Welcome back to the second half of Jesse and Adam’s rustic farm wedding in Maryland. (But first, take a look at their outdoor farm wedding ceremony first!) This wedding is the definition of laid-back elegance from the DIY chalkboard signs to the mason jar escort “cards.” And, all of it speaks true to this couple who wanted a celebration that reflected their casual and outdoorsy personalities, all captured by Elliott O’Donovan Photography.
My sister (a Maryland area small business owner with her own floral design company) created all of our floral bouquets, flower girl crowns, boutonnieres, aisle decorations and centerpieces herself by hand, and I helped her choose the flowers and pick out the centerpiece containers.
It was especially important to both Adam and me that our wedding was representative of our values and we are so proud to say that all of the food we served was 100% vegan! The vegan caterers at Woodlands Vegan Bistro baked our gorgeous cakes as well all of the food and it was wonderful to get so many complements on the food, given that there were familiar dishes with some probably unfamiliar ingredients for everyone. Everything was incredibly fresh and truly delicious from the cornbread to the beet salad and mock crab cakes!
Jesse’s wedding planning advice for other DC-area couples:
I recommend working with outside-the-box caterers. Catering can be hugely expensive if you go with a company that typically does weddings, especially in that area. We saved a ton by using our favorite restaurant to cater and providing so many of the rentals ourselves!
Thank you so much Jesse and Adam for sharing your wedding reception with us! The following Washington DC area wedding professionals contributed to their wedding:
Venue: Agricultural History Farm Park
Photographer: Elliott O’Donovan Photography
Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas
Programs: Oh Darling Paper
Floral Design: Sweet Blossoms
Bridal Attire: Greta’s Bridal & Formalwear
Bridal Sash: Brown Eyed Girls’ Boutique
Hair and Makeup: Red Door Spa
Bridesmaids’ Attire: The Dessy Group
Bridesmaids’ Accessories: Beazuness
Groom’s Attire: J.Crew
Groom’s Shoes: Calvin Klein
Ceremony Music: Ballad’ve
Catering: Woodland’s Vegan Bistro
Centerpiece Crates: Country by the Bumpkins
Napkins: Moo Cow Momma
Signs: Daisy Patch Primitives
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Photo Credits: Elliott O’Donovan Photography
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