Miss Polka Dot Bride

my big day - October 2011
Miss Polka Dot Bride

HAPPILY MARRIED OCTOBER 2011

How We Met...

Michael and I were originally introduced through a mutual friend while attending Westminster College. As it turns out, he had wanted to get to know me for a year or two, but I was dating my boyfriend from high school. (Silly girl.) After we broke up for the third time, I studied abroad and went home for the summer. I wrote on his Facebook wall upon returning to school. We began talking the week after and started dating about a week after that. The rest, they say, is history. :-)

The Proposal...

Michael proposed to me on December 22, 2009, at Hershey Park’s Candy Lane in Hershey, PA. I secretly had hoped that Michael would propose when we were at Candy Lane, because my favorite time of year is right before Christmas and the place is special to us. As we walked by the pirate ship, he guided me over to a bench and sat me down. He kneeled and pulled out the most beautiful ring, and asked me to marry him!!! I don't even remember much what he said any more...only that he told me everything is right when he is with me. It was a perfect evening....a perfect moment to share with my parents since they don't get to see us all that often. With the snow falling, crisp air, Christmas lights, and decorations everywhere...I can't imagine a better place. The ring- He went to Jared’s…it’s a 14K white gold ring with a round-cut colorless center diamond and accent diamonds on either side.

My Big Day...

We are getting married in October 2011 in Pittsburgh. We are still in the early stages of planning, but it’s going to be BIG! Michael has a big family with lots of friends, so it’s going to be one large party…300-400 guests! We will have a traditional church ceremony in a Methodist church in the South Hills of Pittsburgh, and the reception will be at a center about 10 minutes away from the ceremony location. Traditional fall colors (reds, oranges, and yellows), lots of food and drinks and dancing…fun and meaningful are what we want on our wedding day. And for me, a few personal touches to make everything unique will be the icing on the cake.

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My Dress

David Tutera for Mon Cheri

My Ring


My Venue


My Bridesmaids