There were SO many fantastic people who made the day possible. Here are some standouts.
- Catoctin Guest Hideaway. This was the vacation rental that we rented for my parents, the minister (a family friend), and my brother. It’s also where I got ready for the ceremony and reception. It’s about 10 minutes north of the Tea Room (PERFECT location), is beautiful, peaceful, and is owned by two the the nicest people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. Fred and Mary Ann were so generous, gracious, and kind hearted. We were so frazzled and frantic the day before the wedding, and they were always there to lend a hand, offer a kind word, and even share some things that we’d forgotten (they even lent us a table for the reception!). It was like sharing the house with family, and I will always be grateful for their kindness. The pictures below were taken by the photographer at the guest house.
- The Wedding Ninja. Kelly is awesome! She was a fantastic day-of-coordinator, and did so much behind the scenes to make sure that the day ran smoothly and without worry. I am SO glad that we hired her; she really went above an beyond to make sure our day was perfect and stress free.
- Jerold Santa Cruz was our photographer, and he was wonderful. Not only is he just a super nice guy, but he is extremely professional and really listened to what we wanted. The pictures he took captured the feel of the day so perfectly. Awesome, awesome person
- Our caterer was The Omelette Guys. They’re not a traditional wedding caterer (no tastings, which was a little scary!), but they ended up being GREAT! They cooked the most delicious waffles and savory crepes and were total pros.
- Our pastries were from Jefferson Pastry Shoppe. It’s a really cute, independently run pastry shop in a quaint town right outside of Frederick. The owner was so nice, and worked with me to make sure my order was perfect. Everything was delicious, made from scratch and beautifully presented.
- My flowers were amazing!! My dear, dear friend has a business creating beautiful flowers out of clay. She starting doing it for her wedding (this is her in the second picture below!) She created all the flowers for the tables, as well as the beautiful bouquet and boutonnieres. I gave the table flowers out as favors, and I’ll be able to keep the bouquet forever as a keepsake. She is also one of the kindest, most lovely people I know. Her business is called Radiant Blooms.
- We hired a guy named Scott to help us pack down tables and chairs and haul out the trash. $50 dollars very well spent! I don’t want to put his phone number out into the void, but I’d be happy to pass on his contact details if you send me a message.
- Green Grass Gifts created the most beautiful necklaces and bracelet out of my grandmother’s wedding lace from the 1930’s. I gave them as gifts to my mother, cousins, and flower girls, and I wore the bracelet during the ceremony. (It was my something old, new, AND blue!). She was really responsive and flexible, and her work is unique.