July 28, 2016
Jessica & Graydon’s engagement story goes a little bit like this . . .
“On August 29th, Jess and Graydon were getting ready to leave for Annapolis MD to spend the weekend on the water. Little did Jess know, Graydon had something up his sleeve. As they were gathering their things for the weekend, Graydon told Jess to bring a dress to wear to dinner – this immediately prompted a series of questions around what Graydon’s plans were. “Its a secret Jess – just bring a damn dress” Graydon explained. They sailed out onto the Chesapeake Bay and hit the open water for about an hour. Graydon asked Jess if she had any idea where we were heading. She said “Baltimore??”….Luckily for Graydon, Jess is no maritime navigation expert – We were nowhere near Baltimore and actually heading due south down the middle of the bay. Soon after, we approached the channel leading to St. Michael’s, a small town on MD’s eastern shore. Graydon slowed to an idle right in front of the St. Michael’s light house and started walking towards the back of the boat. Jess shouted “Graydon what are you doing, just go faster, you’re going to hit those paddle boarders!?!?”. That’s when Graydon paid her comments no mind, got down on one knee and asked for her hand in marriage. And she said yes!!”
They wed this past June at Rocklands Farm in Poolesville, MD. Rocklands is a family owned working farm complete with a winery. The in house florist, Seed to Ceremony, sourced flowers from the farm to be used for their wedding. The ceremony took place on the lawn next to the Manor House followed by a cocktail hour complete with lawn games and a bourbon tasting station. The reception was in the historic barn at Rocklands adorned with twinkle lights, lush garlands on the guest tables, and loft spaces with vintage furniture for a sweet and practical lounge space.
Congratulations Jessica & Graydon!
Venue – Rocklands Farm
Photographer- Robert Holley Productions
Caterer – P.I.G.S. Catering
Entertainment – Aaron Kinsey of Wizer Productions
Florist – Seed to Ceremony
Beauty – Jewel Rossi
Alcohol – Lakefront Wine
Limo for Bridal Party – On the Town Limousines
Transportation for Guests – Martin’s Sedans
Planning – Rose Gold Events & Styling