For Their Second Marriage, This Couple Included Their Teen Children in The Sweetest Way

Some of the sweetest love stories take years to be written, and that’s certainly true for Marie Le and Michael O’Dea, who celebrated their second wedding after years of being together. Their romantic outdoor wedding was captured in the photos below by Camille Catherine Photography.

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romantic-outdoor-wedding-camille-catherineromantic-outdoor-wedding-camille-catherine-2family-and-friendsView More: More: and Michael had been together for years with four teenage children before they decided to make it official. They’d both been married before, and instead of their wedding focusing on them as a couple, the knew they wanted it to focus on their two families becoming one.romantic-outdoor-ceremony-2-5-16-outdoor-garden-wedding-at-rockland-manor-country-club-8

Meaningful elements filled the day. For the ceremony, each of their four children–who served as the wedding party–wore a family heirloom so that the groom could feel his grandparents with him on the special day. The bride completef their wedding space with signs of love–including their guests’ wedding photos and a thank you sign that stated that those in attendance were their “favorite people in the world.”
To achieve their romantic, ethereal lounge space, Marie and Michael hung chandeliers and drapes from the tree that shaded their reception, rented vintage furniture, and included a whimsical dessert bar. A champagne tower and a macaron tower doubled as edible decor.

View More: were provided with pashminas in the wedding colors to protect from the evening chill, and at the end of the night, lit sparklers to end the night in style.


Venue: Manor Country Club | Photographer: Camille Catherine Photography | Bride’s Gown: Sue Wong, Neiman Marcus | Groom’s Tux: Lanificio Cerruti, DePandi | Hair Dresser: Krista Feit, Aurelia Salon | Day-of Coordinator: Linda Glinos, Manor Country Club | Cake & Desserts: Tout de Sweet Pastry Shop and Smith Island Cake | Flowers and Decor: Pure Lilies Floral Studio | Caterer: Manor Country Club | Music/Entertainment: Spencer Bates | Invitations: Poshest Papers | Cake Topper: Better Off Wed | Rentals: Vintage Affairs | Chandeliers: Elect Decor | Jeweler: Dominion Jewelers

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Caroline Cunningham joined Washingtonian in 2014 after moving to the DC area from Cincinnati, where she interned and freelanced for Cincinnati Magazine and worked in content marketing. She currently resides in College Park.