You know what a Monday morning needs? A little fall wedding inspiration, don’t you think? Just take a peek at all the amazing details of Cali and Dan’s harvest-inspired Maryland wedding straight from the lens of Blink Photography. Their Jewish wedding ceremony was a celebration of all things autumn—think deep purples, warm oranges and natural elements. Plus, there were tons of DIY touches from this crafty bride, like the handkerchiefs she sewed for wedding guests!

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From Cali: We wanted our wedding to be an inclusive, bountiful, celebration. We picked bright autumnal colors, deep purple and orange, colors that made us think of harvest. We brought in live trees into our space and used twinkle lights that made our wedding feel festive and romantic.

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The favorite part of the day was the ketubah ceremony. It was so intimate, calming, and meaningful. Our immediate family and wedding party surrounded us in a smaller ceremony where we signed our ketubah, or wedding contract, before the wedding ceremony. Dan’s brother, who officiated the wedding, provided the opportunity for us to hug and say hello to each of the people at the ketubah signing. Having that moment of calm and family before the bigger ceremony really helped slow the day down and focus us on the getting married part of the day itself. Dan’s brother wears the same tallis, or prayer shawl, for every wedding he officiates.

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The chuppah, or wedding canopy, fabric was picked by Cali and Dan. They’re actually table runners that Cali then sewed together and put a finished border around. Cali and Dan tromped around the woods near Dan’s family’s cabin in Vermont to find the poles that held up the chuppah. Cali’s dad and mom figured out how to attach the fabric to the poles.

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Thank you so much Cali and Dan for sharing your wedding ceremony with us! Don’t forget to come back later this morning to see their reception. The following Washington DC area wedding professionals contributed to their wedding:

Venue: Cylburn Arboretum
Officiant: Rabbi David Burstein
Photography: Blink Photography
Ceremony Music: MyDeejay
Stationery: Jack and Ella Paper
Veil: DIY
Shoes: Nordstrom
Jewelry: Lawrence Miller and Co.
Hair: Kristen Foster Hair Artistry
Makeup: Face the Day Beauty
Bridesmaids’ Attire: Alfred Sung from Weddington Way
Bridesmaids’ Accessories: Lou Lou Boutique
Groom Attire + Shoes: Macy’s
Groomsmen Accessories: Bows ‘n Ties
Catering: Clementine 
Favors: Donations to Bread for the City
Indoor Trees: Plants Alive!
Yarmulkes: Kippah
Ketubah: New Ketubah
Rentals: ABC Party and Tent
Table Runners: DIY
Transportation: ZBest Limousines

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Photo Credit: Blink Photography

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