Abigail & Adam
Abigail and Adam, both Ph.D. students, are active professional dancers in swing dancing who met at an invitational dance competition in Denver in 2008. Each participant was paired randomly with another by choosing names from a hat. Both Abigail and Adam eagerly hoped for the other’s name to come out of the hat, and, as fate would have it, they were meant to be. They made trips to visit one another from Philadelphia to D.C. and eventually moved to Greensboro together when Abigail began her MFA program.
True to their nontraditional relationship, Abigail’s grandmother suggested she purchase a ring for Adam and propose to him. With Adam’s ring picked out, he beat her to the punch and proposed first on a warm summer day in their garden. Abigail still proposed to Adam a few weeks later, and even now that they’ve tied the knot, both of them wear their engagement rings with their wedding bands.
Held at WinMock at Kinderton, their wedding’s only themes were good food and good music, with deep green, mint, butter yellow, purples, and cream loosely coordinated throughout. As a tribute to Abigail’s parents who passed away when she was young, they had the fiddle player play her father’s violin as she walked down the aisle.
“Also, my sister and I did a sister-sister dance to the song ‘Sisters’ from the movie White Christmas, and then Adam and his Best Man did a spoof of it later
in the same fashion as Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye.
It was perfect and hilarious!” said Abigail.
Of their experience, Abigail added, “I was so thankful to be surrounded by so many friends and families
who helped raise me as I was growing up.”
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