Oh the beauty today, I can’t handle it! I could look at today’s featured wedding in Southern Maryland over and over, and then over again! Tara and Laura held their wedding in Maryland at a place close to their hearts – their alma mater where they met! Their beautiful riverfront, garden wedding ceremony was held at the St Mary’s College of Maryland Garden of Remembrance, where both brides walked down the aisle with their dads at the same time – melt my hearts! The brightly colored, orange and green summer wedding ceremony was kicked off with watercolor wedding invitations and oodles of DIY wedding details. The couple made sure their wedding celebration was one personal event, with a book theme all around them, to show off their shared love of reading! Tara and Laura each had their own color coordinated bridal party – one in orange, the other in green, while the rest of the big day details wove the two hues together. We love how each bride had her own personal style and flair, but it all still flowed seamlessly with the rest of their wedding! Special thanks to the talented Laura Elizabeth Photography for sharing Laura and Tara’s beautiful Maryland wedding photos with us!
From the brides: It was important to us to work with our family and friends from St Mary’s College. Our officiant was Laura’s mentor from her first library job, and both our DJ and photographer were fellow alumni. Our bridal parties helped us with many of our wedding decorations, such as getting some of the books, making paper flowers, and heart confetti made out of old book pages. Tara cut out wooden shapes of Maine and Maryland, and we designed and put together the wedding ceremony program fans and bookmark wedding favors.
Congratulations to Tara and Laura! Thank you for sharing your colorful garden wedding ceremony in Southern Maryand with us! Stay tuned, up next we’re sharing their summer tented wedding reception with you!
The following Washington DC area wedding professionals contributed to their wedding:
Photography: Laura Elizabeth Photography
Stationery: Momental Designs
Floral Designer: Heather Borror (My Flower Girl)
Bride’s Attire: ModCloth
Bride’s Attire: David’s Bridal
Ceremony + Reception Venue: St Mary’s College of Maryland Garden of Remembrance
Caterer: Canard’s Catering
Cake/Dessert: Jessica’s Cakes
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Photo Credits: Laura Elizabeth Photography