September on the east coast brings some much needed cooler weather and a nice break from the heat, making it the ideal time to plan an outdoor east coast wedding! Yinka and Alex wed on May 30th, 2021 at Walker’s Overlook, in Walkersville, Maryland, a historic farmhouse built in 1757. Brimming with historical architecture and idyllic scenery, this venue provided the perfect space to celebrate their milestone moment. The drive to the Overlook was so beautiful and rural and felt like I was driving to a destination. Being a destination wedding photographer gives me the opportunity to travel all over the world even if its just to another state nearby!
Yinka and Alex met during their freshman year in College in Hamilton, New York. They both attended Colgate University. Unaware of their future together, they were busy with their studies; both maintaining separate lives throughout their sophomore and junior years. The two reconnected their senior year, and began dating. Although there was nothing significant about their initial courtship, Yinka looks back fondly on the little things, such as the first bouquet Alex gave her which she loved and decided to save as a keepsake.
Yinka and Alex were engaged on April 22nd 2019. While on a Big Little Lies inspired tour of the Central Coast of California, Alex proposed on Pfeiffer Beach in Big Sur. Big Sur was their final stop after a tour of San Francisco and Sonoma. While many of Yinka’s friends ask if it was a surprise, it really wasn’t. Yinka did have a suspicion that this trip may be “the one “where he could pop the question, and she was right. Although he waited until the final day, putting her intuition to rest, sure enough the moment came. While they were on a secluded beach cliff with no one in sight, he asked her to marry him. It was a private, and romantic moment, just the way she wanted it!
Yinka and Alex relied on the rustic and historical ambience of Walker’s Overlook to set the ambience of their Wedding Day. A gorgeous mature walnut tree in the back of the house provided many photo ops. The backdrop of rolling green hills lended a vast and vibrant view for all who attended.
Some of the special touches envisioned and created by the bride and groom were drinks inspired by the two cities they lived in together, infusing selected ingredients that were memorable staples of these geographical locations.
Rarely leaving each other’s side throughout the wedding, the bride and groom were perfect subjects for photos. From candid shots, to more emotional moments, they were a gorgeous couple to capture. The bridesmaids, wearing a desaturated blue hue, looked gorgeous up against the modern and chic gown worn by Yinka. With her classic and elegant hair and makeup, her overall styling made her an absolutely stunning bride.
The finishing touches of the overall ambience at Walker’s Overlook that evening were a selection of organic floral touches. They softened and complimented the antique architecture of the venue. It was Memorial Day weekend, and while it was the coldest on record with a chance of rain, the bride, groom were gifted a magnificent sunset instead.
Wishing these two the very best of love and happiness.
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