Katelyn & Doug

I don’t even know where to begin with these two. They are hands down two of the most genuine souls I’ve ever met. I connected  with Katelyn and Doug at a wedding – we were working together! Katelyn is a professional photographer, so she is very much in tune with the production and details behind every wedding. I knew from the moment that she reached out that it was going to be a humble wedding full of personal touches, and it certainly was just that. 

Katelyn and Doug live on the Eastern Shore in Maryland. If you’re from Maryland, you know life is different on that side of the bridge. You get more of a hometown feel where your community always comes together to help anyone who needs it.

In this case, a family friend opened his property for Katelyand Doug to celebrate their marriage. The property is named Hermitage Farms, just down the road from her family’s home. This historical home is forever engraved into my memory. It is a gem of a location where history meets elegance. This timeless piece of heaven here on earth welcomed their dear friends and family with such hospitality and was a beautiful background for all elements of their day. From getting ready inside the historical home to getting married portraits just yards away from the water – the character was everywhere. 

Price Rentals and Events installed a prestige sailcloth tent with string lights that looked so romantic under the moonlight. One of my favorite details of their day was the tablescape of their guest tables. Price Rentals and Events handpicked the seamless, slate blue linens with patterned napkins to complement one another. The scalloped, white dinner plates paired with sleek, golden flatware was quite the welcome to guests as they found their seat. The water goblets were the finishing touch that popped against the luscious blooms designed by J. Starr’s Flower Barn.

One of my favorite pictures was of Katelyn holding the portrait of her grandmother. You could tell just by the way Katelyn looked at her grandmother’s portrait that she left a deep impact on her life and was missed tremendously.

Another part of their day I loved was their furniture pieces.  Katelyand Doug spent months collecting and flipping furniture pieces to incorporate them into their day. My favorite pieces were the church pews, where she and her mother spent hours sanding and repainting them. Her father built the gorgeous wedding arbor that was a statement piece in itself.

Katelyn James captured their day behind the camera. I could tell she, too, was captivated by the details of the home and property. It was a day full of “just one more shot!” And I made sure she got it. She presented Katelyand Doug’s details beautifully and paid immense attention to the personal details.

Katelyand Doug have a solid foundation of love, respect, and trust from one another. They are family people, community people, amazing people. I am so honored I was chosen to help execute their wedding plans and be a small part of a day they will remember forever.

Wedding Table with wooden crossback chairs, light blue tablecloth and hydrangea florals.

Vendor Team

Ceremony & Reception | The Hermitage
Dress Store | Cameo Bridal
Dress Designer | Morilee
Florist | Jstarrs Flower Barn
Planner | Elizabeth Giles Events LLC
Hair & Make Up | Pretty Weird Beauty
DJ | DJ Alchemist
Videographer | Andover Media
Cake | Smith Island Cake
Catering | Catering by Jamie
Bridesmaids Dresses | Cameo Bridal
Groomsmen Attire | Cameo Bridal
Invitations | Gillaspie Designs
Rentals | Price Rentals

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