Our 2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Flower Girl Dress of the Year 2021 Flower Girl Dress of the Year Runner Up 2021 Rehearsal Party Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

Our 2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 was a year of celebration - the country was opening up again and so were weddings, finally.  The year prior to the pandemic, we had done over 8700 weddings and had to choose from almost 3000 entrants.  But then came last year where only the fewest numbers of our customers actually went through with their weddings.  2020 was certainly no picnic and 2021 was no bargain for the wedding industry either.  Many of us, those like my company that had been in business for decades, experienced the off-again, on-again, off-again postponement of weddings. 

This Wedding of the Year was no exception, as it had been postponed as well, but this story contains a big big twist and a huge secret.  More on that later.   When Ryan and Katie announced their engagement in 2019, the families prepared for a wedding in 2020 originally.  Then along came the pandemic and even up to the end, only 5 weeks prior to the wedding, they wanted their plans to go on.  Only the state of Maryland and the fear of spreading Covid to loved ones put a stop to the original wedding date.

We went about no sure of scheduling yet planned for a special dress for Katie who was about to marry into the McCormack family.  The groom's brother, coincidentally, won in 2015 the Platinum Wedding of the Year so I for one could't wait to see what they were planning.  I watched Katie's Pinterest boards as I do for all our customers to get a feel for what she was thinking.  I set out to show some of the fabrics that I had fallen in love with during a 2018 fabric show and we conspired together for what the girl's dresses would look like.  I wanted to do a "first" for Katie like I had done for Ryan's brother.  The older flower girl sister was 6 and the two younger sisters, who were just 1 and 2 1/2, were also to be flower girls.  We decided on a longer length for the six year old and short, fuller legnths for the two little girls. 

We put the order in overseas with some modification to the fabric design, mostly adding seed pearls and sequins to the flowers on netting, ordering both white and ivory because the bride was not quite certain what the color of her gown was, particularily by then, the pandemic arrived in the US and her gown was delayed as well.  It turned out that I was so happy that I put the order in to the fabric manufacturer in November of 2019 because just a few months later, production ground down to a halt from overseas where we purchased the fabric.  In the end, the fabric took 6 months to come in, mostly because it was stuck in the docks, and although it was here in time for Katie and Ryan's original wedding date, it sure was frightening to be that close.  We had some difficulty with cooperation with the little ones but the photographer managed to get one photo of all three girls.  However, by the time things were about to start on the day of the wedding, slowly the two little ones bowed out during the wedding day, one by one.  But hey, it happens.

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year
2021 Wedding and Flower Girl Dress of the Year held at The Chateau Bu-De, Chesapeake City, MD | Emily Chastain Photography Washington DC/Baltimore

Bride choose Pegeen Style 426 in white for all three flower girls, but then there were two, no, one!

 

See our Wedding of the Year Runner Up and our special Rehearsal Party Wedding of the Year

2021 Wedding & Flower Girl Dress of the Year

 

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2021 PREPARATIONS

Ryan invited his buddies from dental school and his two brothers, Kevin and Daniel who was incidentally, a previous winner.

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 PREPARATIONS

The McCormack's have a thing for socks and finding these groomsmen socks was the perfect gift for his attendants.

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 PREPARATIONS

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 PREPARATIONS

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 PREPARATIONS & "First Look for the Bridesmaids"

I love the look on Jeanie (left) when she got to see her new sister in law's gown.

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 PREPARATIONS

Exchanging gifts

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 PREPARATIONS

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 FIRST LOOK

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 FIRST LOOK

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 FIRST LOOK

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 FIRST LOOK

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 FIRST LOOK

Look who is sneaking a look too!  I love these shots and this photographer caught the perfect moment.

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 FORMALS

Mommy & daughter!  Lily wear's Pegeen style 426 which was designed especially for the bride.

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 FORMALS  Yeah! We actually got two of the girls photographed!

