P & D had the most beautiful summer wedding at Bohemia Overlook in North East, Maryland. Bohemia Overlook is a stunning venue on the banks of the Elk River with three distinct venues on property. P & D were married at the beautiful Manor House venue. Their vows took place overlooking the water and the reception was held in the manor lawn tent that is appointed with chandeliers and a gorgeous crisp, white lining.
P & D actually live across the pond in England, so we planned their wedding virtually. The bride met the groom in England where they now reside. The groom was born and raised in England. I worked with the bride's mother during the months leading up to the wedding to make sure their big day was executed perfectly. The bride grew up in North East, Maryland, so her family wanted to show the Brits a true American wedding. I loved the special touches P & D added to their special day, like a succulent favor display for their guests to take home.
The groom and groomsmen had me laughing all day. The groom and his brothers were born and raised in England and they had not ever experienced a true Maryland summer, so the humidity and heat were a bit of a surprise for them.
The bridal party got ready inside the Manor House. The Manor House has incredible lighting and amenities to make hair and make-up and getting ready photos a breeze.
P & D's first look was one for the books. If you have been contemplating doing a first look for your own wedding, then definitely take a look through these photos. I love the emotion that was captured and the way the moment was saved in time.
Bohemia Overlook has to be one of the best venues when it comes to photo locations. The entire property is amazing. However, my absolute favorite spot has to be the swing overlooking the water.
The ceremony took place on the far lawn overlooking the water. It is the perfect location to say "I do". A family friend officiated the wedding and added a ton of personal accounts of the couple, which made for a heartfelt ceremony.
The reception tent is the perfect canvas for a variety of designs. P & D wanted lots of greenery and blush pink accents. The details really popped against the crisp, white aesthetic of the tent.
P & D's wedding was filled with love and laughter! I know that they will live happily ever after and I am so honored that I got to play a part in making their big day so special!
Owner & Lead Wedding Planner
Blue Sapphire Events
Kolena is a wedding planning professional with over 8 years of experience. She owns and operates Blue Sapphire Events, a boutique wedding planning firm based in Arlington, VA. Her specialty is unique and vibrant event design paired with flawless day of wedding management. She serves couples in love throughout Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC.
Wedding Planner: Kolena Thomas, Blue Sapphire Events
Photographer: Brooke Lynn Photography
Venue: Bohemia Overlook
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