Brittany and Robert’s wedding included all the people they love, including their dog Lyanna. 150 guests, including seven bridesmaids, a junior bridesmaid, and seven groomsmen, watched as the couple was married under a tree adorned with flowers, officiated by one of Brittany’s favorite teachers.
The bride, a kindergarten teacher in Baltimore County, and the groom, a Project Manager for Home Depot met in college. “Rob sat next to me in week two of a class at Towson University. The semester ended and Rob was very effective at liking every post I ever put on Facebook and the rest is history.”
According to the couple the theme of their wedding was, “Fun! Anything that was bright and happy and worked with the venue vibe was what we went with. I would call it an eclectic theme. Pieces of our families history were all around.” Warm yellows, oranges and reds rounded out the color palette.
The couple honeymooned in Rivera Maya after the wedding. Brittany and Robert currently live in Westminster.
The ceremony: “We had a friend playing an acoustic guitar in for the guests as they were sitting and I walked down the aisle with my maids to Rachel Platten’s “Better Place.” It felt like something out of a movie. Our daughter Ruby read a quote from her and Rob’s favorite movie, “Tangled.” My brother sang “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey which, yes, was very random, but so much fun and a perfect way to describe the relationship that Rob and I have. We wrote our own vows and exchanged rings while tears flowed and laughter echoed. It was the best day ever.”
The reception: “It was an incredible feeling to look around and see all of our ideas come to life and see everyone having a blast. We had the best time dancing the night away. We even had a pants splitting incident that was swiftly solved by tying a chair cushion around the victim’s waste.”
First Dance: Wagon Wheel by Darius Rucker
The engagement: I was in Baltimore and headed to the harbor for lunch with a friend when all of a sudden she had me running up Federal Hill (which is not an easy task) where Rob was waiting for me on a bench. I knew right then that this was it. And of course I said yes!
Something funny that happened: We even had a pants splitting incident that was swiftly solved by tying a chair cushion around the victim’s waste.
The couple’s advice for planning a wedding: “Relax and have fun with it and most of all remember to be respectful to all of the hard-working vendors out there doing their job. Be understanding and open to new ideas! Involve everyone who wants to help with the wedding because you will need it and it is way more fun to be busy and wedding stressed with some wine and some friends rather than alone.”
- Venue: Walkers Overlook
- Flowers/decor: Blossom and Basket Boutique **
- Photographer: Christa Rae Photography
- Caterer/drinks: Celebrations Catering
- Wedding attire: The Bridal Boutique
- Rings/jewelry: Smyth Jewelers
- Dessert: Kari’s Kakes
- Hair: Tu Si Bella Hair
- Makeup: Ashley Mae McElroy & Ashley Smith
- Music/entertainment: Ryan Smetzer
- Transportation: On The Town Limousines
** FrederickWeddings.com member