The Barn at Cage Stables was a swoon worthy venue to host Katie + Craig’s wedding day on May 20th, 2017! When Katie + Craig got engaged and started to plan the wedding they were having a tough time finding the perfect location. Katie wanted to be by the water, but Craig wanted a rustic barn venue- they felt like they would have to compromise. One day they were driving around and it felt like a moment of fate when they saw a sign for “Beach Barn Wedding Venue” and they wondered if it was real life?! They looked at the venue and absolutely fell in love, then started to plan their big day in Saint Leonard, MD.
Katie + Craig got ready at the Holiday Inn at Solomons Island which hosted a beautiful dockside location for their first look and portraits. After their super sweet first look and group portraits we made our way to the water for the ceremony + reception. The day was filled with so many heartfelt details put together by Katie and her Mom. Details are my jam so Katie was speaking to my heart with everything! I mean for goodness sakes Katie spent HOURS covering her converse chuck taylor shoes in Swarovski crystals and they were to die for! Katie’s mom made her veil using lace from her own wedding gown, Katie and her sister’s bouquet’s were wrapped with material from her grandmother’s wedding dress, and her mom hand sewed pendants for the ceiling that covered the inside of the barn. They also had the sweetest (literally) favors of honey at the seats for all their guests to enjoy and take home with them.
During the ceremony they did many things to honor their heritage- from a wine pouring, to their parents blessing their wedding bands, to the hand fasting which is a extremely long standing Celtic wedding tradition. During the hand fasting, their hands are bound together with the chords that represent each of their families, then after it is removed it is bound into a Celtic knot that represents unity and the everlasting bond of their marriage- by literally tying the knot!
The weather was perfect, the water was beautiful, and we got an amazing sunset (it sounds like the day was just perfection right?!). During sunset I snuck off with the new Mr + Mrs for some amazing sunset portraits! We had such a great time together and I am so blessed to have helped document these memories for them. The night was filled with so much dancing, a video booth confessional Katie’s brother made for all their guests (awesome right?!), and so much love. Katie’s brother put together an AWESOME wedding video with his drones- check it out here! Congratulations Katie + Craig- I’m so happy for you both and I hope you have the most amazing honeymoon coming up soon in Ireland!
If your looking for an stunning water side rustic barn check out The Barn at Cage Stables!
Venue- The Barn at Cage Stables (visit them here)
Wedding Planner: Jeannae Pinno with Stonesby Events
Bridal Gown: Maggie Sotterro
Florist: Weaver’s Fresh Cut Flowers
Catering: Beefalo Bob’s