Another sweet wedding from Abby Jiu today – this one with an adorable puppy, beautiful robes from Plum Pretty Sugar, and a donut food tuck…

Even Clyde, Casey and Danny’s French bulldog puppy, dressed up for the wedding! Bridesmaids wore J.Crew dresses in the same color, in the style of their choice.

Says Casey, “Danny’s family is 100% Irish, and his uncle preformed our ceremony in a kilt and all. He even learned special songs that he surprised us with on the bagpipes. Instead of throwing petals or lighting sparklers, we found several vintage tin bells. The guests rang them as we left the aisle as a sign of good luck.”

A donut food truck from Carpe Donut was a fun surprise for guests – and for the bride’s father!

Some details about the day from the lovely bride:

What inspired you when you were planning your wedding? Everything that we love and enjoy during our daily lives! Danny has a strong affection for Bruce Springsteen, so we had the band play a Springsteen set list during cocktail hour. Hints of Virginia Tech and Blacksburg were everywhere with the corn hole, table names and the personalized cake topper.

Do you have any budget tips for other brides? Ask yourself who will notice this detail – everyone, or just you? And ask yourself, do you love this idea? Having a photo booth was not originally part of the plan, but I couldn’t say no, and to make it work I took out a few items, such as the cheese platter at cocktail hour and the champagne toast. There is nothing wrong with just “Everyone raise your glass!”

What was your favorite moment or part of the day? Marrying my best friend. Seeing and living the party that we wanted to have. The band was the biggest hit of the evening and even surprised us by learning our first dance songs live. My dad’s speech. These are all moments that we still talk about and wish we could re-live.

What advice do you have for other brides? Don’t focus on so many items and touches that will distract from what the day is supposed to be – we only included items that we felt would add to the day and the party. Also, keeping the flow of the day going is key. If you can, hire a wedding planner – it will be worth every penny and more.



Photography: Abby Jiu / Planner: Ritzy Bee Events / Venue: Stone Manor Country Club in Middletown, Maryland / Dressing robes: Plum Pretty Sugar Loungerie / Bride’s dress: Tara Keely / Bride’s shoes: Nina / Veil: Bella Rosa Bridal / Bridesmaid dresses: J.Crew / Hair, makeup: Annie Decker Beauty / Groom’s suit: Joseph A. Bank / Stationery: Appalachia Press / Calligraphy: Pretty Mail / Vintage stamps: Verde Studio / Flowers: Holly Chapple / Catering: Carriage House Inn / Donut food truck: Carpe Donut / Band: NYC Swing


Congratulations Casey and Danny! See lots more from this wedding over on Abby Jiu’s blog.

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  1. Candace {}

    I just wrote a post about donuts! I love that donut truck! What a precious wedding (and puppy)!

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  2. Jamie

    One of the most beautiful weddings I have ever seen! Love the color scheme.

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  3. Plum Pretty Sugar Loungerie

    Casey and Danny. Such a gorgeous couple and a beautiful wedding shot by Abby. It has been such a treat to be included in all this pretty. So very precious.


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  4. rebekka

    Wow…I love everything about this. And I LOVE the robes! Going to check them out right now!!!

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  5. Miss B.

    So, so sweet! That puppy photo on the chair id perfection.

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  6. Laura Bateman

    I love everything about this wedding, especially the Bride’s laid back style. And those robes, absolutely gorgeous and make for beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing, and wonderful photos, Abby!

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  7. lydia {ever ours}

    so pretty! love the bouquet and nom for donuts!

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  8. Jen Huang

    oh the dog… I die!!!

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  9. Dani | Studio Fleurette

    That bouquet IS truly stunning! Love Holly’s work!

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  10. Megan

    I love love that dress!

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  11. Ashley

    GO HOKIES! I adore the table names!

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  12. Jeannine @ Small & Chic

    Of course Holly Chapple is involved! The flowers are stunningly gorgeous!

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  13. Sarah

    So pretty, the colors are great.

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  14. Jenna

    I am going to use that sign idea. Precious!

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  15. ana {lucky in love sf}

    what a lovely wedding. so simple, timeless and elegant. what a lovely bride

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  16. maria @ ritzy bee

    Thanks for featuring everyone Kathryn! Such a fun wedding for all of us…and those organic donuts are hands down the BEST!

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  17. Lauren @ Every Last Detail

    What a gorgeous bouquet! Love the general aesthetic of all of this- beautiful!

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  18. elaine

    *gasp* that puppy!!! love the floral robes all the ladies wore to prep.

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