Brittanie Dianne Sanders & Christopher Harold Croft

A gala at the University of Pennsylvania set the stage—both literally and figuratively—for Brittanie and Chris. Chris’s band, Liberal Arts, was playing the event and the two struck up a conversation during the cocktail hour. After his performance, as fate would have it, Chris was seated next to Brittanie.

A wonderful evening led to a romantic courtship. The couple dated for two years in Philadelphia before moving to the Washington, D.C. area.

On New Year’s Eve, Chris planned the perfect proposal at the finest restaurant in Georgetown overlooking the water, with dozens of roses, candles and champagne waiting at their table.

The bride’s uncle and aunt, Leonard F. Mills, II and Vickie Mills  officiated at the ceremony at the Ritz Carlton St. Thomas, where the reception followed. In the hours before the beachfront ceremony, dark clouds came over the island, and it began to rain. The worst fear for any outdoor wedding seemed to be coming true; then, right before the ceremony was set to begin, the rain stopped, the clouds cleared and the sun came out just in time to lay down the rose petal aisle.

The bride, daughter of Raymond Krozak of New Jersey and Elizabeth Mills of Greenwich, graduated from Sacred Heart Greenwich and Drexel University. Brittanie is a senior account executive for Crelate in Maryland.

The groom, son of Howard and Elizabeth Croft of Michigan, graduated from Flint Southwestern High School and the University of Pennsylvania. Chris is a software architect for Krozak Information Technologies, a Federal Defense and Intelligence contractor in Maryland.

The newlyweds will (eventually) honeymoon in Morocco and end with a relaxing stay in Ibiza, Spain. They call Bethesda, Maryland, home.

Photographs: Alexandra Marie Photography

The newlyweds
The bride carried orchids and roses
Brittanie with her mother, Elizabeth, and her sister, Asia
The scene of the ceremony
Brittanie’s father, Raymond, walks her down the aisle
David, Chris, Daniel and Matthew Croft
Sealed with a kiss
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