Kim and Brent’s relaxed Bohemian-inspired style was perfect for their Maryland wedding, complete with the best summer vibes! With loose whimsical blooms, a beautiful bridal floral crown, watercolor accents on the gorgeous stationery designed by the bride (who also owns the company With Wild & Grace), you just can’t go wrong. And when you add in eclectic terrarium centerpieces atop wood cuts and bold patterned linens, and handcrafted elements like macrame details, you have a gorgeous day, full of subtle whimsy and a laid-back romance. Oh, and don’t let us forget the sweet puppy love that they paused for just before their ceremony!
With guidance from A Vogue Affair to create a cohesive and well executed day, and the beautiful floral creations by Sweet Blossoms, Kim and Brent celebrated their wedding with so much joy, laughter, and personal touches (like some super rad temporary tattoos of the bride and groom’s faces). We love the intentionality behind every element of their day.
We are thrilled to share the beautiful details of this relaxed summer wedding, and we think you’ll fall in love with how Lauren Fair Photography captures the story of this sweet couple’s wedding day. Mimicking the soft beauty and the artistic style of this couple, Lauren’s images are spot on with the feel for the day. We hope you enjoy!
What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?
There were so many people who were such a huge help – My husband took on all the wood projects, which doesn’t sound like much, but we had dozens of wood signs and a ton of wood slices that he stained and sealed. My bridesmaid and I had many wine nights, painting tiles, assembling invitations, picking out music.. you name it, they were there. Our families helped us out in so many ways, and my planner Leah from A Vogue Affair who was always a call away if I needed any advice or help – they were the absolute best!!
What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding?
To be honest, picking our vendors was probably the easiest decision of our wedding. Of course, we did our initial research but once we met in person or video chatted, it was immediate that we wanted to work with them. We vibed so well and we were so happy and excited to work with them. They were the most professional, sweetest and talented people we’ve ever worked with.
What was your inspiration for your wedding details and/or design?
Our wedding was modern with a mix of boho and geometric. We had so many inspiration pieces that really tied our vision together. For one, our venue has this amazing barn ruin, with this gorgeous stonewall. We chose to have our ceremony there, overlooking the scenery with a handmade macramé, and stunning floral arrangements. For our centerpieces, I fell in love with these geometric terrariums. We’re also super obsessed with our dog Cohen, so we made sure he wasn’t missed throughout our entire wedding. We did our first look with him, we included his goofy face as a photo-booth prop and tattoos – our guests love it!
What was your favorite thing about your wedding?
That’s really a tough one because we honestly it was everything!! Brent and I are a bunch of cry babies and we shared so many happy tears together – our hearts were filled with so much love and happiness. I remember after dinner, we were walking in the field during sunset and overlooking at our reception site, seeing all our amazing friends, family and these amazing ‘friendors’ that were all here for us. It was an incredible feeling and something we’ll never forget.
What is your best piece of advice for other brides?
My best piece of advice is to cherish every minute of your day, soak in that feeling and never forget it. It will get you through everything!!
There is so much pretty that Kim and Brent’s wedding day had to offer, and we love that they chose to steal some moments during their reception to celebrate their leap into marriage during the glow of the setting sun. Such a beautiful day, full of gorgeous moments!
VENDORS WHO MADE IT ALL HAPPEN…
Photography: Lauren Fair Photography // Cinematography: Willow Tree Films // Floral Design: Sweet Blossoms // Planning: A Vogue Affair // Dress Designer: Claire Pettibone // Bridesmaid Dresses: Adriana Papell // Paper Goods and Signs: Created by the Bride, With Wild & Grace // Venue: Glen Ellen Farm, Ijamsville, MD