WV Weddings Spring Summer 2020

An Italian cookie table added to the wedding cake display. Guests enjoyed five cakes—three were lemon- flavored blueberries and two

were cornmeal honey cakes with buttercream icing. The bride‘s grandmother made the cookies.

let the wedding preparations begin

Chelsea and Trevor selected the Chanteclaire Farm in western Maryland as their wedding venue. “The farm matched our personalities and is tucked away in a beautiful spot in the hills of Garrett County,” Chelsea says. The European vibe boasts both modern and pastoral elements that add to the farm’s aesthetic appeal. Chelsea also admired the small pond and the old farmhouse, and she liked the beautiful black barn where guests could be entertained in one central location for the evening. Chanteclaire Farm is recognized as a first-class wedding venue in the region. The estate-like property is picturesque and has all the amenities to host a wedding weekend full of family, friends, and fun. The family cabin and farmhouse are where brides, grooms, and their wedding parties spend the weekend bonding with the farm and each other. All wedding-related activities happen on-site, making matrimony logistics seamless and elegant. “Chanteclaire farm took care of every detail and took the stress off of planning, which made the day utter perfection,” says Chelsea. “I wanted something to show off the beautiful landscape that we live in and some unique pieces, like the silo bar and French Revolution designs, that aren't seen at typical weddings. From our first visit with the Chanteclaire team, we knew that the venue was meant for us, and nothing else compared.” memorable moments As Chelsea was escorted down the aisle by her grandfather Julius Guiseppi, “I’m Yours” by Vitamin String Quartet serenaded guests in the background. “I’ll never forget the way she looked that day with the sun behind her. She was so beautiful, and time seemed to slow down as she walked towards me,” Trevor says. “The moment was perfect.” The ceremony was non-religious and focused on celebrating the pair’s bond. They wrote their own fun, lighthearted vows, including promises to remain each

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