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As the summer season comes to a close, brides, the newly engaged, and wedding enthusiasts should all take a look back at some of the season’s most romantic weddings. Fall weddings are right around the corner, and there is nothing like a hidden gem that is a summer wedding to help inspire ideas for the perfect venue, catering company, or DJ, all nearby in the Maryland area. Follow us throughout this article as we explore the minute details on planning tips, budget-saving services, and how each component comes together to make a simple summer day the most special one yet for two different couples.
This pair of newlyweds just tied the knot this summer and celebrated at a beautiful rustic barn. They shared their special day with friends, family, and all sorts of professional services to help their day run smoothly. Check out their detailed list of help, from makeup artist to videographer.
Details at a glance:
- Reception Venue: Kylan Barn
- Day of Coordinator: A Touch of Jules
- Photographer: Leah Adkins Photography
- Videographer: Andrew Gilford with Andrew Joy Films
- DJ: Steve Moody
- Makeup Artist Leila Riggin
- Hair Stylist: Jessica Larson
- Tuxedo Rentals: Men's Wearhouse
- Caterer: SmokeHouse Grille LLC
- Ceremony Location: Asbury United Methodist Church
- Florist: The Bride: Melissa Slocum/ Married Name is now Evanko
Ceremony Location: Asbury United Methodist Church
The lovely couple shared their vows in their nearby Asbury United Methodist Church of Salisbury, MD. This religious service was shared with many beloved friends and family watching.
Reception Venue: Kylan Barn
The magical space that the newlyweds chose to have their reception in was Kylan Barn, the picturesque country space. Located in Delmar, MD, the quiet countryside has 35 acres of greenery, several sparkling ponds, and a spacious rustic barn for after-hours celebrations. This highly sought out venue is over 3,400 feet of dining space, dancing floors, and room for the bar of course! Check out the beautiful interior decorating they had at their own wedding above!
Caterer: The Smokehouse Grill
The Smokehouse Grill created a unique and tasty menu for the Evanko's, who chose Smokehouse as their bbq wedding caterer. Providing services to Northern Virginia., Maryland, and Delaware, this onsite catering service offers delicious wedding packages for happy couples, including smoked meats, a collection of savory sauces, elegant seafood preperations, sweet desserts, and even alcohol options (they have beer trucks!). For their special day, the Evanko's chose to start with a beautiful appetizer display of artisan cheese, fresh fruit, fresh vegetables and the Maryland favorite, crab dip. For dinner, guests were served a balsamic vinaigrette salad to start followed by a surf and turf combination of prime rib and Maryland jumbo lump crab cakes accompanied by fresh string beans with bacon and rosemary roasted red skin potatoes.
Day of Coordinator: A Touch of Jules
Both weddings utilized the fabulous works of the same day of coordinator, Jule Snowder. Winner of WeddingWire’s Couples’ Choice Award for 2017, A Touch of Jules is a professional service that will ensure your wedding day will be as painless as possible. Julie Snowden will take the brunt of the detailed work that always pops on day of, handling all the stress and more. Planning a wedding is difficult, so don’t be afraid to ask for help from the best. She truly is a bridal professional, so let her do her job, so you can get on with the celebration.
Photographer: Leah Adkins Photography
For a professional photography service, this couple selected Leah Adkins Photography to capture their special day. This well known Maryland photographer adores capturing intimate life moments, and in particular, weddings. One mother of a bride raved about her services, commenting:
“Leah photographed my daughter’s wedding on the Eastern Shore this past summer. I can’t overstate how happy we were with her work! It was like having an extra delightful guest with us! She intuitively knew what shots would be important to us, accommodated numerous requests for group shots (big family!), and even came back the next day for a casual crab-feast photo shoot. Her use of natural light produces some of the most beautiful photographs, particularly of nature, that I’ve ever seen. She is simply amazing! Thank you Leah for providing such beautiful memories of a great day in our family’s life!”
Videographer: Andrew Gilford with Andrew Jay Films
Andrew Jay Films is the extraordinary videographer that was selected to capture the couple’s special day in the fantastic form of media that is film. The videographer himself beliefs that it is truly a special way to capture, empower, and share amazing emotions and memories, all through the lens of his video camera. Check out some of his outstanding wedding highlight films here!
DJ: Steve Moody
This couple decided to go with a DJ for their wedding reception rather than a band. The one and only wedding specialist DJ company Steve Moody was for them. The affordable pricing package combined with the flexibility of the music options and a fun, mood-boosting DJ is what sold them on such a great bargain.
Makeup Artist Leila Riggin
The special makeup artist selected for this wedding was Lelia Riggin, star of Leila Marie Artistry. She is an experienced MUA (makeup artist) who has had a passion for makeup since she was a young girl. She has been fortunate enough to share that gift with others, working with MAC cosmetics for years before turning to her own freelance makeup business. It’s her honor to “glam” up so many already beautiful faces!
Hair Stylist: Jessica Larson
Jessica Larson was the chosen hair stylist for this couple’s dream wedding. Her instagram displays some of the quirky and elegant looks that make so many of her customers fall in love with her talent!
Tuxedo Rentals: Men's Wearhouse
We all know the fabulous menswear brand. They have a streakless reputation in the industry and offer a great tuxedo rental program (that this groom took full advantage of!).
Florist: The Bride: Melissa Evanko
This bride was actually her own florist! Melissa Evanko, formery Melissa Slocum, provided floral arrangements to make her wedding truly special and personal.
Fall in love with any of the special details of the Evanko’s wedding? Lets recreate them for your big day. Contact The Smokehouse Grill for your complete wedding catering and planning needs.