Monday, July 20, 2009

Annie + Hunter: The Ceremony

Despite a rainy rehearsal the night before, when the wedding day arrived in the beginning of June, the sun was out and the temperature perfect for an outdoor ceremony and reception for 400 guests.

The bride's home is also the site of the popular Boordy Vineyards in Baltimore County. The family owned vineyard was the perfect setting for a Provence inspired wedding to take place.

Annie’s wedding dress for the ceremony was Monique Lhuillier and her dress for the reception was a CHANEL dress (photos in another post). She first saw the CHANEL dress on the runway in Paris years ago and vowed to dance at her wedding in that dress. Her earrings were CHANEL Fine Jewelry Camelia. Her veil originally was worn by her great, great grandmother and was antique lace.

The bridesmaids wore Vineyard Collection in French Blue and the Groomsmen ties were Vineyard Vines French blue with wine bottles and corkscrews.

Another cool detail was a lovely watercolor painting which the bride’s great grandmother painted of the farm which was reproduced for the save the date cards, ceremony programs, and welcome book that were included in the hotel gift bags. In each welcome gift was a bottle of Boordy wine with an "Eat, Drink, and Be Married" label, and a Boordy cork screw. The wonderful trousseau of stationery was from The Pleasure of Your Company stationers.

The wedding flowers were so beautiful and were created by the very talented Carol Westerlund, the grand dame of flowers in Northern Baltimore County. Because there were so many guests, we asked Dan Hawkins of Music Masters to bring in a sound system complete with wireless mics for the ceremony so that all could hear the vows.

Getting a wedding party of 24 down the aisle is no easy feat, but luckily we had Pam, Carly and Kelly from our staff there to coordinate the processional that (only) seemed effortless. The piper played as all the buses brought the guests from the Hunt Valley hotels to the ceremony and the guests walked over the small foot bridge to be welcomed by the program attendants and wheelbarrows filled with ice cold bottled water. There were white paper fans on each ceremony chair and the ceremony musicians were from BK Trio.


Rachael said...

This wedding is quite elegant. Congratulations Annie and Hunter.