An Elegant, Summer Wedding at Antrim 1844 Country House Hotel in Taneytown, Maryland

"My husband’s proposal wasn’t quite a scavenger hunt but it certainly almost felt that way," says Tina Whang (32 and a pharmacist). After surprising h

"My husband’s proposal wasn’t quite a scavenger hunt but it certainly almost felt that way," says Tina Whang (32 and a pharmacist). After surprising her with a new car, David Whang (34 and in law enforcement) set up a series of clues for Tina to find on her first test drive. The final destination was a beautifully decorated hotel room with an outdoor terrace overlooking Old Town Alexandria, which is where Dave popped the question. Their elegant, summer wedding took place at Antrim 1844 Country House Hotel, a historic venue in Taneytown, Maryland. "We chose a color palette of blues with hints of ivory and green, which blended nicely with the natural atmosphere of the venue's gardens." Gorgeous floral arrangements of white and powder blue hydrangeas, viburnum, calla lilies, roses and orchids adorned the billowy wedding arch at the outdoor ceremony and the dining tables at the ballroom reception. As a personal touch, Tina and Dave incorporated their love of traveling by designing their invitations to resemble boarding passes and using globes in their decor. They also paid homage to their Korean heritage by dressing in traditional Korean outfits for part of their celebrations. Guests feasted on delicacies prepared by Chef Gettier's team at Antrim 1844, and enjoyed cupcakes from Georgetown Cupcakes in addition to wedding cake. Tina and Dave's favorite part of their breathtaking wedding was not the decor or the food, however; it was the presence of their families at this milestone event. "Having the support and involvement of family on our wedding day made our union sweeter and even more special for us."

One way Tina and Dave incorporated their love of traveling by designing their wedding invitations to resemble boarding passes.
Bride Getting Ready at Antrim 1844
On her wedding day, Tina looked gorgeous in a strapless, trumpet style wedding dress with lace trim by Enzoani.
Tina carried a white bouquet with roses, orchids, calla lilies, hydrangeas and viburnum.
For her garden ceremony, Tina wore a stunning cathedral veil with lace trim by Malis Henderson.
Dave looked dapper in a black bow tie and white calla lily boutonniere with freesias.
Tina's bridesmaids wore strapless, knee length dresses in teal and carried bouquets with white and powder blue hydrangeas, viburnum, white roses and white lilies.
Tina and Dave were married in the garden at Antrim 1844 under a dreamy wedding arch decorated with a silver chandelier, billowy white drapes and a flower arrangement with white and powder blue hydrangeas.
Small bouquets of white and powder blue hydrangeas and viburnum decorated chairs on the aisle at Tina and Dave's ceremony.
Bride and Groom at Taneytown, Maryland Ceremony
Newlyweds in Beautiful, Traditional Korean Outfits
Continuing with the travel theme, Tina and Dave decorated tables at the reception with globes and books.
Elegant Hotel Reception at Historic Antrim 1844
Centerpieces at the elegant reception included small arrangements with orchids, roses, lilies and viburnum alongside glass goblets with floating candles.
Various Flavors of Georgetown Cupcakes for Dessert
Cake Topper in Traditional Korean Outfits on Classic White Wedding Cake
Sparkler Exit with Wedding Party at Taneytown, Maryland Wedding