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Chesapeake Wedding August 2019

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Four Generations Family Owned Operated Since 1933 S e e t h e Ev e n t s p a g e f o r W i n e Ta s t i n g s B e e r Ta s t i n g s Ta p S o c i a l s S p e c i a l Ev e n t s S TAT E L I N E L I QU O R S CO M EV E N TS TA S T I N G S Fine Wines Liquors Specialty Beers G o u r m e t Fo o d s C h e e s e s G r o w l e r B a r w i t h 3 5 Ta p s 1610 Elkton Rd Elkton MD 1 800 446 WINE 1 410 398 3838 statelineliquors com C H E S A P E A K E B AY W E D D I N G CO M FA L L 2 0 1 9 3

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By Land Air or Sea Our Brides O B id Arrive A i in i Style St l We re Proud to Announce our neW WAterfront Venue Accessible by Sea Plane Boat Limo More this Gorgeous Spot on the Chesapeake Bay is the Perfect Venue for your Wedding or Special Event HArford county s Premiere eVent Venue Specializing in Weddings Corporate Functions Special Events A Beautiful Historic Setting With Spectacular Views of the Chesapeake Bay www LaBanqueDeFleuve com 410 942 1444 321 ST JOHN STREET HAVRE de GRACE MD 21078 4 C H E S A P E A K E B AY W E D D I N G CO M FA L L 2 0 1 9

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Let Us Plan and Cater Your Wedding or Bridal Party Event On and Off Site Banquet Catering Services Up to 200 People for All Special Occasions We use a Wood Burning Oven and Grill to bring out the best flavor in all our baked entrees Our Pasta is Homemade daily and we use nothing but the finest and freshest ingredients Celebrating our 31st year 6320 Old Branch Ave Camp Springs MD 301 449 6160 www ww topolinorestaurant com w 6 C H E S A P E A K E B AY W E D D I N G CO M FA L L 2 0 1 9

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48 20 68 14 54 INSIDE Our featured venues Rosewood Farms 20 The Barn at Pleasant Acres 42 Wylder Hotel 70 Advice and expertise Hitched by Heather Beautiful boho hair Kari Rider has a plan Tips from a newlywed 13 38 48 54 38 Make your wedding unique Your day captured on canvas Personalized letterpress printing Strike up the bluegrass band Our couples Ashley Mack Billie Tyler Jade Clint On the cover Styled shoot on the Miles River 14 28 36 62 64 68 70 8 C H E S A P E A K E B AY W E D D I N G CO M FA L L 2 0 1 9 7

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About the Cover ST Y L E D SHO OT PHOTO S B Y L AU R A OL S ON L O C AT I O N S T M I C H A E L S M A R Y L A N D This styled shoot was designed to present a breathtaking fall wedding on the Chesapeake Bay Real life couple Hope and Justin Daigel showcased their love on the Sail Selina II which offers exclusive nautical weddings in St Michaels This couple leads a truly adventurous life often traveling in their free time Elise Brown owner of Magnolia Events expertly coordinated the styled shoot event and adorned the boat with enchanting fall florals by JStarr s Flower Barn that included a bevy of auburn hued blossoms which were all locally grown Gluten Free Bakery Girl provided a whimsical yet refined Chesapeake Bay Oyster Cake accented with real oyster shells and pearls Jewelry was provided by Dickinson Jewelers and included his and her wedding rings men s watch pearl bracelet and exquisite antique earrings worn by the bride A touch of Chesapeake character was provided with Mr and Mrs Crab and an eye catching wine carafe completed the scene The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and Inn at Perry Cabin can be viewed in the distance 8 C H E S A P E A K E B AY W E D D I N G CO M FA L L 2 0 1 9

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We also garnered advice from two planners as well as a recent bride who can steer you in the right direction if you are ready to begin to navigate this crazy maze of matrimonial mayhem Our featured weddings are the icing on the cake These beautiful events were selected from among the entrants in our photo contest with a huge nod of appreciation and admiration to the photographers who have captured these couples moments so perfectly For me these phenomenal photos and inspiring stories bring a greater understanding as to why the wedding industry is so colossal As we know all too well the big day often requires big bucks but I am no longer mystified by the motivation to spend After all this is your one chance to throw a massive party with everyone you love and the sole person you want to spend your life with Enjoy your imaginings W hether you re madly in love or mad at the world awaiting the big proposal or waiting for someone anyone to just please wash the dishes it s great fun to imagine your fantasy wedding Lena Ellwanger Chesapeake Bay Wedding is intended as a source of advice and inspiration for those who will soon be tying the knot But it is also a chance for those who might never marry or have been long married or maybe have tried it and found it wasn t for them to dream a little P S We would love to read tales of your wedding fails and nightmares come true on your big day No we don t want to relish in your pain we just want to be able to reassure others that it s OK if not everything goes according to plan Send your story to me at lellwanger chespub com if you want to remain anonymous or post it to our Chesapeake Bay Wedding Facebook page or Instagram account if you are finally able to laugh about it To kickstart your mind s meanderings we are featuring a selection of Maryland s many gorgeous venues from the water s edge to the beautiful barns of the countryside To explore the possibilities even further we ve found some folks offering services you might never have thought of A live wedding painter What an incredible personal piece of art PUBLISHER Jim Normandin jim normandin adamspg com EDITORS Lena Ellwanger Chesapeake Bay Editorial Director lellwanger chespub com Talbot Kent Queen Anne s Dorchester and Caroline counties Brooke Schultz bschultz chespub com Cecil County and Newark Alexandria Saurman asaurman somdnews com CREATIVE Arden Haley ahaley nxcmedia com Greg Mueller gmueller chespub com ADVERTISING Betsy Griffin bgriffin chespub com 443 239 0307 CIRCULATION Doug McAvoy dmcavoy chespub com Calvert St Mary s and Charles counties 10 chesapeakebaywedding com C H E S A P E A K E B AY W E D D I N G CO M FA L L 2 0 1 9 P R I N T D I G I TA L SOCIAL Full distribution information can be found on page 47

