Sadie & Paul’s Vintage Backyard Wedding, Bowie MD

Sadie & Paul’s Vintage Backyard Wedding in Bowie, Maryland

Sadie & Paul’s backyard wedding in Bowie, Maryland was all about family ties and vintage touches. They chose to have the wedding in Paul’s parent’s backyard. To make this wedding even more personalized, family and close friends contributed the decor, flowers, cake, dessert, and wedding planning.  Wedding photography was provided by We Are The Cashmans.

Colors & Bridal Party

The wedding had a neutral color scheme of gold, ivory, champagne, and just a touch of blush pink. The girls picked out their own dresses. Bridesmaids could pick any dress, as long as it fit in the bride’s color scheme. Bridesmaids dresses ranged from sequence to flowing chiffon.

The bride wore an open back A-line dress with a beaded bodice and tulle overlay. She wore her hair in a messy bun and had flowers woven into the style. The bridal party carried oversized bouquets of all white flowers accented with greens. The brides family made the bouquets.


Sadie & Paul were married under the trees that Paul played under as a child. Paul’s childhood pastor performed the ceremony. They were married in front of a wooden arch with an asymmetrical design. The arch was draped with linen on one side and large white floral arrangement on the other.


The intimate backyard reception was a  BBQ, catered by Mission BBQ. Their dog Duke joined the couple at their wedding reception. The dance floor was laid overtop an open field of grass and lined with clear glass bulbs.  At the end of the event, the groom changed into a crazy party shirt. This is apparently a fighter pilot tradition.

Good food, beautiful flowers, and solid wedding design, Sadie & Paul’s DIY wedding still had a high-end look. The vintage touches throughout the reception (check out the cake table),  and the other unique elements made this backyard wedding casual but still classic and beautiful.

loose bridal bun and the back of the brides open back dress. Image by We Are The Cashmans bride putting on her garter belt. Image by We Are The Cashmans bridal portrait of bride wearing a line dress with lace top and beaded bodice. There is another picture with the bridal bouquet of all white flowers. Bridal party is light pink and gold mismatched bridesmaids dresses. closeup of the bridesmaids bouquets of all white flowers bridal party image of mismatched bridesmaids dresses from a wedding in Bowie MD. Photographer We Are The Cashmans. Ceremony alter and ceremony image taken in Bowe Maryland Backyard Wedding by We Are the Cashmans Open back wedding dress and a romantic wedding day portrait of Sadie & Paul for Charm City Wed Blog Wedding Day Picture taken in the woods of Bowie Maryland after the backyard wedding ceremony. Head Table Carved Mr & Mrs Signs and Wedding Cake are pictured here by We Are the Cashmans for Charm City Wed Lanters and roses in teacups placed on lace for the outdoor wedding reception in Bowie Maryland. A vintage dresser and mirror were used for the cake table. The table is decorated with paper, roses, lace and babies breath. Head Table and Guest Book/Polaroid Station dance floor trimmed with lights for outdoor wedding reception in Bowie Maryland. Paul in his Air Force Traditional Crazy Shirt overlooking the fireworks at the end of the wedding reception.


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Photography: We Are The Cashmans
Officiant: Chris Spano
Florist: Mother of the groom (Mary Anne Gannett)
Band/Deejay: Stephen Unthank
Invitations/Paper Goods: Vista Print
Hair Stylist: Merk Unthank
Jewelry: Macy’s
Cake: Sister in law of groom (Cathy Gannett)
Brides Dress: Lanting Bride
Groom’s Attire: Air Force Uniform
Bridesmaids Dresses:  The girls picked their own from all over-I just told them the color scheme!
Favors: Di Oro Living- we had custom spatulas that said “mixed with love Paul and Sadie May 20, 2018”
Lighting and Draping: ARS events
Rentals: ARS events
Caterer: Mission BBQ

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