Having moved to San Diego from Maryland, I didn’t expect to return for a wedding more than a month or two after moving. Michael and Dana, both living in San Diego, rang me up and thankfully changed that by booking me for their Maryland wedding.

Dana has ties to the East Coast, so they decided that a Maryland celebration would be perfect. Their Walker’s Overlook wedding featured so much of the Maryland beauty that I often miss and it had the most adorable details and expansive surrounding landscape.

Scenery in Walkersville Maryland from Walker's Overlook wedding venue, Cavin Elizabeth Photography Scenery in Walkersville Maryland from Walker's Overlook wedding venue, Cavin Elizabeth Photography

Dana, many would say, is one of the kindest women. Michael has the easy-going and excited, yet laid-back attitude that makes him a perfect match for sweet Dana. It’s no surprise that their wedding is filled with charming details, happy tears, and many, many jokes.

Gorgeous garden romantic bridal bouquet with pink lavender white and green with a cream silk ribbon, Cavin Elizabeth Photography Wedding invitation custom suite with green and pink flowers for a romantic garden vintage wedding for colors sage, eggplant, and cream, Cavin Elizabeth Photography Round solitaire engagement ring and platinum men's wedding band on top of a lace veil, Cavin Elizabeth Photography Wedding dress hanging shot, Walker's Overlook wedding in Maryland with wedding gown hanging from porch, Cavin Elizabeth Photography Bride getting ready for her wedding wearing a cute robe, Cavin Elizabeth Photography Bride getting ready for her wedding wearing a cute robe, Cavin Elizabeth Photography Bridesmaids getting ready for her wedding wearing a cute robe, Cavin Elizabeth Photography Gorgeous redhead bride getting her sleeveless wedding dress on, Walker's Overlook wedding, Cavin Elizabeth Photography Gorgeous redhead bride getting her sleeveless wedding dress on, Walker's Overlook wedding, Cavin Elizabeth Photography Gorgeous redhead bride getting her wedding shoes on, Walker's Overlook wedding, Cavin Elizabeth Photography

You’d never know it by his demeanor, but Michael actually hurt his foot a week before the wedding and was supposed to be wearing his boot all day. Such a trooper, he donned some dapper shoes and a great big smile all the way up until the reception!

Suave men's wedding shoes in brown tan, Cavin Elizabeth Photography Groom's tan shoes with watch and eggplant and blue bowtie, Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyGroom portrait in a gray suit and eggplant and blue bowtie, Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyGroom portrait in a gray suit and eggplant and blue bowtie, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Groom portrait in a gray suit and eggplant and blue bowtie, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Groom portrait in a gray suit and eggplant and blue bowtie waiting for the bride for the first look, Cavin Elizabeth Photography First look at Walker's Overlook in Maryland, Adorable moment before the groom sees the bride for the 1st time, Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBeautiful candid and sweet first look with the bride and groom for a Maryland wedding, Cavin Elizabeth Photography Beautiful candid and sweet first look with the bride and groom for a Maryland wedding, Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBeautiful candid and sweet first look with the bride and groom for a Maryland wedding, Cavin Elizabeth Photography

Out of all of my wedding experiences, never have I had a huge prank happen. I fetched the wedding bands from the groomsmen and opened the boxes to shoot the rings, only to notice that Michael’s band was missing. Slightly in an internal panic, I went back downstairs to the guys to ask if anyone had the ring. Nobody did. After about ten minutes of everyone worrying about the ring, it suddenly appeared again. Turns out that one of the groomsmen removed the ring to prank the best man, who would open the box to find it empty. Needless to say, there were several jokesters in the bridal party!

walkers-overlook-wedding-maryland-24 Gorgeous garden romantic bridal bouquet with pink lavender white and green with a cream silk ribbon, Cavin Elizabeth Photography

One of the most beautiful elements of their wedding was their ceremony site. It’s these very large and beautiful landscapes that I miss about shooting weddings on the East Coast. With the large tree as the “altar,” the ceremony site was made cozy underneath its branches.

