Betsy and Jay were a unique couple. They wanted to make their wedding “green” – eco-friendly with minimum trash, sustainably grown food, recycled and reused decor! Wow! And they did it!
Planning began, as usual, months before the big day. But this wedding prep included visiting the local Maryland farms where their wedding reception food was being grown. It included visiting their gorgeous Chevy Chase, MD venue to lay out how the day would go. And it included a year’s worth of wine drinking by friends and family so Betsy could collect the bottles to use in the table décor!
As a long-time fan of the style of the 1930s and 1940s, Betsy’s dress was form fitting satin in a bias cut. The draping of fabric and the bling in her up-do along with Jay’s dapper look in a full tuxedo and elegant patent leather Oxfords were some details that really embraced the age.
It was a pretty special event and I’m so thrilled that I was allowed to share their joy, leading up to the day and on that lovely autumn afternoon in the meadow at Woodend Sanctuary.