Welcome back to Christina and Ryan’s bohemian, naturally elegant wedding in Maryland! This gorgeous duo wed outdoors in the gardens of the Irvine Nature Center near Baltimore, Maryland. In case you missed it, see all of their woodland garden wedding ceremony here. Once the two tied the knot, they moved along with their wedding guests under a tent to celebrate with oodles of natural, organic details and even a DIY photobooth backdrop. Clearly, this couple and their loved ones had a blast as every person hit the dance floor! The fire pit and s’mores might just be my favorite touches from the wedding night. Although it’s too hard to choose with such amazing, rustic wedding flowers from Alicia Jayne Florals and unique table numbers adorning the beautiful table linens. They were going for a rustic, bohemian wedding feel and they pulled it off flawlessly from the outdoor garden wedding ceremony right into their wildflower dripping tent with guests dancing the night away. A special thanks to Juliana Laury Photography for sharing images from Christina and Ryan’s wedding with us!
From the bride: We just wanted our wedding to be a big party for our friends and family and we definitely succeeded. There was never a dull moment during our reception on the dance floor, it stayed packed all night. I made a DIY backdrop for our wedding guests to take pictures in front of with our Polaroid camera. We then had them put the photos in our guestbook and sign. Our table numbers were shaped with moss wire and I added small delicate flowers to it. I made our wedding invitations and all the signage using the same fonts and graphics to keep the overall wedding look cohesive. We had a small lounge area with vintage furniture from XOXO Vintage. It was an intimate space for our wedding guests to sit and watch the dance floor. For the final song of the night, we had all of the lights turned off and we ended the night with an EDM style rave, complete with glow sticks.
If you want to see more from this gorgeous wedding, check out Ryan and Christina’s wedding video trailer here:
Congratulations to Christina and Ryan! Thank you for sharing your romantically, rustic tented wedding reception with us!
The following Washington DC area wedding professionals contributed to their wedding:
Videography: Joshua James at Sycamore Films
Wedding Planner: Charlotte Jarrett Events
Stationery: DIY by the bride
Transportation: Viennas Transportation
Floral Designer: Alicia Jayne Florals
Hair & Makeup: Morgan Gerard Salon (April & Shawna)
Wedding Dress: Claire Pettibone
Bridal Salon: Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection
Bridal Shoes: BCBG
Headpiece/Veil: Thomas Knoell
Bridesmaid Dresses: Love Couture Bridal
Groom + Groomsmen Attire: Express
Groom’s Shoes: Aldo
Ceremony + Reception Venue: Irvine Nature Center
Officiant: Todd August
Ceremony + Reception Music: Jon DePompa
Rentals: XOXO Vintage
Catering: Rouge Fine Catering
Linens + Lighting: Party Plus
Cake/Dessert: Michelle’s Cakes
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Photo Credits: Juliana Laury Photography