The Couple: Maya and Josh
The Wedding: 8.25.10 Glenview Mansion, Rockville, MD
What three adjectives best describe your wedding? Warm, romantic, whimsical
What inspired your personal wedding style, and how were your personalities incorporated into your big day? I love the store Anthropologie, and wanted to convey a similar garden charm and whimsical atmosphere with a warm and inviting reception tent. One of my most favorite pieces of decor was a simple chandelier hanging from an old tree blowing in the wind. Below it lay two shutters with the placards tucked inside. Mason jars lined both the ceremony aisles as well as the walkways throughout the property, filled with candle votives at night. I also wanted to incorporate a lounge area for guests to sneak away from the dance floor. In the lounge, separated by white shear linens, were low tables and chairs, as well as the main bar and our candy bar (filled with blue and green goodies!). Also, in the lounge was our amazing photo-booth, which everyone loved!
Looking back, what are the moments, decisions, or memories that you love the most about your wedding? Oh my goodness, how do I choose? One aspect that I knew I must incorporate was a jazz theme. My father, a lover of jazz as well as a musician, inspired us to have a jazzy ceremony, which was wonderful. I will never forget him walking me down the aisle to a saxophone version of “Here Comes the Bride.” He was so happy, and it fit perfectly into our warm and romantic garden setting. Our “first look” is something Josh and I will never forget, everything was simply perfect. Along with that, it was such a special moment when Josh and I had a peak at the tent before any of our guests. I remember him saying, “Wow, this is for us!” He couldn’t believe it. Jamie Sears of A Simply Chic Event, Jayne Haven, of Occasions Caterers, and Anne and Bill Holland of Holland Photo Arts were magical. Many of these moments wouldnt have been possible without them. The photo-booth was a decision that we knew we had to have, and are so thrilled we did! One of Josh’s oldest friends, Dan Nakamura, owns Booth-o-Rama, so that made it even more special to have him there. Lastly, one fun moment came near the end when all of a sudden, mini ice cream cones were passed around the dance floor to each guest. What a way to end a fabulous evening!
Color palette: Sage green and pale blue with hints of gold and pops of yellow!
The Wedding Team:
Photographer: Holland Photo Arts
Videographer: Dolce Studio Films
Event Planner: Jamie Sears
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Glenview Mansion
Officiant: Pastor Larry Schmidt
Invitation Designer: Time Printers, Inc
Florist: Barbara Von Elm
Catering and Cake: Occasions Caterers
Wedding Dress: Jcrew Bridal
Accessories: Jcrew and Etsy
Groom and groomsmen apparel and accessories: Jos A. Bank and Vineyard Vines
Hair and make-up: Hair by Erika Evans and make-up by Frankie Bethea
Rings: Antony Jewelers
Ceremony Quintet: Whit Williams and the Nows The Time Band
Live Music: The Midnight Movers
Photo Booth: Booth-O-Rama
Tent: Brooke Rental
Favors: Caroline Colom Vasquez
Thank you so much Maya and Josh! Such a fun wedding!
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All images above by Holland Photo Arts