“What is love comprised of?” It is a very deep question, and it was the powerful theme that drove Misty and Aaron’s nuptials! This devoted couple wanted a wedding that was as vibrant as their love and personalities. So they choose a color scheme that symbolized the purity, preciousness and richness of their love: lush shades of pink with hints of gold.
Besides their color scheme, the couple found other creative ways to incorporate their theme into their decor. Misty shares, “Our [love] theme was everywhere: there were wooden table names in gold labeled by the things we felt love was comprised of, such as compromise, nurture, cherish etc. We also had banners made of our engagement photos that were placed on either side of the entrance. One banner read ‘Love is…Without Exception’ and the other banner read, ‘Love is…Aaron and Misty.’ ”
The couple took full advantage of the beautiful summer weather by having an outdoor wedding. The floral décor of hydrangea and orchids in shades of pink served as a beautiful compliment to the greenery surrounding their ceremony. Guests were embraced with dramatic sheer fabric ceilings and pink up-lighting as they entered the couple’s tented reception space. They enjoyed a delicious gelato station, took tons of photos at a photobooth and danced all night. A real highlight of the night was when guests headed over to the personalized cognac and cigar bar. They learned how to roll authentic cigars, and left with a unique keepsake from the night. The Hammons truly provided their guests with an “experience,” which only enhanced their celebration of love!
This wedding was featured in the Spring/Summer 2015 issue.
Bride/Groom: Misty and Aaron Hammons
Wedding date: 7.5.14
Location: Middletown, MD
Wedding flowers: Cascading bouquet comprised of light purple and variegated Phalaenopsis orchids and white mini calla lilies. The letter H was spelled out in rose petals at the top of the alter.
Favorite item on menu: The Tuscany Chicken was delicious!
Bridesmaids/groomsmen gifts: I treated my two Maids of Honor and Matron of Honor to spa treatments to start off the activities. All of the Bridesmaids were also given robes with their names embroidered on them. The Groomsmen were given engraved flasks and shot glasses with their name and Groomsman on them.
First dance song: A Couple of Forevers by Chrisette Michele
“Seeing Aaron at the end of the alter took my breath away! Everything and everyone else faded into the background and all I could see was him. I think that’s my fondest memory. It was really nice seeing our closest family and friends enjoy each other as well!” – Misty
Bride’s dress: Maggie Sottero
Bride’s shoes: Badgley Mischka
Bridesmaid’s dresses: Bill Levkoff
Bride’s headpiece: purchased on Etsy made by Carole Troum
Cakes/desserts: Edibles Incredible | Gelato Station – Amore Gelato
Catering: The Carriage House | Beverage Service – Ye Old Spirit Sho
Ceremony musicians: JJ & T Entertainment
Cigar Roller Company – Cortez Cigars
Event Planner – Perfect Planning by Tara
Entertainment: Deejay Tye / live entertainment: DD Productions
Flowers: Tierra Floral Design
Groom’s attire: Made by Hickey Freeman / (bowtie) – Jos A. Bank
Hair (bride): Gary Brown / (bridesmaids): Kachina C. Fleet of C’est Chic Concepts
Lighting: Washington Celebrations
Linen + Charger Rentals: Select Event Rentals
Makeup: Amber Sgueo
Photography: Inspired Photography by Susie
Photobooth: Photo In a Box
Reception venue: Stone Manor Country Club
Stationery: LePenn Designs
Tent Liner: Lotus Productions
Videography: Understand the Vision