Wendy & Nathan’s Personalized, Waterfront Wedding in Maryland

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  • July 24, 2014

A simple quote that sums up this wonderful couples love. Wendy and Nate are so perfect for each other. Who will cross the ends of the earth, just to be in each other’s arms.

^How beautiful is that? Wendy & Nate’s Maryland wedding is chock full of personal touches (Lord of the Rings quotes in the ceremony, a bride in chucks!) that made their love shine throughout their wedding day. I think the photographer summed it up the best though — ” This couple sure showed us that, as traditional as weddings can be, making it your own is what makes it perfect. ” Boom. Exactly. Traditional or nontraditional, it doesn’t really matter as long as you make it your own.

Wendy & Nathan’s Personalized, Geek Influence, Waterfront Maryland Wedding

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Vendors:

Photography: The Messenger Image | Venue: Private Residence | Florist: My Flower Box | Cake: Catering By Uptown | DJ: Event Entertainment – Dave | b: Lisa, 1612 | Bride’s Dress: Bridal Boutique | Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Warehouse | Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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My triple star jewelry (1 on the necklace, and one in each ear) was part of the “something old” since I’ve had that necklace (and it’s been a favorite) since I was 16; also, one of my sorority’s (Kappa Delta) symbols are 3 stars. I was wearing a bracelet from Nate (new-ish), a bracelet from my dad (new), and a bracelet from my best friend (old family heirloom, also my “borrowed” item). My “something blue” were my powder blue Chucks.

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The details are where it gets fun! The bride and groom both wore Chucks (as did all the groomsmen), because who doesn’t love Chucks? Also because heels are incredibly uncomfortable.

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Nate’s cuff links (my wedding present to Nate) were the Hyrulian Shield from Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time because we both love gaming and it’s a shared favorite of ours.

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We chose the venue based on how easy they made the planning process. Since Celebrations had lots of experience and preferred vendors (and had the most beautiful view), we decided to use them. The colors that we chose (blue, gold, and silver) were based on what would look best on the girls and with the light blue/grey background of the waterfront venue.

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Click inside for the rest of Wendy & Nathan’s Personalized, Waterfront Maryland wedding!

 

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One of my best friends from high school wrote our wedding ceremony that was chalk full of nerdy references from Lord of the Rings to Princess Bride. We wrote our own vows which also included some subtle references to some of our favorite shows (Avatar: The Last Airbender, and Game of Thrones). My dad was the one to legally marry us and sign our marriage license (which we had done just prior to the ceremony so that the events of the day could unfold without interruption).

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 I was extra excited for the reception because I hadn’t seen all of those friends in 4 years since I moved here from Indiana, and it would be Nate’s first chance to meet them. We let everyone know that this was going to be a rowdy celebration, and they all lived up to the task! Basically, we wanted the whole day to be the biggest and best party that we’d ever throw. And we definitely got our wish.

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Our panda cake toppers were made by a friend for us; we chose pandas because that is our nickname for each other. That story started very silly. We love South Park and there’s an episode with “Sexual Harassment Panda” where he says “That makes me a saaaad panda!” So we used to say that all the time and then it slowly morphed into other emotions too until we just kept calling each other panda all the time. (Example: when Nate would text me to say that he was coming over the next day, I’d text back “You just made me the happiest panda in all of panda-town!”)

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The DJ list was full of our favorite songs, inside jokes, and lots of dance tunes. I walked down the aisle to “Bridge Over Troubled Water” because I think it’s one of the sweetest and most romantic songs. Our first dance was to “Steady as We Go” by Dave Matthews Band because it very nicely sums up our relationship; and because we once slow danced to it in my living room while packing up my tiny apartment to go live in our new home together.

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Congratulations Wendy & Nathan! Thank you for sharing your personalized Maryland wedding with us. A special thanks again to the Messenger Image for sharing their images with us!

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