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A Maryland Estate Wedding from Jodi Miller Photography

This wedding is proof that romantic, pastel filled weddings are here to stay. And if you ask me, that’s news worth celebrating. Because when you’re talking weddings like this Maryland beauty from Jodi Miller, well it’s enough to make any blogger’s heart skip a beat. Planned in the hands of Brooke Granger with peachy blooms by Julies Floral Design, you can bet we’ll be swooning this one for a good, long while.

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From the Bride…I moved to Baltimore from Delaware where I grew up shortly after college and was introduced to Eric at a Ravens football game tailgate. We felt an instant connection and went on our first date the week after and have been together ever since. Eric proposed in the Fall of 2012 and after being together for 6 years, we decided to have a quick engagement. I am a teacher as well, so a summer wedding was ideal so I could be on summer vacation to deal with last minute wedding preparation and also for a two week Italian honeymoon.

We both loved the movie “Meet Joe Black” and fantasized about having a wedding just like the elegant mansion affair in the movie held outside with rolling green hills and lights illuminating the night sky (or maybe it was just meJ) It turned out to be easier to find than expected because as soon as we visited the Evergreen Museum in Baltimore, we knew we had found the perfect place for our mansion wedding. The stately white columns of the mansion made it the perfect backdrop for our back lawn outdoor wedding and cocktail hour as well as the tented carriage house for our reception.

Once the location and summer date was finalized, I chose a romantic, soft garden party aesthetic for our blush, grey and white wedding. For the ceremony, I had tan wooden chairs and cream market umbrellas set up on the Evergreen lawn to provide shade for guests in the July heat and accented the chairs with white babies breath and blush ribbon. The fountain was the focal point for the ceremony and was flanked on each side by white hydrangeas. A string quartet provided pre ceremony music to set a serene tone. After the ceremony, we tented the brick patio for cocktail hour to provide shade for guests and served strawberry basil spritzers and mint juleps to help beat the heat. Inside the carriage house, I chose grey linens and tall babies breath vases and blooms in white, blush and dusty purple to continue the soft color palette. We dined on strawberry spinach and gorgonzola summer salad, porcini crusted sea bass and steak au poivre, and enjoyed an assortment of cupcakes from the dessert bar. Guests enjoyed getting silly with the photobooth and props and everyone danced late into the night while listening to Motown and top 40 hits. Our wedding was exactly what we wanted and truly was the “Meet Joe Black” wedding of our dreams.

Photographer: Jodi Miller Photography | Event Planner: Brooke Granger | Florist: Julies Floral Design | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Caterer: Linwoods | Make Up: About Faces Day Spa | Hair: About Faces Day Spa | Lighting: Event Dynamics | DJ: AJ Productions | Officiant: Rev. John Gaffney | Bridesmaid Dress Designer: Amsale from Garnish Boutique | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Evergreen Museum & Library | Ceremony Rentals: Grand Rentals | Dress Designer: Legends by Romona Keveza | Groom's Apparel: Ralph Lauren Black Label | Invitation Suite: Just Ink on Paper | Linens: Table Toppers | Paper Goods: Just Ink on Paper | Reception Rentals: Party Rental Ltd.

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Baltimore Wedding from Dani Leigh Photography + Romance of Flowers

Try as I may, there is no way I could keep this wedding short. It’s sweet… oh it’s beautifully sweet, but I couldn’t risk you not visiting the beautiful gallery from Dani Leigh Photography, so I tried to pack as many stunning shots as I could into this post. But please, don’t let that stop you from visiting the gallery! It’s filled to the brim with beautiful blooms from Romance of Flowers, lovely ‘maids all in a row, and a couple so beautiful you won’t be able to tear yourself away.

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From the stunning bride… The best part of planning a long distance wedding is truly trusting in those that are there to make your day special. James and I were so lucky to have amazing individuals there with us from our wonderful parents, to our amazing florist: Victoria, our new friend and photographer: Dani and our unbelievably talented band: Bachelor Boys Band.

I have always been a homebody, and my parents never thought I would last when I decided to venture to college in Madison, Wisconsin from Baltimore; to their surprise I happily endured my four years. James, a Madison local, and I met in the spring of 2007 and knew from the start there was something different about our relationship. It was not until the following fall, with some fairly obvious coaxing on my part, that James relented and asked me on a date; from that moment forward, we have rarely been apart. Our relationship has survived through five moves in Illinois and a cross country move to California, because of the calm that James brings to our lives and support from our friends and family.

James proposed on the beach in Half Moon Bay, California and we immediately realized that while difficult, a traditional hometown wedding was what we desired. With that decision, we began a whirlwind of living long distance for seven months, wedding planning, and starting our lives in California complete with purchasing our first home and beginning new jobs.

