For many people, their wedding day is the day they’ve dreamt about for their entire life. Getting to commit yourself to your significant other in front of your closest friends and family and celebrate with delicious food, drinks, and dancing is a fantasy that many people cannot wait to do. At the Smokehouse Grill, we know how special your wedding day is and are always honored to be the caterers that couples choose for their big day. As the leader in BBQ catering Chestertown, we’re excited to share with you the beautiful outdoor wedding of Ashley and Grady, showing you the most charming and inspiring aspects of their special day. Check it out!
Ashley and Grady’s wedding was held on a private estate in Chestertown, Maryland with plenty of room to spread out and stunning views of the water. The private estate was surrounded by shady trees in the peak of summer that provided plenty of privacy for the couple and that just-right outdoorsy feel to make the day feel special and laid back.
Planning a wedding in the middle of the summer allowed Ashley and Grady to make the most of the wonderful weather with a tented reception. Filled with tables, a buffet-style meal from the leading BBQ caterers in Chestertown, and twinkling lights, the outdoor tent gave guests the perfect place to relax and celebrate on the grounds of the private estate.
A great amount of beauty from this wedding emerged from simplicity. Beautiful beams of sunlight cascading through the surrounding foliage brought natural light to the venue, allowing the best aspects of the outdoors to bring life to the estate. Keeping the decor light and airy, Ashley & Grady chose the simple decor for their reception with white table cloths, wooden chairs, and rustic wooden tabletops.
Allowing the outdoors to shine with natural beauty, the floral arrangements for the bridal party and table settings were designs with muted green foliage like eucalyptus leaves and enhanced with pops of orange, pink, and tan flowers.
What we love about this wedding is its understated beauty and warmth. Ashley & Grady chose to forego guest seating in their ceremony by having guests stand on an incline overlooking the ceremony by the water. This is a great solution for anyone looking to simplify the formality of a ceremony; less planning needs to be put into setting up the ceremony area and everyone feels a bit closer to the action of the ceremony, giving the perfect sense warmth and involvement in the big moment.
Ashley & Grady stuck with the laid-back vibe of their wedding by choosing a buffet-style BBQ pig roast for their food. The Smokehouse Grill - the Leader in BBQ Catering Chestertown - catered the day with delicious fresh meats, tasty sides, and an assortment of homemade BBQ sauces to try. Guest lined up to get their choice of meat and sides, but had no trouble fixing a plate perfect for their tastes. Best of all, the Smokehouse Grill provided these BBQ catering services for an incomparable price, allowing Ashley & Grady to save money on this fun and beautiful day.
It was important to Ashley and Grady that their wedding was more than a ceremony declaring them husband and wife. Instead, they wanted their wedding to feel like a big celebration, which meant it was time to bring the fun. They made their wedding day super fun and family-friendly by incorporating cornhole into the mix, setting up Pickleball courts, and constructing the perfect arts and crafts table for the kids. This way, guests were able to spread out, drink, play, and celebrate the wedding the right way: with a constant smile!
Photos of Ashley & Grady were taken by Brackish Photography. Brackish Photography completes lifestyle photoshoots and wedding photography in the Maryland, Virginia, and DC area and is driven toward storytelling with an authentic feel. Finding the beauty in the weird and imperfect than humanizes her subjects, Rachel from Brackish Photography was the perfect fit for this laid-back wedding with a natural feel. Once all was said and done, Ashley and Grady had the perfect collection of photos from their wedding that highlighted the warmth shared on their wedding day, presented with an abundance of vitality and fun with photos they will cherish forever.
One of the things we loved most about Ashley and Grady’s wedding was their guest book. Instead of a traditional guest book with plan pages and ink, Ashley and Grady shook it up by supplying a Polaroid camera for guests to photography themselves and special moments, tape into the book, and sign with their well-wishes. Adding a sense of fun and personalized touch to this tradition, a Polaroid wedding guest book is the perfect choice for fun-filled weddings like this.
Ready to throw the perfect laid-back wedding just like Ashley and Grady? Get in touch with the Smokehouse Grill - the leader in BBQ catering Chestertown - today to learn how we can help you pull off the wedding of your dreams.