Happy Monday to all of our favorite DC wedding friends, we hope you had a wonderful weekend! I can’t believe we are already into August, with only a month of summer left! Today we are sharing a special spring Maryland wedding from Connor Studios. Evan and Lindsay were married in April in a romantic Jewish wedding ceremony, under the prettiest floral adorned chuppah by Edge Flowers. They strove to create a wedding that would be classic and elegant. They knew that when they looked back on their special day, they wanted it to feel timeless and true to their style as a couple. Pairing the faintest of blush flower accents with navy and gray bridal party attire they created a simple sweet design story that we love. Thank you to Connor Studios for sharing this lovely Maryland wedding with us today, and congrats to the newlyweds!

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From the Bride: We both had the idea of writing a note on the bottom of our partner’s shoe, without the other knowing. We had no idea we both had the same idea. The Matron of Honor worked out details with the Best Man for the bride, and the Best Man was working out the details with the Matron of Honor on behalf of the groom – again, we both had no idea the other came up with the same idea, but the Matron of Honor and Best Man did. It was a special moment when we each saw the bottom of our shoe as we were getting readyPotomac at Avenel Farms DC wedding- Connor Studios (28) Potomac at Avenel Farms DC wedding- Connor Studios (18) Potomac at Avenel Farms DC wedding- Connor Studios (38)Potomac at Avenel Farms DC wedding- Connor Studios (41) Potomac at Avenel Farms DC wedding- Connor Studios (42) Potomac at Avenel Farms DC wedding- Connor Studios (43) Potomac at Avenel Farms DC wedding- Connor Studios (12) Potomac at Avenel Farms DC wedding- Connor Studios (15) Potomac at Avenel Farms DC wedding- Connor Studios (11) Potomac at Avenel Farms DC wedding- Connor Studios (14) Potomac at Avenel Farms DC wedding- Connor Studios (13) Potomac at Avenel Farms DC wedding- Connor Studios (17) Potomac at Avenel Farms DC wedding- Connor Studios (9) Potomac at Avenel Farms DC wedding- Connor Studios (45) Potomac at Avenel Farms DC wedding- Connor Studios (64)

From the Bride: We had selfie sticks at each table with a hashtag for the wedding weekend (#fryfeldmanforever). That seemed to have been a hit! We also had fun with our kippot (it was a Jewish wedding) and instead of the typical personalization on the inside with our names and date, we chose to do something a little different and had a cute instruction note inside.”

Some of the other personalizations that we had were things we did for the wedding party. Such as personalized champagne glasses provided to the ladies on the day of dress shopping; the men had personalized/branded boxes with their initials and a personalized flask inside with their pink tie and pocket square; the ladies were also given a personalized tote bag with their gift inside. ”

 

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Your photographer is key! It is extremely important to have someone that knows what they are doing and are able to hold your hand throughout the process. The entire wedding planning you are forced to make decisions and do an intense amount of research. When it comes to the photos you need and want someone to tell you what looks good. The photographer will help dictate the day to make sure these are memories that last a lifetime.

We decided to change our photography team after our initial engagement session, when we felt that they were not our best fit for the wedding. It was the best for us to be comfortable, and I encourage people to have a ‘trial’ (such as an engagement session) with their photographer. If you do not feel comfortable, find someone else! The photos and how you will remember this day should be the last thing YOU need to worry about – let someone else. A good photographer will be that someone.”

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We absolutely loved the music. We did something a little unconventional and had, what typically would be, dueling pianos. Daniel Korzelius, based out of Wilmington, NC, the main musician and planner, was fabulous. He turned a 3 person dueling piano experience into what felt like an 8 person band. We also could not have been happier with the venue. Having a beautiful venue with a professional staff (professional every step of the way) put our minds at ease. It showed to our guests.

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Advice from the Bride: Hire a planner for the process, longer than just a weekend coordinator. There are little details that aren’t fun, such as the wording of the invitation, that would be so helpful if someone just handled it for you. I can think of a ton of little examples like this that if only I had someone taking the lead on it, I probably would’ve been a little less stressed!!”

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Congratulations to Lindsay and Evan!  Thank you for sharing your beautiful Potomac Maryland Club wedding with us!

The following Washington DC area wedding professionals contributed to their wedding:

Photography: Connor Studios
Coordinator: Nancy Misler
Makeup: Michanna Murphy
Bridal Salon: Betsy Robinson
Bridal Shoes: Kate Spade
Grooms Attire: J. Hilburn
Floral Designer: Edge Flowers
Invitations: Minted
Wedding Venue: TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm
Officiant: Rabbi M. Bruce Lustig
Band: Daniel Korzelius
Cake: Custom Cake Design
Transportation: Reston Limo

For more wedding vendors, please visit our Washington DC area wedding vendor guide and for even more amazing local ideas, check out our wedding inspiration galleries and other Washington DC area real weddings.

Photo Credits: Connor Studios

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