As I mentioned yesterday, I attended the most spectacular wedding over the weekend. Samantha, an editor at a well known magazine, is a friend of mine from college and Ryan, a professional lacrosse player and now a dear friend of mine, tied the knot at Ryan’s parent’s GORGEOUS bed and breakfast. As I was going through the pictures, I realized that I have so many great ones…there is simply no way to put them all in one email. Instead, I am going to break the wedding down to three parts: The Venue, The Details, The Fashion & Flowers. First, The Venue.

Ryan, being perhaps the luckiest boy in the world, grew up at the Antrim 1844, a picture perfect bed and breakfast in Taneytown, Maryland. The photos on the website hardly do this little gem justice. I swear I nearly keeled over with delight when I stepped out of the car…and it only got better and better as the weekend unfolded.

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The weekend started with a welcome BBQ for all of the guests. This was held at the family farm (complete with llamas and donkeys), just down the road from the Inn. It was a perfect, casual get together and completely set the tone for the entire event. Paper lanterns, some red and white checkered table clothes and cocktails served out of mason jars added to the natural ambiance. Sadly, my plane was delayed and we didn’t arrive until after dark…thus, I didn’t get any great photos of this event.

The next afternoon, they held a pool party….straight out of an Audrey Hepburn movie. Everyone just lounged around under the trees, sitting on yellow and white striped towels and feasting on the best cookout food. A perfect afternoon.

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The ceremony was held in the beautiful rose gardens at the Inn…it was intimate and sweet, without seeming staged at all. Unfortunately, it started raining buckets 2 minutes after the bride walked down the aisle. We all hustled into the nearby tented area and finished the ceremony there. It seemed completely romantic and cozy, and the bride took it all in stride, which put everyone at ease.

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The cocktail hour was held in the courtyard, then the reception was tented nearby. Each area, although all next to one another, seemed unique. Each one, perfect for that portion of the evening.

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Tomorrow, I will tackle the little details that made the wedding so special. I can’t wait for you guys to see the Martha-esque touches that Samantha and Ryan pulled into their wedding.