October 18, 2008 was a crisp fall day on the banks of the Choptank River in Cambridge, Maryland. Grasses were gently blowing, fireplaces were burning and the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Resort & Spa was all decked out for fall. We fell in love with this Eastern Shore resort a few years back on a weekend get-away. One of our favorite amenities about the resort was the fact that it was “pet friendly”. We loved being able to take our pups with us for the weekend and go for walks on the trails and hang out at the outdoor fireplaces.
After getting engaged in St. Thomas we toyed with the idea of a destination wedding in the Virgin Islands. Realizing the cost to our guests and the challenges of planning a destination wedding we reconsidered and decided to bring the destination a little closer to home. We are both transplants to Maryland from Southwest Virginia and New Jersery and we thought why not share a little bit of Maryland’s Eastern Shore with our family and friends. We loved the setting at the Hyatt and the professional service we received from all of our vendors was top notch.
My favorite vendor from the day would have to be Amy from Monteray Farms who did a beautiful job designing our flowers for the wedding. Amy took my fall color palette of cocoa, orange, yellow, pale green and made it work. She also graciously worked with the crazy iron pumpkins I wanted for my centerpieces. Working in this industry I now know how challenging it can be to work with containers provided by the bride. You never quite know what you’re going to get! Amy was a pleasure to work with and I loved visiting her farm studio in Trappe, MD and meeting her pet cow!
Here are a few photos from our wedding day courtesy of our amazing photographer, Jeff Greenough.