Thrift store finds, DIY bouquets from herbs, pops of orange, and dreamy photography courtesy of An Endless Pursuit. What more could I ask for in a gorgeous real Maryland wedding submission?! (Answer: nothing). Julice & Steve poured their hearts and souls into their wedding and the end result is so beautiful. I know you guys are going to love this one.

Julice & Steve’s Natural, Picnic Themed Woodlawn Manor Wedding in Maryland

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Photographer: An Endless Pursuit | Venue: Woodlawn Manor | Catering: Stone Soup Catering | Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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My main goal was shooting for a picnic type feel. Very casual and let nature just do its thing as far as visual aesthetics, and decorations went. I relied heavily on the trees, gardens, fences, little shacks, and the grass area from our venue.

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I chose herbs and such as our bouquets and cake decorations because I didn’t want to hire a florist and pay $3,000-5,000, even 10,000 on flowers! Therefore I opted to make my own bouquets and boutonnieres, herbs were the most affordable, easy to work with, could withstand a few days after we had assembled them.

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The reason I chose blue plaid table runners is because my favorite artist Degas used a lot of blues and orange complimentary colors, which is why I chose orange flowers.

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Click inside for the rest of Julice & Steve’s adorable, picnic themed, Woodlawn Manor wedding in Maryland!

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I must say, theeee most time consuming but my most favorite were the program papers. My husband and I worked on them for three days 6 hours at a time. We printed, hole punched, tied, and used hot blow dry guns with melting powders to add dΓ©cor.This whole process is something I don’t recommend doing but it definitely is an experience and memory we cherish together.

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The best part of our centerpieces for me were the teapots! I dragged my husband around thrift stores every other week to collect 22 teapots. Our budget was $2.00 per teapot. 2nd Avenue Thrift store in Laurel, MD had the best prices and the widest selection. This was not only a fun experience but each table had different designs and were a big hit with the guests at the end of the day. “Who gets to take which tea pot home?!” My inspiration for this idea was “The Royal Tea Room” in LaPlata, MD.

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Congratulations Julice & Steve! Thank you for sharing your beautiful picnic-themed, Woodlawn Manor wedding with us today! A special thanks again to An Endless Pursuit for sharing their gorgeous images of today’s real Maryland wedding feature.

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