Emily and James had a lovely wedding at the Howard County Conservancy. This couple took DIY and getting a little help from your friends and family to new levels. The matron of honor made the bride’s wedding dress. The bride, her mother and bridesmaids made the bouquets. The groom’s older sister was ordained online so she could officiate the wedding. But the best part? The bride made her own wedding cake! Their wedding day was filled with laughter and time with their dearest family and friends. There were fun touches like the swords carried by the best man and matron of honor! They had a puzzle that guests could sign and lawn games for the kids (and big kids) to play.
Wedding location: Howard County Conservancy
Theme or style: Warm and eclectic
Bridal Shop: My best friend/matron of honor is making my dress. 🙂
Dress Designer: Joanne Arnest (based off of a Ginger Rogers dress with a swirly skirt)
Bride’s shoes: White ballet slippers
Groom & Groomsmen suits / tux: Men’s Wearhouse
Invitations & Stationery: Copper Branches by Hortense Hewitt, printed at home
Florist: My mother and bridesmaids and I will make them the day before, with flowers from the farmer’s market and/or Trader Joe’s.
Officiant: Kimberly Craig (the groom’s older sister, ordained online for the occasion)
Cake: Making it myself 🙂
Music – ceremony: Christopher Magorian (the bride’s younger brother), playing a piece he composed for the occasion on the guitar.
Music – reception: My brother with a playlist we’re putting together
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