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Long Distance Love, Fine Wines, and the Chateau Bu-De

June 21, 2018

Southern Charm meets Eastern Shore Rustic in this wine-centric wedding at the Chateau Bu-De. Pops of purple and picturesque views set the scene for this intimate wedding of only 25 of their closest friends & family. Chris and Rebecca’s love story went from professional networking to saying “I Do” on the sunlit shores of this gorgeous vineyard.

From Sunshower Photography: Rebecca was living in Maryland and Chris was living in South Carolina when they met at a company retreat in Atlantic City. They spent the evening as any professional would, engaging in friendly networking and keeping it cordial. The fire was lit, however, and neither could stop thinking about the other and the next day they exchanged information and agreed to “keep in touch” and help each other through a tough program they were both enlisted in for their careers. Long-distance emails and texts turned into joint plans to rendezvous at the next company retreat, where they knew there was so much more than a professional friendship blooming.  The two quickly made plans for Rebecca to visit Chris in Myrtle Beach to see where things were headed, and they haven’t looked back since. Many more trips back and forth between Maryland and South Carolina before Chris proposed on the beach and told Rebecca he was taking a transfer to Maryland to be closer to her and start their life together. Their love for fine wine and great food led them to Chateau Bu-De on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. They fell in love with the beautiful views and quaint tree-lined roads and decided to host an intimate wedding with 25 of their closest family and friends. Vintage touches and charming simplicity surrounded them on the banks as they shared their hand-written vows before treating their guests to a delicious meal paired with stunningly fragrant wines for each course.


Photography | Sunshower Photography 
Venue | Chateau Bu-De Winery
Florals | Flora Boh
Hair & Makeup | Gloss Salon Delaware
Catering | T&M Catering 
Cake | Cake by Jason
Linens | La Tavola Linens
Bridal Gown | Alfred Angelo from Love & Lace Bridal Boutique
Shoes | Betsey Johnson

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