Brittney and Adam

North East, Maryland

 

 

Photography | Ashton Kelley Photography | @ashtonkelleyphotography

Venue | Bohemia Overlook | @bohemiaoverlook

Design and Decor | Something Borrowed Rentals

Floral Designer | Elana’s Broad St Florist

Gown Designer | Pronovias @pronovias

Gown Salon | Jennifer’s Bridal | @jennifersbridal

Caterer | ROUGE Fine Catering | @rougecatering

PRE-WEDDING

Bohemia Overlook is a treasure of a wedding venue. It’s not just one venue, but three. On the grounds you will find The Barn, The Manor, and The Beach. Brittney and Adam got married at The Manor. From there, you barely see The Barn or The Beach venues. You are focused solely on the beautiful estate and the stunning waterside view.

 

Inside The Manor, there is plenty of room to prepare for the day and spread out. The girls took to the upstairs, while the boys lounged downstairs. A huge spread of pastries and treats kept everyone nourished as they went through hair, make-up, decorating, and last minute tasks. The excited buzz was in the air, and you could feel it throughout the bridal party.

 

CEREMONY

Adam and Brittney opted for a traditional reveal. It was sweet to watch Adam as he tried to compose himself upon seeing Brittney. This was the first wedding of the year where there was a slight chill in the air, but no one’s emotions were on freeze. The two shared heartfelt vows, shared some laughter and tears, and sealed it with an enthusiastic first kiss where Adam swept Brittney literally off of her feet.

 

PARTY TIME

Rustic, chic decor adorned the reception tent at Bohemia Overlook. Guests played cornhole, signed large Jenga pieces for the couple, and found their names on the seating chart as they made their way to tables. Upon entering their reception, Brittney and Adam took part in their first dance. The two beamed in front of their friends and family as the sun set over the water. Dinner was served, a film photo booth opened, and the DJ began energetic music. As the evening became more brisk, guests filed their way to the dance floor to get down and stay warm. The newlyweds ended their night with a sparkler lit kiss.

 

FIVE FUN FACTS

Adam and Brittney met at a bar crawl on the beach.

 

Brittney painted her nails in the car on the way to Longwood Gardens to see the last of their fountain show with her sister. Little did she know that she would be so glad she did. Adam was waiting there to propose!

 

The ladies wore the most adorable rompers to get ready in before the ceremony. Take note, girls. TREND ALERT!

 

The two took part in a plant watering union ceremony. Not only was this unique, but it gave them something to take home from their wedding and keep from the day.

 

The photobooth wigs were a big hit at the wedding reception. While parties have been protected based on the publicity of this blog, I expect that Brittney and Adam will be tagging their friends in embarrassing posts soon enough! If you were present, get ready!

Tell us about your wedding! What was the inspiration behind your day? Did you have a specific theme, style or color palette?

The inspiration behind our big day was really the venue. We loved the gorgeous view embellished by the stunning manor home, therefore a lot of what we incorporated into it was just romantic antiques found during adventures with my sister and dad. Simple is also something that really describes our style so we kept the day sweet and simple. With the ceremony, we wanted to celebrate us and all that has brought us here, our family and friends and our hard work throughout the years. So we picked a family friend to marry us to keep it personal, we wrote our own vows to really include promises that we wanted to keep with each other and to share our story with those who have not been able to be there. Our tree planting ceremony also paid homage to the venue as well as incorporating a tradition that Adam had shared with his grandparents, planting a tree in his yard at his parents home. All of these touches really led to making our day about us and celebrating those who supported us along the way.

 

Let’s talk wedding decor. How did you decorate your space for the ceremony and the reception?

Most of the decor was purchased at a flea market my sister, dad and I visit in the summer and fall. However, the stand out DIY project was the wedding arch made of salvage doors from the bride and grooms neighborhood farm house. The groom had put it together with his own two hands and put it together that day with the bride and bridal party giggling as they struggled to put it together. The lanterns were inspiration for the table decor bringing together the rustic and romantic atmosphere.

 

What were the florals like in your wedding? Did you use flowers in any of your design elements like the bridal bouquets, centerpieces or ceremony backdrop? Did they play an important part in the overall style of your wedding?

The florals were absolutely amazing, a mix of rustic succulents which deep rich burgundies and adding some texture were the astilbe. These were incorporated throughout the wedding from the table decor to the wedding arch. Baby’s breath, mums and white and fairytale pumpkins were also scattered about to bring in the fall fairy tale aspect.

 

Did you personalize the day in any way (food trucks, guest entertainment etc.)? What were some of your favorite parts of your wedding?

Some of our favorite parts of the wedding was our ceremony and celebrating our vows, our “first look experience” and dancing the night away with our friends. And don’t forget the sparkler ‘exit’!

 

Let’s talk fashion. How did you both choose your wedding day look? Describe the looks in detail.

For me, the dress was a no brainer. While searching for the dress, there was a snow storm. Jennifer’s was having a sale and trying on dresses was truly an experience. Once I tried that dress on it was love at first sight. I loved the romantic back, the cut and the sleeves. Just a timeless piece. For Adam’s look, he was deciding between navy (incorporated in the burgundy navy theme) however he chose to go with a classic gray to fit his style.

 

How did you meet? Tell us about the proposal.

We met through friends at a bar crawl years earlier. We could talk for hours, even though we were both dating other people we knew the spark was there. A year later when we had separated from our significant others we met up and were inseparable ever since. I lived in Baltimore, Adam with his parents in Delaware. The commute became too much so they decided to move in together in Baltimore where we lived for 2 years. Then we started looking for forever homes back in Middletown where we bought our first home in June of 2017. In September, Adam tricked me into going to Longwood Gardens with my sister, there he proposed to me with a photographer hiding in the bushes in the student section. Once we got home, I was surprised with all of our friends and family to celebrate.

 

What was the most anticipated or special moment of your wedding day?

The most anticipated moment of the day was walking down that aisle and Adam seeing me for the first time. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to look at his face once I walked down the aisle because I was trying to keep my composure with my dad.

 

Do you have any wedding planning or marriage advice that you’d like to share with other couples planning their day?

Have fun with it! It’s a lot of work but it is totally worth it. No matter what, everything works out and ultimately it’s about celebrating you and your future husband. And don’t be afraid to ask for help, delegating jobs early on helps a TON!