Hold onto your hats today, DMV wedding lovers because today’s featured wedding in Maryland is a natural, bohemian dose of pretty! Christina and Ryan held their stunning garden wedding ceremony just outside of Baltimore at the beautiful Irvine Nature Center where friends and family gathered for a day filled with personal touches, rustic beauty and lots of love. Their wedding ceremony arch was about as beautiful as one could get, dripping with purple flowers and wildflowers everywhere. Christina’s wedding dress was amazing – a favorite splurge of hers too! I just can’t get enough of her bridal style, including a perfectly positioned flower crown! They were going for an organic, woodland theme for their wedding and pulled it off flawlessly by taking full advantage of the spring season. Big thanks to one of the creative minds behind the look of Christina and Ryan’s big wedding day, floral designer Alicia Jayne, and of course to Juliana Laury Photography for sharing these wedding images with us.
From the bride: My wedding vision was a bohemian woodland wedding. I wanted the details to be simple and romantic. My dress was a main priority, as well as the music we chose and our flowers.
My favorite wedding day memory would be walking down the aisle. Right before walking down, my nerves were really getting the better of me. I honestly didn’t think I could physically do it without passing out, and then as soon as I walked out and saw Ryan my nerves went away and I was flooded with so much happiness. It was an emotion I had never experienced before and I will forever cherish that moment.
Congratulations to Christina and Ryan! Thank you for sharing your stunning rustic garden wedding ceremony with us. Stay tuned, up next we’re going to show you their purple-clad tented wedding reception.
The following Washington DC area wedding professionals contributed to their wedding:
Videography: Joshua James
Wedding Planner: Charlotte Jarrett Events
Stationery: DIY by the bride
Transportation: Viennas Transportation
Floral Designer: Alicia Jayne Florals
Hair & Makeup: Morgan Gerard Salon (April & Shawna)
Wedding Dress: Claire Pettibone
Bridal Salon: Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection
Bridal Shoes: BCBG
Headpiece/Veil: Thomas Knoell
Bridesmaid Dresses: Love Couture Bridal
Groom + Groomsmen Attire: Express
Groom’s Shoes: Aldo
Ceremony + Reception Venue: Irvine Nature Center
Officiant: Todd August
Ceremony + Reception Music: Jon DePompa
Rentals: XOXO Vintage
Catering: Rouge Fine Catering
Linens + Lighting: Party Plus
Cake/Dessert: Michelle’s Cakes
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Photo Credits: Juliana Laury Photography