Backyard weddings are my favorite. The feeling of having family and friends present during a wedding taking place at home, at a place filled with memories and love, is indescribable. This past Saturday, Megan & Brett were wed in the backyard of the bride’s parent’s home. Their home also happens to be located on a wonderful local farm tended to by the bride and groom themselves; Naturally Sunskissed Farm. (Like them on Facebook, too!)
I have known Megan for nearly 8 years. She and I spent a few summers together slinging drinks and serving cocktails to patrons at Seacrets. Oh, the stories we could tell about that place! Over the years, Megan and I both moved on from our jobs at bayside bar and both found ourselves passionate about growing flowers and sharing nature with others. Meg and I often ran into each other at local farmers markets. I would grown and sell flowers at my stand and she would sell produce, eggs, and plants with her Mother & Brett. I remember the summer that Meg moved away to Colorado. When she moved back to Maryland, she was head over heels in love with a fell naturalist who loved hops, farming, and shared so many passions with Megan. Brett and Meg are the cutest together and I love running into them around town because, much like myself, the share a belief that getting your feet dirty, some green gunk under your fingernails, and spending some time pulling weeds can make you feel whole and make you feel secure. Its safe to say that I highly admire Megan and Brett and am so thankful and happy to have played a role in their wedding day.
Megan and her bridesmaids arrived to the wedding ceremony by horse and carriage. It was so beautiful and so romantic. Seeing that carriage pull up to the river-side ceremony space covered in fresh flowers and rose petals was like watching a scene from a fairy tale. Their short and sweet ceremony was filled with laughter, some tears, and made for some great memories.
The bride and her bridesmaids carried traditional shaped, rounded bouquets that were bright and cheerful. The groom and his groomsmen wore boutonnieres made inside of hollowed crab legs. Viking mums and baby’s breath was accented with fresh hops picked straight from the farm.
As long as I have know Megan, she has been obsessed with the color teal. It was no surprise when she told me that teal was going to be the main color for her wedding. Teal accents paired nicely with bold yellow and bright coral. Brown-eyed sunflowers, coral reef roses, free spirit roses, and succulents paired nicely together and were the main focal flowers in each reception centerpiece.
The tall centerpieces are LML originals. I had been trying to find a couple that would let me bring a vision I had in my mind to life for months… after hearing how this couple wanted to incorporate natural elements and wood slices into their wedding day, I knew that Megan and Brett would be open to the idea of letting me bring these tall centerpieces to fruition. My husband, Chaz, cut thick wood slices out of dried logs. Welded metal legs fit snuggly into the cut wood sliced and held a flower arrangement 23” above each table. The tall centerpieces looked fantastic accented by a collection of teal bottles and vases from the couple.
Desserts by Rita made a 4-tier naked cake. Their cake was 9 different flavors and was delicious. A dusting of powdered sugar added a delicate feel and a floral cake topper finished off the cake.
Cocktail tables were centered around a cluster of small bottles containing farm flowers like sunflowers, yarrow, aster daisies, and solidago. In a field of clover and cover crops just a short walk away from the reception tent, wedding guests created a ‘tent city’ to spend the night. Such a fun idea for a farm wedding in the country.
Congratulations, Megan & Brett! It was an honor bringing your wedding ideas to life and decorating such a unique space. Congratulations!!