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d e h c t i H g n i t t e G g nin n a l p s e tak BY ALEXANDRIA SAURMAN Planning a wedding isn t the easiest task when life s other responsibilities get in the way Fortunately there s a solution to make your special day and everything leading up to it more relaxing hire a wedding planner Would you buy a car without insurance asks Heather Miller a longtime wedding planner and owner of Southern Maryland based Hitched by Heather Why would you plan a wedding without a wedding planner We are your insurance Heather has helped coordinate or planned on her own over 350 weddings and her company has led more than 200 she says She started Hitched by Heather seven years ago and has since grown the company to eight employees who offer a multitude of services such as a month of coordinator partial planning services full planning services and elopement options Hitched by Heather serves Southern Maryland Annapolis Washington D C Virginia and more even outside the DMV region Heather says For destination weddings she has traveled to Texas New York South Carolina North Carolina Florida and beyond and has contacts in other countries and on other continents During her years of experience Heather has seen many aspects beyond her control go wrong such as a vendor showing up late a band calling out one hour before arrival time plumbing difficulties and a tent blowing away Almost anything can go awry and she says she has never had a wedding go flawlessly so You need someone who has the experience to say I know how to fix that Heather shares some of these experiences as well as tips and tricks on her blog hitchedbyheather com which covers everything and anything from confessions of a wedding planner to travel tips such as How to honeymoon in Italy and 10 tips for airplane travel with an infant to beauty and decoration pointers With experience as wide as Heather s what s her advice to engaged couples You need to be realistic in your expectations your budget she says and what you guys want your day to be about Think about you guys as a couple because we are so programmed to think about how everyone else is going to enjoy this day when this day s really about you guys AIL T E D THE T A E E SW S L E ONE E M O LET S S C H E S A P E A K E B AY W E D D I N G CO M FA L L 2 0 1 9 13

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Creating a Memory BY BROOKE SCHULTZ Live wedding painter captures the details of your special day 14 C H E S A P E A K E B AY W E D D I N G CO M FA L L 2 0 1 9

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F or Brittany Eddowes seeing her wedding come together through the lens of a painter was more than we could have ever dreamt up The painting featuring the newly married Eddowes during their first dance depicts the couple s Chesapeake Bay Beach Club venue their centerpieces and drapery the bridge in the distance the Bay itself and even their dog I just feel like it s a different kind of keepsake she says It s the wow factor The artist is Brittany Branson whose career in the field began about two years ago after she had a live wedding painter at her wedding After watching the painter work at her wedding Branson felt that with a little bit of courage she could do that too The painting is one of the most precious things I have from the big day Branson says Now that we have our own painting and it s so special to us it s very wonderful to be able to offer that to my own couples because the painting is probably one of if not the only thing that you ll be able to keep from that day Through her work Branson complements what wedding photographers capture I can have a little bit more fun in terms of the flexibility of the paintings because it s not just documenting what s happening she says Like with the Eddowes couple Branson says that she tries to include little details from the wedding into the painting I just want to make sure your painting captures as much of what guests are seeing as possible Branson says I do my best to make sure that the painting captures a lot of other elements that may not immediately be in front of people during the first dance or another moment During the Eddowes first dance the Bay was behind Branson as she was painting but she knew it was important to include it for the couple In the final piece the Bay stretches out behind the Eddowes as they dance C H E S A P E A K E B AY W E D D I N G CO M FA L L 2 0 1 9 15

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Branson notes that it s popular for couples to have their pet included She can also add in loved ones who have passed The painting can be a really nice way to honor them she says That s where we can really have some fun with the painting and really create a memory Using acrylic it takes Branson about five hours on site to render her work She typically arrives at the venue about two hours early to set up where the moment will occur so she can lay in the background and additional details That timeframe helps me complete the background and work on the composition of the painting she says Hopefully it s a little bit dry by the time let s say their first dance happens and then I just paint for a few more hours She doubles as a form of entertainment too she noted The amount of people that came up to us to say Wow your portrait looks amazing that s a good feeling too that people enjoyed it as much as we did she says You don t see live wedding portrait painters as often Branson offers two sizes of canvas 18x24 or 22x28 as well as the option to have a painting from the ceremony and reception commissioned Typically she says couples choose to have a moment from their reception and the 18x24 is her most popular canvas size This year Branson has 30 weddings lined up so far but she s still booking The painting just incorporates all the details It may take eight or nine photos to show the whole picture of the wedding but this hits it all in one Eddowes said She did way more than I ever asked for CBW A lot of guests love to just do quick laps to see the progress of the painting she laughs Eddowes agrees C H E S A P E A K E B AY W E D D I N G CO M FA L L 2 0 1 9 17

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U N IQ U E E X P E R I E N C E S AT Rosewood Farms B Y B R O OK E S C H U LT Z PHOTOS BY ARDEN HALEY C H E S A P E A K E B AY W E D D I N G CO M FA L L 2 0 1 9 21

