Christina and Iain drew inspiration from two sources when they were planning their Oct. 5, 2014: Downton Abbey and Iain’s Scottish heritage.
They chose the St. Mary’s River waterfront at Historic St. Mary’s City for their vintage 1920s-inspired wedding. Christina wore a vintage-inspired lace gown, and she and all the women in the wedding party wore handmade lace hairbands.
Scottish tartans were part of the décor of the day. The international wedding party wore kilts, except for a Nigerian friend of the bride’s, who wore traditional clothing from his home country. Iain’s family tartan was used to decorate at the reception. In fact, the whole wedding had an international flair. Guests came from around the world, including relatives from Scotland and friends from England, Nigeria, Hungary, and Canada.
And Christina and Iain put personal touches into the whole day. They made homemade fudge to give as favors along with shortbread. Iain and his mother danced to a Scottish Ceilidh dance (which all the guests wanted to learn by the end of the night), and Christina and her father danced to “Love is a Wonderful Thing,” which he had helped her choreograph for a talent show in second grade.
Location: Historic St. Mary’s City
Photographer: Jill Christine Design & Photography
Wedding Dress: Today’s Bride
Officiant: The Rev. John Ball
Entertainment: Ernie Riviere of Invincible Entertainment
Pianist and ceremony singer: Erin Tennyson
Event planner: Muffin Padukiewicz of Historic St. Mary’s City
Caterer: Expressions Catering
Driver: Dan Simpson
Wedding cake: Wildewood Bakery
Bride’s bouquet and men’s boutonniere’s: Giant