A and M had to pivot due to the pandemic. Rather than postpone, they reimagined their wedding and took steps to keep their 30 guests healthy while in attendance. The original concept was a church ceremony followed by a large reception at a Smithsonian museum. The new concept was a micro wedding at a waterfront home in southern Maryland that belongs to A’s mom with a Secret Garden-inspired tent.
There is nothing quite like spending the morning of your wedding day at a private home.
The couple had wanted to marry in a church, but was unable to due to safety restrictions, so we rented pews for their waterfront wedding ceremony instead. They were showstopper pieces for sure.
I wanted to keep the flowers low so that the waterfront view was not blocked during the wedding ceremony. We used the pillars to create a frame for the couple and topped them with dinner table centerpieces. The wind was working against us that day, and you’ll notice that we had to remove the top-most arrangements, as it kept blowing over.
A family friend officiated the ceremony, and one of the bride’s sisters gave a reading. We rented a vintage rowboat and had drinks on ice in it for the wedding guests to enjoy throughout the celebration.
The team for this Southern Maryland waterfront wedding:
Photography: Kurstin Roe | Tent and lighting: Sugarplum Tent Company | Florals: LynnVale Studios with an assist by Social Supply Design and WRW Interiors | Catering: Well Dunn | Cake: Buttercream Bakeshop | Beauty: Ariel Lewis | Restroom: Gotugo | Stationery: Minted and Artisan Matchmaker | Rentals: White Glove | Entertainment: DJ Les