Bethany & Cameron

A Thurmont Wedding Videographer's Look Into Their Love Story

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What Brought These Two Together

Tell me what brought you together

My best friend told me I had to meet this new friend she made at a Christian worship night. One day she brought him over to my house to introduce him. He was still in some plaid pj pants in the mid day haha and had long curly hair. Somehow his casual nonchalant way just captured me and I immediately felt at ease. The moment we met we inwardly knew there was something happening. We both recently recommitted our lives to Jesus and we were drawn to the others genuine passion for God and loving people. Those first conversations in my parents kitchen were so exciting – discovering another person with a fire in their bones and to see a hope in them that was so clear! I remember the first date. I mentioned over brunch that I always thought it would be fun to tour a large house for sale and pretend to be buyers to explore it. Let’s do it now, he said! He found a house and we played pretend couple wandering through rooms and snagging brochures. On the drive to drop me home he burst out of his car at a red light and ran to the vegetated median. He leaped back into the car before the light turned green and handed me a dandelion. yeah I was totally smitten. He brought this fun, daring, fearless, vulnerable and warm side that I loved and always wanted in myself. And I brought a calm, sensitive, contemplative, deep, but lightheartedness that he relished and respected. Very much a case of opposites attract!! And we were off! A few weeks later in his car at my parents house he asked me to be his girlfriend, May 9, 2018! And that was the beginning of a several year saga! But those same values that brought us together kept us. As the months unfolded we began to realize we had many more differences than we thought. And what we only realized later is we both brought insecurity, pride, trauma, and baggage we had not worked out. It came seeping out of the woodwork lol. Long story short – it began a pretty intense cycle of constantly being on and off, deteriorating all the good and nurturing an unhealthy dynamic. Sure of our desire to be with one another but feeling like there were mountains blocking connection and the sense of safety we both longed for we finally met what we thought was our permanent end in summer 2019. We were devastated and so humbled. But that humility laid the crucial ground work for our reconnection and second chance almost a year later in 2020 during covid! I think God’s gifts can come in the most unexpected form. And he definitely recycled our mistakes to plant new growth in our hearts and to point us to an unmoving security in his love that we desperately needed to face ourselves and one another. Something that also kept us persevering and aided in us being brought together for good was the people in our life. We really don’t think we would have made it without them. So many people that loved us through every phase and didn’t judge us or shame us. People we could be truly vulnerable with that carried our aches and showed us the way forward. Our wedding feels just as much a celebration of the people in our lives and God’s faithfulness as it does about celebrating our love/union. Slowly in small steps we made progress. It was crazy just looking at each other one day and thinking wow we are not the same people. Complete safety, deep trust, respect, appreciation, understanding and gentleness took the place of their antonyms that characterized us before. Seeing how the other put in work daily and extended grace countless times has transformed how we see love and its crazy thinking that even as we step out of the honeymoon phase of dating (almost 6 yrs dating in total lol) our affection is deeper than when we started. It’s been so sweet to be here and know all those hard moments of trusting God and fighting for a truer love was worth ittttt.

Why did you decide to get married?

From the day we met we just fell in love with each other’s personalities but I think it was the chance to witness each other love radically through our difficult phases and then come out on the other side that made us feel like each other was the person we wanted to journey and tackle the rest of life with. We also always wanted to be with someone who cared about people and were outwardly focused too. Not only did we find that mutual value in each other but we started to realize we cared for our friends better as a team than on our own! Also we just have so much fun together! Cameron makes me laugh so hard with his funny comments and he says I do too hehe. We feel honored, respected and cherished and valued for our unique differences by each other and want to commit to doing that for life!

What are your top 5 things to do together?

1) We love to play card games or board games together! Our favorite thing is to take a card game to a brewery or coffee shop and play, talk and sip! 

2) Spend time with people we love – friends and family!

3) Exploring new coffee shops, restaurants, bars or new hikes!

4) Reading together and talking.

5) Cuddle up and watch movies or shows like Survivor 🙂

What are 3 values that you two share?

 1.) Being intentional about loving people
2.) Living life bravely and vulnerably
3.) And our mutual hope in Jesus and desire to live every area from that place of hope.

The Wedding Day

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The WEdding Venue

Springfield Manor Winery

 
 is a winery wedding venue located in Thurmont, Maryland. A romantic and picturesque setting, there is a great deal to appreciate here – from the lavender fields to the sumptuous interiors. Situated among 130 acres, it is a terrific place for the wedding of your dreams!
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