If Cinderella was a country girl, her fairytale would have looked just like Jaime and Nick’s rustic wedding at Bowles Farm in Southern Maryland. The time spent getting ready was filled with laughter and a sense of calm that the day was going to be perfect. Not only did Jaime have a first look with her dad, but she made time to see her horse, Dot, sip champagne with her bridesmaids on the porch and was even blessed to have butterflies hang around as I photographed her reading a sweet love note from Nick.
As the music began to play, this southern bride and her dad made their way to the farm in a magnificent horse drawn carriage. Holding onto her dad tightly, Jaime walked down the aisle to Nick with all eyes on her. They exchanged vows under one of my favorite DIY elements, the most romantic wedding arch donned with sheer fabric, horseshoes and a crystal chandelier.
I can’t think of two people more deserving of a wedding day where it exceeded their expectations. I don’t talk about the bride and groom’s family as often as I should, but let me tell you that Nick’s parents couldn’t stop smiling, and Jaime’s parents cried tears of joy for their little girl more than once. It’s so obvious how much Jaime and Nick love each other and on that day, you could feel the genuine happiest their parents felt for them as well.
The guests moved into the barn for the wedding reception and it was a celebration to remember! I don’t think anyone will forget the maid of honor catching the bouquet and her beau catching the garter. They had dance moves we didn’t know existed!
As the night came to an end, friends and family gathered around the bride and groom with glow sticks and rocked out to Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin”.
Carla Lutz Photography is now booking weddings throughout DC, Maryland and Virginia for 2017 and 2018. Let’s chat! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.