We’d say the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow for this sweet couple was their incredible Brittland Manor wedding! And even a little rain couldn’t dampen the classic affair! Take a look at the wonderful gallery by Lauren Swann Photography and see what we mean! A little luck of the Irish was at work with their gorgeous neutral florals by East Vintage Charm. We loved the blend of soft whites and beautiful greens that complimented emerald green accents. The impressive sailcloth tent was the perfect topping to a wedding with it all! And, it really helped to set the scene for the green goblets and rattan chandeliers. With the always on-it Hannah Belle Events at the helm, the day ran smooth as butter for these two lovebirds celebrating their perfect day with beloved friends and family. View more of their timeless wedding with an impeccable taste of Irish flare below!
From the bride:
How We Met
Peter and I met the good ol’ fashioned way – at a bar in college. The very next day, I called my mom and told her I had met the person I was going to marry. From that night on, we proceeded to date through our college years but eventually went our separate ways after graduation – I moved to Chicago and Peter to New York and then back home to Washington, D.C. While we spent our 20’s apart, we reconnected years later and I feel so lucky we did. It may have taken 15 years, but I finally did get to marry that boy from the bar.
About the Wedding
The inspiration for our wedding was based around my late grandmother’s heirloom diamond and emerald engagement ring – a piece that is unique and extremely special to me. We wanted our wedding to feel the same way – classic but unique to us. Once we found our venue, the vision easily fell into place. We were drawn to Brittland Manor because it felt sophisticated and timeless, but also very welcoming for our guests. This was important as most of my family and friends were traveling a good distance to Maryland.
Peter and I both have deep Irish roots and we wanted our heritage to play a part in our wedding. We included subtle Irish touches throughout the day. We had a bagpiper playing as guests arrived at the ceremony (we didn’t tell anyone about this, so it was a fun surprise for our guests). Peter wore claddagh cufflinks from Dublin and my bridesmaids wore emerald green. We happened to get married on Peter’s birthday so instead of a wedding cake, we did a custom birthday cake for him complete with Irish Whiskey frosting and a shamrock cake topper. We also incorporated pops of green through elements like personalized koozies and green glassware. We kept the florals simple – white with lots of greenery – to blend in with the natural beauty Brittland offers. And of course – had many Irish blessings and toasts throughout the evening.
One element we didn’t plan for was a drizzle during the ceremony which turned into a short but torrential downpour during cocktail hour. Ironically, our ceremony music included “Fire and Rain” by James Taylor and “Here Comes the Sun” by the Beatles. They say rain is good luck on your wedding and we ended up with a beautiful rainbow to show for it. The luck of the Irish indeed!
Photographer | Lauren Swann Photography
Venue | Brittland Manor
Designer/Planner | Hannah Belle Events
Florist | East Vintage Charm
Caterer | Eleven Courses
Tent/Rentals | Eastern Shore Tents and Events
Invitations | Minted
DJ | Extraordinary Entertainment
Beauty | Behind The Veil
Wedding Dress | Jenny Yoo at BHLDN
Bridesmaids’ Dresses | BHLDN
Groom’s Attire | Bonobos