We have an adorably quaint Maryland barn wedding at Jubilee Farm & Vineyards to share with our readers today! Rachel and Mike met during a summer job at a local Southern Maryland restaurant, and while they didn’t connect romantically that first summer the sparks flew the following year and the relationship took off from there! When planning their wedding, the couple had a short list of must have’s for their Maryland wedding venue. Waterside and rustic barn locale were the two necessities at the top of the list. Fortunately, Jubilee Farm met all their criteria; they were instantly smitten! Mixing watercolor floral bridesmaid dresses with soften greenery laden flowers, they began designing a rustic meets chic plan. We think they did an incredible job because we are in love with the Maryland barn wedding result! The entire day had thoughtful details and personal touches that we enjoy seeing. These pieces always make for the most memorable weddings. Thank you to Andrea Rodway Photography for sharing their quaint barn wedding with us via Matchology!
Tell us about your proposal: “Rachel likes to participate in endurance events. Mike, not so much! Rachel sometimes likes to sign Mike up for races and then tell him about it after. For a few years, they always did the Shanrock half marathon in Virginia Beach. In March 2016, the couple headed to Virginia Beach for another race. They were calling for horrible weather. Cold, windy and pouring down rain! Rachel was ready to bail and not even do the race, but luckily Mike changed her mind. And good thing he did… after they crossed the finish line, Mike got down on one knee and proposed to Rachel in front of everyone! What made that moment even more special is that he surprised her by inviting both of their families to be there to celebrate. “
Any special heirlooms or traditions? “The brides father was cremated when he passed away in 2005. The brides mother surprised her by getting some of the ashes turned into a blue glass heart that the bride wore inside of her dress as her something blue and to have her father with her as she walked down the aisle. The bride also wrapped the base of her bouquet with a handkerchief of her grandfather that also passed away. “
Tell us about your florals: “We got our flowers from Weaver’s Fresh Cut Flowers. The flower shop is run by an Amish family. It’s very old school- no phone, no email and you have to pay with cash. The flowers were so beautiful and very reasonably priced. We went in with pictures of bouquets, wine barrel flowers and everything else and they were very accommodating. All of the lowers we chose were white and with added greenery. Very simple but beautiful and accented the bridesmaid dresses perfectly. “
Tell us about your design vision: “Our vision was that we wanted something rustic and chic. We wanted some of our decor to be personal, so we used Rachel’s grandmother’s personal teapot collection as centerpieces. The color scheme was based off of the floral bridesmaid dresses. Since the dresses had so many soft colors, we wanted everything else to be simple and enhance the colors of the dress. We also wanted to include our family members in a special way, so we asked the special women in our lives to make desserts for our dessert bar.”
What items did you splurge or skip? “The most important thing to us was being able to invite and include everyone that we wanted. This meant that we had to make some choices on things to skip, like renting a chandelier or going with a specific caterer. We did splurge on making sure we had a nice open bar and fun DJ for our guests. We also wanted our ceremony to be personal, which is why we had our close friend officiateour ceremony and we had personalized vows. Overall, the things we chose to “skip” weren’t even missed and everything turned out to be better than planned. We did prepare and buy clear umbrellas for the entire wedding party, but thankfully the rain stopped just in time!”
The following Washington DC area wedding professionals contributed to this fun Barn Maryland wedding:
Photography: Andrea Rodway Photography | Venue: Jubilee Farm & Vineyard | Event Planning: Kristin Frazier Events | Floral: Weavers Fresh Cut Flowers | Stationery: Nicole Brien | Wedding Dress: Essence of Australia | Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal | Rentals: Top Hat Party Design | Wedding Cake: Whipped Cakes & Confections | Makeup: Glam by Geli | Bride’s Shoes: Touch of Nina | Catering: Hardesty Haven | Groom’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse | Engagement Ring: Joson’s Fine Jewelry and Home Boutique | Headpiece: David’s Bridal | Submitted via: Matchology