Images: Amanda Maglione Photography
Sometimes the prettiest weddings are planned in SUPER short time frames. You don’t always need months or years of planning to execute a beautiful wedding – for Marlena & Brandon, they just needed 2 months! They kept things simple and they focused on the wedding being a demonstration of their faith, their lives, their friends, and their family. “We also wanted our reception to be a great celebration and we wanted as many friends and family to have a blast with us!”
Check out Marlena & Brandon’s beautiful Virginia wedding at Keswick Hall, below!
More in terms of aesthetic, my favorite color is gray so we agreed that the girls and guys would be in gray. Knowing that could be kind of bland, we aimed to have the flowers be the main source of color for the day. And for the bouquets, Brandon loves the outdoors so we wanted everything to be very green and natural. Our Keswick Hall florist Yara thought it would be a cool idea to use greenery that could reflect the appearance of the gray dresses.
Marlena has a deep love for people and one of her favorite ways to show it is to bake them homemade desserts (yes, baking is her favorite hobby). Brandon was the previous Activities Director at Keswick Hall and Golf Club (where they had their wedding) and is now working for the Admiral Fell Inn in Baltimore.
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“Brandon and Marlena met at church in Charlottesville, VA during the summer of 2012. It is a little hazy recalling the first time they met; sparks did not fly immediately. A brief yet deep conversation during a church conference in San Antonio led Brandon to ask Marlena to be his partner in counting the church’s contribution. Fast-forward almost 2 years, Brandon asked Marlena to be his girlfriend outside of the Omni Hotel, where they had become even greater friends while planning a retreat for their church. During their months of dating, they had a ton of fun together, learning more about each other during their many walks and road trips. Marlena and Brandon are very different (which neither of them fully understood before they started dating), so they have been able to teach each other a lot.
We moved to Baltimore a little over a month after saying “I do”. Marlena has begun her residency at Johns Hopkins, Brandon has begun a new job and they are exploring the city and making new friends together.