“Whether through supporting small businesses, making sustainable and cruelty-free choices in beauty products, or buying fair-trade chocolate or locally grown food, there are so many ways we apply our values to the purchases we make. When planning a wedding, how can couples incorporate their love for all things local? This styled shoot with a “Made in Maryland” theme photographed by Katherine Elizabeth Photography and styled by me, 17 local businesses collaborated to create wedding inspiration for sustainability-minded couples who love Maryland. With the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s waterfront setting the scene, natural elements like handmade wood tables by Honeywood Rentals and vivid copper accents created a textured and modern feel.
All flowers used for the shoot were grown by Maryland farms—The Hillen Homestead in Baltimore City, and Plantmasters in Montgomery County—and designed by Violet Floral Designs.
The two beautiful gowns featured were provided by Modern Trousseau Baltimore’s bridal studio, where brides can order stylish and modern custom gowns, all produced in the United States. The uniquely Maryland custom escort cards and signage created by Signs of Our Lives contributed style and wit, and the gorgeously detailed invitation suites were designed by Ellicott City stationers From Pixels, to Quill.
The details that brought the shoot together have one thing in common: whether locally made, vintage, or restored, all were made here or supported a local business in our region.” – Christine McFarlane
Photographer Katherine Elizabeth Photography Concept & Styling Christine McFarlane Events Venue Chesapeake Bay Foundation BEAUTY Meghan Whalen from Fleurt Beauty Company using Skin Juice Organics, based in Baltimore Floral Designer Violet Floral Designs Cake Whipped Cakes Invitation Suite From Pixels to Quill Escort Cards and Signage Sign of Our Lives Tuxedo Christopher Schafer Clothier Heirlooms Something Vintage Rentals Handmade Wooden Decor Daydreams Factory Handmade Wood Tables Honeywood Rentals Wedding Dress Modern Trousseau Jewelry J’Adorn Designs