This Maryland wedding at Burley Oak Brewery is loaded with rich woods, earthy greens and tons of great recycled finds. Friends and family helped with handmade touches for the decor, while the brewery took care of “The I Do Brew”! Maria DeForrest Photography was sure to capture the rustic look of it all perfectly.
From the bride, Brooke: I first saw Bob while surfing with my Dad in Ocean City, Maryland back in 2007. I couldn’t get him out of my head and it took me 2 years to finally introduce myself and he was just as shy. When we finally met and started dating, we both knew we’d be together forever.
Being born and raised in Berlin, MD, when it came to plan our wedding I took the small-town-feel and ran with it. Our friends at Burley Oak Brewery opened their hearts and their fabulous building for us to transform into the rustic setting that I had dreamed of. We used old tin that we rescued during the demolition of a local store from the 1800’s and pallet wood to make a wainscoting focal wall for photos. I found aTicketmaster’s desk from a railroad station in Tennessee at an auction, also from the 1800’s, and used it as our welcome area. My mother hand painted “love quotes” on a recycled wood door and dear friends of ours handmade our Cocktail tables, each ten feet long, that created the party area. Our table arrangements were a variety of greens, vintage wood and tulip tree branches all from the gardens of our friends. My family hung the globe lights and handmade burlap banners from the Brewery’s beams.
Although the entire day was incredible, our favorite part of the wedding was the reception at the brewery. The entire night felt like the best party we’d ever been to and no one wanted it to end. Our guests had never been to a wedding like ours! The brewery even brewed a special blend just for our wedding called “The I Do Brew!” along with 3 other great craft beers. A quick but perfect ceremony, a long cocktail hour with plenty of soul food, no sit down dinner, no established end time, non-typical wedding music, endless ridiculous dancing, a dozen pizzas delivered at 10pm, and an impromptu game of flip cup at the end of the night will-all stand out in our minds when we think back to the best night of our lives.
Processional: “Can’t You See,” Marshall Tucker Band (performed acoustically by a friend)
First Dance: “Love Your Love The Most,” Eric Church
Wedding location: Berlin, MD / Photographer: Maria DeForrest Photography / Ceremony Venue: The Taylor House Museum / Reception Venue: Burley Oak Brewing Co. / Food: Waterman’s Inn Catering / Libations: Burley Oak Brewery / Desserts: Candy Kitchen Shoppes, Baked Dessert Cafe, Classic Cakes / Flowers: Flowers by Alison / Music: David Dixon on acoustic guitar, DJ D$ / Dress: J.Crew / Shoes: TOMS / Groom: LLBean (vests handmade by Mother of Groom, buttons inherited from Grandmother and Great Grandmother)