Handcrafted Maryland Wedding: Kelsey + Kagan

bride and groom

Kelsey + Kagan were married at a lovely little church in Maryland followed by a super fun reception at a local community hall. Kelsey is a manager at Anthropologie, so it’s no surprise that she completely transformed the space with tons of rad, handmade details. Kagan pitched in big time as well, building all the planters for reception + helping Kelsey craft things like the giant gold heart that hung behind the head table. According to the lovely bride, Everything was made by our hands – and in the end, our wedding felt like a celebration tailor-made just for us.

And you would never know it, but their pre-wedding portraits took place in front of an abandoned insane asylum! Sometimes the places you’d least expect can make a really cool backdrop for your photos.

Big thanks to Sarah Culver for the lovely photos + congratulations Kelsey + Kagan!

BHLDN shoes

ring box

bride with flower crown

bride with flower crown

mismatched lace bridesmaids

mismatched lace bridesmaids

romantic pink bouquet

bride and groom

bride and groom

wedding party

reception house

chalkboard seating chart

chalkboard seating chart


Kelsey + Kagan created such a fun environment for their reception. I just love it!

chevron table runners

silver confetti heart

wooden box centerpieces

oh happy day bag

menu

chevron table runners


And I’m obsessed with these adorable gold-painted animal cake toppers! (And they’re a super easy DIY, similar to this post we shared recently!)

animal cake toppers

first dance

saw

Hands down, it was sawing a log with my new husband. Just after our engagement, Kagan had said that the only thing he wanted for our wedding was to saw a log together, a German wedding tradition. Now, this didn't exactly match up with all of my picturesque Pinboards, but I hestitantly agreed, hoping he'd forget about it. He didn't, and I am so glad! It was a good reminder that weddings can be beautiful but also fun, silly even.

animal cake toppers

cutting the cake

Prioritize!! Allocate your expenses early on - especially if you're on a budget! I placed photography at the top of my list, followed closely by food and music, with things like wedding cake (we don't even like cake) and my dress (I got lucky - my dream dress wound up being $500) at the bottom. It also made things much easier when I prioritized my time - the things that were most important we tackled early on; this made it much easier to let go of anything that was unfinished or "imperfect" once the rehearsal rolled around (I gave myself a cut-off, and you should too!)

photography: Sarah Culver // venue: Ceremony at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Reception at Historic Baldwin Hall Millersville, Maryland // floral design + hairpieces : Flowers by Eden // wedding dress: Vera Wang White // shoes: Seychelles “I do” // bridesmaid dresses: Thrifted, Asos, H&M // groom suit: Vera Wang Black // paper goods: Bride, chevron runners from Paper Source // catering: The Main Ingredient // cake: Wegmans Ultimate White Cake // music: Mixing Maryland // cake topper: Sian Keegan

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Colored Gemstone Engagement Rings From Eragem

Eragem Engagement Rings

I know a lot of you readers might not be engaged quite yet, and that you love unique + fresh ideas in every facet of the wedding world, so let’s talk about something that’s super chic + still pretty uncommon: colored gemstone engagement rings!  Since your engagement ring is such an important piece of jewelry that you’ll likely wear everyday, why not pick something that’s just as original as it is timeless? If this sounds up your alley, be sure to check out Eragem! They offer a gorgeous selection of sapphire + ruby engagement rings in a wide variety of beautiful settings.

Colored Engagement Rings

Sapphire Engagement Rings

Eragem also has an expansive collection of stunning vintage + antique engagement rings, something I’m always a big fan of. Here are a few of my favorites:

Vintage Engagement Rings

Antique Engagement Rings

Gorgeous, right? Are you more the colored gemstone or antique engagement ring kind of girl? For more information + to peruse some super lovely engagement rings, head over to Eragem’s website!

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Mid-Century Desert Wedding Inspiration

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For all of you mid-century modern loving couples out there, you’re going to be crazy about this stunning styled shoot conceptualized + designed by CLINK and captured by several super talented photographers! Staged against a gorgeous desert backdrop, the CLINK team painted the landscape with mid-century modern furniture, handmade details + high fashion elements.

There are lots of pretty ideas for you to be inspired by for your wedding! One of my faves? The stationery, which was hand-painted using water color to evoke an artful spin on traditional ikat.  And wait until you see the fun collection of bridesmaid attire, including a totally chic jumpsuit!

mid century invitation

mid century invitation

mid century bride and groom

mid century bride

mid century bridesmaids

long romper

mid century bride and groom

mid century bride and groom

mid century bride and groom

fabric shred backdrop


How amazing is this “living” rag tie garland, composed of four different fabrics, yarns, eyelash and eucalyptus?!

mid century bride and groom

mid century bride and groom

mid century cactus bouquet

mid century bride and groom

mid century bar


I’m loving this bright + textural tablescape which repurposes the ceremony backdrop as the table runner and is brimming with gorgeous, vibrant blooms.

mid century wedding inspiration

pink colored glasses

mid century place settings

mid century place settings

whimsical flowers

fabric table runner

favors

mid century tablescape

mid century cake

gold and pink macaroons

mid century wedding inspiration

mid century wedding inspiration


Big thanks to these creatives for sharing their talents with us today!

planning + design: CLINK // photography: Diana M. Lott Photography, SMS Photography, and Eclectic Images // furniture: Retrospective Vintage // florals: Unexpected Elements // makeup: Face Kandy // hair stylist: Danielle Barr // paper goods: Couture Ink // dessert: The Cake Plate // models: Butterfly Entertainment // clothing, gowns + accessories: Julian Gold

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