I love weddings where all of a couple’s family and friends really pitch in to help make their day special. That is exactly what happened in this sweet Maryland backyard wedding from Megan Noonan. The groom popped the question in Italy so they decided to do a rustic Italian theme for their wedding day (so cute, right?) I love the summery color palette. And my favorite detail is the pin in the bride’s hair that has been in the family for generations.
We wanted the wedding to be comfortable and fun with an Italian theme. We got engaged on a romantic trip to Florence, Italy, so we wanted to incorporate that in the big day. The colors were shades of green and blue, with pops of coral and peach. We wanted to incorporate our love of nature, so an outdoor wedding always seemed obvious. Once we visited the house, which belongs to the bride’s mother’s cousin, it was clear that it was the perfect place to have our wedding. They very generously let us borrow their house for a week! The Bride is from Baltimore and the Groom is from Boston, so we decided on an east coast wedding, even though we live in Denver now.
The bride’s pin in her hair belongs to her grandmother and had been in the family for generations.
It was most important to make every guest aware of how important they are to us and to just have a good time. We knew that we wouldn’t be able to have the conversations we would like to have with all of the guests, so we spent a lot of time writing personalized notes to the guests. We also created lots of areas for people to play games and socialize. We aren’t very formal, so it was important that everyone was just relaxing and enjoying themselves.
The gelato bike was built by the bride’s brother James! The corn hole was built and painted by the bride’s brother Ryan, the altar was built by the bride’s father Tom, the favors were made by a lot of people, the escort cards were made by the bride and groom, Gabrielle O’Danielle (cousin’s girlfriend) made all of the earrings that the bridesmaids wore, Emily Mullen (the Maid of Honor) did most of the signs except for the guest book sign, and the flowers were made by Patricia Norton. The videobooth was put together by the bride’s family, with extra help from cousin Fred Ruff, edited by Ryan Couto.
My favorite part was when Matt (the groom) sang the song “The Most Beautiful girl in the Room” by the Flight of the Conchords to everyone with the band as backup. The vows were handwritten and touching. There were also moments where I think everyone was dancing and loving the band! Both the MOH and Best Man’s speeches were hilarious and touching and the videobooth was a blast.
Photography | Megan Noonan Photography | Venue | Private Home | Desserts | Bay Country Baker | Catering | Peach Blossoms | Rentals | Vintage Affairs | Gown | Rosa Clara from Little White Dress | Hair and Makeup | Face Like an Angel | Ties | The Tie Bar | Entertainment | Mixed Business | Transportation | Chesapeake Charter | Officiant | Maria Broom