Elegant + Fun Baltimore Estate Wedding: Brigit + Billy

Maryland Wedding

Brigit + Billy are high school sweethearts who have since traveled and lived together all over the country, supporting each others dreams + ambitions along the way. They tied the knot at a gorgeous private home in Baltimore, Maryland, working with a brilliant team of creatives to bring their key ideas to life. Their planners at Firefly Events told us, Brigit loves metallics, geometric shapes, Moscow Mules, and David Bowie. From our very first meeting, we knew we had found a kindred spirit!  Sounds like the beginnings of a pretty great celebration, no?

The details you’re about to see will perfectly lend themselves to a summer garden party wedding or an elegant early fall fête. So get ready to pin away, sweet friends! Oh, and wait ’til you lay your eyes on the dreamy florals by Sullivan Owen in the captures below by Les Loups of The Wedding Artist Collective…s-w-o-o-n!

anemone rose bouquet

black heels

B paired her lovely J.Crew dress with stunning black heels by Christian Louboutin!

J.Crew Wedding Dress

bircage veil

engagement ring

first look

Maryland Wedding

Maryland Wedding

Maryland Wedding

Maryland Wedding

Maryland Wedding

Maryland Wedding

bridesmaids

A stylish group decked out in J.Crew!

bouquet

wedding party

groomsmen

snow cone backdrop

white cone backdrop

Our Musical Choices

Processional: Under Pressure – David Bowie and Queen (Played live by Chesapeake Strings)

Recessional: Midnight City – M83 (Played live by Chesapeake Strings)

First Dance: Can’t Help Falling in Love – Doris Day

Maryland Ceremony

Maryland Ceremony

Maryland Ceremony

Maryland Ceremony

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

After my sister who was the Maid of Honor and I lit a candle in memory of my mother who had passed away when I was in college, I turned back around to face Will. As we held each other’s hands and put our heads together to receive the blessing, we heard people gasp. Having absolutely no idea what had just happened, we continued to keep our heads down. As it turns out, a Hummingbird had flown in and was hovering right above our heads. My mother had absolutely loved Hummingbirds, and despite always having feeders as a child, I still had never seen one in person! There was no way in denying the fact that my mother was there at that after all.

Maryland Ceremony

Maryland Ceremony

Maryland Ceremony

tissue tassel garland

romantic red florals

candle piece

From Firefly EventsFor vessels we used a mix of metal, concrete and glass, giving the tables a cool, eclectic feel. To finish the tables off, we added tons of understated white cylinder candles along with navy taper candles in custom copper industrial candelabras, made by Sullivan especially for Brigit and Billy! Sullivan also made the cute tassels that we strung throughout the tent. This simple detail had a huge impact in person, and made the tent feel extra festive!

dahlia

greenery in dome

bud vase florals

succulents

makers mark favors

Calligrapher,Summer Yang, created small escort tags that were tied on to mini bottles of whiskey. This was a great way to incorporate favors into the escort cards!

dark candles

candlelit reception

candlelit reception

candlelit reception

apps

tissue tassel garland

tent dining

cake cutting

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

Lock down your photographer, fast! Before you know it, the wedding will have come and gone, and it will inevitably all seem like a blur. It’s the photos that will spark your memory and make you feel that excitement of the day over and over for years to come. There are many great photographers out there who can capture stunning photos, but not every one will be able to capture the actual mood of the night and the experience of your guests. There’s a lot you’ll miss as you go around and acknowledge your guests, so it’s nice to relive the day through pictures. If money is tight, dip into your funds for favors and invitations and put that money toward the photographer. Relax, your guests will be having fun, and the details are always more important to you than it is for them. So treat yourself to preserving those memories!

photography: Les Loups of The Wedding Artist Collective // planning + design: Firefly Events // venue: Private home in Baltimore, Maryland // florals + tassels: Sullivan Owen // tenting + lighting: Loane Brothers // bride’s attire: J.Crew // dress alterations, bolero, hairpieces: Jill Andrews // bride’s shoes: Christian Louboutin // wedding party attire: J.Crew // groom’s attire: Freeman’s Sporting Club // hair: Monica Autenzio from Form Salon // makeup: Caitlyn Meyer Makeup // video booth: Bash Booths // save the date + menu printing: The Paper Boutique // invitations: Village Invites // vintage postage: Verde Studios // wedding website: Maddy Nye // addressing, menu design + day-of paper: Summer Yang // catering: Linwoods // cake: Sugarbakers // vintage rentals + farm tables: Maggpie Rentals // rentals: Party Rentals Ltd // favors: Makers’ Mark // ceremony musicians: Chesapeake Stings // dj: Les Loupes // ceremony backdrop: Glitter + Rye

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