Connor and Kara met when they were still freshmen in high school. Kara had a crush on one of Connor’s best friends. Connor said that he would help Kara to get to know his friend. During that time, Connor and Kara would talk every day, getting to know each other. All the while, Connor knew his friend didn’t like Kara back, but Connor continued to play it out as an excuse to talk to Kara. Eventually, Connor asked her out and they began dating–and the rest is history!
Their engagement happened in June of 2012. Every year since Kara was a kid, her family would go on vacation to a resort in the Pocono Mountains called Woodloch Pines. Kara said that it was and will continue to be her favorite place on earth. On the last night there–which happened to be the night before Kara’s birthday–the resort staff puts on a fun variety show as a way to thank their guests in a send-off just before they leave town the next morning. At the end of the show, Connor and Kara were called on stage for Kara to blow out birthday candles in front of hundreds of guests. As it turns out, this was just a pre-planned way to get her on stage. Connor took the microphone, told their story, got down on one knee, and proposed in front everyone present–including Kara’s parents, brother, and one of her bridesmaid’s family. Kara said, “It was crazy to have strangers we didn’t even know come up to us and congratulate us that evening and the next morning during breakfast!”
Such a sweet story! 🙂
Finally the wedding day came! Kara and Connor decided to celebrate their big day with their friends and families at the Marriott Washingtonian Center at Gaithersburg, Maryland.
You will see that the Bride’s shoes have the same theme with her floral bouquet and even the table centerpieces. They all had white feathers.
Check out the Bride’s beautiful flower bouquet with white roses, white lilies, and feathers by Sweet Blossoms, LLC.
It was attached with pins that the Groom got from the Air Force.
Cute idea with the garter using the Airman Battle Uniform pattern. 🙂
Yes, getting ready for the Bride, especially putting on the wedding dress, means that they need all the help that they can get. 🙂
The Father of the Bride finally gets to see his daughter for the first time in her wedding dress. 🙂
Connor, the Groom, admiring how beautiful his Bride looked as she was walking down the aisle.
Kara and Connor had a Jewish wedding ceremony with seven blessings.
At the end of the ceremony they had a Military wedding cordon.
Here’s the beautiful Bride with the Best Man and Groomsmen,
and the Groom with the Maid of Honor and the Bridesmaids!
After the first dance of the Bride and Groom, next was Father of the Bride and daughter dance,
followed by Mother of Groom and Son dance.
Beautiful wedding cake by Custom Cake Designs.
A sequence after the cutting of the cake. 🙂
The crowds were really pumped to dance with entertaining live music from the Diamond Alley Band.
Of course there was also the hora dance!
It was so much fun to cover their wedding! 🙂
Congratulations Kara and Connor!
May you live happily ever after! 🙂
Venue/Catering: Marriott Washingtonian Center
Officiant: Rabbi Jane Berman
Make up: Merle Norman
Hair: Total Image Salon
Dress: Francesca’s Bridal
Tuxedo: Men’s Warehouse
Florist: Sweet Blossoms
Cake: Custom Cake Designs
Band: Diamond Alley
Wedding favors: DIY