Joel and Colleen are kind of like the quintessential do-it-yourselfers. Together, Joel and Colleen have helped start up a number of community growth programs in the Annapolis Area (such as Grow Annapolis and Converge Coffee) and both have been very involved in local Young Life programs—many of the Young Life kids were even at the wedding!
They’re not the kind of people you’ll find running out and buying the biggest house, or the newest gadget. They keep things simple, with the most important parts of life within arms reach. So, suffice to say, they weren’t the kind of people to throw down $100k on a glitzy wedding. Instead, they opted for the DIY route and sought the help of community and friends to make their wedding everything they wanted it to be—the bulk of which was simply to have the people in their community be a part of such an important day. They were, and it was awesome. Really.
The reception was held at the beautiful, but blank-canvas, Bay Ridge Club in Annapolis. Joel & Colleen’s community pulled together to turn the park into an truly memorable wedding venue.
In keeping with the DIY style of the wedding, Joel & Colleen’s cake was made by a talented member of the community. Rather than one gigantic cake, they opted for a simpler (but no-less-delicious) cake on each individual table.
Rather than a traditional DJ throughout the event, the music was provided via open mic. Thanks to the talented community, we heard music from funk to folk. Perhaps the most notable performance, however, was by Dave Bunker, of the world famous Bunker Guitars and the inventor of the Touch Guitar back in 1978.