Walker’s Overlook Summer Wedding | Kristy + Wally

June 11, 2024

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A Light-Hearted Summer Wedding at Walker’s Overlook| Kristy + Wally


Walkers Overlook is one of my favorite wedding venues in Frederick, MD. My brother got married there so I know how beautiful it is to get ready in the big, bright bridal suite and how good the breeze feels coming from outside the reception tent when you’re sweating on the dance floor. One more reason I had to keep getting my groove on, ya’ll. 

I also remember what’s it’s like to nail your head on the lower-than-normal doorframe upstairs in this beautiful classic home. Which somehow I forgot about the day of Wally and Kristy’s wedding. 🥴 Fellow Frederick wedding photographers, I know you feel me on this. 😂

Kristy + Wally planned a laid-back, garden party-style Summer wedding at Walker’s Overlook. Dusty blue bridesmaid dresses swept across the cocktail hour patio, perfectly complementing the wildflower bouquets in hand. So many pretty details!

Kristy and Wally are one of my favorite couples—and not just because Kristy has literally given my name to multiple people for photos. As much as I do love that, thank you Kristy. I always send out a wedding questionnaire to my couples to gather some more details prior to the big day. Kristy answered a question with “We trust you!!” and I knew we were a match made in heaven. Kristy + Wally let me be fully present, allowing my creativity to flow so I could capture their day with empathy and intention. And Wally, just along for the ride, serving face all day and loving on his bride as much as he could. And truly, that’s every photographers dream. 

As he waited for the first look of his bride, I asked Wally how he was feeling and with a bit of cracking hesitation in his voice he said, “It’s been a week!”. And I knew right then he was gonna cry when saw Kristy. And I totally get it—there’s so much hard work and emotion that goes into planning a wedding. And you’re just ready to marry your person. Wally cried, and cried again when Kristy walked down the aisle. Just as I thought they would. He loves that girl. 

While I was editing Kristy + Wally’s gallery, I couldn’t help but laugh as I re-lived the hilarious speech reactions. You’ll see!

Wait until you see the dreamy Summer florals in Kristy’s bouquet delicately wrapped in a piece of her Mom’s wedding dress. Blossom and Basket Boutique totally outdid themselves! And for those of you that speak in Reels like I do— I’m looking for a summer bride, laid-back, colorful bouquet. (I found her).

I peeled Kristy + Wally off the dance floor for less than 10 minutes right before the sun went down for our final portraits of the night. Always worth it! Guests eagerly grabbed a few iPhone shots of the bride + groom from afar as we Kristy + Wally held each other in the sunset of the field below the big white reception tent.

Thanks for having me, Wally + Kristy. Ya’ll were a dream! 

Thinking about getting married under the old walnut tree at Walker’s Overlook? You should do it. And invite me. You can do that here. 🙂

Special thank you to all of the vendors that contributed to Kristy and Wally’s wedding day:

Venue | Walker’s Overlook

Wedding Coordinator| Jennifer Carpenter at Walker’s Overlook

Photography | Karly Forsyth Photography

Beauty | Glam Beauty Bridal  Caterer | Celebrations Catering

Sweets | Stonehouse Cakery and Cafe

Entertainment | Wizer Productions

Florals | Blossom and Basket Boutique 

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