Maryland Manor Wedding
A bride who loves anything pink and vintage is a bride who’s right up my alley! Photographer Marta Locklear sent along this handcrafted Maryland wedding, complete with touches of rustic decor, hints of pink, and handfuls of skeleton keys. How much do you love the vintage framed table numbers?
From the bride, Lainey: Honestly, I am very much so a girly-girl and anything pink, sparkly and a little vintage I swoon for. I also wanted a bit of an Anthropologie vibe to it – rustic, crafty, whimsical – so, we ended up with a pink, sparkly, vintage, Anthro-styled wedding! It turned out better than expected and I think we managed to please our guests with a bit of nostalgic whimsy.
I was on a crafting marathon for months with the wedding. From hand picking skeleton keys from local antique shops and yard sales, to hand stamping old book pages for our table runners, I kept myself, my wonderful mother and my very sweet bridal party busy for a solid month leading up to the big day. I would say that our wedding could be described as vintage, a bit on the shabby chic side and a touch rustic. Love it when I hear our guests still talking about it in this way, too!
Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? I’d say, plan it like you’d plan a fun dinner party! It is very easy to put the wedding planning a notch higher on the pedestal of party planning, worrying that missing even the slightest detail will somehow ruin your day but really, when all is said and done, it’s about nothing else than a celebration of your love and commitment to your fiancé so relish in that love. You, your new husband, and your guests will be all the happier to enjoy the romance of it, not even noticing whether or not there were three flavors of tea served, how fancy the appetizers were, etc.
Processional: “Nothing Fancy,” Dave Barns; Pachelbel’s Canon in D; “Beautiful Day,” String Quartet
Processional: “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” Ingrid Michaelson
Reception: We had a mix of indie, oldies and new hits. And it never fails – old Michael Jackson songs got the party started for sure!
Wedding Location: Middleton, MD / Photographer: Marta Locklear / Florist: Gathered Vintage Rentals / Wedding Venue: Stone House Manor Country Club / Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero “Nora” / Shoes: Mia / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Ombre Pink b2 by Jasmine / Groom’s Tuxedo: Potomac Bridal / Wedding Caterer: Macaroni Grill / Wedding Cakes: Ed’s Country Bakery / DJ: Fred Barnett