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 c

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.

Blue and Ivory Bridal Bouquet With Orchids
Lindsay wore a beautiful lace sheath wedding dress with a keyhole back and a dramatic train by Sottero and Midgley. She accessorized with a beaded belt for a bit of fun sparkle.
Michael and his groomsmen wore gray Tommy Hilfiger suits with skinny gingham ties in blue and green.
The bridesmaids dressed in knee-length, peacock green J.Crew dresses with different necklines. They wore gold heels and carried white hydrangea bouquets.
Casual Fall Wedding Portrait
A close friend of Lindsay and Michael drew a poster with Chestertown landmarks. The couple invited their guests to sign the sign's border as their guest book.
At the reception, Lindsay and Michael had a canoe that they painted white and filled with ice and drinks. On one of the canoe seats, they had a basket with their koozie favors. They illuminated this display with string lights.
Custom Blue and Green Drink Koozies
The reception was held under a tent on the lawn at Brittland Manor. The tent was illuminated by pretty string lights that lit up all the pretty peacock-colored details. These included the chic gold and green signs at the sweetheart table.
White Hydrangea Mason Jars With Gold Ribbon
Rustic Tented Reception Decor and Lighting
Centerpieces at the reception included DIY wooden boxes filled with white hydrangeas, viburnums and blue orchids. The boxes also had chalkboard signs with table numbers on them.
Lindsay's aunt made all the blue and white cupcakes that were arranged on a tiered stand at the reception. She also made the funfetti cake on the top tier and decorated it with a gold "Love" cake topper.
Lindsay and Michael danced their first dance to "Can't Help Falling in Love" by Ingrid Michaelson. "It was amazing to look around and see everyone we loved in one room while dancing for the first time as husband and wife," Lindsay says.