A Timeless Interfaith Wedding at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland
Although the bride and groom laugh to this day on how they are yet to match their stories of how they met, Sam Latter (28 and a managing editor) and Kristin Oleszewski (27 and an operations manager) met during their freshmen year at the University of Maryland. About 7 years later, the couple was bracing themselves for a summer of seven weddings and decided to kick the season off with a trip to Puerto Rico. On their last night, Sam brought Kristin down to the beach to watch the sunset. Even after all those years of dating she was still taken by surprise when he proposed, and headed back to their room to find a hand written note alongside flowers and champagne. Having met at the University of Maryland and coming from different religious backgrounds, there was no better ceremony venue than the on-campus non-denominational church. Kristin and Sam decorated their wedding in a timeless color palette of white and metallic/silver with an array of white flowers were paired with candles and silver place settings creating a base. They chose to skip an accent color and instead accent with Maryland themed decor which could be seen in the groomsmen's socks and the grooms cake. A traditional Western Pennsylvanian cookie table was setup alongside the wedding cake and Maryland themed Natty Boh groom's cake. The bride and groom also included a Polish tradition of having guests pay $1 to dance with the bride and take shots as a tribute to the brides parents. As a thank you for celebrating with them, the bride and groom gave each guest a shot glass etched with their custom designed wedding label.