Shelly Pate

Beautiful Boho Chic Colors Fit for a Wedding at Walker’s Overlook

This couple fit the venue, and the venue fit them. This isn’t always the case, but sometimes there is a match that just works. It helps when the couple is already really comfortable together like these two. Their story story together began as high school sweethearts 12 years prior. This usually carries over into a confidence in what they desire for their day. For this couple’s wedding at Walker’s Overlook, the pieces of their day seamlessly came together in a beautiful way.

couple walks holding hands in tree grove at Walker's Overlook
couple kisses under wedding veil

A Farm Wedding Vision with Touches of Boho Elegance

Bethany and Aaryn pulled from a fall wedding color palette matching their rustic surroundings with touches of elegance. As they described it, “we went with a neutral, fall vibe. Our highlight color is a burnt orange with beige, cream, and gold as accent colors. We termed our theme for the wedding as “elegant boho” since we loved the associated colors with a bohemian feel but didn’t want the generic decor.”

The florist did an amazing job bringing these boho chic wedding decorations to life in a non-stereotypical way at Walker’s Overlook. Even though they didn’t opt for DIY wedding decorations, I loved how they found ways to customize their boho wedding decor ideas. Bethany added, “From our small flat lay details to our signage, we wanted things to look like they were tied together with our theme.” How the greenery and florals were hung on the lights along the tent ceiling really elevated the space making the warmer colors pop!

Walker’s Overlook: When it’s Right, it’s Right

couple kisses under tree at outdoor Walker's Overlook farm wedding venue

Walker’s Overlook is a Maryland farm wedding venue that offers a tree-lined drive, brick farm house, and ceremony spot underneath a beautifully aged walnut tree. It is the first venue in The Overlooks family which are some of the best wedding venues in Maryland (including Dulany’s Overlook).

A venue can catch a couple’s eye due to its look or simply because it will host their wedding size. For Bethany, choosing this venue “was a no-brainer when I saw their bridal suite and I loved how I could envision the flow of events for the day of the wedding.”

The couple shared more about their venue selection: “We loved the rustic quaint feel: from the driveway, to the large bridal and groomsmen suite, to the ceremony tree, and the photo-ops surrounding the property. We were very impressed how one property could pretty much check everything off our list! We absolutely love Walker’s Overlook!”

What There is to Love About a Walker’s Overlook Wedding

couple walks holding hands through field at Maryland farm wedding venue
  • The variations of spaces: getting-ready areas for both parties, the farm house and porch, rolling green hills, and a more secluded open field with more of a wild look where we did sunset photos.
greenery and florals at Walker's Overlook wedding reception
  • The beauty is in the outdoor scenery, but it is not the end of the world if it rains. The reception tent with its hardwood floor and 275 guest capacity (this wedding was 80 guests) is always available as the rain option. It would only require a room flip for the reception if used for the ceremony when raining. 
  • The stone patio of the farm house is reserved for outside cocktail hour but the indoor spaces can be used for an indoor option with light from the large windows.
couple exchanges vows under tree at Walker's Overlook farm wedding venue
  • The spot under the walnut tree is gorgeous for ceremonies, however, you must monitor the lighting at the time of your ceremony. Checking this first will confirm that the couple and both sides of the wedding ceremony will both be in the sunlight. It’s important to check the lighting in advance because photos can look uneven if the lighting is spotty. 
  • This couple hired trainers to watch their two dogs since the property permits pets. The trainers brought their pets right before the ceremony and had them leave shortly after we had completed photos. Their pups Maverick and Kaden were super fun cuties!

A Wedding Day is in the Details

The couple’s love for their two huskies extended beyond having them present for the ceremony and photos. They had a lifelike figure of each on either side of the cake looking as though they were eating it! With a unique cake flavor like lemon blueberry, there also were cupcakes for more traditional tastes. The two pups also appeared on the cocktail napkins with their own personalized message.

chocolate wedding cupcakes

More Details That Made The Day Their Own

Apart from customizations to their decor that tied in their boho wedding style, Bethany and Aaryn found other ways to personalize their Walker’s Overlook wedding day:

bride walks down aisle at Walker's Overlook farm wedding venue
  • Bride’s entrance to the “Top Gun Anthem Instrumental.” They “always had a life-long love for the movie and it was one of the first movies we watched together as a couple!”
  • Driving away in a vintage baby blue convertible getaway car.
  • Welcome toast by the couple.
  • Vintage phone guest book in burnt orange matching their wedding highlight color.
  • Both wedding parties entered the reception room in groups. The groomsmen held drinks and the bridesmaids walked in behind cutouts of Aaryn’s face! 
  • Oversized “Sip and Solve” crossword puzzle with quiz questions about the couple.
couple walks holding hands under tree grove
bride surprises groom during wedding first look

What mattered the most to Bethany and Aaryn about their big day was the ceremony, their intimate time together, and the party itself! They made sure that the day marking the actual finality of their marriage included many private moments. These included a first look, golden hour photos during the reception, and a reception room reveal followed by a private last dance. Also, that they made the most of their time. As Bethany put it, “celebrating with all of our closest family and friends in the same place.” They did just that!

couple poses with wedding guests at wedding reception
couple kisses under veil holding wedding bouquet

Looking for a wedding venue that matches your dream day? Paint me a picture and we’ll find the perfect spot!

Wedding Vendors

Venue | Walker’s Overlook
Photographer | Shelly Pate Photography
Planning | Modern Social Events
Catering | P.I.G.S. BBQ Catering
Videography | BE Videography
Florist | Wildflower Weddings by Bend in the River Farm
Rentals | Peachy Keen Event Rentals & Celebrations Catering
Transportation | RSTQ Transportation
Officiant | Reverend Dupree
Dress | K&B Bridals – Casablanca
Cake | Sage Cakery
HMU | Brushed Beauty


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