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Flower Girl Dress of the Year FORMALS

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Flower Girl Dress of the Year FORMALS

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Flower Girl Dress of the Year FORMALS

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Flower Girl Dress of the Year FORMALS

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Flower Girl Dress of the Year FORMALS

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Flower Girl Dress of the Year FORMALS

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Flower Girl Dress of the Year FORMALS

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Flower Girl Dress of the Year FORMALS

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Flower Girl Dress of the Year FORMALS

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Flower Girl Dress of the Year FORMALS

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Flower Girl Dress of the Year FORMALS

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Flower Girl Dress of the Year FORMALS

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Flower Girl Dress of the Year FORMALS

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Flower Girl Dress of the Year FORMALS

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Flower Girl Dress of the Year FORMALS

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Flower Girl Dress of the Year FORMALS

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Flower Girl Dress of the Year FORMALS

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Flower Girl Dress of the Year FORMALS

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year CEREMONY

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year CEREMONY

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year CEREMONY

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year CEREMONY

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year CEREMONY

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year CEREMONY

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year CEREMONY

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year CEREMONY

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year CEREMONY

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year CEREMONY

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year CEREMONY

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year CEREMONY

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year THE PARTY

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year THE PARTY

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year THE PARTY

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year THE PARTY

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year THE PARTY

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year THE PARTY

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year THE PARTY

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year THE PARTY

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year THE PARTY

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year THE PARTY

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year THE PARTY

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year THE PARTY

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year THE PARTY

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year THE PARTY

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year THE PARTY

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year THE PARTY

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year THE PARTY

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year THE PARTY

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year THE PARTY

When Ryan got up to issue a toast to the bride and guests, the announcement he made was astonishing, which started with "Thank you all for coming to the one year anniversary of our wedding!"  It was remarkable that the couple kept their elopement a secret! So, as only the parents knew, although none were in attendance,  Ryan and Katie flew to California of all places in July of 2020 and made their vows by the coastal sea on their original date.  There wasn't a person who didn't both laugh and cry at the same time.

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year THE PARTY

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year THE PARTY

The McCormack boys below.

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year THE PARTY

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year THE PARTY

... and the winner for the prettiest backless dress is.....

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year THE PARTY

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year THE PARTY

And we were all thrilled to meet Kevin's new serious girlfriend who fit marvelously into our crazy family.

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year THE PARTY

By the way, the band?  To die for.

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year THE PARTY

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year THE PARTY

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year THE PARTY

 

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year THE PARTY

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year THE PARTY

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year THE PARTY

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year THE PARTY

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year THE PARTY

 

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year THE PARTY

And Lily could have danced all night....

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

.... but not really.

2021 Wedding/Flower Girl Dress of the Year

BRIDE: Katie Garrett GROOM: Ryan McCormack

ELLIE BELLE EVENTS, LLC Sarah Postles, Plan/Design elliebelleevents@gmail.com IM:@elliebelleevents

 

VENDOR LIST

FLOWER GIRL DRESSES - Pegeen Marg Hyland pegeen.com IM: @pegeendotcom

GOWN Theia Couture Bridal Collection

TUXEDOS The Black Tux

SOCKS Etsy

PHOTOGRAPHY – Emily Chastain emily@emilychastain.com IM:@emchastainphoto

VIDEOGRAPHY – Modest Cinema Jeana Pe info@modestcinema.com IM: @modestcinema

BAND – Jukeboxx Entertainment (reception) Mark Stewart jukeboxxband@aol.com Jack Shannon jshannon@bookece.com IM: @jukeboxxband

STRINGS – Sage String Quartet (ceremony & cocktail) Sean Neidlinger IM: @sagestringquartet

CATERING – Laurrapin Caterers IM: @laurrapincaters

FLORIST – Floraboh Lydia Gerres IM: @floraboh

PHOTO BOOTH – Mirrored Image Photo Booth LLC Kelly Farrell mirroredimagephotobooth@yahoo.com IM: @mirrored_image_photo_booth

 

RENTALS

(flatware, escort display, moon bounce) Pretty little wedding co. missy@prettylittleweddingco.com (Missy) IM: @prettylittleweddingco

(dance floor, chairs, stage, outdoor lighting) Price Rentals (CJ) cj@price.events IM: @pricerentalsandevents

(luxury furniture, boxwood walls) White glove rentals (Kim) kim@whiteglove-rentals.com @whitegloverentals

 

SHUTTLES – Extraordinar Limousines Jenn Ellison jenn@bigcars.com IM: @extraordinarworldwide

VENUE – Chateau Bu-De Chris Hamlett chrish@chateaubude.com IM: @chateaubudewinery

HAIR/MAKEUP - Dorsey Beauty IM: @dorseybeauty

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