Beautiful couple, beautiful venue, beautiful day.
Esther and Norman’s August wedding in Frederick, Maryland was full-on photo spread worthy. Seriously, we expect to see these fabulous pictures by George Street Photo & Video in the pages of Brides or Martha Stewart Weddings any day now.
The magic took place at Springfield Manor, one of our favorite Maryland wedding venues. This amazing space is a combo winery-distillery-brewery. In the spring, the lavender fields are awash in purplish-blue, and the whole venue has stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains surrounding Loudoun Valley.
Esther and Norman’s wedding started with a ceremony at the sleek white pergola, with those amazing views in the background. Their parents, grandparents, and bridal party made a sweet entrance to pianist Paul Hankinson’s cover of Ed Sheeran’s Perfect. This version has themes from Pachelbel’s Canon blended in. And that made it a perfect segue into the bride’s processional, which was Hankinson’s version of Can't Help Falling In Love featuring Bach's Air and Pachelbel's Canon.
After the vows, DJ Steve set the tone for the rest of the night with pop banger I Like It Like That by Hot Chelle Rae. Cocktail hour was next, in the bright sunny solarium and attached patio.
Then it was time for the par-tay! The wedding party strutted their stuff into the reception to Shake Ya Tailfeather by P. Diddy ft. Nelly & Murphy Lee. This crew did a FULL wedding party intro, including the parents of the bride and groom and the flower girl and ring bearers. Fun to get the whole crew in on the laughs! Finally, Esther and Norman made their big intro to Bring Em Out by T.I.
The reception ballroom was lit in soft pink uplighting by Maryland’s DJ for the evening. This pretty pink is super flattering on everyone and adds a little romance to the space. And things got real romantic with the couples’ first dance to Lover by Taylor Swift. In fact, there was quite a bit of ol’ Swifty at this sweet wedding!
For the parent dances, Esther and her dad chose a classic—My Girl by the Temptations. Then Norman and his mom danced to Take Me Home, Country Roads by John Denver. You can never go wrong with John Denver!
Hold up! Record scratch. Is that an outfit change we see? Oh yes, it is. Traditional Chinese weddings put the bride in red, which symbolizes happiness, luck, and celebration. So Esther swapped out her white gown for a stunning red and gold take on the cheongsam—a high-necked, close-fitting dress with a slit up the side. She looked 绮丽! (That means gorgeous.)
For the last dance of the night, Esther and Norman went full pop with a little number called I Want It That Way by the Backstreet Boys. And it was all wrapped up with a sparkler exit to the tune of Firework by Katy Perry.
We had so much fun at this poppy, peppy, perfect wedding. Let us bring the vibe you’re looking for to your wedding in Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, DC! Fill out our quick online form (it’s seriously 6 questions) to get started!
All photos by George Street Photo & Video
Thursday, September 30, 2021