Say hello to Megan Crampton and Chris Channing! They celebrated their wedding at The Belvedere on September 12, 2015. Here, Megan shares the story of how they got to “I do.”
(Wedding photography, by Tara Peddicord)
How we met
Chris and I are a Match.com couple! (Yes, those dating sites really do work!)
My first impression
Handsome, funny, kind.
Am I allowed to say the moment we met? Seriously, we just clicked—right from the start!
To celebrate one year of dating, we decided to re-create our first date. Just as we had done on that day (August 1, 2013), we went to the restaurant PAZO for dinner. After we ordered our food, I gave Chris a piece of paper. At the top it said, “52 Weeks of Dating, 52 Unforgettable Moments.” He proceeded to read through the list of our most memorable moments from the past year, which included everything from our first vacation together to our favorite restaurant. After we got our food, we continued to talk about all of the fun things we had done, and how excited we were to continue making memories together. When we were done eating, Chris looked at me and said, “You know, you should have only included 51 things on that list.” I asked, “Why do you say that?” He said, “Because there’s something I would like to add to that list tonight.” And with that, Chris got down on one knee and proposed right there in the restaurant! I said “YES!”
The all-time high of our engagement period…
Getting things accomplished! After we booked the church, the reception venue, the photographer, the florist, and the DJ, it felt like a huge weight was lifted off our shoulders! As Type A people, Chris and I were all about getting things “checked off” our wedding to-do list. It definitely paid off—I was totally relaxed the day of our wedding!
At one point during our engagement, I was finishing up my master’s degree, building a house, and planning a wedding all at the same time. While all of those things are definitely very exciting, the stress of making sure I was meeting deadlines was definitely a lot to handle, at times. Luckily, Chris was super supportive through everything!
The biggest surprise (for better, for worse…) of our wedding day
While our guests were having a blast during the cocktail hour, Chris and I got a first look at The Charles Ballroom. I was completely blown away!
To see every little detail—the up-lighting, the table linens, the votive candles, the high and low centerpieces, the place settings, the favors, THE CAKE, the guestbook, the birdcage card holder, the sweetheart table, the DJ, The Belvedere staff—come together in such a magnificent way was simply amazing!!
- Who: Megan Crampton and Chris Channing
- When: September 12, 2015
- Wedding ceremony: Corpus Christi Parish
- Reception: The Belvedere, in Baltimore, MD. Cocktails in the John Eager Howard Ballroom; reception in The Charles Ballroom.
- Music: C & J Entertainment (DJ Chris Temple)
- Flowers: Bella Fiori Couture Floral & Events Design, in Reisterstown, MD
- Cake: La Cakerie
- Photographer: Tara Peddicord Photography
- Favors: The Perfect Truffle, in Frederick, MD
- Dress: Oleg Cassini
- Hair: Up-Do’s For I Do’s (Kara)
- Make-Up: Mary Kay (Claudia C. Purkey)
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