Kevin + Rachel had a beautiful ceremony in the Pine Cathedral of ThorpeWood, a green lodge and events venue set on 100 acres nestled 1,500 feet high in the Catoctin Mountains just outside of Thurmont, Md. Jars of yellow and orange flowers, strung up on shepherd’s hooks along the aisle, and a wooden arch covered with the same fall blooms popped against the forest backdrop. Rachel & Kevin incorporated a Persian honey ritual into their ceremony to honor Kevin’s Iranian heritage as well as a ring warming, in which the couple’s wedding bands are passed around from one guest to another to “warm” them with good wishes and prayers for a wonderful marriage.
Thank you Jennifer McMenamin Photography for sharing this gorgeous wedding with us!
Photography: Jennifer McMenamin Photography LLC
Officiant: Rev. Bill Cochran
Ceremony musicians: James Dronenburg
Bridal attire: Oleg Cassini
Groom’s attire: Kenneth Cole
Florist: Fresh flowers by florist Monica McCracken and dried floral centerpieces designed and created by Tendercrop Farms
DJ: Matt Shew of Shew-sical Entertainment
Invitations: Earthly Affair