October 3, 2020
The Moran/Denman wedding is close to my heart as Shane is my step-son and Sami is now my daughter-in-law. They have been together since high school and are such a beautiful couple, mature in their love and living a beautiful life here in Annapolis. Shane proposed to Sami at her P.A. school graduation, and they decided to move forward with an unconventional wedding plan due to the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions.
On October 2, Sami and Shane brought their sisters to the courthouse and said their vows in a sweet and intimate ceremony. After a private dinner out, they then prepared for their celebration with family the following day. When they started planning, I gifted them their wedding flowers and had such a wonderful time designing a ‘fall neutral’ color story. Sami is effortlessly cool and I knew bright autumn tones would not be appropriate, but she and Shane trusted me to incorporate some beige and toffee tones in the flowers, giving the space a depth and warmness that we magnified through as many candles as we could fit!
After a lovely dinner of 19 family members, the party really got going with the arrival of their friends. They partied long into the wee hours of the morning celebrating a love that had grown with them as they matured from teenagers to beautiful adults. It was a celebration to remember and showed how a backyard wedding can be beautiful, intimate and truly special.