Old World Romance Meets Modern Charm

Lovers of bridal blogs dream of gorgeous wedding images, but what do you do when your dream wedding portraits simply doesn’t turn out the way you imagined? For Monique and Tony, the answer was simple—to replay their special moment all over again in an awe inspiring vow renewal ceremony two years later. Old world charm meets modern luxury in Monique and Tony’s vow renewal. You’ll love the amazing details on her gown and the breath taking florals in this one!

Sometimes, even with our best efforts—things just don’t go as planned. Monique recounts her experience as her first wedding: We walked down the aisle with a small gathering of family and friends. The service was absolutely beautiful.  A poetry reading, a wonderful song, and a comedian as our officiant. 

Unfortunately, when it came to the lights and camera action, our wedding day shifted. I, the Bride, was two hours late. We lost out on a lot of venue time, and as a result many things were rushed, including our video and photographs. It was an amazing place to capture our wedding day, but when we received our photographs back we were very hurt and disappointed. Out of over 500 photos taken, there were only  5 to 7 pictures we liked.”  

“Fast-Forward almost two years later and we happened to meet Benny & Courtney of Loblolly Farm at the farmers market, heard our story and created a private vow renewal on our second anniversary. We've had countless conversations about planning a re-do for our wedding pictures and we were extremely pleased with what we received this time around!

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Loblolly Organic Farm is a is a high end, award winning florist and wedding planner, specializing in romantic event design, in Washington DC, Maryland & Virginia. From Courtney of Loblolly Organic Farm : After meeting Monique & Tony at one of our farmers' markets and hearing their story, I knew we needed to create something special! Our inspiration came from the abundance of color surrounding their late summer anniversary but in the muted tones we see as each season comes to a close. Monique and Tony have an infectious chemistry and warm personalities, so we wanted to effortlessly blend color and romance just as they do in their marriage!

Mount Airy Mansion was the perfect place to renew their vows. Nestled in a state park in Southern Maryland just 20 minutes south of Washington, DC you would never know you were near the city! A long and winding private drive leads up to a sprawling estate and nursery befitting of an intimate celebration.” 

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The invitation suite by With Wild & Grace was the epitome of old world romance and vintage rentals provided by Something Vintage infused the color palette with perfect details for a southern countryside affair. 

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Beauty by Keena Queen tied the look together with timeless beauty in neutral tones to Lindsay Marie Design's bold gems & the Theia Layla gown Monique wore provided by Lovely Bride DC.

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On a warm, summer evening Renee Hollingshead Photography documented Monique and Tony as they privately read their vows surrounded by the deep love they share for each other, the light breeze in the treetops and a commitment that transcends the years.

See more of this gorgeous wedding in Our Love In Color Volume 1!

Creative Team

Bride + Groom: Monique & Tony || Photography: Renee Hollingshead || Planning & Florals: Loblolly Organic Farm || Jewelry: Lindsay Marie Design || Invitations & Calligraphy: With Wild and Grace || Cake: Buttercream Bakeshop || Dress: Theia Couture from Lovely Bride DC || Makeup: Beauty by Keena Queen || Rentals: Something Vintage Rentals || Tux: Black Tux || Venue: Mt. Airy Mansion