Love Story: Hannah + Mark

Love Story: Hannah + Mark
By Liesel Schmidt
Landing in the “friend zone” can often mean being in a place of no return, but when Mark Englert and Hannah Molloy met in college, it took friendship to light the spark of love. “He walked me home from a sorority event one night and later asked me out, but I turned him down,” says Hannah. “We became ‘just friends.’ Then, one night the next semester, he walked me home again. When he left me at my dorm, I suddenly had this overwhelming need to run after him—and I had no idea why. When I reached him, he just smiled and said, ‘I’m glad you came.’ We kissed that night.”
Four years later, they were still growing strong. And then one day, what Hannah thought was an ordinary fishing trip on the Potomac became anything but. Mark took her to a willow tree on the Potomac with a view of the monuments, and then it happened... “I went to set my purse on a rock and he would not let go of my hand,” Hannah recalls. “I looked back, and he was getting down on one knee.”
On May 20, 2022, the couple again had a special moment when they stood together at Rose Hill Manor for an outdoor ceremony with 130 of their friends and family. Wearing a simple A-line gown with bishop sleeves, Hannah exchanged vows with Mark and became Mrs. Englert. After being pronounced married, they joined their guests for a reception in the ballroom at Rose Hill Manor. After dining, dancing and Mark’s surprise of “being iced” during the garter toss, as well as a few special moments captured by Andrea Cable Photography, the couple was sent off to start their honeymoon at the all-inclusive Excellence Resort in Oyster Bay, Jamaica. Now back at home, they look forward to a future together filled with friendship and love.
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