As Laura and Drew exited hand in hand as husband and wife, the guest too followed the long winding path to the backyard. Laura and Drew wanted their guest to enjoy their time and one another. They have traveled from all over and were so thankful for each one that was able to come and celebrate with them. Lawn games, drinks, and delicious h’orderves awaited the guest as the cocktail hour began. As all the formal picture were taken before the ceremony Laura and Drew slipped away for ten minutes with me for a few more pictures together. One thing that I love being a photographer is that I get to be with the bride and groom most of the day. This was especially true for their wedding. As soon as we finished it was time for Laura and Drew to join and enjoy the cocktail hour with their families and friends! As we came across the yard Drew said this is just how I imagined it to be! The guest were mingling, games being played, and the band’s blue grass music filled the air! The band was beyond amazing!
There are so many details that go into a wedding to reflect who the couple are. And there were details, details, details everywhere you turned that reflected Laura and Drew. The ideas turned into reality by many hands who worked the weeks leading up to the wedding and even the day of the wedding. It could not have been done without all the family and friends who gave their time and energy to each details you will see below. I know many memories were made working together to create this simply beautiful rustic wedding with touches of gold! Laurel greens lined the wood tables, pink peonies, gold and mercy glass vases filled with candlelight, floral arrangements, and a chandelier that hung perfectly over the center of the wooden dance floor strung with white lights!
Growing up at my parents there was a field that we all called the “wedding field”. Of course, this was where the white tent for their reception was set up. After the cocktail hour it was time for the guest followed the brick sidewalk around the pool to be seated under the tent and the rain appeared again. The rain did not cloud the day at all. The reception started by a welcome by our dad was given followed by the toasts, well the best man’s toast because I could not find my paper in my camera bag! I confess that I did panic and I am not the type to just start talking into the microphone, it would have been a disaster. So my toast came later after dinner. The dinner entrees created by Larrapin Grille were rich in flavor and were outstanding. Once dinner was finished the dancing started and only stopped twice. Once for cutting of the cake and time to enjoy all the homemade desserts and for the final surprise. The guest stepped off the dance floor outside of the tent for what they thought was going to be a group picture. Then the dark sky was filled with bright and colorful fireworks!
The day was amazing from the beginning to the end as it was filled with family, friends, love, dancing, flower girls and ring bearers, tasty food, yard games, pink peonies, a blue grass band, delicious desserts, and most of all a couple who is committed to live their lives together before the Lord as husband and wife. It was only appropriate for Laura and Drew to exit on Laura’s father vintage Triumph motorcycle as the guest waved goodbye! Laura and Drew thank you so much for allowing me to capture you wedding day. I hope these photographs will bring you many memories of your wedding day and stories to tell in years to come of your celebration becoming husband and wife! I again must thank my parents for all the work and time they spent creating a place for all of us to enjoy and celebrate Laura and Drew. I also must thank all the vendors who help create this beautiful day and for Daylene to help capture it with me! Laura and Drew, I am so thankful that you so got married! Love you both! ENJOY!!!
Signs hand painted and hand written by my mother; floral arrange here done by mother of the bride’s talented friends!
The lounge area set up by Rusty Love Vintage Rentals.
The band not only played during the ceremony but was a highlight of the cocktail hour!
so thankful to sneak away with these two for a few more portraits after the ceremony!I LOVE these!!Then we headed into the barn. It was so dark, just a sliver of light was coming in through the cracks.Yes, another favorite.This game is called knock hockey. We grew up playing it.
This was the bride and groom’s h’orderve tray. However after I took a picture I ate a slider and told them it was ok because I was her sister!The old glass was found in the barn and was perfect for the seating as all the escort cards were already placed on the tables.Drew loves maps. All the guest were asked to sign it for their guest book and later to be framed.More flowers arrange by the mother of the bride’s friends!Under the tent!!!The chandelier and lights were my mother’s vision and creation!!!Each guest received this cotton bag stamped with their logo and filled with homemade cookies by the Groom’s mother.All the gold votives were painted gold by the bride’s family.Laurel wreaths hung from the bride and groom’s chair and were on each table setting continuing the theme in the details.This too was an antique hog trough that my mother’s vision turned into a bar for the evening!And the dancing began…with the first dance!Laura and her dad danced to the classic “American Pie”.Drew loves desserts and there was a table filled with amazing sweet homemade desserts by the mother of the bride’s friends!!
If you know one thing about my sister it is that she loves to dance…and the dancing did not stop!Then the grand finale…FIREWORKS!!!
Invitations: Word Shop
Calligraphy: Diane Neumann (Bride’s Mother)
Ceremony: Misty Glen Farm, Fallston, MD
Reception: Misty Glen Farm, Fallston, MD
Dress: The Bridal Collection
Rings: Engagement Ring and Wedding Band, Miro Jewelers
Earrings, Etsy Store: Not One Sparrow
Veil and Hair pieces: Veil, Wedzu
Hair Piece, Jessie Capstick (Friend of the Bride)
Hair Stylist: Kym Rodda (Friend of the Bride)
Makeup: Caylan Clifford (Friend of the Bride)
Bridesmaid’s dresse: Own choices: J. Crew, Nordstroms, Modcloth, Ruche, Anthropologie, BHLDN
Bridesmaid’s shoes: Their own choices.
Earrings, Etsy Store Not One Sparrow
Bracelets: Kith & Kin
Hair for Bridesmaids: Jamie Halcott of Baltimore Bridal Beauty
Groom attire: J.Crew Suit, Bedstu shoes
Groomsmen attire: Macy’s
Flowers: The Floral Studio
Cake: Kathy Deane (friend of the Bride)
Dessert table: friends of the Mother of the bride
The Favor: Homemade cookies made by the Groom’s mother
Music (ceremony/reception):Ceremony, Cocktail Hr, Dinner, The Mudpatch Family Band, DJ Andrew Walker (Friend of the Bride)
Catering: Laurrapin Grille
Rentals: Loane Bros, Tent, chairs, glass and silverware
Dance Floor: Friend of bride
Lounge Area, Chandelier, Rusty Love Vintage Rentals
Wedding Day Coordinator: Angela Mangione