For Amanda and Max’s wedding, family was the most important part of their wedding day. I’ve known Max and his family for a few years. Our fathers are good friends, dive buddies, and trouble makers. Although I’m closer with his sister, I’ve enjoyed watching Max grow into an amazing man with a huge heart. Amanda’s nieces and nephews were in the wedding party (and one crashed the first dance in the most adorable way). So when they asked me to photograph their wedding in Maryland, It was such an honor!
This was a destination wedding of sorts for Max and Amanda. They are stationed close by, but her family is from upstate NY, and his family lives in Michigan and the Keys. They decided to bring everyone together in Maryland for a gorgeous wedding at Rosewood Farms.
I loved working at Rosewood Farms! Not only is it a beautiful venue, but everything is available on site. You can have your ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception all at one location! Plus, they have getting-ready suites and a great outdoor space with a firepit.
Both the bride and groom had suites to get ready in. The bridal suite was filled with a ton of natural light and plenty of seating. The groom’s suite was so fun, complete with a pool table and bar! When a venue has getting ready areas on-site, it makes the timeline go so much smoother. We don’t have to account for travel time and can walk from place to place.
Their ceremony took place inside the chapel, which is in their large barn. The dark wood floors and all-white walls made for a beautiful ceremony. The couple had greenery and candles lining the aisle, with a greenery installation on the barn doors. The natural light was incredible! Family played a big part in their wedding ceremony. Both of Max’s parents walked him down the aisle, and my dad played the bagpipes.
After their ceremony, Max changed out of his uniform into a black tux for portraits. Rosewood Farms has 44 acres, with so many beautiful spots for pictures! We walked around the vineyard as the sun set, and these two were just so happy!
I loved their unique color palette! They chose sage, gold, mauve, and orange. For this late summer wedding, it was a perfect choice. Amanda’s bouquet was filled with golden, mauve, and white roses, pampers grass, eucalyptus, and berries. The bridesmaids wore sage green chiffon gowns that were beautiful with the marigold bouquets.
Their reception took place inside The Rose Barn, a huge modern barn, that can fit up to 275 guests. The huge 20-foot ceilings add so much light, and the grand stone fireplace makes a great focal point. The round tables featured fresh eucalyptus and lots of candlelight, with rust-colored napkins. For all of my couples, I love to grab them a few minutes before the guest enter the reception so they can see it themselves for the first time. Amanda was in awe! She was so excited to see it all come together.
I am so thankful to have been there to witness and photograph these two! Congratulations, Max and Amanda!
Wedding Planner: Social Graces Events
Venue: Rosewood Farms
Catering: Chesapeake Inn Restaurant & Marina
Rentals and Florist: Pretty Little Wedding Co.
Reverend: Men In Black Wedding Officiants
Cake: Sugar Bakers
DJ and Photobooth: Wired Up Entertainment
String Musicians: Wilmington String Ensemble
Hair and Makeup: Kristina Ruggerio Beauty Bar
Bridal Gown: Style 1078 by Martina Liana