Emily & Alex

October 1

Family Farm – Easton, Maryland

Our Q&A with the Bride:

What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

We had looked at a number of estates/bed and breakfasts around the Eastern Shore as potential locations for our wedding, but when we thought about it, we realized there wouldn’t be anything more meaningful then getting married on the farm where I (Emily) grew up. We were able to take pictures at the original farm house and surrounding barns and had the ceremony outside and reception under a tent in my parent’s yard.

What three (3) details from your wedding were your favorites?

We gravitated toward a more vintage look and wanted the details to be reflective of that theme and of our personalities. We really wanted to have a photo booth where guests could dress up and take pictures during cocktail hour. My Dad and brother-in-law built a frame and we stretched some fabric across it for a backdrop. We used my parent’s old couch and chairs to create a living room scene. I think our guests had a lot of fun with the glasses, moustaches, and hats – and we created a Shutterfly account where guests were encouraged to upload their own photos and where we posted the photo booth pictures.

The second theme we had throughout the wedding was a bird theme and one of my favorite details was the place cards. I had come up with the idea to make bird place cards using old music sheets, feathers, and clothespins. We strung them up with twine on the doors of an old wardrobe so guests could find their seats.

The final detail we both spent a lot of time on was the dessert table. I had been really inspired by the beautiful dessert bars I had seen online and wanted to have something similar, especially since we were serving cupcakes. We used cake stands on top of vintage coke bottle boxes at various heights for the cupcakes, hung yellow and white fabric on the tent as a back drop and put single stem yellow flowers and ferns across the table.

If you could offer one piece of advice for other couples planning their wedding, what would it be?

Enlist the help of your family and friends– we couldn’t be more thankful for all the help we got during the wedding planning process and the week before to finalize last minute details and make sure the place was looking great. We were both so happy with how everything came together and we couldn’t have done it without our family and friends.

Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.

It is hard to pick one moment (that is why we have a video!) but I think for both of us it was when we were saying our vows to one another. Of course, we were in front of our family and friends, but when we were standing face to face it was if it was just the two of us. It was a moment we will never forget.



Photography: Brooke Courtney Photography | Cater: Garden and Garnish | DJ: Crow Entertainment, LLC | Photographer: Brooke Courtney Photography | Cake – The Freedom Bakery | Cupcakes and desserts: Peace of Cake  | Bouquets and boutonnieres – Seasonal Flowers | Bridesmaids dresses – Simple Silhouettes | Bride’s Dress – David’s Bridal | Videographer – Les Lenz