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W hen you step foot onto Rosewood Farms the venue becomes a canvas here for the couple to paint says Katie White business manager Biddle and Katie purchased Rosewood Farms in May 2017 Before it was transformed into the venue it is today the property was home to a winery and poultry farm Sitting on 44 acres in Elkton the venue is enveloped by rolling cornfields growing vineyards and a pond Rosewood Farms first wedding was in October 2018 Currently the venue is booking into 2022 Only a small handful of Saturdays are still available for 2020 We ve kind of taken exactly what we think a bride s vision will be and transplanted here and I think that s very unique Katie says When we bring couples through here and we see their faces glow their expressions and the speechless moments I think that just kind of makes everything worth it The Biddle family composed of owners and founders Rick and Anne Biddle and their children Matt 22 Rosewood Farms offers access to all the buildings on the site which includes reception ceremony and dressing space from noon to 10 p m When the couple arrives at noon the wedding parties split into the lounge and suite areas The lounge features a pool table flat screen and sofas as well as restrooms and showers C H E S A P E A K E B AY W E D D I N G CO M FA L L 2 0 1 9 The suite that sits adjacent to the lounge s building where the bride and her bridesmaids can get ready once was a four bedroom farmhouse Now the space gives way to a full kitchen bathroom two dressing rooms the bride s dressing room accented with an original cedar closet and a hair and makeup space To say their official I Do s the venue offers outdoor and indoor locations The couple could take their vows by the pond between two pear trees or inside the Rustic Barn The light gray barn can seat around 175 people for a ceremony less than 100 people for a reception and Katie notes that the whitewashed walls allow for minimal or elaborate decorations

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A mezzanine above provides access for photographers DJs and in the past harpists or quartets Music carries really nicely from the mezzanine she says Below the ceremony space with the original stone and reclaimed wood from the barn guests can enjoy cocktail hour at a full service bar Glass doors allow the festivities to spill out into a patio courtyard where another bar is stationed The lower portion of the barn is great for photos Katie notes and has often been a spot for first looks for couples The mix of rustic and original meshes well and has a charm to it she says She points to particular points of character like cow names and dates scrawled onto the brick by past farmers Across from the Rustic Barn the party continues into the Rose Barn where the space can be set up for the reception in a spacious room with 20 foot ceilings and an ornate chandelier Katie notes that the space is flexible with room for a band a fireplace for the sweetheart table or however the couple wants to see it set up Each wedding is so unique We have the ability to create something special she says Behind the reception area a bar is built into the silo Covered patio space encloses the Rose Barn where guests can enjoy the view in rocking chairs I think we ve always had that theme of having that rustic elegance because it s important to us to have that blending of rustic and wood and those kind of neutral tones but mix it with upgraded amenities she says 24 C H E S A P E A K E B AY W E D D I N G CO M FA L L 2 0 1 9

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The venue also allows for the purchase of add ons Couples can rent a TR6 an antique sports car for photos yard games like giant Jenga tic tac toe and cornhole a fire pit which can be used during the cocktail hour and reception for gourmet s mores additional time either an hour before for added preparation time or an extra hour at the end of the night a vintage photo booth which comes with an attendant a scrapbook and a USB of the photos and a golf cart for ease of taking photos or to help transport guests Rosewood works exclusively with six caterers and offers a venue specialist to help things run smoothly on the big day Being here is the experience Katie says So you really have to come here and see the property and see its true beauty and just walk the grounds and understand who we are and what we provide CBW C H E S A P E A K E B AY W E D D I N G CO M FA L L 2 0 1 9 25

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personalized printing The unique process behind beautiful inv itations B Y L E N A E L L WA N G E R PHOTOS BY ARDEN HALEY Stationery may not be high on your list of wedding planning priorities but it is of utmost importance to your guests After all a save the date gives them the first glimpse into your big day And the much awaited invitation reveals all of the delightful details W hen you take extra time and care with the selection of these paper mementos it will be noticed C H E S A P E A K E B AY W E D D I N G CO M FA L L 2 0 1 9 29

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J odi Bortz owner of Blue Canary Letterpress offers an especially unique printed product with each piece individually created on a 1921 Chandler Price letterpress using paper she has cut by hand Here she fondly describes her work Can you explain the process of letterpress printing Letterpress printing is an old style of printing where raised type or images are pressed into paper to create a design You can only print one color of ink at a time so if there are multiple colors you have to press each page individually as many times as there are colors Originally letterpress printers used metal type lined up one letter at a time to create text Images were created using wood cuts or copper etched plates Today I create my designs on a computer and have the plates developed on a photopolymer plastic that takes the image and creates the raised type and imagery I use this to transfer the image onto paper How did you get into it I was working with friends at their independent publishing company helping out with their holiday rush It was such great fun working together we thought we should continue with something we could do 30 C H E S A P E A K E B AY W E D D I N G CO M FA L L 2 0 1 9 together The idea of letterpress printing came up because they are fans of the medium My dad was a printer he did offset printing which is a different process but it seemed like an opportunity to follow his lead I still use his ink knife to mix my colors Our first printing business was Haywire Letterpress which focused on lovingly printed irreverent greeting cards My friends were offered a great opportunity so I bought them out of the press and rebranded as Blue Canary Letterpress My focus now is on custom design and printing such as weddings event invitations and business branding Are the designs limited because of the process I think the limitations are something that makes the work unique and beautiful Letterpress works best with line drawings It s also best to keep the number of colors limited Colors are pressed one at a time and have to be lined up each time The more colors the more difficult the design is to press What are the advantages of letterpress Letterpress is timeless It shows quality and attention to detail Letterpress paper usually contains cotton so you can feel the texture and the weight of it Letterpress can be classic or modern

