As featured in Washingtonian Magazine

Jessyca Byssainthe and Christopher McCarl married at the Brittland Manor in Chestertown, Maryland where they invited over 150 guests from all over the world to attend a gorgeous travel-inspired celebration. The couple both share a passion for jet setting, they even got engaged overseas!, so naturally they wanted to incorporate their love for travel into their wedding-day theme. Mini paper planes served as escort cards, handmade by the bride and groom, ‘Pilot’ and ‘Copilot’ signage hung on the backs of the newlyweds’ chairs at the reception, and the bride’s Haitian roots were showcased in the wedding-day menu and drink selections. Check out their big day below where you can navigate through all of the couple’s unique travel-themed details and touches. 

The couple thank for introducing them. “Jess made the first move,” explains Chris by using the ‘wink’ feature. “As soon as I saw that, I sent her a message [and] Jess responded right away,” says Chris. The two then exchanged messages back and forth, which then led to emailing, and emailing turned into writing novels to one another. “Our emails would take 3 hours to write, [and] we quickly found out we had a lot in common and could hold very meaningful conversations,” says the couple. After a month of emailing, the couple met in person at a restaurant and have been together ever since. 


Photographer: Jenna Leigh Photography | Venue:  Brittland Manor | Planning & Design: East Made Co. | Florist: Loblolly Farm | Invitations: Minted | Catering: Talk of Di Town II | Hair Stylist: DolledbyNueye | Makeup Artist: Flawless Beaute | Bride’s Attire: Pronovias from Bridal Beginning | Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse | Music/Entertainment: Two Rivers Chamber Music (ceremony); DJ Max Powers (reception) | Transportation:  Jor-Lin Tour & Charter | VideographerOlea Films | Rentals: Eastern Shore Tents and Events | Calligraphy: Judith Browne Calligraphy | Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Bar: Frost 321 |Donut Wall: Little Village Bakery