Monday, November 21, 2011

Real Wedding: Sweet on St. Michael's

Katie and Mike held their 220 person wedding at her parents home in beautiful St. Michaels, MD.  Affectionately referred to by some as the "Little Hamptons," St. Michaels is a an extremely picturesque and quaint town on Maryland's eastern shore.  Even though they now live in Annapolis, both Katie and Mike grew up in STM and their families still reside there so it made sense to have the celebration in their hometown.  The theme of the wedding was southern elegance meets hometown sweethearts (Katie was prom queen!) with a girl-next-door kinda feel.  Since Katie's parents property is called "The Groves" (which is short for their last name, Hargrove) we decided to play up the "Groves" and do a subtle tree theme for the wedding.  The property's long driveway is lined with trees and K+M decided to get married under a beautiful tree in the backyard so it worked out perfectly :)  Enjoy the wonderful pictures by Abby Jiu - I love that she shoots film!

Ceremony + Reception:  Private residence
Catering + Cake:  Windows
Flowers:  Petals
Gown:  Chevy Chase Bridal
Shoes:  Badgley Mischka
DJ:  C+J Entertainment
Invitations:  Temptations
Chivarri Chairs:  Select
Tent + Rentals:  Tents 4 Rent
Day of Paper + Logo Design:  Three Fine Mice
Bridesmaid Dresses:  Bella Bridesmaid
Lighting + Dance floor:  Perkins Productions
Lounge Furniture:  AFR
Vintage Rentals + Props:  Gilley Gray
Tree Stump Tables:  Strawberry Milk Events
Planning + Design:  Strawberry Milk Events
Photography:  Abby Jiu Photography

Color Palette:  Navy, Fuschia and Peach.

The long beautiful driveway at The Groves

Love this rustic chicken coop on the family property!

Four of the bridesmaids are actually the bride's sisters!

Our biggest seating chart yet!

Sign a wine bottle!  Creative guestbook.

Love the oyster burlap runners on all the tables!



Late night s'mores by the pool

Candles in mason jars illuminate the pathway at night

Dance off!

French fries provided a salty snack post wedding cake
Mini rootbeer floats in vintage coke glasses