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Jill & Zach

As Jill & Zach strolled down 34th street in Baltimore to see the festive holiday lights and decorations, they walked by one of their favorite houses and Jill turned around to find Zach on one knee. Jill immediately shouted, "yes!" before Zach could even finish his thought.

The couple decided on a June wedding at Montagu Meadows. The venue was naturally beautiful with farmland as far as the eye can see with a stunning teal barn. Jill loved that it had a "homey feel" and it was everything she dreamed of, and more!

Jill's favorite part of the ceremony was walking towards her husband and sweet son, Weston. All nerves were immediately calmed when she saw her two loves waiting for her. As she walked down the aisle, her cousin played an acoustic version of “Here Comes the Sun” by the Beatles. The song has always been special for Zach and Jill so they knew it would make the ceremony even more memorable.

The reception was a BLAST! Jill's favorite part of the reception was "when all of the guests were seated in the barn enjoying their meals and all of the sudden it started pouring! It had rained all day but cleared up about an hour before our ceremony began. Everyone was worried that it would start again, and it did… but only for about 5 minutes and while everyone was inside, perfect! It rained HARD for those 5 minutes but then it cleared up (and cooled everything down, thank god) and the most beautiful rainbow appeared in the sky. It was like the rain were tears from heaven. From all of our loved ones who couldn’t be there today.. showing us that they were there with us and then gave us a breathtaking rainbow to dance under. It was amazing!"

Zach and Jill opted for casual, bbq style food that they knew the guests would enjoy eating. Beefalo Bobs did a great job catering and providing guests with delicious, homestyle food! Dessert was provided by their good friend, Samantha Paul. She made a small cake that the couple cut together during the cake cutting ceremony and then she made several different finger food desserts for our guest to enjoy. They also offered various flavors of hand pies and mini tarts. Everyone loved them and they were gone in no time!

A lot of the decorations were provided by their amazing planner, Katie Price, but the bride and groom did have one DIY project that we were very excited about at our wedding. Jill had a very specific, unique vision for their alter with with the help of Zach and his father, they made it happen! They found the perfect window panes at a local vintage market and the day before the wedding, Zach and his father stood on ladders while Jill instructed them on the exact direction she wanted the windows so they would overlap perfectly. Absolutely stunning, vintage, charming, and simple!

The moment Jill and Zach both often talk about was when they drove away in Jill's late Paps 1957 Chevy Bel Air. "Zach had worked on Pappys chevy for weeks leading up to the wedding to get it running and ready for us to drive away in as Mr. and Mrs. Bauer. His hard work paid off. Surrounded by all of our friends and family, we cruised down the long driveway, hand in."

Advice from the bride: "My biggest piece of advice for future brides is to enjoy every second of your wedding day! It goes by so quickly and all of your months of planning will be over in a second. Make sure you take a few minutes to step back with your groom and just take it all in. You worked hard to pull it all together, make sure you enjoy it!

Coordinator: Katie Price Events & Design

Reception: Montagu Meadows

Flowers: Homestead Weddings and Events

Photographer: Valerie Michelle Photography

Caterer: Beefalo Bob's

Dessert: Samantha Paul

Dress: Ti Adora Bridal

Invitations: White Willow Paper Co.

Rentals: Elite Tents & Events and Freedom Septic Service

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