Images: Karlin Villondo Photography

You might remember this adorable couple from their super stylish Annapolis engagement pictures. Well they’re back with their amazing picnic-themed wedding at Patapsco Valley State Park in Maryland. Sooo many steal-worthy details from these wedding and really SO much emotion that jumps from every image.

According to Kristi, their overall wedding experience was “a blur and a lot of ugly crying.”

Between Kristi’s sister having her baby just in time to make it to the wedding, heartfelt speeches and watching Kristi and Lee be pronounced as Mr. and Mrs. Stewart, everyone was in tears. Their favorite moment from the wedding was being pronounced as Mr & Mrs. Stewart for the first time ever. That day, they didn’t want to see each other before the ceremony. Kristi said, “We were untraditional in many things, but this was one thing we wanted to keep traditional. We said our goodbyes the night before and we didn’t text, call or speak to each other until I made it down the aisle. It certainly builds suspense! I was a nervous wreck walking down the aisle, but seeing him at the end calmed me down and for a few minutes it felt like no one else existed – it’s another one of those special moments that I’ll always cherish from the day.”

When asked what she was most nervous and anxious about, she said, “Rain! Everything was outside and I was panicked about the weather for two weeks leading up to the event. It literally down poured super early the morning of the wedding and then the wedding was gorgeous! High 80s with breeze and sun. We were incredibly lucky! I was also totally panicked about walking down the aisle because there were 150 eyes all staring at me. How did it turn out? Well, I dry heaved twice before walking down the aisle, sobbed the entire way down and then snorted two minutes into the ceremony. So basically… perfect.”


Photographer: Karlin Villondo Photography | Hair Stylist: Ooh La Lal Salon | Makeup Artist: Detloff Makeup | Calligrapher: Krista Feierabend Design Studio | Culinary: Icedgems Cupcake Truck | Culinary: The Cow of Reisterstown | Caterer: Mission BBQ | Favors and Gifts: Davidus Cigars | DJ: P Wiz Entertainment | Dress Store: Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection | Event Planner: Bridal Day Britt | Venue: Patapsco Valley State Park | Submitted via Two Bright Lights



  1. This is beautiful! any chance you know which location this was? I am looking to also get married in the state park.. the one i looked at was beautiful i just worry its a tad bit to small. This is great!!

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