I am excited to share this at-home Maryland wedding with you. The home belongs to very close friends of the family, and we had a great flow for the wedding day. The driveway had a circle in front of the garage so guests could pull in and met the valet team there. They walked to the left side of the house, and around back to the ceremony. From there they walked up to the pool for cocktails. Finally, guests walked around the other side of the house to the reception tent in the front yard. I recommend this kind of flow for a home wedding. I prefer when the guests just keep walking in a line, and aren’t backtracking through spaces they have already seen.
Home wedding getting ready photos are the best. They are so precious and one-of-a-kind. There are nice hotel suites that you can use, but nothing beats being in a private home to get ready for your wedding.
Would you believe these are clay flowers?! The bride found them on Etsy and they were stunning in person. And a total keepsake, in addition to being very eco-friendly!
Backyard Maryland Wedding Ceremony
I am obsessed with this ceremony backdrop. The family gave me the wrought iron gate after the wedding, and it now lives in the country where there is space for it. A home wedding is a great opportunity to use unique design pieces such as this gate, that might not be logistically feasible in other venues.
And now for the best part, a confetti exit. I seriously love a confetti exit. You can’t do it a lot of places, since it makes such a mess. So when I am in a situation that allows for it, I try to see if doing one makes sense with the logistics, and if the couple is interested! And a home wedding is the perfect set up for a confetti exit.
Click to see their at-home wedding reception in Potomac, Maryland.
The wonderful vendors for this at-home Maryland wedding:
Photographer: Bokeh Lane // Tent: Sugarplum // Catering: Susan Gage // Personal Flowers: Love Clay Flowers // Bagpiper: J.R. Arthur // Fresh Flowers: E Shortal Designs // Childcare: White House Nannies // Wedding Cake: Fancy Cakes // Generator: Temp Power // Valet: MJ Valet // Transportation: Bayside Limo // Beauty: Poetically Brushed // AV and DJ: Maryland’s DJ //