Happy Thursday! Today we have an elegant Maryland wedding to share, courtesy of Voula Trip Photography [submitted via Two Bright Lights]. Elizabeth & Trevor decided to infuse their love of nature into their wedding day, so they worked in a TON of bright green colors and used natural flowers and stones throughout their wedding decor.
Their laid-back wedding had a rustic feel, with yard games at the reception, but the overall look still maintained an excellent sense of elegance. Liz & Trevor personalized their wedding, every place they could, and it completely shows in this fun, modern Maryland wedding feature!
Elizabeth & Trevor’s Rustic & Elegant Maryland Wedding at Woodlawn Manor
In August 2011 we had been dating for about 7 years. We were on vacation with my family at our favorite place, my family’s cabins on lake Memphremagog in Quebec. When we talked about marriage in the past I had always told him that I did not need an engagement ring, so I was extremely surprised when he gave it to me one evening while we watched the sunset over the lake from the deck of our cabin. The ring turned out to be perfect for me because it was a beautiful conflict free, fair trade solitaire. My whole family was surprised and elated when we ran to the dock to share it with them. It was a great evening.
I came up with the colors and overall scheme the night we got engaged. We were in our favorite place and I was inspired by the colors around us. Green has always been my favorite color and I picked the shade that matched some of the ferns and birch leaves around the cabins.
I chose gray because I loved how the birch leaves looked against the gray trunks and how the moss looked on the gray rocks around the lake.
Click inside for the rest of this gorgeous, modern Maryland wedding ~ including some amazing stone & green centerpieces and lawn games at the reception!
DIY Wedding Details abound!:
My sister, a digital illustrator and artist, created the save the dates, invitations, and our thumbprint tree that served as a guestbook. My mom, sister, and I created and handmade our programs and favor tags.
We chose Woodlawn Manor because of the outdoor space and the historic charm. As soon as we saw the old barn and park police horses in the pastures, we were sold!
I handmade the program boxes by gluing fallen birch bark to the outside.
love love LOVE these lawn game signs at the reception!
The centerpieces are my favorite part of the wedding. I used antique glass bottles that my grandfather dug up from the backyard of his home in historic Rockville, MD when he was doing a dig with Peerless Rockville. It was a way to honor him and put the hundreds of bottles he discovered to good use.
My mom, Trevor, and I handmade the birch table number holders from fallen birch branches on our property on the lake.
I handmade and painted the cake topper kokeshi dolls (one for bride, one for groom, and one for our dog). Those were inspired by our trip to Japan.
^seriously amazing that the dog was included on the DIY cake topper!
Congratulations Liz & Trevor!! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful, DIY Maryland wedding with us! All the handmade & green details were stunning and so personalized! A special thanks again to Voula Trip Photography & Two Bright Lights for making this Maryland wedding feature possible.