Magical, romantic and stunning would be the three words I would use to describe this wedding. Taking place at the Maryland barn wedding venue, The Union Mills Homestead, this amazing wedding has just about everything we love. Part vintage style and part barn wedding chic, this bride really tied together a wonderful wedding dat look. From the bride: When the planning began, we both knew that our budget wouldn’t allow for a lavish ballroom event, but that wasn’t what was reflective of us as a couple anyhow. We truly wanted a small, romantic, ceremony followed by a night of celebrating. We had so many family members and friends who provided so much love and support to us over the years, they deserved a party! We wanted our big day to about our favorite people in the world, just as much as it was about us. Thank you to James Garrett Photography for sharing this wedding with us today.
We planned simplistically: we were married by one of our closest family friends on civil war grounds in a garden, and had our reception in the nearby barn. We served our favorite foods, BBQ (Patrick’s) and Mac & Cheese (mine) and danced the entire night! And then I slightly complicated the planning process with my vintage vision: We didn’t want a “typical barn wedding” with mason jars and bales of hay, while beautiful, it just wasn’t us. We really wanted romance at our wedding, and we knew we could implement that theme, with just a little bit of work. Some examples: our guests ate off of mismatched vintage china which I started collecting just days after we were engaged. The barn decor was made up with items we had found at vintage stores and estate sales: gold antique frames, tea cups, pitchers, candles, jars, bottles. My best friend grew wildflowers in her garden to create a very specific vision for floral arrangements: whimsical, fresh, and natural. It was truly a labor of love, and I could not have imagined it turning out any more perfect than it did.
Sources – photography: James Garrett Photography / venue: The Union Mills Homestead , a Maryland wedding venue / video: With The Film / beauty: Vintage Veils / invitations: Splash of Silver / signage design and calligraphy: Anchor Point Paper Co. / gown: Allure Bridals