When: August 8, 2015 | Where: Baltimore, Maryland | Theme: Classic | Colors: Blush Pink, Gold, Neutral
About the Classic Baltimore Museum Wedding
Inspired by the vintage chic aesthetic and their classic wedding venue, Kristen and Jon exchanged their I Do’s at the Evergreen Museum and Library in Baltimore, Maryland. With sparkly bridesmaid dresses, handmade details by the bride’s mom and sister, blush and ivory florals, and a very romantic set of vows written by Jon, it was an elegant and unforgettable special day for all in attendance.
About the Couple
“We met when we were freshman in college in passing on the way to class. Jon was wearing a sweatshirt from his high school ‘Trinity Pawling.’ I am not the type to stop a random person and ask about their sweatshirt but on this particular day something drew me to him. I stopped and asked him if he knew ‘so & so’ who also happened to go to Trinity Pawling. The rest was all history! 7 years later and we are married with the most amazing 13 month old little boy, Noah James.”
Favorite wedding day details
“A lot of the decor were pieces that had been in our family for a while. We had a grape cart that we placed on the patio for cocktail hour that held fans for our guests to use during the ceremony. That grape cart had been in my (bride) family since before I was born. I have always loved it and was so glad to use it for the big day. Also, the window used for our seating chart was an antique piece my mom had for years.
The bridesmaids dresses were another favorite wedding day detail. I chose 8 different dresses by the designer Adrianna Pappel that were all different styles. From those 8 dresses, I let my 6 bridesmaids choose which one they wanted to wear. They all had some sort of beaded detailing and were in the gold/tan family. There are no words for how gorgeous the dresses and girls all looked together. I had never seen all the dresses together until an hour before the wedding. It was a little bit of a risk but, wow-they did not disappoint!! Each dress fit every girls personality and style just perfectly. They all had a dramatic lip that really pulled the entire look together.”
“My mother and sister did most of the decor on their own! I am not very artistic so I left the DIY to them. We used an old dresser drawer that my mom chalk painted and replaced the knobs with antique knobs we found at an estate sale. We painted the inside of the drawer with chalk paint and had a greeting inside for our guests. All of the table numbers were done by my sister who cut 2X4 pieces of wood, sanded and then spray painted them a dark wood brown. She then used a stencil for the actual numbers. They were perfect!
One of my favorite DIY decorations was the large L we had for Lombardo. My sisters boyfriend cut an L from wood and then wrapped it in twine. It was such a fun detail that we now have on our front porch as a decoration and reminder of our wedding day.”
Wedding Planning Advice
“Designate tasks!! I was so worried about everything being perfect and my way that I became a control freak and tried to do everything myself. I saw myself becoming a bridezilla and was not enjoying the planning process. I asked for help and everyone was so willing and did such a wonderful job.
Enjoy the day – do not stress on the day of because there is nothing you can change that close to the wedding. It goes by so quick so just HAVE FUN!
Get a ‘day of planner.’ CANNOT.STRESS.THIS.ENOUGH. You and your guests won’t have to worry about any of the small details on the day of. Makes it so much more enjoyable and stress free!!!
Write your own vows. We both wrote our own vows and hearing Jon’s unique vows and reading mine to him was one of the best moments of my life.” – Kristen
Venue: Evergreen Museum and Library | Catering: Zeffert & Gold Catering | Hair and Makeup: Behind the Veil, LLC | Photography: Mike B Photography | Band Entertainment: Bachelor Boys Band | Hotel Accommodations: Hotel Monaco | Transportation: Bayside Limousines | Florals: Little House of Flowers | Wedding Dress: Francesca’s Bridal | Cake: Baltimore Cakery