Some people you meet and you can just tell they have good souls. That is Emily and Daniel. They have devoted their lives to the noble pursuit of conservation of native pollinators, including bees, and you can see that in little details throughout their wedding. Up until ten minutes before Emily and Daniel’s wedding ceremony at the Howard County Conservancy, the weather was gorgeous. The light was bright, but soft from a big pillow of clouds. Just as the bride made her way toward the aisle, the sky opened up and it pretty much poured straight through the ceremony. Luckily, it stopped again a few minutes later.
Because marriage is an adventure.
Emily and Daniel’s family and friends helped arrange the gorgeous DIY wedding flowers lining the aisle and dinner tables.
Emily and Daniel had a beautiful Quaker wedding ceremony with a few personalized elements. For example, I learned that at a strictly traditional Quaker wedding, no one speaks until someone feels moved to say something. The officiant, and the couple’s good friend, explained that he was moved to start speaking right away.
The rings were passed to each guest to allow everyone an opportunity to say a blessing over them.
Another Quaker wedding tradition is the signing of a marriage certificate. All of the guests had an opportunity to sign it as well. And loved ones were on hand to make sure it didn’t blow away in the rain.
Thanks so much to Emily and Dan for walking through the grass for this shot. I hope you love it as much as I do.
First Dance Song: “You Send Me” by Sam Cooke.
Congratulations! Thank you so much for having me at your gorgeous wedding!