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Feature Wedding: Lauren and Ryan: Maryland Vineyard Wedding

Lauren and Ryan’s wedding combined two of my loves…the beach and Wine!  Their wedding ceremony and reception took place at the beautiful Running Hare Vineyard but the bridal party got ready with our GlamSquad at a beach front venue called Cove Point.  Seriously, the beach and a Vineyard all in one day!

I asked Lauren to share about the wedding inspiration and special details…

“We are both avid wine lovers and also both grew up near the water (Lauren on the waterfront outside of Baltimore, and Ryan on Green Lake in Minnesota). We were torn between a winery or waterfront wedding – and then we found Running Hare Vineyard and Cove Point Lighthouse in Calvert County, and discovered we could do both in the same weekend. We kept the wedding itself very “rustic vineyard” – all purples and greens with lots of lace and burlap details – but also wove in bits and pieces of Maryland throughout the weekend for all of our many out-of-state and out-of-country visitors, including lots of local goodies in the welcome bag (crab chips and Fishers boardwalk popcorn!) and a welcome dinner and day-after brunch on the Chesapeake Bay.

After choosing the location, the next most important detail for us was making sure that we felt like my mom, who passed away when I was 13, was a part of our day. My mother’s three sisters re-purposed her wedding dress with love, carefully removing all of the delicate lace appliques and hand-stitching them onto a custom-made veil. From the same dress they also created the ring bearer pillow, a lace clutch, and a burlap-and-lace wrap and brooch with her photo to carry as part of my bridal bouquet. These details meant the most to me, and some of my absolute favorite photos of the day are from right after Amie and Kelley finished with me, and my three aunts came to help with putting on the finishing touches of my mother’s veil and pearl necklace. Those also happen to be some of the best hair and makeup shots, too. :)” -Lauren

We are constantly blown away by the special and inspiration women that we get to pamper and bless on the most important day of their life.  Thank you for choosing us to be a part of your Wedding day Lauren!  We are so thrilled the day was a dream come true!

Photographer: The Happy Couple//Hair: Kelley Small (Amie Decker Beauty)// Makeup: Amie Decker// Caterer: Dave Benson of Maryland Country Caterers//
Ceremony Venue: Running Hare Vineyard// Reception Venue: Running Hare Vineyard// Venue for getting ready – Cove Point Lighthouse (also rehearsal dinner and brunch!)//Florist: Chesapeake Floral Arts//Cake: Blondie’s Baking Company (North Beach, MD)//Dress: Ellis (purchased White Swan Bridal Boutique)// DJ: DJ Dave (reception), Chesapeake Strings (ceremony)


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The ladies of Amie Decker Beauty are not just cherry-picked for their artistry, but for their devotion to beauty, to one another, and to you. Award winning hair stylists, makeup artists, and genuine friends, what makes this all-female team stand out is their commitment to each other and to the women they pamper. 

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