Our wedding daydreams have come to life with Mandy and Charlie’s 1930s-inspired fête at The Winery at Elk Manor! With all the glamour that era is known for, this couple threw an event that lived up to its inspiration! And don’t even get us started on Mandy’s dress + hair/makeup combo (courtesy of Caitlyn Meyer)…STUNNING! As Jillian of Bombs Over Betty Photography accurately dubbed her, she was the ultimate “Rose Gold Bride”!
From the Bride: With very little stress and much anticipation, our wedding day was finally here! The day was a whirlwind of excitement and merriment! As each friend, family member and vendor arrived, every tiny piece of the puzzle that we had carefully planned for over a year began to seamlessly fit together. Watching our dream unfold was absolutely magical! With hair and makeup “polished”, I descended the stairs for the moment all the girls had been waiting for…the unveiling of my wedding gown! I had the most picturesque view as I stood in front of the window overlooking the Manor House lawn. I felt like a movie star–all “glammed up”–and the clicks of the cameras resounded in an orchestra of bridal fanfare. Down below the band began playing as guests were arriving. Decadent hors d’oeuvres and refreshing summer libations were served as guests mingled and played lawn games. In that very moment I could see every thought, every detail, every dollar spent had lead us all here. In the grand splendor of this rapturous occasion of supreme perfection, I realized…the best was still yet to come…the moment I was waiting for…was waiting for me…the first sight of my future…my love…my groom.
Photography | Bombs Over Betty
Venue | The Winery at Elk Manor
Hair and Makeup | Caitlyn Meyer MUA
Flowers | Gamble’s Newark Florist
Cake | Bing’s Bakery
Catering | Rouge Fine Catering
Second Shooter |Mike Oswald
We love all the personal details in this coastal-inspired wedding at Silver Swan Bayside in Stevensville, Maryland! Lauren and Larry found the waterfront venue that they had always dreamed of and we’re able to incorporate so many cute and coastal touches!
From the bride: “Larry and I met in college and have enjoyed countless adventures together since then. Both of us share a close relationship with our families and a true passion for the water. We spend most of our free time surfing, fishing and exploring new beaches. After being together for 7 years, Larry surprised me with a beautiful sunrise proposal. We were both so excited! We had the best time preparing for our special day and made sure to take the time to enjoy every moment as we planned.
As for the rest of the planning, we knew that we wanted a waterfront wedding with a location convenient for all of our family and friends. Silver Swan Bayside was the perfect choice! We cannot express how wonderful the entire staff at Silver Swan is! They were so happy to help us and made the entire planning process easy. I did not hire a wedding planner, because they were there to help me with everything we needed. They were also excited for all our ideas and let us bring in our surfboards to decorate, and park our vintage VW’ s outside to greet our guests! The same goes for all of our other vendors. I can’t say enough about Steve Moody and Julie Upchurch at Little House of Flowers. Working with them was like working with lifelong friends. I am still in touch with both of them.
The photographer we chose for our wedding is one of our best friends and has known both Larry and myself since college. We were so honored to have him there! RSB Photography has a true gift for capturing the perfect moment and it shows in all of his photographs. We love you Ryan!
All these sweet people came together and helped give Larry and myself the best day of our lives. We were able to enjoy everything that day and focus on what was truly important, our marriage. We are so blessed to have been given the opportunity to share our love and faith with so many of our favorite people on our wedding day.”
We are head-over-heels for Veronica & Ethan’s lush and lovely engagement session! This sweet couple looks so in love, and Laura’s Focus Photography perfectly captured their love story!
From Laura of Laura’s Focus Photography: “For Veronica and Ethan’s engagement session, they traveled back to the City where it all started, Salisbury, Maryland. These two first met at a party with friends while attending Salisbury University. Ethan was big into rugby in college and his coach happens to have a home nearby with a beautifully landscaped yard which made for the perfect setting! Everything about this session was stunning including the couple, trees, flowers, pond, the engagement ring, and even the geese! Veronica and Ethan are so sweet together and I cannot wait for their wedding day next summer at The Tidewater Inn in Easton!”