Emily and Dustin had a beautiful June day for their Maryland wedding, setting the stage perfectly for the garden party wedding they wanted. Every detail of their day, all captured by The Happy Couple Wedding Photography, was chosen with a truly classic vibe in mind. Case in point? Check out their getaway car! The car whisked them away to their reception, where the true garden party came to life, but you’ll have to come back later for that!
From Emily: I wanted the wedding to be a classic American, garden-party type of affair. Our color palette was navy blue, leaf green and raspberry pink. The setting was so important in creating this theme (as was our luck with the weather!) – having it set in a beautiful, classically structured building amidst the Audubon nature reserve really captured everything we were going for.
My favorite detail was the blue handkerchief that was wrapped around the base of my bouquet. My grandmother had recently become ill and could not attend the wedding, my “something blue” handkerchief of hers made her feel close though she was far away.
I’d have to say my favorite memory was our ride in a vintage car between the ceremony and the reception. The car was amazing, and as we hadn’t seen each other before the ceremony, it was our first time alone together and our first opportunity to share stories from the morning and really talk/absorb that we were married before the reception and the endless socializing. And we got to ride in a beautiful car!
The following Washington, DC area wedding vendors contributed to Emily and Dustin’s wedding:
Ceremony: St. Mary’s Church
Reception: Woodend Sanctuary
Catering and Wedding Cake: Festive Foods Catering
Photographer: The Happy Couple Wedding Photography
Floral Designer: Franklin 2·1·5 by Jennifer Lodato
DJ: DJ Beach
Wedding Dress: Winnie Couture, Distinctive Designs Bridal
Groom’s Attire: J.Crew
Makeup and Hair: O’Hair Salon
Liquor: ACE Beverage
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Photo Credits: The Happy Couple Wedding Photography
Submitted via Two Bright Lights