Play Ball

(Photography by Brea, LLC)

Sandy & Brett Sanders First Date: July 4, 2005 at Panera Bread in Pikesville Wedding Date: Aug. 1, 2015 Venue: Celebrations at the Bay,  Pasadena, Md. Residence: Brewers Hill/Canton Favorite Activity: Dining Out Sandy Stutman met Brett Sanders on the Franklin High School varsity baseball team bus. Sandy was the team’s manager. Brett, the catcher,… Read More

Run to You

Jen & Eric Schulman (L.A. Birdie Photography)

Jen & Eric Schulman First Official Date: July 13, 2013; bowling, dinner and drinks Wedding Date: Sept. 19, 2015 Venue: The Barn at Grimmel Farms, Jarrettsville, Md. Residence: Baltimore Favorite Activity: Running   On a warm Saturday in August 2014, Eric Schulman and Jen Winters set out on a seven-mile training run in advance of… Read More

In Sync

On New Year’s Day 2015, Alexander Schostak took Abigail Malis to the American Visionary Arts Museum, but this was no typical visit. Alex knew it was Abby’s favorite place in her native Baltimore, and he was going to have her mom, Shelly Malis, suggest they go there during a family brunch with her aunt, uncle… Read More

Having a Ball

Joanna & Sean Pustilnik

First Date: 
Richmond Cous Cous 
September 2010

Wedding Date: 
Sept. 6, 2015

Royal Sonesta Baltimore Hotel

Rossyln, Va.

Favorite Activity: 
Trying new restaurants

Joanna “Joey” Morris remembers the day clearly. It was three weeks after her move to Richmond, Va., for a dietician internship. She had joined a softball team with a friend through the River City Sports & Social Club in an effort to meet people. For the first inning of the first game, Joey found herself… Read More

A Real Friend

Lauren & jeffrey love

Official Relationship Start: 
Dec. 7, 2007

Wedding Date: 
Oct. 24, 2015

Turf Valley Country Club


Favorite Activity: 
Watching movies

When Jeffrey Love learned The Central Perk Coffee Shop would open in New York for one month during the fall of 2014, he asked girlfriend Lauren Bilenky to visit. Lauren, a huge “Friends” fan, was ecstatic. The replica coffee shop marked the 20th anniversary of the sitcom’s first episode, and Lauren had to go. Today,… Read More

Cupcake Love

Laura & David 

First Connection: 
USY, fall 2002

Wedding Date: 
May 10, 2015

Beth Israel Congregation

Silver Spring, Md.

Favorite Activity: 
Walking their 1-year-old Spaniel-Dachshund mix, Meeka

David Goldstein, from Owings Mills, and Laura Schimberg, from Pikesville, had friends in common in high school through USY. David, a former regional president, was active, and Laura attended the occasional conference. Their paths crossed a few times in high school as well as through college. Eight years after first meeting in 2002, they began… Read More


Brooke & Ethan Zweig
(Artful Weddings by Sachs Photography)

It was love at first sight for Ethan Zweig. Ethan met Brooke Shemer briefly at a party on New Year’s Eve 2014. Afterward, they connected at Walt’s Inn in Baltimore. “Her smile really stuck with me,” said Ethan, 30. “I really enjoyed talking with her.” Brooke noticed Ethan as well, even pointing him out to… Read More

The Tour Guide

Maya & Drew 

First Date: 
August 2007, 
DiPapa’s in Miami

Wedding Date: 
Nov. 14, 2015

Four Seasons Baltimore


Favorite Activity: 
Working out

On a stifling hot August afternoon in South Beach, Fla., Drew Bloomberg suggested to Maya Smith that they walk their Miniature Goldendoodle puppy, Jessie, at South Point Park. Upon their arrival, they experienced a challenge with parking, and Drew quietly stewed. After deciding to valet at Smith & Wollensky, one of Miami’s finest restaurants, Maya… Read More

The Sands of Time

First Date: 
January 2002

Jonathan cooked dinner for Melissa

Wedding Date: 
Sept. 6, 2015
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel

Frederick, Md.

Favorite Activity: 
Attending concerts

In September 2007, Jonathan Maxa took Melissa Dahne on a long weekend trip to the North Carolina Outer Banks. An excursion to Ocracoke Island had its ups and downs. They took a ferry to the island, spent the day and had a lunch that neither enjoyed. At day’s end, they hopped back into Jonathan’s car… Read More

Comfortable, Casual and Fun

(One Rock Studio)

Naomi Pinson and Jordan Tucker enjoyed the time of their lives in college. “We would joke that we wished we met each other much later,” said Jordan, 28, a partner in Pikesville commercial real estate firm Deronda Corporation. “We were so happy at such a young age.” Jordan, then 20, and Naomi, 19, connected at… Read More