the waterways of Maryland, in fact he is an avid boater as well as surfer, so we had no doubt that our big day would include some type of nautical theme. I wanted an organic and vintage feel to our wedding – yet, I still wanted it coordinated to showcase thoughtful personalized details that were not apart of a traditional nautical themed wedding. (Absolutely, no anchors were welcomed.) So, we decided to play off the theme of a knot and choose peach, gold, yellow, gray to support the navy and mint color scheme for our wedding decor.
The knot was first featured on our wedding invitation that included a nautical inspired fabric envelope liner and gold twine knot. The same nautical inspired fabric pattern was used in Bill’s blindfold for our ‘first look’, decorative pillows for our sweet heart table, display table liners and also created a finishing touch to our ceremony programs.
During the ceremony, our guests were able experience a deeper meaning of what the word knot meant to us. Instead of using candles or sand to demonstrate our commitment, we chose to tie a fisherman’s knot. Yes, we actually tied the knot! Our dear friend Kendra − who introduced my husband and I back when we were teenagers – guided us through the tying of the fisherman’s knot, for it is the strongest tie there is and its bond will not break, only becoming even stronger under pressure.