Ashleigh James Philippi, United States, written on Apr 29, 2016
My husband and I wanted a wedding celebration that reflected who we are so we opted for an outdoor picnic wedding experience. We didn't let ourselves be confined by any rules or traditions we didn't want to incorporate and the result was a day full of love and fun - something you can really see in the photos! The flowers from whole blossoms were the perfect accent to the beautiful scenery around us. We were married at Valley of Hope Farm in Oakland, Maryland. I was a DIY Bride and crafted my own invitations and decorations. The evening before the wedding, three of my closest friends and I gathered to assemble the flowers I had ordered from Whole Blossoms. They arrived 2-3 days before the ceremony and kept beautifully in large tubs of fresh water. The experience of putting together my bouquet and the table centerpieces was a great way to bond and talk about our excitement for the coming day. I wore a Melissa Sweet dress from David's Bridal with Nina Melinda shoes and my makeup was done by a local makeup artist, Jade Browning. My husband wore a suit from Express, a Prescott Floral Necktie from Wild Ties and suspenders from MountainLeather on Etsy.