Dan and Marta’s first date was at a local dive bar where they discussed their future life goals over beers and tater tots. They had met online, quickly realizing they shared many common interests, as well as the fact they were both from Maryland. Dan had plans to propose to Marta for quite some time. He had customized a ring, but during the height of the pandemic, had a difficult time finding a jeweler who was able to design the piece. Despite many canceled dinner dates, he was able to design the ring and wait for a romantic evening out. After a day at one of their local breweries, he proposed at home, while Marta sat on the floor playing with their dog.
Inspired by their love of wine, this couple’s fall wedding at the Kent Island Resort wove together rustic details and unique DIY flair that fell gracefully into an autumnal theme. The waterfront hotel was set on 200 acres of woods and farmland. Dan and Marta held a minimalist ceremony on the lawn, lit by the midday sun under a lovely white pergola. Instead of flowers, Marta’s bouquet consisted of an array of colorful feathers. The natural beauty of the property offered waterfront photo ops among the tall grasses and along the dock. Much of their wedding and ceremony turned away from an excess of flowers, and instead, focused on jewel-toned colors. Utilizing elements from Marta’s work, she created several unique DIY elements. This included votives cut wine bottles, and champagne corks used as escort cards. Inspired by Dan’s hunting hobby, Marta also designed boutonnieres from bullet casings. And to top off their wedding cake, she even sculpted a clay figurine of their sweet dog!