This couple was married on Saturday September 20, 2020 in Forest Hills Maryland. The wedding and reception were held at the farm at Stone Ridge Hollow. The couple got ready in the farmhouse with the bridal party, including drinks and mimosas. After a sweltering and humid summer, the couple and guests were fortunate to have an absolutely perfect day, with few clouds, no humidity and a cool breeze.
Stone Ridge Hollow features an original farmhouse, a large newly renovated barn with a barn and hangout area downstairs, and another bar in the back. Stone Ridge Hollow’s reception area is surrounded by old grain silos, two large ponds with a fountain, and spacious fields that go up the hill and are protected by woods. The area is very rural, quiet, and private despite being near to Baltimore, Washington D.C. and other cities, I spotted a herd of deer walking across the field while I was there. As the couple and bridal party got dressed and ready in the farmhouse, the guests gathered on the barns back patio. The couple were surrounded by family and close friends and large bridal party were happy to join in the celebration. The ceremony was held by the pond with a large and incredible trellis behind them. The guests were spaced out in chairs on the lawn as is normal now with covid weddings. The emotion of the moment was obvious on their faces as Allison walked down the aisle. They wrote their own vows which reflected their friendship and their common love of The Office with some excellent references to that amazing show.
“You are the Pam to my Jim, the Angela to my Dwight, and the Stanley to my Soft Pretzel.”Dan
After the ceremony while the bridal party took photos by the pond the guests mingled with international hors d’oeuvres served by staff and drinks from an open bar on the patio. The party and family had a blast taking photos and then made their entrance to the large main room of the barn. They had their first dance and the bride danced with her father followed by speeches.
The dinner was a classy buffet with extra precautions for the coronavirus. The bridal party had a good crowd on the dance floor. As the night went on the party mostly moved to the bar downstairs where guests had drinks and took selfies and photos with an instant analog camera for the guestbook. Outside under the extra bright crescent moon next to an old grain silo there was a open camp fire with smores.