Jessi and Mel have finally made it official by eloping at the beautiful Great Oak Manor in Chestertown, Maryland after 14 years of dating! They first met in grade school and have been by each other’s side ever since. They now have busy lives farming and nursing and describe themselves as a very down home couple. They decided to skip all of the planning of a big wedding and elope at this gorgeous bayside venue. Jessi found the most beautiful paper flowers on Etsy and I couldn’t get over how real they looked! I also loved the lace detail on the back of Jessi’s dress. After a simple and sweet ceremony on the lawn, we toured the property for some newlywed images and ended with a memorable sunset and a cake cutting. Congratulations Jessi and Mel!