Shelby & Kent’s Wedding

Shelby & Kent’s wedding was a beautiful summer celebration at Wyndridge Farm. A simple yet elegant design that complimented the location perfectly. They choose a color palette of white, greens and a soft pink with florals that had bountiful amounts of eucalyptus!

Between wearing her mothers ring, an emotional father-daughter first look, and a front seat for her favorite photo with mom, Shelby had sentimental pieces and moments woven into every part of her day to honor her late mother. Her and Kent’s romantic summer wedding was a whirlwind of emotions as they celebrated their undeniable love for one another as well as those special people who had past. This couple was surrounded by one of our largest bridal parties to date which was a clear indicator of the quality of person these two are. -Tom and Em Weddings How did you meet? We met at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Kent was doing research before starting medical school and I was working on the inpatient Neuro/Brain Rescue Unit. Kent’s cousins introduced us and we went to dinner a few weeks later. Kent was applying to medical school in New England, so we weren’t sure where he’d up. Little did we know, 6 years later, we’d be engaged! Did you include any family heirlooms or special traditions? I lost my mom to her battle with cancer in March of 2013. I wore one of her rings on my right ring finger and a tennis bracelet of hers that is my sister-in-law’s. I had a tie made for my dad that had a piece of lace from her wedding dress sewn into the back. I wanted him to also be able to feel her there with us. What is your proposal story? Kent took me to my favorite place, the beach. We went for a walk before dinner and he began to talk about our relationship over the years. We were long distance from Maryland to Boston for a year and then I moved to Boston. We then moved to Maine for one of his rotations and then to a different part of Maine for another rotation. We were in the process of buying a home together and so he started to talk about the future together. Next thing I knew, he was down on his knee asking me to marry him. The best part was that we were so excited, we didn’t realize a wave was coming and our jeans got soaked up to our knees. He then surprised me with a sunset dinner at Fager’s Island. What were your favorite parts of the day? My favorite parts of the day were coming over the small hill to the aisle and seeing Kent and all of our favorite people waiting at the alter. That moment will live in my heart forever. I also had one of Kent’s groomsmen, Fred, trick him into thinking I changed my mind and wanted to do a first look. In reality, it was Fred dressed in a toga. I got to watch from the window and it helped to calm my nervousness before walking down the aisle. I also did a first look with my dad, which was extremely special to me. Tell us a little a bit about your wedding. My vision was to have a simple, yet elegant wedding. We chose Wyndridge because it is rustic, yet romantic and could accommodate both a beautiful outdoor ceremony as well as a romantic reception. We loved the dark wood and chandeliers in the barn for the reception. I wanted to have a lot of candles with white florals and lots of greens. We couldn’t have asked for a better florist or Wedding Day Coordinator. What was the most important to the two of you while planning? Was there anything that you chose to splurge on or skip? We really wanted a good photographer to capture our day and luckily, we found the best! Tom and Em made all of the planning so easy and they truly felt like friends at our wedding. Our photos turned out beautifully. Tell us about your attire choices. My dress was from The Lovely Bride in DC. It was actually the first dress I had looked at- Archie by Made With Love. I’ve always wanted a wedding dress with a low back and that’s exactly what it had. It was comfortable, light, and flattering. I loved the veil because it looked like flower petals. After losing my mom, something made me feel like they were petals being dropped down from heaven. I wanted bridesmaid dresses that everyone would feel comfortable in and that would allow for people to stay cool in the heat. Show Me Your Mumu has the best variety and styles! Kent’s suit and his groomsmen’s suits were handled seamlessly by Men’s Warehouse. Please describe any DIY, handmade, or personal details. I love DIY projects so I made all of our signs, table numbers, seating chart, and glass votives. For the votives, I attached candlesticks to vase votives and loved the way they turned out. Tell us about your wedding flowers. Sandra Porterfield did our floral arrangements and she exceeded all of my hopes and dreams. I had asked for all white flowers with greens (lots of eucalyptus) for the reception and white and pale pink with a lot of greens for the ceremony. Sandy also created the most beautiful bouquet to honor and remember my mom. Tell us about your wedding cake. We did a small wedding cake from Kucakes & Co that was cooke dough flavored with vanilla icing– it was unreal. We had individual, gourmet cupcakes of a variety of flavors for the guests. On top of our cake, Michelle put a small black lab figurine for our dog, Finley. Do you have any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Truly the most important part is who is at the altar with you. If you focus on the fact that you’re marrying the love of your life, you’ll be able to cruise through the planning process. Photography: Tom and Em Weddings
Ceremony Venue: Wyndridge Farm
Reception Venue: Wyndridge Farm
Floral: Sandra Porterfield Florals
Stationery: Minted
Videography: Peter Varsalona
Wedding Cake: Kupcakes and Co
Linens: Wyndridge Farm
Hair: Caleigh Era
Makeup: Aimee Nicole
Day-of Coordination: Jan Thomasson
Wedding Dress: Made with Love Bridal
Groom’s Attire: Men’s Warehouse
Bridesmaid Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu
Veil: Made with Love Bridal
Wedding Ring: ring concierge
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