Since both Hunter and Allie grew up in rural Maryland, they were inspired to go with rustic wedding decor for their fall celebration. Their beautiful purple and white flowers, along with plenty of greenery, really tied together the theme and colors of their rustic chic Maryland wedding. Some of the special details included a wooden welcome sign designed by a friend and chalkboard dessert signs. One of our amazing UWL wedding vendors, Mike B Photography, captured every detail in this Maryland wedding day beautifully. Another sweet and personal touch on their wedding day was their first dance. The couple’s friend, country singer Matt Chase, flew in from Nashville to sing for the two of them.
Allie recalls one funny mishap during the wedding – losing her veil while walking down the aisle. It took help from her best friend’s mom to get the veil back into her hair, “but it didn’t ruin anything for the ceremony,” Allie says. We bet that’s something she (and her guests) won’t forget!
Tell us your proposal story. Hunter was away for work but decided to come home for a quick weekend trip. It was a beautiful fall day so we decided to take a walk in downtown Annapolis. We stopped for some coffee and walked down by the pier. We stopped to talk as we got closer to the water and that’s when hunter got down on one knee to propose. Right after, all my friends and family popped out of their hiding places to surprise me. They all got amazing photos and videos, just like I had hoped.
Do you have any advice for couples planning their weddings now? I know you have a vision of the perfect wedding and if everything goes to plan then that’s awesome, but if it doesn’t, and something should happen, don’t sweat it. Some things you just have to roll with. Allie lost her veil coming down the isle and we all just laughed and went with it. Sometimes those things that go wrong make for some great (and funny) memories. Sometimes it’s even something that the guests won’t even notice. Just make sure you have fun.
The following Washington DC wedding professionals contributed to this rustic chic Running Hare Vineyard wedding:
Photography: Mike B Photography | Venue: Running Hare Vineyard | Videography: Monachetti Films | Makeup: Kelley Unthank | Hair: Maricel Unthank | Catering: Maryland Country Caterers | Floral: Floral Expressions | DJ: Melted Wax Entertainment | Transportation: Limos Inc | Wedding Dress: Anna’s bridal | Groom’s Attire: Macy’s | Bride’s Shoes: Steve Madden | Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids | Veil: Etsy | Submitted via: Matchology