A Winter Wedding at The Hall of Springs in Saratoga Springs, New York
Erica Dingeman (28) and Matthew O'Rourke (27) have known each other since high school, but didn't start dating until college in Erica's senior year. "We pretended we were just friends for the first two years or so of our relationship, and then finally gave into calling each other boyfriend and girlfriend," Erica says. "We spent about seven years supporting each other through evolving careers, good and not-so-good fashion trends, four different apartments, a three legged dog, a four legged dog, and so much more. Then, on a September day, during a photo shoot I had scheduled through work, Matt lunged down on one knee and dug himself into what would become a not-so-lengthy engagement." The pair decided to challenge themselves with a four-month period of time to plan their wedding. "Because of the area we live in, when we started looking at preferred venues, we either had the choice of prolonging our engagement one and a half to two years to have a spring or summer wedding, or have our pick with a winter wedding. In true Matt and Erica style, we took on the challenge and booked our wedding for January knowing that we would share our special day in one of the most beautiful venues in our home town -- the Hall of Springs!" Erica says.