I had the privilege of viewing this wedding (and actual photos … not just digital files!) last summer, and I fell in love with it. It’s so beautiful, and I have a teeny little obsession with England (especially London), so the British flair sold me from the get go. I am really pleased to showcase this wedding today, which was photographed by Allegra of Allegra’s Studio.
Here are Allegra’s own words, and also the words of the bride and groom:
Lauren and Alexis had an amazing May day for their wedding! Virginia was really able to show off what makes it so special to all the friends and family from the UK for tis international couple and I was tickled pink to be a part of the festivities. Let’s let them tell you more in their own words …
How did you meet?
We met one hot Summer’s evening in a crowded bar when Alexis rather smoothly managed to accidentally spill Lauren’s drink on her. She then accused him of putting on a fake British accent. After much apologizing and nationally confirmed, Alexis was allowed to buy Lauren a replacement glass of champagne. We spent the rest of the night chatting and dancing the night away … the rest is history!
What was your favorite moment during your wedding day?
We know it’s a bit cliche, but Lauren’s most memorable time was walking with her father down the aisle towards Alexis. For Alexis it was Lauren’s walk down the aisle culminating in her veil being lifted and seeing for the first time that day how beautiful Lauren looked.
What was your favorite detail about the day?
It’s really hard to pick one detail but if pushed it has to be all the friends and family who traveled from around the globe to celebrate with us.
Tell us about your food and cake.
The chefs at Boonsboro were fantastic. They produced delicious canapés and a wonderful plated dinner composed of Beef of Oscar, Chicken Marsala and vegetable lasanga. For dessert they served crème brûlée with apple pie. The cake was exquisite and composed of four layers, each a different flavour and topped with a delicious buttercream and fondant icing. We also had some pulled pork BBQ sliders to keep people going on the dance floor later on.
Describe your decor and how you chose it.
We both enjoy a traditional style but tweaking this with pops of individuality and colour. So for the ceremony we had classic white flowers and greenery. For the reception we had a mix of vintage and English garden atmosphere with flower arrangements full of white, pink and lavender peonies emphasized by incredible amber coloured lighting. Our florist, Amy Thornbourg, was a tremendous help and loads of fantastic ideas!
What’s next for you as a couple?
We are having a UK based celebration for everyone who couldn’t make it over to the US for the big day. What could be better than keeping the party going?!
Photographer: Allegra’s Studio
Wedding: Holy Cross Catholic Church
Reception: Boonsboro Country Club
Florals: The Arrangement Company
Cake: Billies Cakes
DJ: DJ’s For Lovers
Dress: Love Couture Bridal
Lighting: Castle Event Lighting
Transportation: Sports Car Rentals
Stationery: KK’s Printing & Stationary