Every wedding is a happy occasion. But Jen and Joe’s June wedding at Springfield Manor exuded joy. From the couple to the parents to the bridal party to all the guests, it was clear that this was a group that just couldn’t be happier that Jen and Joe had found each other.
Springfield Manor is a gorgeous wedding venue in Frederick, Maryland. The space has both a ballroom and barn available as reception spaces. So couples can go glamorous or rustic, depending on their taste.
Springfield Manor is also a working farm. Spread across 130 acres, this farm produces grapes, lavender, and corn. And what do they do with all that produce?
The grapes become wine at their on-site winery. The corn becomes bourbon and whiskey at their on-site distillery. And the lavender is used in their lavender gin and vodka. But before it’s harvested, it sure makes a lovely photo spot. Jen and Joe were lucky enough to have their Springfield Manor wedding in peak lavender season!
This beautiful June day was memorialized by one of our favorite photographers, Dani Leigh. Dani catches all those little moments that others might not think of, like this amazing picture of the mother of the bride...it’s her daughter’s wedding day, but she won’t be caught unprepared. Bug spray, anyone?
Dani also shot this wonderful series of Jen’s first look with her father. You can tell that Jen’s dad didn’t just turn — he jumped to see his daughter as a bride.
Springfield Manor has indoor and outdoor ceremony sites. Since it was a summer wedding, outdoor was the way to go. This ceremony site in the grass has a gorgeous backdrop of vibrant green trees. The white-framed gable that serves as a wedding arch mirrors a similar architectural feature on the entrance to the venue’s ballroom.
After the ceremony, the bridal party entered the ballroom to a song that perfectly reflected the theme of the day: Happy by Pharrell Williams. Then, the bride and groom were then introduced for the first time to Can’t Stop the Feeling by Justin Timberlake. This was just a happy group.
Jen and Joe’s first dance was to Just the Way You Are by Billy Joel. Then Jen and her father danced to My Little Girl by Tim McGraw.
After dinner and cake cutting (which led to an unfortunate event involving the groom and a broken cake knife — ouch!) the dance floor opened up and things got wild. Jen and Joe picked some great tunes that were sure to get the party started, and it worked.
Bruno Mars, Queen, Usher, Outkast, and Beastie Boys kept the whole party moving and shaking all night long.
For the last dance, they returned to Billy Joel for Piano Man and the inevitable swaying that always comes with it.
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Saturday, May 23, 2020