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Homestyle Wedding Inspired By Dinner at Grandma’s

When this photographer-turned-bride set out to plan her own wedding day, inspiration struck from an unlikely spot. “We took the feel of our wedding day from one of our favorite days of the week – Sunday’s spent at Josh’s grandparents’ house for dinner.” Opting for homestyle foods and locally grown flowers, their farm wedding was thoughtfully designed from start to finish. See it through the lens of Julie Cate right this way.

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Fall
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Farm
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Rustic

From the Bride… This being my own wedding, I’m quite excited to share our inspiration and everything that went into our special day.

Our inspiration began from the location Joshua, my fiancé proposed at. It was next to a river that we always go swimming at – the path there is full of ferns and the most beautiful sounds of the water flowing, and the birds and insects singing. We also took the feel of our wedding day from one of our favorite days of the week – Sunday’s spent at Josh’s grandparents’ house for dinner. We chose home-style foods that were all sourced locally.

Since I’m a photographer and florist in the wedding industry, photography and flowers were the most important things on my list to choose. I chose Julie Cate after looking through many photographers’ full albums of wedding days – something I would absolutely recommend when booking a photographer. Our florist was Local Color Flowers because their passion of locally grown flowers is just amazing. There is so much romance in each flower from our day because I know they were chosen and hand picked by people who have a passion for growing flowers in Maryland. We settled on a burnt orange, rust, brown-pink palette to compliment the season and to contrast the rest of our color palette which was cooler tones of blues and greys. We had ferns lining our ceremony aisle to relive the moment we decided to journey towards marriage at the river Josh proposed at.

We set the tone with our invites for our guests with the help from Julie Ha Calligraphy – we wanted to incorporate the natural feel of the florals and ferns, but also pull in a little of my husband’s love of antiques by making them feel as though they were old letters. Julie did such an incredible job of hand coloring the paper, tearing the edges and crafting such beautiful calligraphy.

Our venue we choose last minute in May after our original venue got shut down (sigh). It couldn’t have been more of a blessing though. Glen Ellen Farm was the most perfect venue for us, from the love of historic details (our cocktail hour was in barn ruins), the love of farming flowers (the owner is constantly keeping care of her flower plots that she hopes to continue growing), and just the peaceful sounds of birds, sights of deer and wildflower paths. Glen Ellen was the place that fully pulled everything together for us.

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Photography: Julie Cate Photography | Floral Design: Local Color Flowers | Wedding Dress: Leanne Marshall | Invitations: Julie Ha Calligraphy | Venue: Glen Ellen Farm | Hair/makeup: JKW Beauty | Major Flower Farmer: Butterbee Farm | Veil: Love Veils

Summer Sun + Pretty Pastels for this Seaside Wedding

Perfect weather and a beautiful Bride and Groom make for a Vault gallery that we can’t wait to get our hands on. Add in the stunning sights of the sea and Michael and Carina’s gorgeous images, and our Monday just got magical. See every pretty pic right this way!

From Michael and Carina… Bettina and John-Paul’s wedding is the dream of every bride who loves outdoor weddings. The weather was absolutely perfect and they said their “I’do’s” right next to the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.

A private boat tour took the bridal party out for a ride. Fresh oysters were prepared at the outdoor cocktail hour.

Sara Reynolds Events created an elegant, yet simple reception area for the couple with gold accents and plenty of greenery.

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Photography: Michael and Carina Photography | Cinematography: Shutter And Sound | Event Design: Sara Reynolds Events | Floral Design: Seaberry Farm | Wedding Dress: Christos | Cake: Graul’s Market | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Catering: Gourmet By The Bay | Makeup Artist: The Makeup Chic | Hair Stylist: PSC Hair Artistry | Band: Attraction | Groom's Attire: Bonobos | Wedding Venue: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Getting Ready Location: Inn at Perry Cabin by Belmond | Paper Goods: Minted | Rentals: Eastern Shore Tents And Events

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Elegant + Glamorous Summer Wedding at the Four Seasons

When you have it all – gorgeous Bride, dapper Groom, topnotch venue and florals galore – you just know it’s gonna be good. And then you hear that Michael and Carina captured it all and what you thought couldn’t get any better, just did. Want in on all this goodness? Hop on over to our Vault that is brimming with all this Baltimore beauty!

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Summer
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Elegant

From Michael and Carina Photography… We photographed Rachel and Justin’s gorgeous ballroom wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland on June 4, 2016.

This wedding is everything a glamorous wedding should be – from elegant ceremony drapery to lavish floral arrangements, a head-turning wedding gown and an exquisitely decorated ballroom. Rachel and Justin have an incredible sense of style and it shows! Stephanie Bradshaw realized their vision of a clean and elegant setting with a neutral color palette perfectly and created a cream-blush-gold wedding extravaganza.

The inner harbor of Baltimore as a backdrop for their portraits added to the urban feel of the day. A painter captured the beautiful scene throughout the day to compose a timeless image for the couple. The timelessness and romance of this wedding is sure to sweep Style Me Pretty readers off their feet!

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Photography: Michael and Carina Photography | Cinematography: Zach Kane | Event Planning: Stephanie Bradshaw | Styling: Stephanie Bradshaw | Floral Design: Flowers And Fancies | Wedding Dress: Pnina Tornai | Cake: La Cakerie | Invitations: Stephanie Bradshaw | Bride's Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Jewelry: Greenan Jewelers | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale | Catering: Four Seasons Baltimore | Hair + Makeup: Amie Decker Beauty | Band: Marquis Band | Groom's Attire: Christopher Shafer Clothier | Venue: Four Seasons Baltimore | Bridal Boutique: Kleinfeld Bridal | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab | Live Artist: Patricia Bennett | Rentals: Revolution Event Design And Production | Welcome Bags: BK Designs

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