Susie Rosenlof & Luke Herwig

Abby Caldwell Photography

OCCUPATIONS: Susie is a nursing major at Messiah College; Luke is an engineering major at Messiah College and has an internship at Carlisle Construction Materials.

NUMBER OF ATTENDEES: 150

NUMBER OF ATTENDANTS: 14 of our friends were in the wedding party (7 groomsmen and 7 bridesmaids)

HOW WE MET: Luke and I actually met when we were 11 years old because we went to the same middle school together. We ended up going to the same high school together as well, and began to date during our freshman year. We dated all throughout high school and into college. It was a total of six and a half years of dating before we got married.

THE ENGAGEMENT: One of our favorite places in Maryland is down near the waterfront in Annapolis. Throughout high school we frequently went on dates here. The night of the proposal I just thought we were going to have dinner at a restaurant downtown. When we got there, Luke brought me down to a place right on the docks next to the water and proposed! After it happened, we went to a nearby restaurant where both our families were waiting for us. They had been hiding on the top floor of the restaurant watching the proposal happening below. We spent the rest of the night celebrating our engagement and eating dinner with the people closest to us.

WEDDING DESIGN INSPIRATION: Luke and I just really wanted our wedding to be a celebration of our love with our family and closest friends. We wanted it to be relaxed, fun-filled time. The refurnished barn on the vineyard at Linganore provided the perfect atmosphere for that casual, rustic feel we wanted our wedding to have. The flowers we chose inspired the colors and other little details we had throughout our wedding.

WHAT WAS UNIQUE AND SPECIAL ABOUT YOUR WEDDING: Almost every part of our wedding was homemade in some way. Various family members brought the dessert and my sister’s mother-in-law made the cake. My mom sewed the lace envelopes for our invitations, the bowties, and the pillows. I made all of the wooden signs throughout our wedding and Luke made the cornhole game as well. It was really special to see our family and friends offer their talents to add to our day. We’re so thankful for it!

FAVORITE DETAILS: My favorite details were the flowers and the signs that I made. I really enjoyed making the signs to decorate to add a little bit of my own touch to the décor. And our wedding video.

PIECE OF ADVICE: Surround yourself with people who remind of the truth about your special day—that regardless of what you do or don’t get done, your wedding will be beautiful because your love story is beautiful. Don’t get lost in the details. Don’t wish this precious time of being engaged and planning away. Be present, be patient, and remember the importance of the covenant you are about to make.

HONEYMOON DESTINATION: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

BRIDESMAID'S ATTIRE: The girls picked out their own dresses from several different stores including J.Crew, Modcloth, Forever21, Weddingdress Bee, and Harsuccthing, a store on Etsy.

CAKE: Michele Meyer (my sister’s mother-in-law)

CATERER: Fine Cuisine Catering, Silver Spring, MD

FLOWERS: Blossom & Basket Boutique

GROOM & GROOMSMEN ATTIRE: Bowties were homemade by my mom, pants and shoes were from Kohls, and each of them wore a white shirt they already had.

HAIR & MAKE-UP: Addie May Beachley (family friend) did my hair; I did my make-up myself

INVITATIONS: I actually designed the invitations but had a bridesmaid create the inserts and my mom sewed the lace envelopes.

LOCATION: Linganore Winecellars, Mount Airy, Maryland

MUSIC: We borrowed the sound system from a friend and used an iPod to play the music

OFFICIANT: David Blow

VIDEOGRAPHER: Mitch McClure

WEDDING DRESS: Marisa #933 from Love Couture Bridal, Potomac, MD

   
   

Susie Rosenlof & Luke Herwig

Abby Caldwell Photography

OCCUPATIONS: Susie is a nursing major at Messiah College; Luke is an engineering major at Messiah College and has an internship at Carlisle Construction Materials.

NUMBER OF ATTENDEES: 150

NUMBER OF ATTENDANTS: 14 of our friends were in the wedding party (7 groomsmen and 7 bridesmaids)

HOW WE MET: Luke and I actually met when we were 11 years old because we went to the same middle school together. We ended up going to the same high school together as well, and began to date during our freshman year. We dated all throughout high school and into college. It was a total of six and a half years of dating before we got married.

THE ENGAGEMENT: One of our favorite places in Maryland is down near the waterfront in Annapolis. Throughout high school we frequently went on dates here. The night of the proposal I just thought we were going to have dinner at a restaurant downtown. When we got there, Luke brought me down to a place right on the docks next to the water and proposed! After it happened, we went to a nearby restaurant where both our families were waiting for us. They had been hiding on the top floor of the restaurant watching the proposal happening below. We spent the rest of the night celebrating our engagement and eating dinner with the people closest to us.

WEDDING DESIGN INSPIRATION: Luke and I just really wanted our wedding to be a celebration of our love with our family and closest friends. We wanted it to be relaxed, fun-filled time. The refurnished barn on the vineyard at Linganore provided the perfect atmosphere for that casual, rustic feel we wanted our wedding to have. The flowers we chose inspired the colors and other little details we had throughout our wedding.

WHAT WAS UNIQUE AND SPECIAL ABOUT YOUR WEDDING: Almost every part of our wedding was homemade in some way. Various family members brought the dessert and my sister’s mother-in-law made the cake. My mom sewed the lace envelopes for our invitations, the bowties, and the pillows. I made all of the wooden signs throughout our wedding and Luke made the cornhole game as well. It was really special to see our family and friends offer their talents to add to our day. We’re so thankful for it!

FAVORITE DETAILS: My favorite details were the flowers and the signs that I made. I really enjoyed making the signs to decorate to add a little bit of my own touch to the décor. And our wedding video.

PIECE OF ADVICE: Surround yourself with people who remind of the truth about your special day—that regardless of what you do or don’t get done, your wedding will be beautiful because your love story is beautiful. Don’t get lost in the details. Don’t wish this precious time of being engaged and planning away. Be present, be patient, and remember the importance of the covenant you are about to make.

HONEYMOON DESTINATION: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

BRIDESMAID'S ATTIRE: The girls picked out their own dresses from several different stores including J.Crew, Modcloth, Forever21, Weddingdress Bee, and Harsuccthing, a store on Etsy.

CAKE: Michele Meyer (my sister’s mother-in-law)

CATERER: Fine Cuisine Catering, Silver Spring, MD

FLOWERS: Blossom & Basket Boutique

GROOM & GROOMSMEN ATTIRE: Bowties were homemade by my mom, pants and shoes were from Kohls, and each of them wore a white shirt they already had.

HAIR & MAKE-UP: Addie May Beachley (family friend) did my hair; I did my make-up myself

INVITATIONS: I actually designed the invitations but had a bridesmaid create the inserts and my mom sewed the lace envelopes.

LOCATION: Linganore Winecellars, Mount Airy, Maryland

MUSIC: We borrowed the sound system from a friend and used an iPod to play the music

OFFICIANT: David Blow

VIDEOGRAPHER: Mitch McClure

WEDDING DRESS: Marisa #933 from Love Couture Bridal, Potomac, MD