Today’s wedding looks so fun, I just can’t stand it! I secretly wish I could go back in time and be a little birdie hanging out and watching all the excitement, but instead I’ll just keep scrolling through Documentary Associates‘ photos of the day! Meghan and Stephen’s Maryland wedding took place at Glen Echo Park and it was filled with DIY projects and totally unique details. What is that the bridesmaids are standing on, you ask? Why those are handmade heart stepping stones! Talk about the perfect way to keep your shoes shiny and clean! Their ceremony also incorporated both Jewish and Scottish traditions, and just wait until you see their bold and modern reception!

Ruffled Wedding Dress Wedding Dress Trim

From Meghan: Our goal from the beginning was to have a meaningful, personal ceremony, and then throw an amazing party for the friends and family who had come from all over to celebrate with us. I knew I wanted something that felt modern, colorful, and maybe a touch of vintage, and found an amazing Alexander Henry bird fabric that helped us pull the summary palette of bright pink, green, and yellow together, anchored with black and white.

Maryland Bride

Grooms Wedding Shoes

Maryland Wedding First Look

 First Look Maryland Wedding Colorful Heart Wedding Shoes

Glen Echo Maryland Wedding

We put together the ceremony and wrote our own vows, and included a ketuba, handmade chuppah, handfasting, and breaking of the glass to represent Stephen’s Jewish and my Scottish heritage. Our friends and family pitched in as well – making our standing hearts, our table linens, our photobooth, our flowers, and even our cake!

Wedding Chuppah

Wedding Parasols Colorful Glen Echo Wedding

Maryland Wedding Bride and Groom

DIY Glen Echo Wedding Ceremony Bridesmaids on Hearts

After a lot of indecision, Stephen and I decided to write our own vows the morning of the wedding. We agreed on a format, but otherwise didn’t share them with each other before the ceremony – it turned out we wrote almost identical vows! It had us both cracking up (along with our parents holding the chuppah) during an otherwise intense part of the ceremony.

Maryland Wedding Ceremony in Glen Echo Park

Maryland Wedding First Kiss Glen Echo Park Wedding Ceremony

The following Washington, DC area wedding vendors contributed to Meghan and Stephen’s wedding:

Venue: Glen Echo Park
Caterer: Main Event Caterers
Officiant: Amanda Tate
Wedding Planner:  Blue Canary Events
Photographer: Documentary Associates
Flowers: Caroline Winslow (Friend)
Music: DJ PGee
Cupcakes: Hello Cupcake
Dress: Melissa Sweet
Bridesmaids: Aria
Shoes: Kate Spade
Groom’s Attire: J. Crew
Runners, Napkins, Favors, Buttons, Photo Booth + Heart Stepping Stones: DIY

Don’t forget to visit our vendor guide for more fabulous Washington, DC area wedding professionals or our real wedding gallery for more beautiful Washington, DC area weddings!

Photo Credits: Documentary Associates

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