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Alice & Chad’s DIY Purple Maryland Barn Wedding at Linganore Winecellers

It’s with a heavy heart (and a big sigh) that I start today’s blog post. I have written the “struggling to blog post XXX tragedy” before, and I don’t want to write it again. But I can’t ignore the fact that yesterday the city I love, the city I live and work in, was struck by terrible tragedy. I am still trying to make sense of how someone could do what was done yesterday.

But as a wedding blogger & coordinator, I think I need to consider myself lucky – in that so much of my life and days are filled with stories and images of love & happiness, not hate & sorrow. And so, though yesterday was tragic and will continue to be for all those families that were affected, there is a duty in each of us to continue on with strength and messages of love. It is the only way we can attempt to move on from such horrific events.

So for today I am sharing an extra special Maryland wedding – one that was originally planned for later in my editorial calendar, but I thought it was just TOO full of love and happiness, to not share today. It features an adorable couple (Alice & Chad) that are just SO happy and in love on their wedding day, that it’s down right contagious. And isn’t that something we’d all like to catch today? Without further ado:

Alice & Chad’s DIY Maryland Barn Wedding at Linganore Winecellers

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Photography: Photography by Brea | Venue: Linganore Winecellers | Flowers: Local Color Flowers | DJ: Do Justice to Music | Cupcakes: Jessica Kerin | Caterer: Fine Cuisine Catering | Hair and Makeup: Victoria Budosh | Bridesmaid Dresses: Jersey Maid | Submitted via Two Bright Lights

 From the photographer:

#chalicewedding happened at Linganore Winecellars on August 24th. It was an absolutely beautiful day, and a stunning location to provide the backdrop as these two amazing people committed their lives to each other. Their simple but stunning details were the perfect fit as well! There was a lot of heart that went into this wedding and I just love their cute DIY centerpieces and details! Even the flowers that were provided were freshly picked wild flowers!

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What? I LOVE Alice’s yellow engagement ring!!! So unique!

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From the bride:

I was never that girl that dreamed of having a fairytale wedding one day, until I met Chad. Chad and I were acquaintances for a few years before we started dating, but soon after that first date, I found myself with a new best friend for life.

My mother-in-law likes to call us “the ying-yang couple” and you can see it right off the bat. Chad with his super blonde hair and my super black hair paired us up looking like “how is this possible?”. Yet, here we are, married & happily living together.

wild flower bouquet

offbeat hipster groomsmen

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Click inside for SO MUCH more of Alice & Chad’s DIY Maryland barn wedding!

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Capitol Wedding: Allison & Eric’s DIY, Upcyled Wedding in Woodstock, MD

First – Happy Valentine’s Day Romancers!

Second – I have an AH-MAZING Maryland wedding to share with you today. Submitted by the Bride, Allison said she was a reader and graciously told me that Capitol Romance helped guide her vision into what her wedding became.

Holy hell. A compliment like that just sweeps me off my feet! But, enough about me. More about Allison & Eric- because holy hell people, their offbeat Maryland wedding is to.die.for.

Thanks to Faith Desired for the images.

Allison & Eric’s Offbeat, DIY “Upcycled” Maryland Wedding


Photographer: Faith Desired | Photobooth: Pixilated Photobooth | Makeup: Behind the Veil | Invitation Printing: Typecast Letterpress | Invitation Design/Decorations: Crashboxdesign (Allison’s company!) |Floral Design: Crimson & Clover | Venue: Howard County Conservancy

About the couple:

Longtime friends who realized we were something more, Eric (IT systems administrator) and I (Allison, graphic designer), tied the knot on a crisp autumn evening in the 200 year old Montjoy barn located on the grounds of the 232 acre Howard County Conservancy in Woodstock, MD.

love that Allison put pictures of her cats on her bouquet!!

My bouquet was created by a local florist who used herbs and branches, and since, well, cats don’t travel, I created a ribbon attaching our pets photos so that they too could be with us.

Looking for a rustic, barn wedding venue in Maryland? Howard County Conservatory has got you covered!

Annnnd prepare yourselves for the BEST first look Groom reaction shot I have ever seen. Obsessed.

Click inside for the rest of Allison & Eric’s DIY, Offbeat Maryland Wedding! With a TON of DIY details & rustic wedding decor.

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