Real Weddings

Bride and Groom kissing against farm fence in field

Erin & Ed

Silhouette: Ball gown

Location: Mount Airy, Maryland

Date: October 8, 2016

Photographer: Bakerture Photo & Video

Wedding theme: Autumn rustic

Bride and groom holding both hands and kissing

Seasons of love:

We chose October because we both love the fall. We love Halloween and the color black, so we wanted to carry through that darker touch.

What's your favorite thing about Ed?

As the oldest of four, I've always been more serious and a caretaker. With Ed I can really have fun. We make stupid inside jokes and nicknames for each other. We go on awesome adventures, and we really make each other into better people.

Wedding guest helping bride with veil

Tell us about your dress!

I had always dreamed of a big ball gown. I liked quite a few of the dresses on the David's Bridal app, but there was one I fell in love with. My store didn't have it yet, but the awesome manager of the Springfield, Virginia, store called me when they got it. I went to try it on, and it fit exactly like I'd hoped. I felt like a bride, a princess, a model...everything, all at once.

Bride posing with bouquet with bouquets resting on veil train

Boys allowed:

I broke out of the box a little with my bridal party—I had a man of honor and a bridesman, plus a maid of honor and two bridesmaids.

How did you choose accessories?

For my shoes I wanted something super comfortable and in line with my everyday style. I’m majorly into flip-flops but wanted something a little more upscale. Luckily David’s had these adorable beaded sandals that were perfect. On top, I knew I wanted a cathedral veil for pictures and a more manageable one to wear all night.

Bride sandals and Mrs clutch by bouquet of flowers and tulle

What was your favorite personal touch?

The memorial table we created for our family who had passed away. I got a sign with a Winnie the Pooh quote: "If there ever comes a day we can’t be together, keep me in your heart. I’ll stay there forever." We used the sign plus pictures and some candles to keep those who were missing in our special day.

Bride and groom kissing while guests hold sparklers

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