We are back with more of Ashely and Eric’s rustic, yet elegant springtime wedding in Maryland. Did you see their gorgeous wedding ceremony outside? I had the hardest time selecting pictures from Birds of a Feather Photography, because each of the flower arrangements was more beautiful than the next! I just love all of the little jars and vases. In addition to all of the rustic-meets-pretty decor, I enjoyed hearing about all of the DIY touches and little things that Ashley did to personalize their wedding. So sweet!

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From Ashley:  I knew from the very beginning that I wanted to be hands on in the styling, planning and details of our wedding. I stained wooden crates and wrapped mason jars in jute and lace for the flower arrangements. Handmade caramels for the favors. Even cut my own table runners from a roll of raw burlap. I really fell in love with the entire process and when everything came together in the end fell in love all over again!

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More from Ashley:  My main priority for the wedding was food. I’m a real foodie and always noticed the stigma surrounding wedding food. I wanted people to walk away from their tables raving about their meal and I was very pleased to have gotten just that!

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Ashely’s advice for other DC area couples:  If you want to be hands on, go for it! My only advice is to give yourself a deadline for all of your DIY projects. Also, don’t hesitate to ask for help. My bridesmaids were waiting at every turn to help out and looking back I should have utilized them more.

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Thank you so much Ashley and Eric for sharing your wedding story with us! The following Washington DC area wedding vendors contributed to their wedding:

Venue: Sotterley Plantation
Photography: Birds of a Feather Photography
Coordination: TreBella Events
Paper Goods: Blush Paperie
Transportation: Legacy Limo
Flowers: Davis Florist
Makeup: Liz Wegryzn
Bridal Dress: Watters from Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection
Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Bridal Veil: White by Vera Wang from David’s
Groom’s Attire: Express (suit); J.Crew (shirt)
DJ (Ceremony + Reception): Mixing Maryland
Rentals + Lighting: Top Hat Party Design
Catering + Linens: Roundz Gourmet Market & Catering
Dessert: Cake by Michelle’s Cakes and Macaroons by  Sweet Lobby

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: Birds of a Feather Photography

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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