Simone + Greg | Monique Lhuillier Real Wedding From The Happy Couple

There is so much charm in this pretty waterfront wedding. Perfectly blending elegant touches and rustic details, this wedding has inspiration everywhere.  We love Simone’s romantic bouquet, the aisle lined with lanterns, and the completely gorgeous table greenery . And we’re total suckers for any wedding photos shot on a boat…especially these lovely ones.

Simone + Greg | June 4, 2016 | St. Michaels, Maryland

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The Ceremony
The sunny afternoon ceremony took place on the lawn of the Inn at Perry Cabin, overlooking the picturesque Miles River and the Inn’s sailboats.  Guests gathered for refreshments before going to mismatched guest chairs and benches surrounded by flowing garland greenery and anchored by a driftwood arbor with eucalyptus, bay leaves, and flower accents.  The aisle was lined with a gorgeous path of shepherd hooks hanging antique rustic lanterns and we said our vows overlooking the water.

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The Reception
After cocktail hour under the trees with a rustic pallet bar featuring a rum bar station as a nod to the groom’s favorite cocktail, guests entered a gorgeous sailcloth tent on Linden Green at the Inn at Perry Cabin.  Guests experienced an elegant and rustic setting with mixed style seating, farm tables, and chic tablescapes filled with greenery.  Our good friend sang our first dance song, the same song we got engaged to (we met at a concert and later got engaged at a concert of the same band!).  The dance floor was packed the entire time!  

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Simone’s Wedding Dress Search
Oh my, I probably tried on about 20 dresses at a variety of salons.  I didn’t have one particular style or look I was going for.  I knew I wanted something fashionable yet timeless and something that made me feel my best.  After a day of trying on so many dresses that were fine, but nothing particularly special, I was admittedly defeated.  When I finally got to the last salon after that long day and tried on my dress, I knew it was the one.  I felt gorgeous, elegant, edgy, fashion-forward, and timeless all at the same time.  Even though my mom originally thought it was a little “much” at first, I knew this was the one time I’d be able to really wear such a unique dress and the hand-sewn lace and tulle still fit the relaxed elegance of our venue.  

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How She Felt In Her Monique Lhuillier
Elegant, stunning, me!

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Why She’s Selling Her Wedding Gown
I absolutely loved my wedding dress but when I thought about what I could do with it after my wedding, I just couldn’t think of a real reason to just preserve it and let it live in a box.  While the sentiment of keeping it for my own daughter someday is nice, I know that in reality daughters almost always want their own dress.  I know I did!  And if an absolutely gorgeous, designer gown could make me that happy on my special day, I think another woman deserves to get just as much joy out of it.  It would be a shame if that dress never got another day in the spotlight!

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Credits
Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier Freya | Photography: The Happy Couple Photography | Venue: The Inn at Perry Cabin | Event Planning: Emily Butler from Karson Butler Events | Floral Design: Amaryllis

 

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