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Can you physically see the difference You can feel the texture of the letters and the designs in the paper because of the process of pressing them into the paper Letterpress invitations are not only beautiful to look at but beautiful to touch How often do you do save the dates and invitations for weddings I work with several couples every year I only work with one or two couples at a time so that I can work closely with them through the process and give their invitation suite the attention they deserve Sometimes a couple just needs an invitation and RSVP but sometimes the invitation suite can include save the dates destination maps and accommodation cards or other unique pieces I like to spend time getting to know the couple their wedding plans and their style so that I can come up with a design that fits them perfectly How far in advance would someone need to contact you if they wanted personalized invitations For destination weddings I definitely recommend sending save the dates as soon as you know when and where it will be so that friends and family can make their arrangements to be there For traditional weddings it s good to have the initial consultation about six months to a year in advance I work with each couple to develop a timeline of what they will need working backward from the big day Every couple is different and every wedding is different Blue Canary Letterpress is located in Chestertown in Kent County Email jodi bluecanarypress com for inquiries C H E S A P E A K E B AY W E D D I N G CO M FA L L 2 0 1 9 33

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BLUEGRASS ISN T JUST FOR FESTIVALS Bring some tried and true Americana to your reception BY ALEXANDRIA SAURMAN I magine standing at the table of a wedding reception for the cocktail hour the room tastefully adorned in decorations matching the newlyweds palette As friends and family mingle about sipping cocktails and munching on small appetizers the music comes on It s not the DJ It s not a jazz band It s bluegrass A lot of people really I don t think they associate bluegrass music with weddings in this area says Woody Norris a member of bluegrass trio 15 Strings but I know far down South it s really popular and believe it or not up around D C Bluegrass might not be the most common type of repertoire requested for weddings but it s a type of music that works well with anything as long as it s presented correctly Norris adds The Southern Maryland based 15 Strings is comprised of three members Norris Dale Ferguson and Tom Cratty who have been playing together for five years Ferguson the band s founder had grown tired of playing the same traditional music Norris says and wanted to begin playing contemporary bluegrass Since then the trio has covered more than just weddings rehearsal dinners and engagement parties They ve showcased their talents at bluegrass festivals band competitions and private parties 36 C H E S A P E A K E B AY W E D D I N G CO M FA L L 2 0 1 9

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According to their website Ferguson plays the banjo mandolin and guitar and has an extensive musical history in a variety of other groups Norris a St Mary s County native started playing guitar and banjo when he was 9 and 12 respectively and Cratty of Hyattsville picked up dobro guitar and singing at 42 and bass at 51 Along with the band s experience 15 Strings is also special because they don t just play contemporary bluegrass wherever they go Norris says They ll incorporate some pop rock or traditional music into their sets too We kind of like to play to our crowd If they want to hear traditional stuff we play traditional stuff he says The crowd really likes the diversity Southern Maryland also boasts home to longtime bluegrass band Jay Armsworthy and Eastern Tradition Strumming since 1995 the band consists of four musicians Jay Armsworthy Leon Morris Scott Walker and Lewis Layton According to their website Armsworthy plays guitar and leads the group in vocals alongside Morris who also plays the mandolin Layton sings tenor and baritone vocals and doubles as the band s upright bass player while Walker plays the banjo Armsworthy the leader of the band says they ve gotten multiple requests to play at wedding cocktail hours or before the ceremony It s a good music for people to mingle and socialize you know while the guests are arriving Although they primarily play traditional bluegrass Armsworthy says the band does incorporate country into its sets and tries to accompany whatever requests that the party has We try to make their event go as smooth as possible for them From the 10 weddings they ve played and countless other parties carnivals and fairs Armsworthy said bluegrass music gets people excited and loosened up Bluegrass is happy music he adds It seems to put smiles on people s faces And for those guests who may not be familiar with the music genre bringing in a bluegrass band gives them an opportunity to see and hear what bluegrass really is To find out pricing for 15 Strings or Jay Armsworthy and Eastern Tradition either band can be contacted directly Additionally both Armsworthy and Norris say their bands do travel for events CBW C H E S A P E A K E B AY W E D D I N G CO M FA L L 2 0 1 9 37

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Hair Artistry T WO L OV E LY L O O K S A N D A D I Y PHOTOS BY ARDEN HALEY Let s face it Most of us have little hope of ever recreating a hairstyle purported to be easy to do it yourself And an intricate wedding look is even further beyond our grasp But that s the beauty of what stylists like Justa Mayorga of Hair Artistry by Justa are capable of creating An Eastern Shore native Justa has been a stylist since her late teens and has been pulling off wow wedding looks for more than 16 years I love weddings It s fun it s happy there s a buzz of excitement Justa says which she enjoys sharing with the bride and bridesmaids as she helps them prepare for the big moment Justa can pull off everything from elaborate braids intertwined together to a beautiful up do but her favorite looks are a bit more loose and flowy I love the bohemian styles just carefree not super finished and polished These favorites are ever popular styles among brides tobe who often accent such looks with single blossoms or a crown of flowers A lot of brides are not doing veils Justa says for which she is grateful Obviously every single person is going to want to hug the bride So when you put your arms around the bride your arms go around her veil and then her hair gets pulled every single time someone s hugging which can wreak havoc on Justa s beautiful creations Here Justa has put together a couple of gorgeous wedding styles similar to some of her oft requested looks a bohemian partial up do and a loosely braided down do twist And for the hapless among us who never know what to do with our hair she is gracious enough to also give stepby step instructions for an easy yet elegant coiffure that can be worn any old day of the week 38 C H E S A P E A K E B AY W E D D I N G CO M FA L L 2 0 1 9

