June 3, 2017
The Flanders Hotel, Ocean City
Photographer: Magdalena Studios
Laura and Scott met during their time at Ocean City High School, but remained just friends for quite some time (regardless of the crush they had on each other). After graduation, Laura went off to college and Scott went off to Maryland to become a firefighter, and later Georgia for trade school. During that time, the two never talked or saw each other, but they did manage to run into each other five years later when they both came back home. They started to catch up and discuss what they had done since high school, and instantly hit it off. After spending the day together, strong feelings had developed that neither of them could explain, and they have been together ever since. Scott explains that the day he met Laura, he knew he was going to marry her!
Scott proposed to Laura around their two year anniversary during a ski trip to Stratton Mountain in Vermont. Laura and Scott skied all day together, grabbed a few drinks at the lodge and went back to the hotel room to get ready for dinner. Before dinner, they went for a walk to a beautiful lake with twinkle lights all around. It was there that Scott got down on one knee and asked Laura to marry him. Of course, she said yes, and they called their family and friends to tell them the exciting news before going out to dinner to celebrate.
Laura and Scott began the wedding planning process as soon as they returned from their trip. They chose to get married in Cape May County since they both grew up in Upper Township; more specifically, they chose Ocean City since that’s where they met. They decided to check out The Flanders Hotel and immediately fell in love with it, so they booked it that day for a summer wedding on June 3, 2017. From there, Laura and Scott chose a color scheme of petal pink, white, gold and greens, then met with other local vendors to finalize the details of their wedding day.
The big day started out a bit cloudy as Laura and her bridesmaids drank mimosas and had their hair and makeup done. But once Laura and Scott said their “I Dos” and exited the church as husband and wife, the skies cleared and the sun shined bright. After, Great American Trolley Company took the newlyweds and their wedding party around for some photos, while Atlantic City Jitney Association transported guests to local bars. Once everyone arrived at The Flanders for the reception, it was time to toast, eat, drink and dance the night away!
“The Flanders truly made my wedding day feel easy and stress-free,” shares Laura. “They had everything covered.”
After a fun-filled night of celebration, Atlantic City Jitney Association drove guests who were staying in the area home safely.
“Our wedding day was everything I had hoped it would be!” Laura says.