Today I am thrilled to share this beautiful Science inspired Wedding in Maryland at Springhill Manor with pretty navy and pink details.
Chia-Hua and Ricky are a gifted couple both holding their PhD in the sciences, and in styling their most special day they represented this aspect of their lives beautifully.
Images were captured by In Love and Adventure – Elopement Photography.
In Love and Adventure – Elopement Photography are Alex and Kelly, a husband and wife duo of traveling wedding photographers based in Colorado.
They help plan and photograph small weddings and elopements for couples who want adventure over tradition.
They say of the couples gorgeous Science inspired Wedding day…
The day started with the couple getting ready in a rented AirBnb in a small town near Rising Sun, Maryland.
It was a warmer fall day with dew in the grass, sporadic light rain, and a mist over the property’s cattail covered pond.
I arrived just as Ricky was leaving to head to the venue. Chia-Hua’s bridesmaids, mother and father, and other close family friends were all present.
There was a spread of food in the kitchen, tea being made, and hair and makeup had started.
I began with photographing the details of their day. Hand written vows, gifted jewellery to the bride from family and friends, dried florals, and the three custom made bridal dresses from Taiwan.
I was able to photograph candid precious moments throughout the morning from the gifting of a diamond ring from the bride’s father to the bride, the bridesmaids helping each other with their dresses, conversations between close family members, the flower girls getting dressed up, as well as all the members of the bridal party getting their hair and make up done.
Once it was time for everyone to head to the venue, we realized it was still drizzling a bit.
With the ceremony planned to be held outdoors, everyone seemed to just know the rain would pass. As it did.
As the clouds parted, the guests started to arrive. I arrived at the venue a bit early to capture the guests arriving.
Chia-Hua had told me one of the most important photographs she wanted was photos of all the guests visiting from out of town.
Chia-Hua had family and friends fly in from across the world from Taiwan, and some of Ricky’s family and friends flew in from Colorado
It was certainly the only time all of these people would be together, and it was an honour capturing all of the out of town guests for my sweet couple to look back on. It was also requested from the bride and groom that after the ceremony, we gathered all of the guests for one picture containing all of the guests.
It took a ladder, some exceptional balance from my second shooter, and a very wide angle lens, but we made it work and it’s one of my favourite memories from any wedding I’ve ever photographed.
The reception area was filled with unique decor matching the couples personality perfectly.
Shark teeth and dried florals tied to the name tags, a Periodic Table of Elements seating chart, science lab equipment, and in lieu of wedding favors, the couple decided to make a donation in each guest’s honour to the NRDC to fight climate change.
The rest of the evening was filled with dancing, conversation, a delicious meal from Pairings Bistro, coffee made with an Aeropress (a station made up by the groom), and four toasts: one by the father of the groom, one by the father of the bride, and then from the Maid of Honor (the brides sister), and the Best Man (best friend of the groom).
Their celebration is such stunning inspiration to couples all over to let their personality shine on their wedding day.
Photographer – In Love and Adventure – Elopement Photography
Reception Venue – Spring Hill Manor
Bridal Wear – Custom made bridal dresses from Taiwan
Bridesmaid Dresses – Azazie
Groomsman Attire – Men’s Wearhouse and Tux
Bakery – Flavor Cupcakery
Caterer – Pairings Bistro
DJ – My Deejay
To Contact In Love and Adventure – Elopement Photography
Website – https://www.inloveandadventure.com/
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