This wedding was also featured on Style Me Pretty’s Little Black Book Blog on July 31, 2012
Sarah + Abe were married on a beautiful spring day! The couple truly made each part of the day their own: starting the day with a boys’ bourbon breakfast, choreographing their first dance over the wedding lunch, and adding flowers to Sarah’s bouquet from a 6 year old guest.
Their love of reading, their loving family and friends, and their gorgeous style all helped create a a uniquely personal celebration.
Our wedding was a true “labor of love” that incorporated the talents from the people who mean the most to us. My maid of honor designed our beautiful save the dates, invitations and guestbook. My high school friend and bridesmaid sang a beautiful song at the ceremony. Another friend designed our menus. Abe’s aunt owns a frame shop and she framed the guestbook as well as beautiful gift from his mom and stepdad.
Abe’s mom is also famous for her green thumb, and she grew Lilly of the Valley (one of my favorite flowers) to include in our arrangements. The day before the wedding, she led a group of friends and relatives in arranging the reception centerpieces into vintage vases we collected together over the last year.
The tree theme that was woven through our wedding was rooted (pun intended) in our shared love of Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree. The book’s simple, but powerful, message about unconditional love is important to us and seemed to be a great sentiment for a wedding.
Speaking of books, we also chose to integrate our favorite children’s books into the reception table names and decor. Instead of favors, we chose to make a donation to First Book, a childhood literacy organization, in our guests’ honor.
I can’t forget about the place settings. My parents scoured flea markets and thrift stores in my hometown to collect vintage place settings for the reception. There were many dish washing and packing parties right up until the big day, but the unique look it gave our reception was awesome!
Ceremony :: Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Edgewater, MD
Reception :: Londontowne House and Gardens, Edgewater, MD
Catering :: Ken’s Creative Kitchen
Cake :: Olivia Doherty, firstname.lastname@example.org
Flowers :: Local Color Flowers
Hair :: Hair by Rochelle
Transportation :: Annapolis Trolley
Invitations, Save the Date + Guestbook :: Emilie Udell