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n o n g i h C Y I D Start with clean dry hair that has been loosely curled Step 1 Pull hair into low ponytail and leave 1 inch sections loose on both sides Step 2 Separate hair above ponytail in half flip ponytail up and pull through the split Step 3 Pin loose ends up into center twist tuck them in but it doesn t need to be perfect because they will get covered up Step 4 Pull back side sections twist and pin over the top of the bun covering any loose pieces from step 3 Step 5 optional Add a jeweled pin for a more finished look And remember this style looks great with loose tendrils it doesn t need to be perfect C H E S A P E A K E B AY W E D D I N G CO M FA L L 2 0 1 9 39

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CHESAPEAKE BAY G O L F C L U B Make Your Next Event Historic Create a little history of your own when you choose Darnall s Chance House Museum for your wedding or reception Our 30 x 60 tented patio is large enough to accommodate 125 guests dance floor buffet tables bar and band and provides a beautiful 18th century backdrop for your special day Rentals available May through October Stop by on Sundays 12 4 pm for a site visit Darnall s Chance House Museum 14800 Governor Oden Bowie Drive Upper Marlboro MD 20772 history pgparks com For further information call 301 952 8010 C H E S A P E A K E B AY W E D D I N G CO M FA L L 2 0 1 9 41

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TheBarn at Pleasant Acres By Alexandria Saurman to a new potential client we say It really is where you re cared for by family and our goal is to make your wedding day perfect and we enjoy making your wedding day perfect The Barn at Pleasant Acres is a place where family and history are all wrapped into one As a former Calvert County tobacco barn The Barn at Pleasant Acres has serviced more than 40 weddings since its opening as a wedding venue just two years ago The property which sits on a former tobacco farm is operated by family members who have owned the acreage for many years As such their family focused service is reflected in their motto Where you re cared for by family Julie Sickle co owner of the venue adds So when we talk Construction on the venue began in 2015 after Julie s daughter Megan Rollins decided she wanted to get married in the old tobacco barn which was falling apart at the time Julie says They tore down the barn saving all the original wood and collaborated with Amish craftsmen who helped them rebuild the structure Julie s husband Bob Sickle and other family members added the finishing touches which C H E S A P E A K E B AY W E D D I N G CO M FA L L 2 0 1 9 43

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included modernizing the building with air conditioning and heating The newly minted wooden barn brags a large open space for the ceremony and reception a private bridal suite complete with bathroom mirrors and chairs and a small balcony overlooking the reception area with manifold purposes extra seating a location for a DJ set up or a relaxing area for the groom s party before the wedding A closer look at the inside details reveal the history still a part of the barn the grandiose American chestnut front doors made from old barn s beams and bathroom countertops and a downstairs bar constructed from the original wood A lot of love went into building this barn Julie says Sickle family members also hand built the tables ceremony benches and altar With ample open fields the venue caters to both indoor and outdoor weddings and hosts a variety of photography opportunities Julie said from a rolling field filled with rye in the fall to a willow tree to the barn itself Parking is available on the premises for guests who are escorted up to the ceremony area on golf 44 C H E S A P E A K E B AY W E D D I N G CO M FA L L 2 0 1 9 carts by staff or what the owners call the barn family All areas of the venue are handicap accessible Julie adds Packages for The Barn at Pleasant Acres start at 7 500 and include a day of coordinator the family run bartending service BarBells and eight to 10 staff for the wedding that also help with guest care and service and cleanup at the end of the event Julie says Clients must provide and set up their own decorations but lighting and antique furniture options are available and all decorations are packed and placed in the client s cars at the end of the night by the barn family So when you have a wedding here the wedding day is truly stress free Julie says We really are here to make sure you get exactly what you want on your wedding day and we pride ourselves that if you know something is happening that we take care of it before the bride groom and their families have any idea For more information on packages and estimated prices contact The Barn at Pleasant Acres directly on its website CBW

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Your right hand woman By Lena Ellwanger Kari Rider Events erases your wedding worries Kari Rider knows a wedding planner is essential she hired one for her own wedding despite being a planner herself I would highly recommend it especially someone who knows the area who lives there and can be your feet on the ground there particularly since she did something sort of destination getting married on Bald Head Island in North Carolina 48 C H E S A P E A K E B AY W E D D I N G CO M FA L L 2 0 1 9 Kari grew up in New Jersey but she knows and loves the Eastern Shore like a local having spent many summers along the Chesapeake Bay on her family s boat as a child then attending Washington College in Chestertown and finally settling in Easton where she established Kari Rider Events in 2009 Many of Kari s couples come from Annapolis D C Virginia New York and beyond I would say 99 of

