Real Wedding: Kimi and Mario's Art Museum Wedding by Kathleen Hertel Photography (12)

Today’s real wedding comes to us from Kathleen Hertel Photography, based in Linthicum Heights, Maryland. Here’s more about the wedding and the incredibly sweet engagement story from the lovely bride herself:

We met about 8 years ago at a local bar through mutual friends. I was just out of a long term serious relationship with my son’s father. Of course I was attracted to Mario with his good looks and sweet dance moves. But he is also genuine, kind, caring, funny and an all around good guy. What made me love him even more was how he not only how he treated me, but the way he treats son.

See more after the cut!


Real Wedding: Kimi and Mario's Art Museum Wedding by Kathleen Hertel Photography (13)

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He proposed on December 24th 2011. He came home from a Ravens game and I was surrounded by gifts to wrap. Every year we exchange one gift on Christmas Eve, usually in pjs. I opened my gift and it was a beautiful album filled with pictures of us. I got to a certain page which was blank and turned it and it said “Our Engagement” and he tugged on my arm and asked me to marry him.

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As far as the design of our wedding, we are Os fans so used the orange and grey not only for that but to be a little different from the usual wedding colors. We wanted something more modern.

Congratulations Kimi & Mario and thank you Kathleen for sharing! For more about Kathleen Hertel Photography, please visit her website.

What do you think about today’s wedding? Let us know in the comments below!

Photographer:  Kathleen Hertel Photography
Reception Venue: American Visionary Art Museum
Catering: Absolutely Perfect Catering
Cake: Cakes By Maria
DJ: Absolute Entertainment
Dress: Betsy Robinson
Suits: Mens Wearhouse
Hair: Amy Johnston
Makeup: Chrissy Forbes

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