November 29, 2015
Sami and Lyn have known each other since age 14. They even went to Lyn’s senior prom together. After ten years of friendship, Lyn proposed to Sami on her dad’s farm in Northern Baltimore County, MD.
The brides chose the Mt. Washington Mill Dye House in Baltimore for its chic, industrial vibe and chose a November date to showcase the venue’s candle lit whimsy. From the brides: “The day was filled with so much love, support, and warmth and there is absolutely no way it could have been any more perfect.” Their closest family and friends came together in an outpouring of love and support to celebrate the brides’ next chapter.
Say the brides: “We can’t wait to inspire and encourage other couples by sharing the details of our wedding.”
Wedding song: “Walk With You” by Dispatch
Both brides were escorted down the aisle by their parents, with Sami arriving first.
Lyn’s Favorite Moment: Walking into the reception to an incredible 12-piece band playing “Shut Up And Dance” by Walk The Moon and being surrounded by cheers of love and joy from our closest family and friends. Being enveloped in that much warmth was incredible!
Sami’s Favorite Moment: The best part of our wedding was hearing what our family and friends had written about us in their speeches. Lyn and I have known each other for 10 years, so there’s a lot to say, and our friends and family were able to capture the essence of our relationship perfectly.
Say the brides: “Our ceremony was, by far, the most important part of the wedding to us. We feel so privileged and honored to have seen the legalization of same-sex marriage in this country and take the commitment of marriage, and all that it entails, seriously.”
Sami and Lyn wanted their ceremony to reflect their genuine commitment to each other in a way that included a modern twist on Jewish tradition. Their rabbi, Dana Saroken, met with the couple a handful of times before the wedding to get to know them and learn about them as individuals, and as a couple. From these meetings she created a personal ceremony. Say the brides: “It couldn’t have been a more intimate experience and we were so thrilled that we chose to specifically focus on this aspect of our wedding.”
That doesn’t mean the brides skimped on celebrating. “Having a 12-piece band was a huge highlight for us and for our guests. They did an incredible job reading the crowd and playing music that fit our style all night long!”
Anything they would change? Say the brides: “Not a single thing. It was just perfectly us. We couldn’t have asked for a warmer, more love-filled night.”
See highlights of their special day below, and don’t forget to check out their gorgeous wedding film HERE.
Sami adjusts her bow tie before a first look with her bride-to-be.
Meanwhile, Lyn receives a helping hand.
Reunited, the brides walk the grounds hand-in-hand.
A perfect kiss in the glow of the evening.
We love Lyn’s bouquet and Sami’s perfectly complementary boutonnière.
Rings as lovely and unique as these brides.
The vintage decor creates an atmosphere of warmth.
The ceremony begins as Sami is escorted by her parents.
Lyn and her parents are close behind.
The brides join hands as their ceremony begins.
They mixed traditional Jewish customs in their personalized wedding ceremony.
Officially wife and wife, the newlyweds look ecstatic.
The celebration begins as Sami and Lyn take the floor.
The brides are hoisted for the Hora …
More of the elegant decor.
The dancing continues with family and friends.
The brides share an intimate moment amid the festivities.