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my clients don t live here It s close enough to plan but it s different from what their friends have done Plus the Shore offers a unique combination its close proximity to major cities yet feeling like more of a destination wedding People love the coastal small town vibe As with any planner Kari s level of involvement varies depending how much a couple wants to spend and how comfortable they are doing some of the legwork themselves Month of planning Kari says is for someone who doesn t need as much help or can do a lot on their own We come in the last month before the wedding organize all your vendors do your wedding day timeline obviously manage the wedding and reception and be the point person for the weekend or day With full planning she would be the first or second hire coming in right before or after a couple has set a date and secured their venue From there Kari usually moves on to blocking out rooms so the guests are guaranteed somewhere to stay Being smaller towns sometimes we have to do more creative room blocks since we don t have a lot of large hotels here Then she helps the couples plan out the remainder of the time leading up to their big day We prioritize what they need to be booking when based on vendors availability and what s important to them She creates a custom wedding checklist for each couple and assists with their wedding website which helps them stay organized and prevents them from being too overwhelmed in the process at any given time Kari facilitates the planning process from the very start by meeting with a couple and their potential vendors in her studio in the heart of downtown Easton Since none of my clients live here everyone can come here to one central location The space is also set up with rental options such as linens place settings chairs and the like to help a couple visualize their desired look As a smaller firm Kari limits the amount of couples she takes on Branding each wedding to each couple and all those details takes a long time so it s nice to be able to do just a certain number a year With that attention to detail those couples find they are able to let her take the reins so they are completely free to enjoy their day And having Kari onboard is not only a lifesaver for many couples it is also a great courtesy to their wedding guests You don t want your family doing it They should be relaxing and having fun Don t put anyone to work Hand it off to somebody else CBW C H E S A P E A K E B AY W E D D I N G CO M FA L L 2 0 1 9 51

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Brides SLEEP ovEr 40 GuEStS in 4 HomES Plan your bachelorette party today Excellent group brunch and dinner packages Please call our event planner for details w w w G C F B co m Kent Island Beach House Steps from Waterfront Restaurant Fishing Boats Marina Beach Tiki Bar and Airpark Kent Island Beach House II A Fisherman s Village right in Kentmorr Are you fishing for a Kent Island Getaway then Reel us in today Located in National Harbor MD 240 676 0684 All Natural NY K A O W CANDLE COMP E I A V Soy Candles Luxury Soy Candles hand crafted for your special day Beautifully decorated scented personalized with your info Guest favors bridal party gifts table decor etc A gift you and your guests will love to take home To order call 410 924 7620 www OakviewCandleCompany com 52 C H E S A P E A K E B AY W E D D I N G CO M FA L L 2 0 1 9 Kent Island Beach House III Perfect place to Relax Recharge and Experience Panoramic Sunsets along the Eastern Shore in the Sunny Isle of Kent Kent Island Golf House LOCation STAYcation GOLFcation Across from the Blue Heron Public Golf Course Book your stay and reserve your Tee Tea time today Kent Island Beach House LLC Four Gorgeous Short Term Rental Homes on Kent Island in Stevensville Maryland vacation KIBeachHouse com 410 984 7618 KIBeachHouse com

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Take it from Her Tips from a newlywed bride Looking at her radiant smile you d never know Sheila Edwards was overwhelmed on her wedding day Thankfully it all came together in a beautiful way but she learned plenty and is happy to offer up her nuptial knowledge to others who are just starting out in their planning process S T O RY B Y L E NA E L LWA N G E R P H O T O S B Y C A S S I DY M I S T E R Tip 1 Find your venue early Because Sheila and her now husband Joshua are Dorchester County natives and high school sweethearts with a deep love for the water they wanted to be married near their childhood home But they were based in Virginia at the time due to Sheila s service in the Coast Guard with two months in and two months out meaning half her time was spent on a cutter out at sea Still Sheila wasn t worried at first C H E S A P E A K E B AY W E D D I N G CO M FA L L 2 0 1 9 55

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Shapers Salon Denton Inn Wherever Life Takes You Best Western is There An elegant and private boutique catering to brides and their guests 413 Needwood Ave 6 S West Street Easton MD 21601 Easton MD 21601 410 822 6555 AMENITIES INCLUDE Wireless Internet Connection Outdoor Pool 24 Hour Front Desk Safe Deposit Box Late Check Out Complimentary Newspaper Concierge Guest Laundry Free Parking Mail Service Fax Printer Services Business Center Dataports Baggage Hold Best Western Denton Inn 521 Fleetwood Road Denton MD 21629 410 479 8400 BestWestern com DentonInn C H E S T E R R I VER YACHT COUNTRY CLUB Photo by Meg Dixon Chester River Yacht and Country Club invites you to come tour our beautiful venue located on the banks of the scenic Chester River The Club offers beautiful views of the river and our perfectly manicured golf course along with a large ballroom that can accommodate 130 guests for a seated reception From cuisine and coordination with local vendors our staff provides unparalleled expertise to couples planning their dream wedding PHOTO CONTEST CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS KELSEY RHODES SAND Winner of 75 to Shapers Hair Salon Photos by Erin Wheeler Chester River Yacht and Country Club Chestertown MD 410 778 3818 ext 102 56 C H E S A P E A K E B AY W E D D I N G CO M FA L L 2 0 1 9 ASHLEY PYLE Winner of 75 to Twisted Vine Wedding and Event Florals ELLE CHRISTENSON Winner of 75 to Occasions Boutique STAY TUNED FOR SPRING WEDDING PHOTO CONTEST COMING FOR OUR NEXT CHESAPEAKE BAY WEDDING EDITION CHESAPEAKEBAYWEDDING COM

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Easton Elks Lodge 1622 502 Dutchmans Lane Easton MD 21601 410 822 3344 eastonelks gmail com Contact us to schedule your special events Locally owned and operated wedding and event floral company We offer personalized service and high quality floral designs for weddings When you are looking for someone to listen to your ideas call us Priscilla Horne 443 206 0203 North East MD www twistedvinefloraldesign com For All Of Your Wedding Needs AFFORDABLE PRICING Perfect f Petals l Florist Decor LLC Family Owned Operated WE DELIvER ANyWhERE IN CECIL COuNty If you think it s too far call us first 225 C East Main Street Rising Sun MD 21911 410 658 1326 Fax 410 658 1337 www perfectpetalsltd com C H E S A P E A K E B AY W E D D I N G CO M FA L L 2 0 1 9 57

