A Garden Wedding in Mitchellville, MD

The Bride Janessa Del Sesto, 24, a speech language pathologist for Anne Arundel County Public Schools The Groom Christian DiMenna, 30, a consumables t

The Bride Janessa Del Sesto, 24, a speech language pathologist for Anne Arundel County Public Schools The Groom Christian DiMenna, 30, a consumables team leader for Target The Date July 8 On a sunny day in May, Chris proposed to Janessa at Longwood Gardens surrounded by fountains and flowers galore. The beautiful scene inspired their preppy-garden style wedding.

As guests entered the ceremony site, they were offered a glass of mint iced tea. It was the perfect refreshment for a warm summer evening!
The first dance to John Mayer’s “Love is a Verb” was one of the couple’s favorite memories of the entire day!
The maid of honor bouquets were a beautiful blend of Janessa's bouquet of white roses and the bridesmaids' bouquets of yellow calla lilies.
The officiant, Janessa’s cousin Alex, provided a special and personal message during the ceremony. He discussed strong marriages in their families as role models for their new marriage.
These sparkly shoes were Janessa's “something blue” and looked amazing peeking out from under her dress.
The tables showcased the reception color scheme with navy-blue linens along with yellow and white centerpieces. They were topped off by wine cork table numbers handcrafted by Chris’ mother.
This picture-perfect wedding party was made up of six bridesmaids in navy dresses, six groomsmen in gray suits, two flower girls and two ring bearers.