Kayla and Brandon grew up down the street from one another and didn’t even know it. “We found out that we went to the same elementary school, middle school, and high school, but didn’t end up meeting until our two groups of friends went to see a movie. We didn’t end up actually dating until Brandon took me to my senior prom.”
The couple got engaged in Virginia Beach in 2019 while visiting friends. “We ended up going bar hopping. When we were about to leave the last bar, Brandon asked me if I wanted to go to the beach to take some pictures. When we were taking pictures on the beach, he got down on one knee and proposed to me.”
Kayla and Brandon had originally planned an April 2020 wedding, but COVID-19 had other plans. “We had to make the difficult decision to postpone our wedding to the fall of 2020, but with everything still up in the air with restrictions and a vaccine not being widely available yet, we decided to just cancel it with hopes that 2021 might be better.
100 guests were in attendance, including a 10-person wedding party for their May 2021 wedding at Big Cork Vineyards. The couple chose a bohemian theme for their wedding decor. “We had a lot of greenery, eucalyptus, candles, and simple flowers, and let the beautiful venue speak for itself. I carried a handkerchief around my bouquet that my mother, her mother, and her grandmother carried on their wedding day. Brandon’s dad made all the groomsmen, fathers, and grandfathers personalized cuff links with fishing flies tied into them.”
Kayla is a Marketing & Advertising Manager in Baltimore and Brandon is an Account Manager in Columbia. They currently reside in Severn, Maryland.
First dance: Mean To Me by Brett Eldredge
Honeymoon: Montego Bay, Jamaica
Venue: Big Cork Vineyards
Catering: Celebrations Catering
Coordination: Raise Your Glass Events
Suits: The Black Tux
Wedding Bands: Littman Jewelry
Cake: Kupcakes & Co
Donuts: Krumpe’s Do-Nut Shop
Flowers & Decor: Raise Your Glass Events
Hair & Makeup: Good Grace Beauty Co.
Entertainment: Good Vibrations
Videographer: Black Tie Video