Welcome back for our post-Memorial day wedding celebration! (Did you see Marie and Scott’s bayside wedding ceremony?) For their reception, Marie and Scott moved into a simple but classic tent, offering sugar cookies turned place cards and opting for the Cupid Shuffle instead of the classic parent dances! Their bayside-inspired palette continued with pops of bright green and a cake decorated with sea shells, all captured beautifully by Megan Beth Photography.

Historic London Town and Gardens Historic London Town and Gardens Wedding Cocktail Hour

From Marie: I hate to see favors left on tables or thrown away, so we made ours edible. My husband loves cookies, so it seemed like a natural choice. We decided to use sugar cookies iced to resemble sand dollars. Several people asked me which bakery made them and I loved saying we made them with my great aunt’s recipe. Their packaging also doubled as place cards and meal selection.

Maryland Wedding Favors

Cookie Escort Card Favors Lime Green Table Numbers

Navy and White Wedding

Historic London Town and Gardens Wedding Navy and White Wedding Tent

Military Wedding Reception in Maryland

Green and Navy Wedding Decor Navy Green Wedding Reception Decor

We skipped a lot of things – a videographer, programs, performers for the ceremony. We also decided against dedicated dances because our parents weren’t too keen on the spotlight – instead of a father/daughter dance I taught my dad how to do the Cupid Shuffle. One of the best moments was having him and my mom together on the dance floor next to me.

Maryland Wedding Reception Dance Floor

Historic London Town and Gardens Wedding Dance Floor Shell Wedding Cake

Wedding Cake Cutting

The following Washington, DC area wedding vendors contributed to Marie and Scott’s wedding:

Venue: Historic London Town and Gardens
Caterer: The Main Ingredient
Photographer: Megan Beth Photography
Floral Designer: Benfield Florist
Music: C&J Entertainment
Stationery: Merry Mint Designs
Hair: Image Creators Salon
Makeup: Nicole Palermo
Bride + Bridesmaid Attire: David’s Bridal

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: Megan Beth Photography

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