• Maryland Barn Wedding

    Maryland Barn Wedding | Amanda McMahon Photography

    What better way to end the week with than with a relaxed barn wedding and a giveaway winner (winner announced at the bottom of the feature!). Today’s Maryland wedding has a fun, laid-back vibe, but classic touches. I love the mix of both, and the ways that the couple made their wedding them. 

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    Advice for couples planning now? Planning can become overwhelming, so make sure that you set aside days of the week that are “non-wedding planning days” – you might not be able to hold to that as your wedding day approaches, but it can be really useful to just NOT plan on some days and just enjoy your partner without spreadsheets and projects.

    Figure out your budget first, and then decide what your splurges will be. For us, it was flowers and food. And then stick to it! Google Docs will be your new best friend. I’d also suggest setting aside about $500 for the week of your wedding. You’ll need it for all the little things that you will somehow forget and you’ll be glad you did it.

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    Favorite moment of the day? Our ceremony! Actually getting married was the best part. Everything else was just icing on the cake.

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    Our wedding venue was so simply beautiful we didn’t need to do a lot of decorating to make it look nice. We made chalkboards out of thrift store art – nothing too fancy! We just got a bunch of big old mirrors and art from Goodwill and painted over them with chalkboard paint. My husband also brewed a special wedding beer (matrimoni-ale) that we managed to forget to actually bring to the venue. WHOOPS! It was pretty delicious to enjoy all summer long, though. 🙂

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    How did you make your wedding YOU?

    My husband and I wrote our ceremony, officiated by my uncle, which was truly special, and to celebrate with our closest family and friends was perfectly “us.” Oh, and we entered the reception as an officially married couple to the theme song from Monday Night Football. Also pretty spectacular!

    Don’t you love the rustic barn paired with that simple, classic gown and that bouquet of peonies!? Super love when brides mix styles, colors, textures, patterns…you get the idea. Congrats to Carolyn & David!

    Finally, the randomly selected winner of our Wandering Through Print Shop Parisian print is comment #6 from Eileen. Congrats! And for all of you who didn’t win (or forgot to enter) you can get 20% off your order with code OHLOVELYDAY. I’m off to buy this one to add to my dining room to remember all of those yummy croissants we had during the Parisian leg of our honeymoon…le sigh.

    PS – if you want to see the ones I already have in my home, you can see them in my living room home tour.

    {Vendors} Photographer:  Amanda McMahon Photography / Event Venue: Agricultural History Farm Park / Event Designer: Bella Sera event design / Caterer: Eat & Smile Catering / Dress Store: J. Crew / Custom hand-made silk sash & alterations: Elegance by Roya / Floral Designer: Kentlands Flowers & Bows / Bridal Party Makeup: Meredith Runion Beauty / Bridesmaid Dresses: Coralie Beatrix/ Bridesmaid Jewelry: Bride Blu / Groom Suit: Banana Republic /  Groom & Groomsmen Shoes: Custom Chuck Taylors / Groom’s Party Ties & Pocket Squares: The Belle & the Beau / Rings: Bride (engagement and wedding band) Austin & Elkins & Groom: Jesse Danger

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    3 Comments

    1. Posted Apr 21 at 11:27 am | Permalink

      What a beautiful wedding! Love the venue!

    2. Posted May 4 at 4:36 am | Permalink

      Great post. I was checking continuously this weblog and I’m impressed!
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    3. Posted May 12 at 8:47 pm | Permalink

      I love the colour theme and flower bouquet.

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