Wedding ceremony at Walker's Overlook under a large tree, garden wedding, Cavin Elizabeth Photography Bride and father walking down the aisle at her wedding ceremony at Walker's Overlook under a large tree, garden wedding, Cavin Elizabeth Photography Wedding ceremony at Walker's Overlook under a large tree, garden wedding, Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBride and groom during money throw walking down the aisle at her wedding ceremony at Walker's Overlook under a large tree, garden wedding, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride and groom portrait with vintage car
Bride and groom wide shot portrait in front of their venue in Maryland, Cavin Elizabeth Photography Bridal portrait of a redhead bride in a sleeveless wedding gown with a bridal bouquet, Cavin Elizabeth Photography Bridal portrait of a redhead bride in a sleeveless wedding gown with a bridal bouquet, Cavin Elizabeth Photography Bride and groom walking around their Maryland wedding venue in Walkersville, Cavin Elizabeth Photography Bride and groom walking around their Maryland wedding venue in Walkersville, Cavin Elizabeth Photography Wedding reception at Walker's Overlook with white linens and eggplant sage pink and green flowers, vintage romantic garden wedding ideas, Cavin Elizabeth Photography Wedding reception at Walker's Overlook with white linens and eggplant sage pink and green flowers, vintage romantic garden wedding ideas, Cavin Elizabeth Photography Wedding reception at Walker's Overlook with white linens and eggplant sage pink and green flowers, vintage romantic garden wedding ideas, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Gold framed floral table number, Wedding reception at Walker's Overlook with white linens and eggplant sage pink and green flowers, vintage romantic garden wedding ideas, Cavin Elizabeth Photography

Watching Dana and Michael on the dance floor, all of their guests were either smiling or crying (tears of joy!). In a cozy white tent, everybody danced the night away, including Michael in his glow-stick adorned boot. A spontaneous hora took place that had the whole dance floor riled up and incredibly excited. In that moment, I decided that every wedding could use a hora ;-)

Bride and groom grand entrance at Walker's Overlook tented wedding reception, Cavin ELizabeth Photography Bride and groom first dance at Walker's Overlook tented wedding reception, Cavin ELizabeth Photography Bride and groom first dance at Walker's Overlook tented wedding reception, Cavin ELizabeth Photography
Bride and groom toast reactions at Walker's Overlook tented wedding reception, Cavin ELizabeth Photography Bride and groom toast reactions at Walker's Overlook tented wedding reception, Cavin ELizabeth Photography Bride and groom on the dance floor at Walker's Overlook, nighttime wedding photography from Cavin Elizabeth Photography Bride and groom on the dance floor at Walker's Overlook, nighttime wedding photography from Cavin Elizabeth Photography Bride and groom hora on the dance floor at Walker's Overlook, nighttime wedding photography from Cavin Elizabeth Photography Bride and groom hora on the dance floor at Walker's Overlook, nighttime wedding photography from Cavin Elizabeth Photography

Michael and Dana, thank you for having me all the way out to Maryland to photograph your wedding. It is such an honor to be your wedding photographer and I have deeply enjoyed our time together. Enjoy your honeymoon in February and stay in touch!

Dramatic nighttime silhouette during wedding reception at Walker's Overlook, Cavin Elizabeth Photography

Walker’s Overlook Wedding Vendors

Photography: Cavin Elizabeth Photography | Venue: Walker’s OverlookFlorist: Village Flower Shop | Makeup: Makeup by Ana BHair: Rose Brooke Studio | Gown: Here Comes the Bride (San Diego) | Invitation Suite: Minted | Catering: Celebrations Catering | DJ: J White Productions

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B money
November 16, 2016
Love these pictures and the narrative is heart-warming!!
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    November 29, 2016
    Thank you Billy! It was a dream working with Michael and Dana :-)
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