Every aspect of our wedding was beyond our wildest dreams. My Mom handmade table numbers, runner for the head table and painted picture frames, while my Dad made the place cards and made sure the timeline was perfected, even providing small laminated cards for those who wanted them on the day of.

James and I have been to numerous weddings, but still had no concept of the organization required to plan a wedding without a formal wedding planner. Many of our big choices were simple, our venue choice: Evergreen Museum and Library was a place I drove by on my way to school growing up, Victoria Clausen is an amazing floral designer who I was lucky enough to help at weddings and my mother still works for. We chose Dani Leigh Photography for her beautiful lighting and wonderful personality. From the beginning I knew I wanted blush pinks and navy blues. In my meetings with Victoria I provided her the colors that I did not want, but completely trusted how she, along with my mother and our family friend and photographer for Victoria, Kakki Morrison, would oversee and complete the wedding look. Evergreen is a beautiful place that deserves to be enhanced rather than overtaken, so we worked with our venue, the beautiful brick walls and wooden carriage house. Many of the aspects of the wedding were chosen for their small price tag but big impact: the wooden farm table for the head table, the unique table cloths for cocktails, dinner and dancing, the lights above the dance floor and the paper flower balls providing a backdrop for the band.

From start to finish we had so much support and so much faith in everyone that was with us on that day or provided us with beautiful memories. I have heard that, when the wedding is over, some brides are sad. While I could be distracted from feeling sad by a 10 week old puppy, James and I prefer to have the memory of our wedding and love to reflect on how special the day was and how lucky we are to have had such a perfectly flawless wedding.

Photographer: Dani Leigh Photography | Floral and event design: Romance of Flowers | Bridesmaids dresses: Garnish Boutique | Caterer: Linwood's | Band: Bachelor Boys Band | Bridal gown: Garnish Boutique | Ceremony and Reception location: Evergreen House | Linens: Table Toppers | Makeup: Amanda Richey | Robes: Modern Kimono Robes

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Baltimore Wedding from L Hewitt Photography

There are few weddings that have me from the get-go, but this Baltimore beauty stole my heart in three seconds flat. With the most gorgeous green palette and feminine details for as far as the eye can see, this “I do” has every component for the ultimate day. L Hewitt Photography is to thank for these pinch-me-perfect captures, and that gorgeous stationery set? Crafted by the ever-so-talented Julie Song Ink. And for all that and so much more, head to the full gallery right over here.

And the wedding day film from Shaking Hands Productions? A TOTAL must.

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From the Bride…When reflecting on the entire day, and all of the events that lead up to this fantastic culmination, I am so happy and thankful to say that the most beautiful memory I hold is of our ceremony and the vows we made to each other. Choosing to write our own vows was a choice that I will never stop being thankful that we made. My husband’s vows were breathtaking and full of undeniable love, and I have replayed them in my mind a hundred times over. Adam summed it up beautifully and succinctly just after the ceremony ended, saying to me, “That was the best thing I have ever done”.

One of the most gratifying decisions we made was asking Adam’s father to officiate our ceremony. He surprised us by asking all of our parents to contribute in writing the service; their words were heartfelt, moving and deeply personal, leaving very few dry eyes in attendance. During the ceremony, he allowed us to take a quiet moment to turn and face our guests, and feel all of the love surrounding us in this monumental moment. We will never forget that feeling, and will cherish that memory forever.

Walking in to our venue, I was overwhelmed with happiness as I saw the seemingly endless details I had planned so carefully come to fruition. As an insufferable perfectionist, I found it impossible to delegate even the smallest tasks to friends and family; every second of effort was worth it in the end. The flowers and decor were more stunning than I had ever dreamt they would be, and the result was breathtaking. I was overwhelmed with how beautiful and handsome our wedding party looked; seeing the suits and romantic, summery bridesmaid dresses in shades of my favorite color come to fruition was beyond exciting.

Some of my fondest memories of our day were courtesy of the wonderful loved ones that shared it with us. I have never seen a group of people from many different walks of life have more fun together, laugh or dance as harder, or exude as much love as our guests. Many guests exclaimed that it was the most fun party they had ever attended, and that was everything Adam and I could have hoped for in the end.

Photography: L Hewitt Photography | Floral Design: Intrique Designs | Coordination: Diana Venditto, Eventi Planning | | Invitations + Stationery: Julie Song Ink | Venue: Evergreen Museum | Catering: Chef’s Expressions | Music: Mike Bell, MyDeejay Inc. | Furniture Rental: Rusty Love Vintage Rentals | Photobooth: SmileBooth | Cinematography: Shaking Hands Productions | Transportation: Martin’s Limousines & ZBest Limousines | Hair + Makeup: Alison Harper and Company | Wedding Dress: Coco by Hayley Paige | Bride’s Shoes + Bridesmaids’ Fans: BHLDN | Tux: Men’s Wearhouse

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