Kim and Brent’s Whimsical and Non-traditional Wedding at Glen Ellen Farm in Maryland
This wedding has gotten some great press this year, but finally, I’m so happy to share my favorite images (the flower-focused ones!!) from Kim’s wedding last year.
In Kim’s own words, “Our theme is fun, whimsical, off-beat, with touches of geometric shapes, hanging macrame…and a non-traditional bouquet.” I was hooked immediately! To sweeten the deal, she wanted a flower crown as well! I was happy to oblige. To create Kim’s bouquet, I used several kinds of greenery, pink astrantia, china berries, king protea, panda anemones, chocolate Queen Anne’s lace, white and blush roses, and white snapdragons. It was asymetrical and tied with long ribbon tails. Her flower crown matched with lots of greenery, spray roses and some astrantia.
The bridesmaids wore “mix and match” metallic dresses and Kim wanted smaller bouquets that would compliment her bouquet, and carry through the same boho feel with lots of greenery. Their bouquets had lisianthus, white and blush roses, china berries, astrantia and several types of greenery. I think they were the perfect compliment to the dresses!
Brent’s boutonniere had a beautiful grey succulent, accented by china berries, astratia and greenery!
One of the things that tied the whole wedding together (in my opinion!) was the gorgeous venue! Glen Ellen Farm is a beautifully restored manor house just outside Frederick, MD that is also a historical site! There are two ceremony sites, a barn ruin, and a spring-fed pond and a tented reception area. The manor house is rustic and charming, while still offering something a little different than a barn wedding.
Kim provided a boho macrame hanging to be paired with my birch pole arch and floral decor full of greenery, hydrangea, king protea, lisianthus, and blush and white roses. I honestly think this might be the most beautiful image captured that day! That sunlight!!!
For the reception, Kim wanted to add some succulents and jewel tones to combine with her bold patterned tables and terrariums. The result was stunning! The succulents came from Plant Masters which is one of my favorite local flower farms. The terrariums were filled with blush and white roses, several types of greenery, astrantia, and lisianthus and complimented with a geometric vase with garden roses and snap dragons. The table was also decorated with wooden slabs, succulents, and orchid blooms.
A few of my other favorite accents include the greenery and florals I added to the chandeliers in the tent, the smaller accents for the cake, and the unique greenery garland decorating the sweetheart chairs!
This was a one-of-a-kind wedding and I am thrilled to have been a part of it. Here are a few more parting images. Thank you to Lauren Fair Photography for sharing these stunning images!
Vendors: Photography: Lauren Fair Photography // Cinematography: Willow Tree Films // Floral Design: Sweet Blossoms // Planning: A Vogue Affair // Dress Designer: Claire Pettibone // Bridesmaid Dresses: Adriana Papell // Paper Goods and Signs: Created by the Bride, With Wild & Grace // Venue: Glen Ellen Farm, Ijamsville, MD