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Her story: Briana Schofield, 26, wholesale halloween costumes grew up in Parkville. She is a radiological technologist at ExpressCare in Bel Air. Her mother, Linda Schofield, lives in Parkville. Her father, Bruce Schofield, lives in Ocean City.
His story: Greg Gulino, 28, grew up in Perry Hall. He is an overhead linesman Halloween Costumes Outlet for Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. His parents, Denise and Robert Gulino, live in Perry Hall.
Their story: Briana and Greg fgdfgdhghfhd met 10 years ago through mutual friends. Briana, who was a high school sophomore at the time, says she had recently ended a long-term relationship and wasn't looking to date anyone.
But she and Greg gradually grew closer, and he would often pick her up and drop her off after they hung out with friends. He eventually asked Briana out on a date, and she says they've been a couple ever since.
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"My parents were in love with him," she says. "They knew before I knew. They were like, 'He's the one.' "
Greg later moved into Briana's mother's house while Briana was completing radiology school so the couple could save money to buy a home of their own. The couple now live in Bel Air.
The proposal: Greg proposed on March 5, 2013, with the help of his and Briana's best friends, a married couple who were the maid of honor and best man at the wedding.
The friends were expecting a baby and invited Briana and Greg over to help with preparations, like laundering newborn clothes and building nursery furniture. Briana and Greg brought food for the day, which included Briana's favorite meal: sushi and fortune cookies from Chopstix Gourmet in Perry Hall.
My parents were in love with him. They knew before I knew. They were like, 'He's the one.'— Briana SchofieldGreg had secretly purchased 20 fortune cookies from the restaurant the previous day. He typed "Will you marry me?" onto a fortune slip, which he put into one of the cookies after removing the original fortune. He ruined all but two cookies in attempts to extract and replace the paper slips with tweezers, and resealed the plastic wrapper covering the proposal cookie with super glue.
When Briana read her fortune the following day, she says, she didn't realize what was happening until she turned around to see Greg on one knee.
"They got it on video," Briana says. "It's funny to watch. They got me good."
Venue: The ceremony and reception held at Pond View Farm in White Hall were attended by 190 guests.
Flowers and decor: The couple chose a rustic theme with DIY inspiration gathered from Pinterest and Internet searches. The ceremony aisle was decorated with shepherd's hooks holding hanging Mason jars filled with baby's breath. Tables were decorated with burlap lace runners and centerpieces featuring collections of mismatched glass bottles atop tree trunk slabs.
Greg built a wooden cornhole game set for guests. Briana's mother attached embroidered handkerchiefs to clothespins and strung them on a display with a sign that read, "For happy tears."
Floral Impressions in Hunt Valley made whimsical-style bouquets and boutonnieres using garden roses, wild berries, hydrangeas, dahlias, and dusty miller in shades of pink, white and pale green. Briana's bouquet was wrapped in fabric from her mother's wedding gown.
Her dress: The bride wore a strapless ivory fit-and-flare gown with dotted Swiss lace and a sweetheart neckline by Essense of Australia from Amanda Ritchey Bridal and Beauty in Parkville.
Bridesmaids' dresses: The women wore pink one-shoulder chiffon dresses from Betsy Robinson's Bridal Collection in Pikesville.
Men's attire: The men wore charcoal-gray suits from Men's Wearhouse. Greg wore a jacket, while the groomsmen did not. They all wore gray Converse shoes.
Music: DJ Dan Mattei of Baltimore played music. Briana and Greg's first dance was to "Making Memories of Us" by Keith Urban.
Food and dessert: Pond View Farm provided pit beef and pulled pork for dinner. Flavor Cupcakery in Bel Air made a small carrot cake for Briana and Greg and 400 miniature cupcakes in several flavors for guests.
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