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Wedding Spotlight: Devon + Ihab

By: Turf Valley Resort / 01 Nov 2020

Turf Valley Resort's Real Weddings Spotlight features Devon and Ihab, who celebrated their wedding on August 29th, 2020. Fortunately, Devon and Ihab were able to keep their original wedding date while making a few changes.


We asked Devon to share her experience having her wedding during a pandemic. 


"Planning during a pandemic was extremely stressful, but Jenny made everything so much easier. Originally our guest count was close to 200, but we ending up having 105. Due to social distancing restrictions, Jenny offered to change our ballroom from the Waterford to the Cameo in order to provide extra tables and spacing for our guests. The other changes were wearing masks and the cocktail hour was held at the tables instead." 



Wedding Details 

  • Photographer: Northern Lights Photography
  • Wedding Planner: Lissa Marie Weddings & Events
  • Officiant: Kathy Weber (The Bride's Aunt)
  • Gown: Stella York - Couture Bridal of Maryland
  • Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie
  • Flowers: Floral Impressions, Hunt Valley, Maryland
  • Invitations: Basic Invite
  • Cake: Yia Yia's Bakery
  •  Wedding Song: I Wanna Know by Joe
  • Wedding Music Entertainment: District Remix
  • Caterer: Turf Valley
  • Linens: Turf Valley
  • Favors: Bags of customized M&M's 
  • Ring: Kaufmann Jewelers



What made you choose Turf Valley as your venue?

There were a few reasons Turf Valley stood out to us. We had many out of town guests coming and we wanted to make sure there was a hotel at the venue. Have you seen the garden? That was another amazing feature of Turf Valley. We also really liked how they provided linens, tables/chairs and catering all in one place. After Jenny took us on a tour, we both looked at each and said this is the one!



What was your favorite part of the your ceremony and reception?

There are so many! For the ceremony, my favorite part was having my brother who is in the United States Air Force walk me down the aisle since my dad passed away. As far as the reception, we loved dancing the night away with family and friends, as well as taking several photos at our Magic Mirror Photo Booth!



What was your most memorable moment from your wedding day?

Actually, having the wedding in the midst of a pandemic! We sent numerous emails to Jenny and she kept us up to date every step of the way. Although we had to make changes were able to get married on our original date with our family and friends. 



Did you have a must-have photo? Or did you have a favorite photo location on the property?

We loved the garden and fountain. Originally our ceremony was supposed to be in the garden but remnants of a hurricane altered those plans. Despite that, the sun came out and we were able to get our bridal and family portraits in the garden. It actually worked out perfectly!



What was your favorite part about the Turf Valley Wedding Experience?

Everything! We really loved our wedding planner, Lissa (Lissa Marie Weddings and Events) and Turf Valley's Maitre D, Paul, provided us refreshments and food during our family and bride & groom portraits. It was extremely hot and humid out so staying hydrated was important. Another part was the flexibility and willingness of the venue to make changes to ensure the safety of our guests.



Congratulations to Devon and Ihab!

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