We hope you all had a fantastic 4th of July week of fun! In honor of last weeks big American holiday we are bringing you a coastal Maryland wedding that includes a red white and blue color story. Alex and McKenna are high school sweethearts! They started dating they sophomore year of high school. Since McKenna have a twin brother, they had the same friend group. The pair started getting to know each other more at a friends NYE Party. Alex asked her to be his girlfriend a couple weeks later. 10 years later, they we married in a gorgeous Maryland wedding celebration!
Both Alex and McKenna are from a waterfront community in southern Maryland, and spent most summer days and nights on the water with friends and family. Because of this, they knew they wanted a waterfront wedding in southern Maryland that spoke to the hometown charm they both grew up with. Woodlawn Farm was the first venue they looked at, and they booked it immediately. It was exactly what they were looking for. The bride’s vision was coastal and timeless. She wanted a fall color palette that included burgundy, a dusty blue and green, and a neutral sand color for balance. It turned out so beautifully! Thank you to Amanda Adams Photography for sharing this wedding with us today.
What is your proposal story? It was filled with all of our favorite pastime moments. We did long distance all 4 years of college (Me in NC, him in MD), and Alex would come to North Carolina around the beginning of February to celebrate three holidays around that same time of year: Our anniversary, my birthday, and valentine’s day. We would always rent a cabin and head to the mountains for the weekend.
For his proposal, he planned a weekend getaway for our 9th anniversary to the mountains in Shenandoah Valley like old times. We cooked our favorite meals including a spaghetti dish he made for me the first time I spent the weekend on his boat our junior year of college (he lived on a sailboat for that summer). Saturday night we went to dinner, and when we returned to the cabin, there were candles, chocolate covered strawberries, and champagne set up on the table and he asked me to marry him in the sweetest words!
My necklace is a family heirloom passed down to every generation for their wedding day. However, the ownership goes to the granddaughter. So after the wedding, I had to give it back to my grandma. When she passes, it skips my mom and goes to me for ownership.
What were your favorite parts of the day? Can I say the whole day was my favorite? I absolutely loved getting ready with all of my favorite ladies all day in the main house on the venue property. From mimosas/coffee and pastries in the morning, to dancing around the main house to our favorite songs, it was unforgettable. Obviously seeing my groom for the first time walking down the aisle, and celebrating with all of our friends and family at the reception was amazing. Our families got into some pretty serious dance battles at the reception!
The following Washington DC Wedding professionals contributed to this lovely outdoor ceremony:
Photography: Amanda Adams Photography | Venue: Slack Winery at Woodlawn Estate | Event Planning: Kristen Frazier Events | Floral: Carbon & Salt | Wedding Cake: Whipped. Cakes + Confections | Linens: Something Special by Tracy | Makeup: Stephanie Alexandra Makeup | Hair: PSC Hair Artistry | DJ: Just Jeff | Catering: Chesapeake Grill and Deli | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Groom’s Attire: Joseph a. Bank | Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN | Submitted via: Matchology
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