Emily & Ben tied the knot this past September on the 7th at the beautiful, historic Waverly Mansion. The couple picked the venue because they fell in love with the intimacy, the history of the building and the gardenscape of the grounds. Inside the Waverly they loved the staircase, the book shelves, and all of the historic furniture. They were excited how lush everything was where the ceremony took place and could envision our photos and it was exactly what they wanted. Emily commented that the inspiration came from one of her favorite movies The Secret Garden.
Their vision for the wedding day was a romantic theme with a ton of greenery and hints of white and blush. The bridesmaids wore a whimsical dove gray and the guys looked dapper in their gray suits. The bride featured many heirlooms passed down from her late grandmother. Including the hairbrush and mirror set. Her something blue pin that was pinned to the bouquet and a gemstone brooch ben supported on his suit jacket. Both families had a love for old corvettes which they brought as a fun getaway car for the couple.
Emily & Ben met back in highschool during the Calvert Hall mixer. Emily said Ben got them in trouble and they were both sent to “dance jail” with the religion teacher until the end of the event. Emily said “I was furious, but I bet the teacher that I could beat him in a game of Go Fish (which he happily agreed to play) in exchange for our freedom. I ended up winning the game and we got to go home, and the rest is history” Emily and Ben are a very fun loving couple. Ben reminds me of a good old country boy who loves to joke around. Emily is a vibrant ball of energy that lights up any room when she walks in. Together they are silly and laugh a lot but they still love to be romantic and their love and warm personalities is super infectious to those around them.
Emily got ready at her parent’s home with her all her girls. She loved spending the day getting pampered and hanging out with her ladies before heading over to the venue. However, she said her favorite part of the day was rounding the corner of the aisle to see Ben. She said he looked so calm but so excited at the same time and quote “I truly fell in love with him again in that moment. The whole day was perfect, but I think that moment was my overall favorite.”
Ben & the guys got ready down the road at Turf Valley & Resorts. The sipped on whiskey and shared some laughs. Ben’s dad brought his vintage corvette car for some fun photo opportunities.
Emily and her MOH went to the venue first to set up for the father daughter first look. She was so excited for her Dad to see her for the first time in her dress. Emily is very close with her family so this moment was extra special for her.
Now that they are married the couple is most looking forward The companionship and partnership! Emily stated “We've been best friends for years and to know we'll always have each other is such a comfort. Ben is truly my best friend and my rock. I can't imagine going through anything- wonderful or horrible- without him right by my side. We're partners in everything we do and I cannot wait to watch that friendship and partnership continue and grow!”
Congratulations Mr & Mrs Unkles!!!
A big shout out and thanks to all the vendors:
Venue: Waverly Mansion
Catering & Cake: Catering by Uptown
Florals: Scentsational Florals
DJ/ Entertainment: DJ Jimmy T Entertainment LLC
Dress/Shoes: Betsy Johnson
Glam: Brushed Beauty LLC