Josh and Kelsey both attended James Madison University, but actually met on a camping trip in West Virginia. A handful of girls from Kelsey’s sorority and guys from Josh’s fraternity got together to have a good time around the campfire. That night, Josh asked Kelsey to go to formal with him in Annapolis, MD. She gave him her number and told him to call her the next day. He did and Kelsey was so excited to spend more time with him. They went to a lot of date functions together after formal and had a great time while Josh was still at school, and kept in touch after he graduated from JMU in 2009.
In May 2011, just a week before Kelsey graduated, Josh was in a terrible dirt bike accident. He asked Kelsey to come see him in the hospital, and that summer was the beginning of their relationship. Sometimes awful things happen to people and you spend forever trying to figure out why, but that accident is the reason they are together.
He proposed on the first day of summer, June 21, 2014, in Annapolis, MD. It wasn’t coordinated or choreographed, but completely unexpected and absolutely perfect.
Josh and Kelsey got married at the bottom of the Catoctin Mountains in Thurmont, MD at Springfield Manor Winery & Distillery on a picturesque October day. Greenery was draped over their ceremony welcome sign and the rust of fall leaves was the perfect backdrop for their ceremony.
They envisioned a “rustic romance” setting for their reception with an elegant and neutral color palette of navy blue, greens, ivory, and gold. Amber lighting, Texas wooden block table numbers, and centerpieces complete with combo roses and café au-lait dahlias complemented the rustic romance theme.
Kelsey and Josh were most concerned about having a huge celebration with all of their loved ones and they accomplished that with a selfie stick station, cigar bar, and a packed dance floor where the limbo broke out.
Planning: Katie MacGregor -Rose Gold Events & Styling – www.rosegoldevent.com
Photography – Danielle Giannadrea of Dani Leigh Photography – http://danileighphotography.com
Venue: Springfield Manor Winery & Distillery – www.springfieldmanor.com
Caterer: Carriage House Inn – www.carriagehouseinncatering.com
Florist: Petals by the Shore – www.petalsbytheshore.com
Videographer: We Are the Mitchells – www.wearethemitchells.com
Makeup: Sam McDonald
Transportation: On the Town Limousines www.onthetownlimousines.com and Atlantic
Coast Charter – www.atlanticcoastcharter.com
Wedding Cake- Ed’s Country Bakery www.edscountrybakery.net
Bridal Gown- Lazaro from Love Couture Bridal – www.lovecouturebridal.com
Bridal Shoes- Badgley Mischka – www.badgleymischka.com
Invitations & Paper Goods- Minted – www.minted.com
Bridesmaid dresses – Jenny Yoo – www.jennyyoo.com
Hair: Alison Harper & Co – www.alisonharperandcompany.com
DJ & Lighting: Bruce Pike Productions www.brucepikeproductions.com
Sign Hand Lettering – The Dandelion Patch www.thedandelionpatch.com