Sabrina & Mike’s Real Capitol Wedding has more personal, local, and DIY touches than I know how to handle.
Set at the Philip Merrill Center in Maryland on the Chesapeake Bay, Sabrina & Mike took everything they loved and hold dear in life, and poured it into their wedding. When couples do this – it is SO obvious. The wedding pictures (captured beautifully by Mary Gardella of Love Life Images) so perfectly show an absolutely fun, non-traditional wedding that was the truest reflection of the couple.
I cannot echo my sentiments enough on how much I love weddings like this. Weddings, where the pictures alone, make you feel like you know the couple, their relationship, and their favoritest things in life. I just pine for all weddings to be this way!
But enough about me. Let’s get more from Sabrina & Mike …
I can tell you generally that Mike and I both wanted to focus on a Maryland theme with the focus being on nature, family, and friends. We had a religion neutral ceremony (I’m Jewish and Mike is Lutheran) with two of our friends officiating and the dinner was family style so that our guests could chat and mingle.
I am a non-traditional bride, hence the short dress and no veil, and Mike and I are a non-traditional couple so the wedding was really a reflection of us. I think my favorite part was when I had the University of Maryland mascot Testudo surprise Mike during the reception. It was hilarious!
^ Too. Cool.
Love a groom in sneakers! Always.
Absolutely in love with Sabrina’s dress! Tea length wedding dresses rule ;-p
Different dress and in different colors for her b’maids. Awesomeness.
Read more to see the rest of this awesome, non-traditional Maryland wedding ~ including the hand-knitted Chuppah that the bride made herself!!