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A Classic Garden Wedding? Yes, please!

Take a breathtaking traditional setting like the Evergreen Museum And Library and add in a rich color palette of red and blues with just a touch of golden glitter and the results are insanely pretty.  Think lush blooms crafted by Scentsational Florals, the beauty stylings of JKW Beauty and a bride and groom who are the definition of sweet.  See it all captured by Natalie Franke in THE VAULT, lovelies.

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From Natalie Franke… These two are the epitome of soulmates and their relationship, spanning over a decade, is truly one of the most genuinely inspiring pairings you can imagine!

Greer wore a gorgeous wedding gown and carried her grandmother’s earrings on her bouquet. They walked arm in arm around the museum counting down the minutes until the reverend would declare them husband and wife. Everything about this wedding was incredible! The venue is a historic Museum just north of Baltimore that overlooks exquisite gardens and hidden brick archways.

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Photography: Natalie Franke | Floral Design: Scentsational Florals | Wedding Dress: Love Couture Bridal | Cake: Kupcakes And Co | Catering: Zeffert And Gold | Makeup: JKW Beauty | DJ: Evan Reitmeyer | Venue: Evergreen Museum And Library | Photography - Assistance: Kate Ann Photo | Rentals: 2Hands Studios

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Classic + Elegant Maryland Horse Farm Wedding

I am truly, madly, deeply in love with this wedding. With the help of Stephanie Bradshaw, the Bride’s vision for a wedding with “a touch of equestrian and all-white” came together in the most stunning way. The private estate, a horse racing farm nestled in the hills of Baltimore County, was transformed into an all white, tented, black-tie affair that is take-your-breath-away beautiful. Fall in love thanks to gorgeous images from Shannon Michele Photography in The Vault!

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From Stephanie Bradshaw“A touch of equestrian and all white,” were the words our bride, Molly, used to first describe her vision when planning for her big day. The venue, a horseracing farm nestled in the hills of northern Baltimore County. It was the perfect setting for Molly and William’s wedding. Our team transformed the private estate into an all white, tented, black-tie affair that truly was a magical experience for not only the bride and groom, but for their family and friends alike.

Molly did all of the calligraphy for the seating cards, bouquet tags and invitations herself. She has since opened her own business called Lovely Ink Calligraphy. Molly’s father passed away a few years ago, but his presence was still acknowledged through out the day, as he had wanted to give Molly the most beautiful wedding. Molly and William were also married at Tagart Chapel, on the McDonogh campus, where Molly went to school. Molly’s brother created the amazing monogrammed wood stack entrance way!

From The Bride…My sister-in-law used to say “There is a very nice boy whose family lives down the street- you two should meet!” We did indeed end of meeting up one day for a casual cocktail but timing wasn’t exactly right. Flash forward almost 2 years, we randomly bumped into each other at the super market & timing was perfect. William was (and still is!) quick to point out that I “ditched” him for those 2 years- to this day he does not let me forget it.

We were engaged in July of 2014 in Kiawah, South Carolina at The Sanctuary. He somehow pulled off a surprise- I knew it was coming up but had no idea it was going to happen during our getaway to Charleston/Kiawah.

I am very thankful to my family, his family, my wedding planning team & the wonderful vendors who helped make my day absolutely magical.

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Photography: Shannon Michele Photography | Cinematography: Life In Rewind | Floral Design: Flowers And Fancies | Wedding Dress: Amsale | Cake: Sugar Bakers Cakes | Ceremony Venue: Tagart Memorial Chapel | Reception Venue: Sagamore Farm | Bride's Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J.Crew | Catering: Classic Catering | Makeup: Adriana Misoul Makeup | Hair: Rae Tomlinson | Calligraphy: Lovely Ink Calligraphy | Band: Mood Swings | Groom's Attire: Christopher Shafer Clothier | Transportation: Z Best | Cocktail Music: Darin MacDonald | Event Planning + Coordination: Stephanie Bradshaw | Flower Girl Dress: BHLDN | Jr. Bridesmaid Dresses: Kate Spade | Linen Rentals: Table Toppers | Live Artist: Patricia Bennett | Production: Revolution Event Design And Production | Tent Rentals: Select Event Group

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Quirky Garden Museum Wedding Complete with Tea Length Dress

Lately we’ve seen an uptick in museum weddings and quite frankly we’re downright obsessed. Because what’s better than a building filled with ancient artifacts? How about a building filled with ancient artifacts and endless love? We’d say that just about puts it over the top and thanks to this lovely little gallery from Katie DeLorme Photography we’ve got all that and more. See it in The Vault!

