rustic farm wedding : baltimore, md

doughnuts, light sabers, and life-size jenga — this is what dream weddings are made of.  well, maybe not traditionally, but in this case, it is only the beginning of what made this our absolute favorite wedding to date (nothing against all of the other amazing weddings we have been a part of, of course!!)  elizabeth and jonathan’s wedding was definitely unique to them, and embodied the things that are most important to them – things like faith, family, and starting their life together as one.  Every detail seemed to highlight something about their relationship, from the venue selection – a beautiful, privately-owned farm in Baltimore County who graciously allowed the couple to host their wedding on site –  to what was on the dessert menu – doughnuts from a shop these two visited often called B Doughnut.  They had many exceptional elements to their day – the horses,  which provided plenty of entertainment for the guests; the live band, E3 through Sam Hill Entertainment (GREAT dancing!!); and fun details like mason jars for each guest’s drink.  But what I personally got wrapped up in was the sentimental parts that made the day so meaningful!  For their first look, instead of just approaching and getting a first glance at each other, they prepared letters to read to one another privately, before the ceremony, to make it all the more purposeful, preparing them for the commitment they would be making that day.  We love the idea of reading letters to each other before the ceremony, like Lauren & Mike’s no-look first look (they didn’t actually see each other before the ceremony!). Another special addition to the day was their first dance, where Elizabeth & Jonathan selected a recording of jonathan’s grandfather singing (the tears shed when his family realized who it was were so touching!)  Even the “haha” wall, as they called it, where they did many of their photos had significance for the couple.  If there is anything to reflect on as we look back at this stunning summer wedding, it is that the couple, who they are, really makes the wedding day what it is.  If you can find a way to get beyond the rules of weddings and everyone else’s ideas and get a vision for who you are as a couple and what you want your day to be about, no matter where it takes place or what details you have, it will be beautiful.  congratulations elizabeth & jonathan!  we are blessed to have shared in your day :)

Hair & Makeup:  Crop Salon

Ceremony:  Church of the Nativity

Caterer:  Santoni’s

Video:  Adam Green Creative

Desserts:  B Doughnut

Tent & Tables:  Tents for Rent

Band:  E3 through Sam Hill Entertainment

Bridal Flowers:  Marlow, McCrystle & Jones & Urban Gardens

 

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