Kayla + Kevin | Oct 3, 2020
Colors: Dusty blue, burgundy, navy, gold
Style: Rustic and minimal
Florals: Blue thistles, eucalyptus
Fun fact: A good blooper: “A fire siren from the firehouse down the road started going off in the middle of our ceremony!! We tried to have the officiant stop but he just kept going. We were all cracking up!! When we watched the playback of the streamed ceremony the day after the wedding, we realized you luckily could hear through it though which was good!”
Kevin and Kayla met during their sophomore year of high school. It was at a friend’s (and future bridesmaid) Sweet 16 though that they actually exchanged words and got to know each other. After that, Kevin would pretend to need help with homework to talk to Kayla. They went to senior prom together, graduated together, did long distance during college then finally moved in together.
Shortly after moving in together, Kevin planned a surprise trip to Maryland to visit Kayla’s best friend. After a morning at the aquarium, Kevin proposed near the water in the Inner Harbor with said friend hiding in the bushes to capture photos!
Fast forward to wedding plans and the pandemic restrictions forced the couple to cut their guest list from 125 to 40 guests. They even ended up changing venues less than one month before the wedding day.
“Our original venue was a small private club and was a pretty nontraditional venue, and they essentially canceled our wedding. We were of course distraught and considered doing the wedding in the backyard of our new home if we couldn’t find a new place. But we lucked out and were able to book with the Ryland Inn and I couldn’t have asked for a better place to have gotten married,” said the bride.
After making the difficult decision to cut the guest list, they booked LoveStream to allow the rest of their guests to view the celebration virtually.
“We wanted to find a way to still include guests who we were unable to have in person and we felt streaming was the best way to do that,” she said.
They kept the celebration simple and intimate. They did many of the centerpieces and little odds and ends themselves. They incorporated a letter exchange during the ceremony. After a sit-down dinner, the couple joined their closest friends and family under the stars to dance the night away.
THE FAVORITE THINGS:
According to Kayla, there were so many good moments being able to spend the day with their closest friends and family. But her favorite memory?
“One of my favorite moments was the first look. The first look really put both of us at ease before the ceremony. It was a really special moment for both of us. And it was nice that we got to get all of our formal pictures done before the ceremony and we able to actually enjoy our cocktail hour. Not only did it give us time before the ceremony, we finished our pictures early enough that we both got to hang out with our bridal party and family in the bridal suite for a little while which was really fun. There may have been some shots taken and some TikToks made during that time!”
Pearl Paper Studios
The Ryland Inn
La Bon Bake Shoppes
Kim Auriemma Designs
Personalized Ceremonies From the Heart
Toast Wedding Films