We are so happy to be sharing so many weddings that not only celebrate the couple’s love, but celebrate the local area that we all know and love too! There’s no better time or excuse to share your favorite things about your home, city or surrounding area with your friends and family. Allison and Jonathan’s wedding on Maryland’s Eastern Shore is no exception. They said “I do” with the beautiful water behind them, Muriel Silva behind the camera and a bicycle built for two! Pedal on back later today for their sweet and fresh reception.
From Allison and Jonathan: I would describe our wedding in one word: Welcoming. The Chesapeake Bay has meant so much to us and we were really excited to share the stunning beauty of the area with our friends and extended family. We incorporated Bay staples like steamed crabs, duck, warm autumn colors, local produce, and views of the bay. My parents live a few miles from where we got married and although we live in DC, it felt like the weekend was a wonderful way to share a region of the country we consider home.
Our chuppah symbolized the home we will build together with the support of our family and friends and it was beautiful to be married under one made by my Dad. He collected interesting pieces of driftwood that washed up on the shore in the area. He spent the weeks before the wedding building the frame and designing the overall look. He constructed it in a way that it could easily be taken apart and reassembled at our venue. Jonathan’s Bar Mitzvah prayer shawl and our fathers’ prayer shawls formed the canopy of the chuppah.
A tandem bike became our theme. Jonathan is a cycling fanatic and the idea of us on a tandem bike represented the reality that we are in this together. The theme carried over to our wedding website, save the date card, and decorations on the table. Friends even tracked down a tandem bike that was parked outside the tent that guests took for rides before the ceremony.
We have so many fantastic memories. Seeing individual faces as we walked down the aisle was overwhelming in a good way. I was so happy to see so many friends and family in one place. Stealing away after the ceremony with Jonathan, we had a few quiet minutes to reflect on the day and pause to enjoy.
The following Washington, DC area wedding vendors contributed to Allison and Jonathan’s wedding:
Location: Osprey Point Inn
Tent, lighting and rentals: Eastern Shore Tents and Events
Photography: Muriel Silva Photography
Flowers: Angela Ingram, Flower Child – (410) 810-9191
Invitations and paper products: Tiny Prints and DIY
Band: Richard G. Tuttle Band
Groom’s attire: Brooks Brothers and Thomas Pink
Bride’s attire: J.Crew and Magaschoni
Alterations: Maria Luz with Anytime Alterations – (301) 933-0288
Photo Credits: Muriel Silva Photography
Submitted via Two Bright Lights