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Once we had the date figured out I was like OK I ve got time They checked out a few places gradually coming up to look at them on weekends but weren t wowed by some and found others too pricey One of Josh s cousins had gotten married at Marvels on the Creek a B B in East New Market At first I didn t want to do it there because his family had already seen a wedding there But as they checked out other venues their time began to dwindle and Marvels appeal began to grow The more and more I thought about it and saw our actual options and trying to stay within budget I was like You know what this is in the county that we met my grandparents live five minutes down the street and that area was a special place for us Let s just do it here Once it was finalized Sheila was very pleased with the decision She says the owners were incredibly kind and generous She ticks off some perks being allowed to begin set up on Wednesday staying on site overnight homemade breakfast in the morning and perhaps most importantly very reasonable prices 58 C H E S A P E A K E B AY W E D D I N G CO M FA L L 2 0 1 9 Tip 2 Get it in writing When choosing their caterer the couple knew of a company that came highly recommended They went fairly early in the planning process to get quotes on pricing but looked around a bit before committing By the time we emailed them back the lady that had been doing it event planning had changed out So I had to deal with a whole new person And the prices had gone up I was like Hold on we had already agreed on this But they didn t have a contract or anything nothing really official Thankfully the original pricing had started low enough that the increase didn t break the bank And she was still happy overall They did a good job But with everything else I was planning it was just one more thing

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Tip 3 Hire a good photographer Tip 4 Don t do it all on your own As you can see from the results Cassidy Mister did a spectacular job with the couple s photographs I planned the whole wedding myself I didn t even think about getting a planner and in retrospect I kind of wish I did The week before and the day of the wedding was very hectic in my opinion Other people said Oh no it was fine but it was a lot on me to do As a bride you don t want to be stressed out It ended up raining on the couple s wedding day another stressor that Sheila had refused to think about until the last minute She kept up an attitude of Not on my day but reality set in as the forecast called for 100 chance of rain Her well experienced photographer was prepared for that eventuality She brought a clear umbrella which was used in many of the couple s pictures and served as a unique eye catching detail Also due to her prior knowledge Cassidy encouraged the couple to allow for plenty of time for photos which Sheila doubted necessary She had built in a lot of buffer room I should ve listened to her They ran out of time to take shots in as many locations as they had hoped If she had gone with the suggested timeline Sheila said I wouldn t have felt rushed She advises anyone who is just starting out If you have it in your budget to get a planner I would recommend it Even if you can t get one for the whole planning experience definitely the day of someone to help direct everyone and who knows how it should look and how the bride wants it to go For Sheila with so much going on That day is such a blur Thankfully they hired a videographer to capture all their special moments Though they are waiting to watch their video until their anniversary this September they loved the highlight reel and are looking forward to re living the day I m glad we get to have those memories in motion C H E S A P E A K E B AY W E D D I N G CO M FA L L 2 0 1 9 59

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Feel like the most radiant version of YOU on your wedding day 410 604 3860 101 Dundee Avenue Suite 100 Chester MD 21619 www flowers4youtoday com A M Tent Events Offers Everything You Need For The Wedding of Your Dreams PROFESSIONAL HAIR MAKE UP Since 2012 Currently servicing Maryland Washington D C Northern Virginia Pennsylvania Delaware Landre and her team of professionals are committed to providing you a personalized exxperience Her tea eam rema mai ains i up to date with thh the thh lat atest sty tyles y trends and most moo imp mporta p tantly a co contitinue i ued ed edu edduucccaaattion t On Site Servi es Inclu luddee e Complete Party Rentals Wedding Event Coordinating Invitations Wedding Party Store 410 620 1221 www ameventsservices com Guided Tours Special Events Weddings Lotus Blossom Art Nature Festival August 10 Rev War Colonial Festival October 12 13 www mountharmon org 410 275 8819 info mountharmon org Mak ake ke Up e Up do do Sty o tyli yling i Hai air i Exte tensio e ions o Eyel ela lash a Exte tensio e ions o Men s Groomi ming i Spec eci ciiaaall Effffec fect cts t Mak ake ke Up e Fac ace ce Body dyy Pai ainti i ting i Henna Tat att tttooo o Tat att tttooo o Cover Up eS 43 655 0025 www landresfx com Mount Harmon a scenic and historic treasure C H E S A P E A K E B AY W E D D I N G CO M FA L L 2 0 1 9 61

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Your wedding guests will enjoy thier stay at Hummingbird Inn in Historic Easton Maryland A One Stop Solution for a Timeless Intimate Wedding Setting by Victoria Certified Make up Artist Special Events Coordinator on site Wedding Officiant on site Outdoor space to accommodate 70 80 for weddings 410 474 7620 Pet Friendly www naturallooksbyvictoria com 6 Uniquely Furnished Guest Rooms Each With Full Bathrooms Includes 3 Course Gourmet Breakfast With Your Choice of Entr e Welcoming the LGBTQ Community Friends and Families For more information or to make reservations call 410 822 0605 info hummingbirdinnEaston com www hummingbirdinneaston com 14 N Aurora Street Easton MD 21601 Love is in the air and at Images Salon and Spa Let us create your bridal image that will complement your picture perfect wedding day Formal Styling Braids Hair Extensions Eye Lash Extensions Manicures Pedicures Facials Body Treatments Massage Spray Tan Tanning Lash Tinting Reflexology Waxing Electrolysis Air Brush Make Up We can travel to do hair and makeup for weddings A Beautiful You A Beautiful Day A Beautiful Life Planning for the Time of Your Life The Lighthouse Gardens of Bowleys Quarters Banquet Hall is the perfect place for every occasion Creating lasting memories for an unforgettable Wedding Reception Bridal Shower or Rehearsal Dinner is our expertise Call for a consultation www imagessalonandspa com Open Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Walk Ins Welcome 11433 Still Pond Rd Worton MD 410 778 8186 Gift Certificates Available 66 Images Salon and Spa C H E S A P E A K E B AY W E D D I N G CO M FA L L 2 0 1 9 or 410 979 8337 www bqvolunteers org Proceeds support the Bowleys Quarters Volunteer Fire Department

