Mount Aetna Camp & Retreat Center | Hagerstown, MD | Emily & Forrest's Wedding

Recently, Rodney made his way out to photograph the wedding of Emily and Forrest. This bride and groom shared their nuptials at Mount Aetna Camp and Retreat Center. Mount Aetna is located in Hagerstown, Maryland and lays a beautiful backdrop to any event. Emily and Forrest got ready on location and even got some awesome photo opportunities with some of the animals the center had on display. Prior to the ceremony the bride and groom even had a beautiful first look outside, check out the photos below!

The Ceremony

This ceremony was held outdoors at the retreat center and was decorated with florals throughout. The bride was beautiful as she made her way down the aisle and the sweetest thing about this ceremony was how the bride was given away. She walked with her father and then was given one last kiss by both her mother and grandmother before she was handed to her groom. Emily and Forrest then shared their vows, exchanged rings and were pronounced husband and wife.

The Reception

Once the bride and groom were announced into the ceremony space, dinner was served and they were toasted. Their cake was a new favorite which is referred to as an “icing-less cake” or more informally a “naked cake”. It was absolutely beautiful as it had fresh fruit cascading down the sides and looked absolutely delicious. Emily and Forrest also took part in the traditional bouquet and garter toss and Forrest made it a little easier on his guys by wrapping the garter around a football and tossing it. Lastly, the bride and groom made their exit to a walkway of guests tossing birdseed while laughing and cheering on the new couple. This wedding day was very fun to capture and we wish Emily and Forrest the best!

The Vendors

Photographer: Rodney from Aesthetic Life Studio

Venue: Mount Aetna Camp and Retreat Center

Mt. Aetna Retreat Center Wedding Photos