Casual Elegance at Brittland Manor - A Wedding Bursting with Love + Emotion
October 17, 2018
By: eddye
Mid Atlantic
Classic WeddingsTentedOutdoor Weddings

We know that you hear us say, “This is one of the most beautiful weddings [dot dot dot]…” on a pretty regular basis, but believe me when I say that Lauren and Harrison’s classic wedding at Brittland Estates IS the proverbial “all that and more!” With an inherent love for eastern-shore weddings, the talented team at Eastmade Event Company assured that this lovely couple would have a day that would create memories of a lifetime! With a dreamy bridal bouquet like this one from Sophie Felts Floral Design, you know it's going to be spectacular....

The main reason we wanted to share Lauren and Harrison's wedding pics from Rachel May Photography (other than the fact that the florals from Sophie Felts are just so-darned-awesome) is because when we opened the folder and saw the (more than 200) images, we seriously weren't sure whether we could do it justice! I, personally, fell in love with their love -- their fathers, their mothers, friends & family ~ as well as the emotion that our lives are all about! Thank goodness Rachel May and Josh Gooden Cinema were there to capture!
Your wedding day won't just happen. It will take hours and hours of planning and a pretty significant amount of work. Lauren and Harrison did their due diligence and chose East Made to help orchestrate the process. How on earth else could they have looked so incredibly calm and enjoy the significance of the day?!? ( a quick ps... we don't often see the bride & groom at the Cocktail Hour!) Time-lines and Time-Alone are so important. With the right kind of planning, though, you can enjoy schmoozing with your guests! And you'll even get to taste a few of those yummy appetizers plus your signature cocktail!
I've never written a post like Lauren & Harrison's! So I do have to take a moment to say how much I've enjoyed it! Seeing the images that so clearly show their love, the joy of the day and the new family dynamics that will be with them - from this day forward - has been an honor.
Our best wishes for a lifetime of love to Lauren, Harrison and their family & friends! And a huge thank-you to all of the wedding professionals who helped make this day an incredible success. See all 207 of Rachel May's pics from the day in the full SMP gallery!
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More from Rachel May Photography...Lauren & Harrison were married on the most perfect Summer day at Brittland Manor this past June. As if the sunshine itself was not enough of a light, the pure joy and love from the couple and their family and friends brought a luminescent light of its own to the day. East Made Event Co executed a perfect event for them, featuring warm neutrals and lush florals from Sophie Felts Floral Design.

Harrison and Lauren first met during freshman year at Franklin & Marshall College. Harrison knocked on the door of Lauren’s friend’s dorm room wearing a Captain American costume – Lauren was not amused. Eventually their friendship grew and the two took a quick trip to New York to attend a concert together. The rest was history!

Harrison and Lauren dated throughout college and senior year got their beloved yellow lab, Gibson. After college Lauren moved to DC for two years and Harrison to New York. In 2015, Lauren moved to New York to live with Harrison. They created a weekend tradition of attending Central Park off-leash hours with Gibson. On November 5, 2016, Lauren was so excited to share the special tradition with her sister and brother-in-law that were visiting from Maryland. When they got to their favorite spot in the park, Harrison dropped down on one knee and popped the question! Afterwards, Harrison surprised Lauren with a brunch with the couple’s family.

Lauren and Harrison saw what felt like endless wedding venues in Maryland and New York. Finally, when the couple saw Brittland Manor, they immediately fell in love. The couple’s planner, Elizabeth Gopal, created the theme of ‘Casual Elegance’. They wanted to play off of the natural beauty of the venue and for the décor to reflect their laid back personalities. Their amazing team helped create the perfect day!