If you are in the mood for a bright and sunny Monday morning, then you’ve come to the right place! Jennifer and Brock said “I do” in a beautiful pink and coral colored garden wedding ceremony in Maryland at the lovely Overhills Mansion. Their sweet wedding vows were certainly a highlight for this couple and we can’t get enough of the bride’s blushing smile that expresses their joy! Jennifer and Brock’s springtime wedding was filled with tons of light, color and fabulous DIY wedding details, but it was the moments between loved ones that the pair cherish the most from their wedding day. The colorful details, including a brightly colored bridal bouquet scream “celebration” as their big wedding day got underway! Britney Clause Photography did a beautiful job capturing each and every eye popping picture – thanks for sharing them with us!
From Jennifer: Our main wedding day priorities were for our wedding guests to have a great time, and for us to feel like the whole wedding really fit us personally. I am obsessed with pictures, so getting the right wedding photographer to capture our day was a must. We loved Britney’s ability to capture bold color and subtle light, and we wanted to work with her so badly that we consulted her calendar even before booking our wedding venue!
We are so glad we did a “first look” on our wedding day. It was really nice to have that time, just the two of us, to be excited about all the fun we were already having and all the excitement that was to come. All on our wedding day, we were just in awe of all the love surrounding us.
We were going for a fun, vibrant, elegant, backyard feel for our wedding. We wanted the wedding ceremony to feel very personal and relaxed, and be full of joy, laughter, and sincerity. For the wedding look, we wanted bright, saturated color, beautiful spring foliage and light, and an easygoing vibe.
To our surprise (given that we focused so much attention on the wedding reception in all our months of planning), the wedding ceremony was our favorite part. It was so sweet and heartfelt, from the ring bearer (my one-year-old nephew) coming down the aisle in a wagon, to our officiant recognizing the many wonderful people that have become a part of our lives over the years and the many places we have called home, to the specially selected poems we read and the wedding vows we surprised each other with. My favorite wedding day moment was when Brock choked up a little while reading his very sweet vows (though Brock is embarrassed by this!).
Congratulations to Jennifer and Brock! Thank you for sharing your beautiful, outdoor garden wedding ceremony in Maryland with us! Stay tuned, up next we’re sharing their pretty in pink wedding reception with you!
The following Washington DC area wedding professionals contributed to their wedding:
Ceremony + Reception Venue, Linens, Lighting + Rentals: Overhills Mansion
Photography: Britney Clause Photography
Ceremony + Reception Music: iTunes
Officiant: Mark Barber, friend
Caterer: Whitehouse Caterers
Cake/Dessert: Small cake for cutting from SugarBakers Cakes; dessert (chocolate mousse) by Whitehouse Caterers
Favors: Made by the bride
Floral: Liz Borst, family friend
Videography: Aunt + Uncle
Stationery + Calligraphy: DIY
Transportation: Hampton Inn BWI
Hair Stylist: Mindy Whalen, Wedding Tresses
Makeup Artist: Laura Kazakos, Baltimore Bridal Makeup
Bridal Gown: Alfred Angelo
Bridal Salon: Victoria Reed’s
Bridal Shoes: J. Renee
Jewelry: Groom’s grandmother’s pearls
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss from Nordstrom
Groom’s Accessories: Groom’s mother’s cufflinks
Groomsmen: Their own shoes + suits
Ties: The Tie Bar
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Photo Credits: Britney Clause Photography