Matthew and Natalie

Wednesday, April 27, 2011































This wedding at Running Fox Farm in Chestertown, Maryland is not only a gorgeous, homespun affair, but brings back all sorts of lovely memories of my time spent in Baltimore, where I got my Bachelor's degree. I can tell you one thing, though-those years weren't nearly as beautiful as this celebration!

This wedding brought the bride and groom's families together in a magical way: the groom's father, a pastor, married the couple. The bride's sister-in-law's mother (talk about a mouthful!) was Natalie's second-in-command when it came to wedding planning and design. Her friend and bridesmaid baked their croquembouche wedding cake, and another baked the rest of the magnificent dessert table. The couple recruited a buddy who's an electrician strung all the lights and chandeliers at Running Fox Farms. Another pair of friends designed the invitations, and perhaps best of all, the bride designed her wedding gown with the help of Suzanne Reams.

The understated blooms were designed by Severna Park Florist, Dawn, and the couple had Adam Barnes on hand to capture each gorgeous moment.


While I love click, click, clicking to add fabulous designers and ingenious stationers to a wedding write-up, something about this beautiful, handcrafted wedding about melts my heart-don't you agree?


Photos by Adam Barnes, Spotted on Style Me Pretty.

39 comments:

  1. i adore the shoes! and that vail.. so pretty :) xoxo jillian

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  2. Too stinking cute. I love outdoor weddings.
    velvet cupcakes

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  3. I agree with you 100%! Such a great statement... you don't need to make a "BIG" wedding to have an unforgettable affair!!

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  4. so gorgeous! i love the indie/vintage feel, but still so pretty! those shoes are to die for.

    ps - i'm pouring over your cocktail recipes. having a girl's night on sat and need some ideas!

    xo.ashley

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  5. Wow! She is gorgeous and every single detail is incredible. I love how the whole family got involved. That must have made it even more precious and special for them.

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  6. I do agree! She is so beautiful, as was her wedding. Everything about it was gorgeous!

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  7. oh her shoes are so dreamy!! if only!

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  8. wow, these pictures are stunning. what a beautiful day! <3 EverRubyGirl.blogspot.com

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  9. what a gorgeous outdoor wedding. Her veil is beautiful!!!

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  10. this outdoor reception and them dancing under the stars and lights is so romantic looking! I love their sweetie bags and cake table!
    xox

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  11. She looks absolutely stunning and that party looks just blissful. Sigh.

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  12. Things I love from this wedding: Her bouquet, the silhouette prints, the cafe string lights, the gentle setting, her shoes, the ribbon streamers and the classically beautiful couple - congrats to you two!

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  13. I'm madly in love with her bouquet. And the sweet silhouettes! Ah!

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  14. I'm madly in love with her bouquet. And the sweet silhouettes! Ah!

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  15. OO, what a beautiful wedding! I LOVE their dessert table and croquebouche 'cake' sounds lovely - so much better than traditional wedding cake.

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  16. what a gorgeous wedding! i love when friends & family play such a big part in helping out with the festivities - it makes everything extra special. i'm in awe of that homemade croquembouche cake

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  17. i adore her veil, its a beauty. I wish wearing wedding veils could be an everyday kinda thing....

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  18. absolutely beautiful wedding...i adore their fresh and soft photos! beautiful!

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  19. What a charming couple and gorgeous wedding! Love the bride's shoes and dress, so lovely.

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  20. Your Baltimore shoutout made me smile! Also, I may or may not have a crush on their adorable guitarist... and he must be local!

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  21. What a romantic wedding! But wait! I need those shoes!! ;) xo

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  22. her dress is absolutely divine. what a gorgeous wedding!!

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  23. I love it. Simple and not overdone. And those outdoor lights are divine. What a pretty setting!

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  24. so sweet and lovely. and wow, what a veil!

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  25. I pinned a few of these pictures (love that veil!!) onto my Wedding Ideas Pinboard!

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  26. those shoes. oh wow. those shoes.

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  27. beautiful! it has romance written all over it :)

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  28. those SHOES!! her HAIR! so so beautiful. my gosh. i cant believe our 1 year anniversary is only 1 month away...seeing these pics brings back so many memories. :)

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  29. Love the flutter of her shoes and the whole day just seems like a whispy tulle dream!

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  30. Love everything about this wedding! Her whimsy shoes, her dress, the location, the lights over the dance floor...all of it ;-))

    xoxo
    kristi

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  31. i love that the bridesmaids dresses are black. somehow, NOT having that splash of color looks even more classy.

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