Christina + Ben | October 10, 2015 | Taneytown Maryland
We adore this Maryland wedding. We love the intimate and pretty garden setting for the vows. And the sweet reception full of charm and fun. But mostly we love the happy content feeling that radiates from the bride and groom. This is a couple that was definitely meant to be.
The Ceremony The ceremony was held in the gardens, the main focal point of Antrim 1844. We loved this area because of the lush landscaping which made for a really intimate feeling, even with 160 guests. We’re outdoor enthusiasts so it was especially important to us that we get married outside. The weekend before was when Hurricane Joaquin hit the East Coast and led to cold and dismal days leading up to the big day. Saturday morning we were shocked to see blue skies, temperatures in the mid-60’s, and the first signs of fall foliage on a giant oak towering over the gardens. It couldn’t have been more perfect. The only tricky part was navigating my way down the long, windy, gravel path. My Dad was a great source of support that day, in more ways than one.
Our reception was also held at Antrim in the glass-enclosed ballroom a few steps away from the gardens. It was important that our wedding felt like us, so good food, drinks and music were all musts. We were fortunate enough to work with the Chef at Antrim who helped navigate us through the creative process when creating our menu and it exceeded all of our expectations. Personal touches included pepper jelly we made in 4 oz mason jars using a family recipe and the passing of ice cream sandwiches made from an all-time favorite local establishment, Hoffmans. After hours of dancing, the night concluded with several of our guests jumping into the pool; definitely a great way to end a memorable evening.
Christina’s wedding dress search
My dress was actually one of the first I tried on, but decided to continue looking because it was out of my price range. Many appointments later, I circled back to the one I found myself comparing every dress to. As soon as I put it on the second time, it was an easy decision. It had everything I was looking for with a uniqueness that I knew Ben would love and appreciate.
How she felt in her Liancarlo wedding dress Romantic, Feminine, Unique
Why she’s selling her wedding dress
I struggled with this decision. This dress was above my price range, but I had to have it. I rationalized the purchase by promising myself that it would be sold to a beautiful bride who will love and cherish it just as much as I did.