Monday, August 25, 2014

Jesse's Wedding at the Maryland Agricultural Farm

I've been dying to share these photos with you!  In May, I was lucky enough to design a outdoor barn wedding that took place at the Maryland Agricultural Farm, a working farm complete with farm animals and rolling hills in Derwood, MD.  Jesse and Adam wanted a rustic wedding that incorporated their own values, homemade and one-of-a-kind vendors, animals and music.  The result was a gorgeous peach and pink, vegan wedding filled with family and homespun love.
 
The bridal party got ready in a gorgeous old farm house.  The animals were under the barn!

 

The backdrop to the ceremony was a large tree.  We hung mason jars full of white hydrangea from the branches and lined the aisle with small mason jar arrangements filled with white and blush peonies, peach garden roses, white ranunculus, white scabiosas, Queen Anne's Lace, and peach french tulips.  Several old wine barrels were used at the altar and at the beginning of the aisle, decorated with the same flowers.

 

 
Two adorable little flower girls and one very precious (and a little shy) ringbearer helped get Jesse down the aisle.  The girls wore flower wreaths made of eucalyptus leaves, white scabiosa, pink astilbe, and a peach garden rose.  The ringbearer carried a small pillow made of white button mums.

 
The bridesmaids carried a hand-tied bouquet of blush and white peonies, peach garden roses, white scabiosa, pink astilbe, Queen Anne's Lace, and seeded eucalyptus.


 
Jesse's bouquet was made of white peonies with a seeded eucalyptus collar.  Look at that happy smile!  It was so obvious that although so much attention had been paid to the wedding details, the most important thing was the joining of these two as a couple.

 
 
After the ceremony, while the bridal party took pictures, outdoor games were available and a super talented band played as guests enjoyed a cocktail hour.

 
The bride and groom took a minute to visit with the goats after their ceremony!

 

 
The ceremony was set up in the barn, above the animals.  The walls were covered in photos of the couple and their families.  Centerpieces were created by filling hand-stained crates with assorted bottles and jars filled with the days flowers.  Take a look at the bride and groom's glasses!  Her married name is Jesse James!

 

 
The night was filled with music, dancing and a bubble send-off!

Before I leave you to your wedding daydreaming and plotting, I'd like to thank Elliott O'Donovan at Elliott O'Donovan Photography for the BEAUTIFUL images.  I just cannot say enough wonderful things about his work and his work ethic!


Well, okay.... a few more pictures won't hurt!

Enjoy the pretty!  It doesn't get any better than seeing a beautiful new family getting created.  I am so lucky to have been a part of this beautiful couple's day.  The love, community, and support that I felt from the couple and their guests was truly spectacular!



 




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