Summer Elopement in Maryland : Alyshia + Dale

Sometimes the simplest answer to a question is the right answer. When Alyshia and Dale decided to marry they wanted to keep things simple and just focus on celebrating their love. Which is exactly what they did!

They married on the grounds of a private residence just outside Baltimore. Just them, the photographer and the officiant and it was perfect!

Check out more and some Q&A with the couple below.

Photography: Sharp Impressions Photo

Officiant: Rachael Zajac

Q: How did you meet?

A: We have actually met at McDonalds! When we were teenagers 8 years ago! And the rest is history!

Q: Tell us about your wedding! What was the inspiration behind your day? Did you have a specific theme, style or color palette? 

A: My wedding was very simplistic. An elopement actually, no actual guest. Just myself, my now wife, Kay and our Officiant. The inspiration for the whole day was boho and simple. I love nature settings, and wildflowers!

Q: Let’s talk wedding decor. How did you decorate your space for the ceremony and the reception? Was any part of the decor DIY?

A: Because our wedding was a very small elopement with no guest, the only decor was my wedding bouquet which I DIY’ed myself. (Thank goodness for Joanne Fabrics)

Q: Let’s talk fashion. How did you both choose your wedding day look?

A: So being 6 months pregnant at the time definitely created a struggle with finding outfits for our wedding day. Neither of us are into big traditions or fancy weddings attire. So we chose green and linen, then it was very easy after that.

Q: What was the most anticipated or special moment of your wedding day?

A: Honestly, just being there and taking professional photos! We’d both never done it before. And to have such an amazing photographer and Officiant who were both so excepting and made us feel so comfortable, really made the whole day special.

Q: Do you have any wedding planning or marriage advice that you’d like to share with other couples planning their day?

A: Remember that the day is about you and your soon to be spouse! Try not to stress too much about the day and enjoy every moment!