Just when I was about losing hope for this year’s wedding season, Lauren and Cody swooped in and had themselves a ball with an intimate ceremony at Springfield Manor winery. This winery wedding took me to the rolling hills of Maryland— my favorite state! Those rolling hills… swoon!
It poured rain the entire drive down to these cuties, but stopped just in time for the Dorsey’s first look. Lauren and Cody decided to share their vows privately with just the two of them before their ceremony out in the fields of the winery. Private vow readings are something I encourage all of my brides and grooms to consider if you intend to see each other pre-ceremony. Being able to share those precious words before you become husband and wife is a way to freeze time on a day that goes by way too fast (plus, couples that do a first look typically receive up to 30% more images in their gallery!)
The Springfield Manor sits above a glorious winery and lavender field. On the other side of the winery, fields backs up to a mountainous hillside, with the ceremony space tucked right in a valley. Lauren and Cody tied the knot in a sea of greens and yellows, with a short, sweet pledge in front of their closest family and friends. Something we’ve seen throughout this process is that a smaller guest list and a more intimate, warm ceremony does not equal less in any sense. Yep— still cried even though I had just heard their vows being read, whatever! In a time where stress and loss are so, so heavy, being able to celebrate something meant so much more than ever before. Guests who couldn’t make it Facetimed in from home to dance on the dance floor with the bride, and those that could be there definitely brought the style. Two words: embroidered masks.
The closeness between the Dorsey’s guests and family members was unbelievable. Truly, this is a family that has touched the lives of so many and I am so humbled and honored to be able to share these from their gorgeous day.
Love simple? Love wine? Check out this gorgeous Carroll County winery wedding from last year.
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