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Because a life well celebrated is a life well lived Celebrate your special day at Magnolia Manor Located on the banks of the Tred Avon River on the Eastern Shore of Maryland Magnolia Manor offers an intimate elegant historic setting for your wedding Its 19th century Southern charm period furnishings and manicured gardens and grounds evoke a timeless elegance and provide the perfect backdrop for your memorable day Contact us today at 410 443 1444 MagnoliaManorMD gmail com 768 Port Street Easton MD 21601 C H E S A P E A K E B AY W E D D I N G CO M FA L L 2 0 1 9 67

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Weddings your way AT WYLDER By Lena Ellwanger Photos by Arden Haley Aerial and guest photos courtesy of Wylder C H E S A P E A K E B AY W E D D I N G CO M FA L L 2 0 1 9 71

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C ouples can kick back and forget the formalities at Wylder Hotel Tilghman Island You come here you hang out all your family and friends are here that you care about says Kristin Seymour general manager and director of events at Wylder The carefree vibe paired with the hotel s many amenities create the experience of a destination wedding on the Eastern Shore Wedding parties will often start with a rehearsal dinner and end with brunch before they leave People drop their keys off on Friday and don t pick them up again until Sunday Many past brides describe it like summer camp all their favorite people in one place for a weekend long party Their guests are in our heated saltwater pool or on kayaks They spend the day playing lawn games and the night hanging by the bonfire pits roasting s mores With full or partial buyout options couples can completely customize their day Partial means that 25 hotel rooms are booked for your group Kristin says and the couple can choose to use the indoor event space which includes two rooms and Bar Mumbo or set up a tent on the lawn 72 C H E S A P E A K E B AY W E D D I N G CO M FA L L 2 0 1 9

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In a full buyout the group gets all 50 rooms and the whole place shuts down Saturday night for them A couple can then utilize all of the spaces however they choose Kristin says many couples use Tickler s Crab Shack and patio overlooking the water as their party space with a band or DJ set up on the adjoining deck as well as Tickler s indoor dining room for mingling and additional seating On the whole Wylder is all about accommodating your wishes You tell us what you want Kristin says We re super flexible and creative about stuff That includes the on site catering We do full custom menus And that fun flexibility extends to the options for the bridal party as well The bungalow separate from the main hotel has 10 rooms A lot of times people put their whole bridal party and friends all in that section They gather on the front porch while everyone gets ready then at night again as an after party Kristin says Usually they pick the two middle rooms for the bridesmaids rooms one s hair and one s makeup so the girls are on and off the deck drinking mimosas hanging out and relaxing For the guys charter fishing captains are readily available right there at the hotel s own docks so grooms will arrive via boat most of the time which gives them their own special entrance Kristin says The venue is fairly new to the scene after extensive renovations to the buildings and property it opened as Wylder Hotel in April 2018 But people are quickly catching on Wylder has 10 weddings in 2019 and is booking fast for 2020 And the hotel is open year round allowing couples to take advantage of additional pricing options while still enjoying the experience of a waterfront wedding at Wylder To learn more contact Kristin at kseymour wylderhotels com CBW C H E S A P E A K E B AY W E D D I N G CO M FA L L 2 0 1 9 73

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Where the Potomac the Chesapeake meet Your Perfect day is Here St Mary s proximity to northern virginia Washington d C and Baltimore plus beautiful locations and affordability make it a great place to hold your wedding Choose from St Mary s romantic venues and helpful wedding vendors to create your perfect day Begin Your Adventure At visitStMarysMd com 74 C H E S A P E A K E B AY W E D D I N G CO M FA L L 2 0 1 9

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YOU EXPECT THE BEST ON YOUR WEDDING DAY LET US EXCEED YOUR EXPECTATIONS PROSPECT BAY is a hidden gem on the Eastern Shore just minutes from the Bay Bridge offering a ceremony and reception venue for up to 250 people Our experienced friendly staff will guide and assist you from the initial planning to the final toast We specialize in exceptional quality and value To schedule a tour or for more information contact Shelby Brown Banquet and Sales Manager 410 827 6950 sbrown prospectbaycc com Prospect Bay Country Club 311A Prospect Bay Dr West Grasonville MD 21638 www prospectbaycc com C H E S A P E A K E B AY W E D D I N G CO M FA L L 2 0 1 9 75

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Photo Tom McCall Happily Ever After Maryland s Eastern Shore ranks as one of the country s top wedding destinations and Talbot County sits at the epicenter of this trend The county is blessed with a myriad of stunning wedding venues from waterfront begins in Talbot County estates to historic inns and there are enough vacation rentals to accommodate any wedding party You can be as relaxed or adventurous as you want to be and when your Big Day rolls around you ll tie the knot in style 410 770 8000 TourTalbot org E A S TO N OX F O R D S T M I C H A E L S T I LG H M A N I S L A N D 76 C H E S A P E A K E B AY W E D D I N G CO M FA L L 2 0 1 9