A Romantic, Classic Wedding at Antrim 1844 Country House Hotel in Taneytown, Maryland

Alison Mogar (26 and bartender and student) and Christopher Hunt (34 and an accountant) met while both working at a local restaurant in Maryland. Soon

Alison Mogar (26 and bartender and student) and Christopher Hunt (34 and an accountant) met while both working at a local restaurant in Maryland. Soon their summer romance turned into a more serious relationship and, five years later, Chris proposed. While visiting family in Scotland, Alison and Chris decided to tour a castle in Edinburgh. Chris stopped a fellow tourist to take a picture for them and, as the photo was being taken, got down on one knee. They chose to have their wedding at the Antrim 1844 Country House Hotel in Taneytown, Maryland where acres of green land provided them ample space for their festivities. "I love the country and the grounds were perfect for what I envisioned," Alison says. The ceremony took place in the secret garden where she decorated the space with rose petals, hanging terrariums and mason jars. The reception was held in the pavilion where warm candle light and white floral arrangements created a romantic ambiance.Their wedding color palette was inspired by the bouquets of white roses, hydrangeas, blue orchids, greens and peacock feathers. "I loved the bold colors, but I love how classy white is," Alison says, "so we ended up with, and I say this loosely, a white palette with peacock accents." Keeping with the colors and the warm summer season, bridesmaids wore mismatched pale green dresses while groomsmen wore gray pants and vests with pale green ties. Alison and Chris' wedding perfectly matched the classic, country-style on the Antrim 1844 Country House Hotel.

Alison carried a bouquet of white roses and dyed-blue orchids with greens.
Antrim 1844 Country House Hotel in Taneytown, Maryland
"I wanted a romantic, vintage look for myself," Alison says. She wore strapless lace dress with a sweetheart neckline and shimmery underlay.
Smith House at Antrim 1844 Country House Hotel
Alison and her bridesmaids created bouquets and boutonnieres using burlap and blue ribbon.
Light Gray Suit with Pale Green Vest and Tie
Alison and Chris both had members of the opposite sex in their wedding parties, "which worked out because they escorted each other," Alison says. Groomsmen wore gray pants and vests with pale green ties.
Alison's bridesmaids wore mismatched, pale green dresses with gold sandals Alison gave them.
DIY Fan Wedding Program with Peacock Feather Accents
Alison and Chris had their wedding ceremony at the Antrim 1844 Country House Hotel's secret garden where rose petals and shepherds' hooks lined the aisle. "I joke because I said I always wanted a secret garden wedding and we got married under a tree that the Antrim calls the secret garden," Alison says.
The ceremony aisle was lined with mason jars of white roses, grain grass and peacock feathers that hung from shepherds' hooks.
Alison and Chris hung glass terrariums with white roses from the large tree at the front of their ceremony in the secret garden.
Alison and Chris Antrim 1844 Country House Hotel Wedding Ceremony
Alison and Chris First Kiss
Pale Green and Gray Wedding Party
Alison's bridesmaids carried bouquets of burlap flowers with peacock feather accents and blue ribbon.
Pale Green and White Place Cards in Wine Corks
White Hydrangea and Candle Light Table Decor
Alison and Chris First Dance
Alison and her bridesmaids created the table numbers out of wine corks and sat them on wooden slabs they received from a friend.
Birdcage Card Holder with Peacock Accents
Fingerprints Tree Guest Book Display