our wedding

Aug 30 2019 / 10:00am

Bel Air, MD


Our Story

miles + sweets

We enjoy running and eating sweet things, and (as it turns out) we very much like doing them together—preferably in that order. Our church community is where we first met, in rather different places in life. By God’s grace, we have grown together as friends, running and hiking buddies, travelers, dessert lovers, and followers of Jesus.


Nothing says “romantic” like sunset over the water on a rocky beach—especially not when you add in mud and a head cold. Jon convinced Michelle to take a walk on a Sunday afternoon in February, despite her being exhausted and slightly under the weather. When Jon said he wanted to take “a walk in Old Town,” what he really meant was “a walk on a muddy trail in Old Town.” Being woefully unprepared for the excursion, Michelle donned a pair of Jon’s shoes and they set off for Jones Point.

As the sun was setting over the Potomac, Jon got down on one knee, said some very beautiful things (which Michelle could barely recall because she was totally shocked), and asked Michelle to marry him. She asked him to give her two weeks to think about it, and she would have her people call his people.

Just kidding. She said yes, immediately and enthusiastically.

(Fun fact: someone else received a ring that evening, too—Tom Brady.)


Wedding Details

We're having a semi-formal outdoor ceremony (it will be August in Maryland—jackets and ties are definitely optional). Then we’ll come inside for brunch (coffee, mimosas, waffles, omelettes, etc.) and some dancing.


The liriodendron foundation

10:00am – 3:00pm

502 W Gordon Street
Bel Air, MD



While we do not have rooms reserved, below are some suggestions of places to stay:


Area Hotels:

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson
1435 Handlir Drive, Bel Air, MD 21015

Extended Stay America
1361 James Way, Bel Air, MD 21015

Holiday Inn - Belcamp
1326 Policy Drive, Belcamp, MD 21017

Spring Hill Suites by Marriott
1420 Handlir Drive, Bel Air, MD 21015

Bed and Breakfasts:

Currier House
800 S Market Street, Havre de Grace, MD 21078

Le Cle D’Or Guest House
226 N Union Avenue, Havre de Grace, MD 21078

Spencer-Silver Mansion
200 S Union Avenue, Havre de Grace, MD 21078

Vandiver Inn
301 S Union Avenue,  Havre de Grace, MD 21078

There may also be Air BNB options in the Baltimore area.



Thank you @chelseah0lt for the beautiful photos!