Stephanie Sieminski spent a week ago honeymooning in Mexico and Peru – after her moms and dads shelled down a lot more than $21,000 for a marriage that never occurred.
The Maryland kindergarten instructor, whom invested eight months preparing her day that is specialn’t kept in the altar. The altar left her.
The Winery at Elk Manor in North East on Aug. 8, her 25th birthday and five days before her planned waterfront wedding, Sieminski arrived just before midnight to find a chained gate and a “No Trespassing” sign marring the pastoral venue. The morning that is next Sieminski along with her household called each of the few’s 125 visitors to share with them that the marriage was down until further notice.
“I think we cried at the start of every telephone call,” Sieminski recalled.
This woman is among lots of brides-to-be from across the mid-Atlantic have been forced to scrap or relocate their weddings and forfeit 1000s of dollars after their location voided and closed their agreements with no warning. Aside from producing anguish for stressed-out couples, Elk Manor’s move had a ripple impact on visitors traveling from such far-flung places as Australia, as well as on other wedding vendors, such as for example photographers, caterers and disk jockeys that has booked times well ahead of time. Continue reading