The stationery suite foreshadowed the wedding’s palette and heavy-on-florals design.
Guests looked out over Broad Creek—an offshoot of the Calibogue Sound—during the ceremony.
A floral "vine" on an oak mimicked the resurrection ferns on nearby branches.
“Ryan is the most incredible father to our son and seeing their relationship makes my feelings grow stronger every day,” says Maggi.
The day was gustier than anticipated and held a chance of storms. Even so, the couple and planning team opted to keep the ceremony outside. “The high winds added so much energy and intensity to the mood,” says Maggi. “My veil flowed beautifully behind me as my father walked me down the aisle and then was taken by the wind as soon as I stood next to my husband. It was perfect.” While Maggi and her dad processed, a string quartet played “Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want” by The Smiths.
Clusters of rich-hued fruit—cherries, blueberries, blackberries, and pomegranates—offered organic opulence to reception tablescapes.
“We told WED that we wanted romantic, Victorian vibes,” notes Maggi.
“Between moving states and adjusting to life with a newborn, I figured the best way to accomplish this would be to leave it to the professionals. It was absolutely surreal seeing the final design and how all of the details worked together to create the perfect space.”
Gilded candelabras, ornate glassware, crushed velvet sofas, overflowing florals, and an abundance of flickering candles delivered with aplomb. “I wanted to be able to enjoy the wedding with the most minimal amount of stress possible,” says Maggi.
Layering light sources like candles, chandeliers, and lanterns, with assorted colors, fabrics, textures, desserts, and more created the piled on Victorian style that the bride craved.
The red velvet cake was hand-painted and topped with fresh fruit and orchids, while tables were covered in lush florals and dripping candles.
Maggi wore a Monique Lhuillier gown before slipping into a gold sequin number toward the end of the reception.
Suspended frames made a fresh selfie station; that’s Maggi’s sister in the matching sequin minidress.
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