Mary and Jeff chose to have a destination wedding along Maryland’s Eastern Shore. After saying their vows, the couple invited an intimate guest list of 40 to a waterfront reception at The Inn at Perry Cabin. Sara Reynolds Events and Seaberry Farms worked together to create a beautiful reception space in blush and navy that complemented the natural surroundings./ Images by Justin Hankins Photography. Submitted via Matchology.
How did you meet? We met at work, on my first day at a new job. I may have thought he was the most boring person on the planet as he rambled on and on about work-related nonsense and I zoned out while trying to be polite and appear as if I was paying attention. Needless to say, our relationship was off to a very slow start. We worked side by side on a daily basis for close to three years before we realized maybe we should go out for a date or something.
For my dress, I selected lace all over with beading throughout. I wanted to select a classic look that fit in with the overall theme of the day. I wore a red and gold hairpin that is in the traditional Chinese style to bring my heritage into our day. For the groom, we selected the classic black and white tux with a navy tie to bring in the wedding colors.
I honestly can’t take any credit for all the beautiful flowers that showed up at my wedding. My only contribution came in the form of – erm … I don’t know, something pink and pretty? We had an amazing wedding planner who actually knew what she was talking about and a super talented florist who made everything [a] reality. The most amazing part – the flowers dried up in the months following the wedding and they retained their beautiful pink and purple colors. They are now beautiful keepsakes I can cherish for the rest of my life. In other words – magic, our wedding flowers were created from pure magic in the form of two amazingly talented ladies.
Proposal story? He made a lovely candlelight dinner. Then, for dessert, [he] came out with a plate of chocolate cupcakes placed in a heart shape with the ring box in the middle and I don’t know of any girl who [could] say no to chocolate cupcakes.
My favorite part of the day was being at the wedding reception surrounded by our family and friends. Since it was a small wedding, we were both able to spend quality time with each guest at the wedding and enjoy the night ourselves.
I made origami boats for guest cards, they were really fun.
We added filigree and monogram decorations to the cake which were really pretty, and [it] had layers of delicious chocolate and lemon flavors inside. So, although the saying may be ‘it’s what’s on the inside that counts,’ in terms of our cake, we had [the] best of both worlds.
Advice? Sometimes it’s easy to get lost in the details and choices during the planning process – should we stay with the white or upgrade for the ivory napkins? I saw a balloon drop at their venue, do we need that? – Personally, my only advice would be to take a step back from the choices once in a while and remember the day is about marrying the love of your life and celebrating the occasion with your family and friends. Plan for a day filled with love and laughter (lots and lots of laughter) – the rest are all just filigree icings on the cake.
Photography: Justin Hankins Photography | Reception Venue: The Inn at Perry Cabin | Event Planning: Sara Reynolds Events | Floral: Seaberry Farms | DJ: Great Scott Productions | Officiant: Services of Distinction | Wedding Cake: Kristen’s Cakery | Linens: Select Event Group | Hair: Shabby Chic Salon | Wedding Dress: Justin Alexander | Submitted via: Matchology