If ever there was a dress to build a wedding theme around, it’s got to be this gold and ivory winner from BHLDN. Kristin and Scott dreamt of a laid-back atmosphere on their big day, and the effortless blend of gold glitter and wood elements helped them realize that dream. Thanks to With Love & Embers and Monica’s Floral Design for your work on this one!
From the bride, Kristin: I really think my BHLDN dress set the tone of our wedding. Once I got that dress, everything else just came together! We wanted the wedding to feel like us – fun, but not over the top. And definitely not cookie-cutter. We wanted a laid-back atmosphere. We spent a lot of time and attention to every detail; we were thrilled with how everything turned out.
Our DIY projects included the wood slice save the dates, invitations and all paper goods, wood slice table centerpieces, Mason Jars dipped in gold glitter, gold glitter feathers, tissue tassel garlands, Gold Glitter banners (“Just Married”, “Mr” + “Mrs”, “Sweet Love” and “Cheers”, wood trellis for ceremony (Scott and his dad built), Whiskey Pallet Seating Chart, all wood Signs (hashtag, wedding logo sign, bar menu and ceremony sign), gold animals (table name holders), and gold succulent pots.
Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Put your foot down where needed. If you have a vision for your day of how it should feel or look- do it!! People can be quick to question your plans or shoot them down. Don’t let them! Also, if you are planning a DIY wedding, get all of your projects done way in advance. I thought I started really early with everything but still found myself stressed two weeks before! Lastly, don’t sweat the small stuff. Things will go wrong BUT everything will come together perfectly.
Groom’s Processional: “Intro,” The XX
Bridesmaids’ Processional: “Northern Wind,” City and Colour
Bride’s Processional: “Untitled 3,” Sigur Ros
Recessional: “I Will Wait,” Mumford and Sons
First Dance: “Lover of the Light,” Mumford and Sons
Wedding Location: Myersville, MD / Photographer: With Love & Embers / Florist: Monica’s Floral Design / Venue: Ostertag Vistas / Wedding Dress: BHLDN / Wedding Veil: The Yellow Peony / Wedding Shoes: J. Crew / Bride’s Jewelry: Chloe + Isabel / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Forever 21, BCBG, Free People, Nordstrom / Bridesmaids’ Robes: Singing Slowly / Flower Girl Dress: Monsoon / Caterer: Canapés / Wedding Cake: Angelcakes / Band: Mixed Business / DJ: CJ Curtis of Crow Entertainment / Wedding Invitations and Paper Goods: DIY Bride + Groom