Today’s Maryland wedding from Leo Druker Photography is simply stunning and utterly romantic. Lindsey and Corey were married in early August at the historic Antrim 1844 in Taneytown, Maryland. Lindsey and Corey fell in love with the venue at first sight, choosing to hold their wedding on a Friday to make things work with their budget. Lindsey went with a sophisticated black and color palette, accented with her favorite color – yellow!
From Lindsey: In one sentence or phase, I would describe our wedding as: Best Party EVER! When we started planning the wedding we just wanted it to be a good time, and to be sophisticated and elegant. At the same time, I wanted everything to be romantic. Getting married in the rose garden seemed like ultimate romance, so for the reception I kept the centerpieces simple and soft, with tons of candlelight everywhere.
Yellow has always been my favorite color; it has always made me feel cheerful and happy. But I didn’t want our wedding to resemble a bumblebee – and I knew my bridesmaids would kill me if they had to wear yellow – so I chose black and white to round out the color palette. We kept everything very simple and understated, focused mainly on a black and white color palette with touches of yellow.
There are more favorite memories from our wedding day than I could possibly count, but I think that seeing Corey for the first time when I walked down the aisle – and the look on his face – will always make my heart skip a beat.
Our entire wedding was very personalized. We wrote out our entire ceremony and even had one of our friends marry us. He was ordained and preformed his first wedding for us! It was so nice to have someone who knew us so well and spoke from the heart when he told our story to our family and friends. Corey and I shared our own vows that we wrote ourselves, we wrote them separately, but they ended up being very very similiar!
We chose to splurge on the venue, photographer, and my dress. The venue spoke for itself, we fell in love instantly with the beauty, grounds and overall package. At first we thought it was out of our price range, but it turned out to be affordable if we chose to have our wedding on Friday instead of Saturday. We reserved our venue for Friday night, and we’re so glad that we did!
We wanted someone to photograph us and our family and friends in our true state, not formal, posed, and rigid shots. We found Leo and he was able to capture the emotion we felt throughout the day. Not only that, but he has this way of capturing the light in just the right way.
I loved how all of our favors were hand made by different people. The boxes contained two different types of handmade fudge made by my mom. The bookmarks were handmade by a family friend. The bookmarks and boxes were placed at each table setting and doubled as decoration. Our cake was also handmade by my neighbor.
Our main priority was to just have a great party. We wanted our guests to feel comfortable and be able to eat tasty food and drink whatever they liked. We also wanted everyone to have fun and dance the night away – which they did!
My advice for other couples is to follow your gut and really make the day about you as a couple. Try not to get caught up in the little things, because once you walk down the aisle it all goes away: all that matters is getting married and having a blast as husband and wife. The day of the wedding really just try to enjoy the day you planned. After we went table to table we spent the remaining few hours on the dance floor and didn’t leave – remember this party is about you guys so ENJOY what took you so long to plan!!
The following Washington, DC area wedding vendors contributed to Lindsey + Corey’s wedding:
Photo Credits: Leo Druker Photography
Submitted via Two Bright Lights