A Fall Wedding at the Winery

A Fall Wedding at the Winery

Rachel & Nicholas Edler  |  October 14, 2015

“Lush, warm, and full” describes almost perfectly the wedding of Rachel Baumgarten to Nicholas Edler on October 14, 2015, at Springfield Manor Winery and Distillery in Thurmont, MD. Rachel, a graphic designer and marketing manager for Homestead Gardens, had a vision—to spotlight and celebrate fall, which happens to be the couple’s favorite season. And their wedding overflowed with its colors, comforts, and moods. She incorporated warm colors such as oranges and reds to counter the crisp air blowing down from the Catoctin Mountains and added rustic elements such as burlap, bird cages, and skeleton keys to recall the feeling of a farm and orchard.

Because she wanted to feel very connected to the celebration, Rachel used her graphic arts ability to design the wedding logo and customize the invitations. Also, she designed the wedding program, hand lettered the table place cards, and screen printed all the table runners and burlap favor bags by hand. Her mom chipped in and added her own personal touch as well—making the veil and the couple’s ring pillow.

To “look good” on their wedding day, Rachel said that she and Nicholas both used Weight Watchers to maintain a healthy diet more so than for weight loss. And, Rachel joined a gym. There was no specific workout routine, but she wanted to feel stronger, healthier, and less stressed during the wedding planning process. Nicholas reignited his passion for swimming as a way to shape up for the wedding and handle stress. The couple took dance lessons at Arthur Murray dance studio in Columbia so they could look and feel confident during their first dance. And, they certainly did, falling in love all over again.


Venue: Springfield Manor Winery and Distillery, Thurmont, MD,  springfieldmanor.com
Flowers & Event Setup: Studio in Bloom, studioinbloom.com
Photography: Anna Arpasi for Dani Leigh Photography, danileighphotography.com
Wedding Cake: Karen Rodkey Cakes, karenrodkeycakes.com
Hair & Makeup: Jordan K Winn & Co., jordankwinn.com