"I couldn’t have planned my wedding without my mother," Marianna says. It was at her parents’ house that Marianna, her mother, and her bridesmaids did their makeup and had a friend style their hair.
Marianna and Timothy in Glen Echo, MD
Childhood sweethearts wed in a celebration full of fun and color
Marianna and Timothy met at their church youth group when she was in junior high and he was in high school. But it wasn't until Marianna's senior year that they began dating. Ten years later, at the same church where they first met, the couple exchanged vows.
The couple made an easy decision when they chose to hold their reception at the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park. "Timothy and I love this park," says the bride. "It's lush and vibrant, and all of the old buildings and rides from the 1920s are still intact." The excitement of the on-site amusement park was perfectly matched by a vibrant color scheme and this couple's sense of fun.