Summer Lake Wedding With a Boat Grand Exit!
June 1, 2017
Mid Atlantic
CasualLakesideSummer Weddings
The groom's family has lived on Lake Barcroft for more than 40 years, so this couple knew it was the perfect spot for their summertime wedding. They planned a quiet ceremony outdoors followed up a classic tented reception with a boat ride on the lake for an unforgettable grand exit. Clarence Chan photographed and you can see even more waiting in the gallery.
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From the bride... Our wedding on Lake Barcroft was such a meaningful day in many ways.  Dave’s family has lived on the lake for over 40 years and it holds many special memories for us.  We knew once we were engaged that was where we wanted our friends and family to gather for our wedding day.  There is a beautiful park on the lake that was just the right venue - lined with trees and flowers that made for a natural setting and amazing photos!

When we picked our August date for an outdoor wedding we knew we would need to plan for weather and it’s a good thing we did!  As we anxiously watched the weather forecast leading up to our day, we saw increasing chances of rain but held out hope for our ceremony overlooking the lake.  On the day, we ended up flipping the ceremony and cocktail hour, bringing everyone under the tent for a passing thunderstorm, and then the sunshine came out during the ceremony! The rain gave way to a beautiful afternoon surrounded by all our loved ones…and the ice cream treats helped keep everyone cool.

We ended the day with a farewell from friends before taking the boat for a ride back home.  We waved to friends on the lake as we passed by in our wedding attire and enjoyed the most beautiful sunset.  The perfect ending to our perfect day on the lake.