During our 2020 Valentines Day dinner, Ben told me I needed to be ready to leave the next morning at 5:10am. I knew the proposal was coming, but I thought the early morning departure time was a prank (spoiler alert: it wasn’t a prank).
At 5:10am on February 15th, we drove to a trail near Harpers Ferry, WV. It was 17 degrees outside and we bundled up under countless layers to keep from freezing. We hiked up a mountain in the darkness with only a flashlight illuminating the treacherous path. When we got to the top of the mountain, we watched a beautiful sunrise over the confluence of two rivers, Ben proposed, and I said “yes!”
About the Dress
Maggie Sottero //
I had always dreamed of going to Kleinfeld to shop for my wedding dress. Since I was 13, my dad and I liked watching Say Yes to the Dress together. After trying on several dresses at local bridal boutiques in Maryland, my parents and I drove up to NYC to visit Kleinfeld. A few weeks before the appointment, I had been browsing dresses on the Kleinfeld website and found my dream dress that was also perfectly in budget! My consultant, Sunny, reached out to me before the appointment and I asked her if I could try this dress on. When I got to Kleinfeld for my appointment, Sunny had my dress waiting for me in the fitting room, I tried it on first thing, and I walked out and cried. From that moment, I knew it was my dress! It was such an amazing experience to get my dress from Kleinfeld and it was so special that I got to share it with both of my parents.
About the Wedding
April 23, 2022 //
Baltimore, Maryland //
Corpus Christi Church (ceremony) Mt. Washington Mill Dye House (reception)
Ben and Shannon got married on a sunny and warm Saturday in April. Ben’s uncle officiated their ceremony and the reception took place at a historic mill in Baltimore, Maryland. From the spring blossoms to the bistro lights, the wedding was a beautiful and romantic event. Ben and Shannon were grateful to be surrounded by so many family and friends to help them tie the knot.
For more than 70 years, thousands of brides have traveled to Kleinfeld Bridal in New York City to find their wedding day looks. From the moment you walk through the doors, you’ll feel the magic of Kleinfeld. Not only does Kleinfeld have 30,000 square feet filled with the largest selection of wedding dresses in the world, it also has the greatest professional staff of over 200 employees who are dedicated to finding and perfecting your bridal look.