We are so excited to share this gorgeous Maryland real wedding featuring Ashley + Ian, a couple you may remember from their Baltimore engagement shoot featured in our blog. This dynamic duo is back, and just as beautiful as ever! Their wedding took place at the Historic Baldwin Hall, the original meeting hall and school house of the Baldwin Methodist Church in Millersville, Maryland. Ashley’s family has lived in the area for over 50 years (hanging on the wall of Ashley’s grandmother’s house is an original pen and ink drawing of Baldwin Hall), and Ashley was baptized at Baldwin Methodist by the same pastor who performed her wedding. They held their ceremony on the steps of the old school house and hosted the reception in the old Hall. Ashley’s mother walked her down the aisle as her grandmother and 96 year old great grandmother looked on. Danielle Cover Photography, along with a 2nd photographer Kathleen McCullough did a beautiful job capturing the entire day! Danielle provided us with additional details… take it away, Danielle!
“As you may recall from the posting about their engagement session, a planner like few I have met. She loves a good detail, and recognized that the details bring so much meaning and remembrance into the event. For her bridesmaids, who each wore a yellow dress of their choosing, Ashley had custom-made hangers and personalized pearl jewelry. The flowers were a combination of mums, carnations, roses, peonies, billy buttons, and ranunculus wrapped in satin ribbon. We photographed the flowers on the red bench in the front yard of the grandmother’s house where the girls got ready, a bench everyone referred to as grandpa’s bench because he was known to sit and relax there. Ashley’s grandmother lives on what used to be a working tobacco farm but which now, as Ashley describes, grows school buses. We wanted to incorporate both the history of the farm and it’s new life into the photos, so took group portraits on the grounds ~ the drying barn and the school buses provided a lot of color and character (as did the sudden rain storm we had to rush inside from!). Ashley chose to decorate Baldwin Hall in the same yellow and white used in her flowers. The long guest tables had small flower arrangements in yellow and white and bright yellow napkins. Ashley designed the menu cards (along with most of the other stationary used over the day) with a silver/grey ink to coordinate with the groom and groomsmen’s tuxedos. The cake topper was Ashley’s mother’s when she was married, and the groom’s cake was designed to look like books important to Ian: Shakespeare (which was one of the first things the couple realized they had in common), Defoe (Ian’s favorite author), and a Spanish language text.”
What a beautiful wedding day! Best wishes to the happy couple and thank you for letting us share in your special day!
-THE EMMALINE BRIDE TEAM