On May 14, 2016 I had the honor and pleasure of photographing the gorgeous rustic wedding of Amanda and Jimmy at the Wye Island Natural Resources Management Area. The event was attended by so many loving family members and friends. Even the weather was pleasant, with only a brief shower occurring after the conclusion of the ceremony. That was very fortunate considering all of the rain filled days we have had during the past four weeks!
So amazing were all of the hand crafted items made by the groom, bride, and their families. A spectacular arbor was hand made by the groom’s father. The groom constructed all of the reception’s pallet tables as well as the wooden tiered stands for the cupcakes and displays. The numerous signs were made by the bride. The wooden flower boxes were hand made by groom’s uncle. So much thought and hard work went into making the bride’s wedding vision come true!
Amanda and Jimmy chose to have a first look prior to the ceremony. That decision provided lots of time for many portraits of the couple and wedding party around the expansive grounds of the venue.
These two attended the same Maryland Eastern Shore high school and reconnected several years later, during the summer before Amanda’s senior year at Frostburg University. Jimmy visited her every weekend, and the rest is history! I could just feel the deep love that these two have for each other!
Congratulations, Amanda and Jimmy! Enjoy your honeymoon!
The amazing vendors who made this day possible:
Venue: Wye Island NRMA
Catering: It’s the Pits
Photographer: Christa Rae Photography
Videographer: Ryan Serio Productions
DJ: Chris Hart
Flowers: The Flower Shop
Cake and Cupcakes: Fields of Heather Bakery
Makeup: Suzanne Eden
Wedding Gown: David’s Bridal
Arbor: Grooms Father
Pallet tables, wooden stands: Groom
Flower Boxes: Richard Strayer (uncle)