A Classic, Rustic Wedding at Brittland Manor in Chestertown, Maryland
Lindsay Sutter (27 and a child-life specialist) and Michael Sutter (28 and a fixed-income research analyst) used tons of personalized DIY details to create their wedding celebration at Brittland Manor in Chestertown, Maryland, the town where they met. "We wanted our wedding to represent us as much as possible," Lindsay says. A friend made them a poster with all their favorite Chestertown landmarks, and they used it for the guest book. They also had a beer boat, which consisted of a painted-white canoe filled with ice and drinks along with a basket of their koozie wedding favors. Lindsay and Michael kept the rest of their decor simple and elegant with a rustic style that was perfect for their tented, waterfront venue. String lights lined the tented canopy and the crisp white farmhouse tables were covered in burlap runners. Centerpieces included mason jars decorated with sparkly gold ribbon and wooden boxes that featured chalkboard signs with the table numbers written on them. The peacock color palette also perfectly complemented their waterfront venue, and the shades of blue, green and gold beautifully contrasted with the fall season. The groomsmen wore blue and green gingham ties with their gray suits that coordinated with the peacock green bridesmaid dresses, and the wedding's floral design included blue orchids, green viburnum, white hydrangeas and ivory roses. The sweetheart table was decorated with awesome "Mr." and "Mrs." signs in green and gold, and the blue-and-white-tiered cupcake stand was topped off with a gold "Love" cake topper. One highlight from the wedding was the dancing. After a romantic first dance to the Ingrid Michaelson version of "Can't Help Falling in Love," Lindsay and Michael had their father-daughter and mother-son dances. "In the middle of each dance, we called out all the daughters and fathers in the room and all the mothers and sons to join us," Lindsay says. "It was so special." Photographer Stephanie Michelle was there to capture all the special moments.