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From the Bride… John and I had already been together for seven years when we got engaged. That meant we were close to each other’s big families, and we shared fantastic groups of friends, so John and I knew we weren’t going to have a small wedding. There wasn’t a lot of talk about themes or colors; we let a classic, timeless sense of style inspire us and it all started coming together. We just wanted to throw a huge party with everyone we loved and look really good doing it.

We both loved the idea of getting married in Baltimore, so we looked at a lot of venues in the city. John knew right away that the Evergreen Museum and Library was perfect for us. This place had everything — a stunningly elegant Italian-style gardens for our ceremony, a classic art deco patio for our cocktail hour, and a chic carriage house setting for the reception and dance floor. Tons of green space, brick, marble, and romantic dark wood meant that we didn’t have to do a lot of decorating.

I wish I could look like Audrey Hepburn every day of my life, so naturally I had my heart set on a tea length wedding gown. I fully committed to old Hollywood glamour with vintage-detailed wedges, a short blusher veil, and crystal stud earrings. And I’ll never get over John’s look. His perfectly tailored navy suit from Suit Supply is the best thing he’s ever worn. Luckily for him (and me) he can wear it over and over again. And check out those blue laces on his shoes!

The bridesmaids all wore slate gray Alfred Sung dresses in the style they liked best paired with coral shoes. The groomsmen wore matching gray suits with different black and white ties we selected just for them from The Tie Bar.

I could not have been more clueless about choosing bouquets and centerpieces, but I trusted our florist Wicked Willow immediately. They created the most unique and gorgeous arrangements, with only very vague direction from me. The flowers were the perfect pop of late-summer color in our mostly neutral palette.

Our ceremony was very personal, and we made an effort to select the readings and songs to represent the happiness and honesty we wanted our marriage to be built on. John’s cousin married us and my brothers each read something that spoke to not only John and my relationship, but to their own personalities, too.

John made the table numbers by cutting and staining wood blocks before nailing house numbers to them. I designed our programs and the thank-you cards we placed at each seat in the reception, along with the art on our pint glass favors. A local artist created a gigantic one-of-a-kind quill art piece that hung behind our sweetheart table during the reception. And my dad did all the calligraphy, including the invitations and the place cards.

Advice:
Communicate! We learned very quickly that communicating exactly what we wanted was crucial to the entire process and eliminated a lot of stress. We involved our parents and friends in the planning process, but our whole wedding day was very much a reflection of us as a couple. That was mostly because John and I stayed on the same page, made decisions together, and kept everyone constantly in the loop. I sent a LOT of emails and made a LOT of spreadsheets. I’d also say: choose vendors who have style and talent you trust, and treat yourself to a day-of coordinator!

Songs
Processional: “I’ve Just Seen a Face,” The Beatles
Recessional: “What is Life,” George Harrison
First Dance: “Everlasting Light,” The Black Keys
Father-Daughter Dance: “She’s a Rainbow,” The Rolling Stones
Mother-Son Dance: “What a Wonderful World,” Louis Armstrong

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Photography: Katie DeLorme Photography | Floral Design: Wicked Willow | Wedding Dress: Justin Alexander | Cake: Baltimore Cakery | Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Alfred Sung | Catering: Rouge Fine Catering | Hair + Makeup: Up Dos For I Dos | DJ: Tower Entertainment | Ties: The Tie Bar | Groom's Suit: Suitsupply | Suits: Men's Wearhouse | Venue: Evergreen Museum And Library | Bycicle Art: Charm City Quills | Earrings: Bauble Bar | Mother Of The Bride Dress: Rent The Runway

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