Exchanging vows on the shore of the Potomac river is romantic in and of itself, but add in an aisle lined with heirloom rugs and you’ve got yourself one dreamy affair. This laid-back outdoor soiree is picturesque in every sense of the word. From the barefoot Bride grooving to MyDeejay tunes, to the natural backdrop, Vicki Grafton Photography snapped it all in the gallery!
From Vicki Grafton Photography… Ellery and Michael said their vows in early September on the shore of the Potomac river in St. Mary’s Maryland. Their aisle was lined with rugs collected by the groom and a beautiful tree provided shade and the perfect backdrop for their ceremony. Overall, Ellery wanted a laid-back outdoor wedding where she could spend the whole day barefoot in the grass and celebrate with her family, friends and their pup.
From The Bride… Michael and I went to the same high school but did not meet until we were both out of college. He proposed on a hike on the top of a mountain in Vermont (I won’t talk about how he somehow got lost on the trek). We wanted our wedding to be a fun and beautiful party for our family and friends to help us celebrate the important event. We are both from Maryland, right outside D.C.. We thought finding a venue that was naturally picturesque, while still in Maryland, would be perfect.
We wanted it to be simple, casual and fun to match our personalities. I went barefoot the whole evening! We are both quite competitive, so we played “hand over hand” on a bat to determine who would say our vows first. Michael’s family business, C.G. Coe & Son, provided the gorgeous hand-made rugs to use as a stage for our ceremony and the Potomac River gave us an attractive natural backdrop. We did most of the decorations ourselves, and Butterkup Flowers provided the gorgeous flowers and helped put it all together. It was everything we wanted it to be!
Photography: Vicki Grafton Photography | Floral Design: Butterkup Flowers | Wedding Dress: Nicole Miller | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jcrew | Catering: Ken's Creative Kitchen | Hair And Makeup: Bella Salon & Spa | DJ: MyDeejay | Grooms Attire: Jcrew | Groomsmen's Attire: Jcrew | Wedding Venue: Woodlawn Farm | Cocktail Musicians: Anders Hyatt & Angella Irwin | Rentals: Bailey's Party Rentals | Rugs: C.G. Coe & Son | Vendor: The Bride's Aunt & Grandmother