Baltimore Engagement: Kelly & Kristin
Kelly & Kristin had their engagement photo session at a park in the Baltimore area on Feb. 24, 2013. “This was the first time we were both professionally photographed to this extent,” Kristin said. “It takes some getting used to -how to stand, how to hold your head – but once you get it, it is very fun.”
Their wedding was just a few months later, in April 2013, in Washington, DC. “We loved the whole weekend and having all of our closest friends and family in town to celebrate,” Kristin said. “Some of the highlights included our friends singing during our ceremony, filling the dance floor with all of our friends and family, and seeing so many people so happy.”
The brides met online via OKCupid in December 2010. Kristin saw Kelly’s profile and liked what she read. One of the things that caught Kristin’s eye was that Kelly loved playing basketball and coming back ‘bruised and exhausted,’ which appealed to Kristin’s own competitiveness. Kristin wrote Kelly and they exchanged a few emails until arranging their first date at CoCo Sala in Washington, D.C. Kelly still refers to Kristin as the ‘girl with the backpack,’ because Kristin showed up with a backpack slung over her shoulders (she carries it to work). They chatted over chocolaty drinks and decided to extend the date with dinner at Rosa Mexicano. They ended up spending the rest of the evening hanging out and having great conversation.
Denise Oliveira is a Brooklyn-based writer. She has a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University in New York City and is the founder of Prequels, where she interviews engaged couples to create wedding invitations and favors that incorporate their love story.