The way these two look at each other just makes our hearts sing! On a cool summer day in Frederick, Maryland, Melissa and Ellen tied the knot in an intimate ceremony at Shade Trees and Evergreens. Jacqie Q Photography’s pictures illustrate the palpable love between the newlyweds, whose adorable kids stood by their side and tearfully watched as their moms exchanged vows. The scenery was absolutely breathtaking, and the sun peeked through the trees at just the right time, creating some incredible light for Melissa and Ellen’s portraits.
A purple color palette and rustic details set the scene for their reception where string lights illuminated the round tables coated in purple linens. We love the brides chair signs marked by two pieces of burlap, one spelling out “glass of wine” and the other “shot of whiskey.” And wait until you see their cake, a three-tiered masterpiece with white frosting and bright purple geometric lining. On the second tier, their monogram is piped in silver frosting with white and purple flowers matching Melissa’s bouquet decorating the corners. There’s so much to love about this lovely wedding that reminds us just how beautiful it is when two families become one.