Posts Tagged ‘maryland weddings’

Mar
10
Brooke + Patrick: Romantic Vintage Maryland Barn Wedding by James Garrett Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

stitchPhotos: James Garrett Photography; Venue: Union Mills Homestead; Gown: Allure Bridals from Columbia Bridal Boutique; Hair and Makeup: Vintage Veils; Groom’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse; Invitations: Splash of Silver; Groom’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse; Bridesmaid Dresses: Nordstrom, Free PeopleASOS, Ann Taylor; Signage Calligraphy: Anchor Point Paper Co.; DJ: Beat 2 Beat DJs; Officiant: Barry Fitzpatrick 

Brooke and Patrick were married at Union Mills Homestead in Westminster, Md. on August 23. The bride looked radiant in a lace and tulle A-line gown featuring a V-neckline and a beaded silk sash. She wore her hair in a low vintage-inspired updo and carried a clean white and green bouquet. Her ‘maids donned mix-and-match blush dresses from various stores, and her “brides-man” donned a tan vested suit with a blush bow tie. The groom and his men opted for light gray suits and blush neck ties. “We both knew that our budget wouldn’t allow for a lavish ballroom event, but that wasn’t what was reflective of us as a couple anyhow,” Brooke explained. “We truly wanted a small, romantic, ceremony followed by a night of celebrating.” The pair tied the knot in a garden on the grounds of the homestead in front of 125 family members and friends. “It ended up raining on our wedding day, pouring, actually. . .the rain made the entire day and evening so magical and mystical, it felt like a real-life fairytale,” Brooked said of the day. A reception followed in the barn, which was decorated with vintage decor elements they had found in antique shops. Gold frames, mugs, and vases were just some of the things that transformed the rustic barn into a vintage space. Guests looked to a repurposed window pane to find their seats, where they ate barbecue and macaroni and cheese off of mismatched china. String lights and glowing marquee letters illuminated the space as friends and family danced the night away. Guests enjoyed an array of cupcakes for dessert. The couple was sent off into their new life with a sparkler exit! Brooke advises couples to do what works for them on their big day. “When it comes to your day, try not to get too caught up in traditions. We encountered so many instances in which doing ‘what everyone else did’ just didn’t fit for our day,” she said. See the full board here.

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Jun
05
Lauren + Drew: A Nautical Waterfront Summer Maryland Backyard Wedding By Mike B Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Mike B PhotographyDress Designer: Pronovias from Madeleine’s DaughterHair Stylist: Beyond BridesMakeup Artist: Angelberry OrganicsGroom’s Attire: J.CrewOfficiant: Rev. Kent Allen; Tent: Loane Bros. Inc.Caterer: Ken’s Creative KitchenAlcohol: Mill’s Fine Wine and SpiritsCake:Fiona’s CakesTransportation: ADC Limo

Lauren and Drew were married at the groom’s parents home along the Severn River in Annapolis, Md. last spring. “We truly felt that our wedding day was not just a celebration of each other, but also for everyone who made us into the couple we are today,” Lauren said. The bride wore a v-neck mermaid wedding gown with a beaded bodice and tulle skirt, accessorized with a floral wreath in her sideswept ponytail, while the groom wore a navy blue suit, accessorized with a striped tie and pair of Sperry Top-Sider boat shoes. Bridesmaids wore short coral dresses in various fabrics and carried bouquets of hydrangeas. Believe it or not — Lauren arrived to the ceremony on a boat — and 220 guests were in attendance when the couple said their, “I do’s.” Afterwards, a bagpiper led the recessional into the tent. Tables were decorated with gray linens and tall floral centerpieces, signature spiked lemonade and watermelon mojito cocktails and seafood fare were served, and crab mallet favors were at each place setting. There even was fun, games, (and candy) for the kids! Notice the goodie bags? A long night of dancing with provided flip flops ended with a sparkler send off and safe travels to their African safari honeymoon. See the full board here.

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Apr
30
Laura + Robert: A Colorful Pink and Orange Spring Country Club Maryland Wedding By Spence Photographics
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photo: Spence PhotographicsVenue: Stone Manor Country ClubDress Designer: Mori Lee from The Bridal BoutiqueMakeup Artist: MAC CosmeticsGroom and Groomsmen Attire: Men’s WearhouseFloral Designer: Ory FloralsShoes: TOMS; Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill LevkoffCeremony Musicians: Unique Dreams EntertainmentOfficiants: David Katz and John Walker; DJ: Unique Dreams EntertainmentCaterer: Carriage House CaterersCake: Rivka Alvial 

Laura and Robert were married at Stone Manor Country Club in Middletown, Md. last spring. “Being mid-April, I was worried about rain,” Laura said. “But the day we got married was beautiful, and the sun was shining.” The bride wore a lace a-line wedding gown, accessorized with her hair half-up/half-down in loose curls, while the groom wore a light gray suit, accessorized with a pink tie. “I wanted something really simple, not too over-the-top,” she said. “I found a lot of my ideas online. A few of the things I did were do-it-yourself too.” Following the Jewish ceremony, guests were given a mason jar with handwritten chalkboard stickers on it. Bonus: It doubled as their seating assignment! “Rob and I really didn’t want a big wedding,” Laura said. “I only wanted 75 people, but we ended up inviting 130 and only 109 attended. I was perfectly happy with that. I was glad I was able to speak with everyone and still have time to have fun.” The newlyweds performed their first dance to Bob Dylan’s “To Make You Feel My Love.” Oh but one of the prettiest details was the mini cake. How can you resist those flowers? See the full board here.

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Jan
16
Natalie + Brian: A Rustic Riverside Fall Maryland Wedding By Karena Dixon Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Karena Dixon Photography; Venue: River Farm; Dress Designer: Allure; Dress Store: Simon’s Bridal; Hair Stylist: Cathy Bowen of Hair Heaven; Groom’s Attire: Ralph Lauren; Floral Designer: Murdoch’s Florists; Groomsmen Ties and Socks: J.Crew Factory; Officiant: Barry Cauthren; Rentals: Ebb Tide Rentals; Caterer: Helen’s Catering; Cake: Cordova Cakery; DJ: Steve Moody Entertainment

Natalie and Brian were married along the Chester River at a private farm estate in Queenstown, Md. last October. “Our mothers were in a ‘mothers group’ when they were pregnant with both of us,” Natalie said. “So, we have literally known each other our whole lives. We were childhood friends and began dating our junior year of high school.” These sweethearts knew they wanted a classic yet elegant wedding full of rustic details. Almost everything was DIY, from the wooden signage and paper leaf escort cards to the pumpkin centerpieces and homemade caramel popcorn favors in brown bags. “It was a gorgeous fall day – better than I could have imagined,” she said. “All the trees in the backyard were a warm golden yellow color. It started to cloud up after the ceremony, but it never really start to rain, which was great!” Since the couple didn’t do a first look, they decided to take portraits following the ceremony. Natalie was glowing in her lace wedding gown, accessorized with a curly side updo, while Brian looked dapper in his tan suit, accessorized with suspenders and a bow tie. Their golden retriever puppy even made an appearance in a few photos too! The night ended with a sparkler send off and the newlyweds cruising off in a vintage car. See the full board here.

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