A Simply Ravishing Liriodendron Mansion Wedding

We are smitten with all the ravishing details of Kristina and Michael’s Liriodendron Mansion wedding day in Bel Air, Maryland! Lovely boxwood and flower gardens, a shaded portico, and opulent architecture of the historical mansion made for a stunning backdrop. And with beautifully bright coral peonies, garden roses, and other vibrant blooms added in … their Liriodendron Mansion wedding day was magnificent!

A Simply Ravishing Liriodendron Mansion Wedding

They went with flowing navy dresses for the bridesmaids and charcoal grey suits for the groomsmen. And Kristina’s wedding dress leaves us speechless! A light beige with a lacey overlay… definitely will make you swoon.

A Simply Ravishing Liriodendron Mansion Wedding

Kristina and Michael ordered their invitations from MagnetStreet and shared their stunning wedding day with us. Their love is certainly glowing … and you’ll glow with delight as you take in all the deets captured by Marlayna Photography of their Liriodendron Mansion wedding day!

A Simply Ravishing Liriodendron Mansion Wedding

A Simply Ravishing Liriodendron Mansion Wedding

Grand Soiree wedding invitation from MagnetStreet
“Throughout the planning process, my goal was to create our dream wedding while staying completely in our budget. I originally chose MagnetStreet because the pricing was fair and affordable … but was completely impressed with the quality of the save the dates and invitations that I chose. The invitations I chose were navy, simple and so, so elegant. I really feel they reflected the venue and color scheme I was going for!”

A Simply Ravishing Liriodendron Mansion Wedding

Finding the dress
“Finding my wedding dress was one of the best parts of planning the wedding. I went to several places to look at dresses and had a range of experiences at the bridal salons. The dress I chose was not only because I absolutely loved it … but also because the experience I had when looking. One of the reasons I looked at so many dresses was because I wanted to wait to pick THE dress until my mom was in town. My mom lives on a sailboat and travels around the world so I knew I would not pick THE dress until my mom was with me. My mom encouraged me to take my time and try on as many dresses as I wanted  … and I’m so glad I did.”

A Simply Ravishing Liriodendron Mansion Wedding

“I found my dream wedding dress at Wren Bridal in Annapolis, MD. My sister and I actually found the salon when I saw a picture of their salon on Baltimore Bride’s Instagram page. It looked so beautiful, that I knew I had to go look. Erica helped me find my dress. From the minute we walked into the salon, we loved it. We had the shop completely to ourselves. I appreciated so much how Erica {at Wren Bridal} was when I tried on my dress. I never felt pressured. I honestly felt like she was just a friend helping me find my dress. Even though she gave me the option to come back, I knew it was the dress. ” 

A Simply Ravishing Liriodendron Mansion Wedding

A Simply Ravishing Liriodendron Mansion Wedding

A Simply Ravishing Liriodendron Mansion Wedding

A Simply Ravishing Liriodendron Mansion Wedding

A Simply Ravishing Liriodendron Mansion Wedding

A Simply Ravishing Liriodendron Mansion Wedding

A Simply Ravishing Liriodendron Mansion Wedding

A Simply Ravishing Liriodendron Mansion Wedding

The first look
“My husband and I decided to do a first look for several reasons: time constraints with pictures; I had a gift I wanted him to see before the wedding; and I wasn’t sure if I would make it down the aisle without ugly crying if we didn’t see each other first. We both had so many emotions on the wedding day, and I think it was a perfect way to collect ourselves before I walked down the aisle and we said our vows.”

A Simply Ravishing Liriodendron Mansion Wedding

A Simply Ravishing Liriodendron Mansion Wedding

How they met
“We started dating the summer before I entered 9th grade and him 11th grade. We worked together during that summer at a local cafe. For our first date, we walked out to the Turkey Point Lighthouse in the Elk Neck State Park. The view is breathtaking at the top of the cliff overlooking the Chesapeake Bay. After 9 years together he asked me to go for a hike on one of the warmest days in December 2015. After hiking to the top with two of our best friends, I turned around to find him on one knee. I was completely shocked.”

A Simply Ravishing Liriodendron Mansion Wedding

A Simply Ravishing Liriodendron Mansion Wedding

A Simply Ravishing Liriodendron Mansion Wedding

Kristina’s favorite photo of the day … as her father passed her over to Michael. *cue the tears

A Simply Ravishing Liriodendron Mansion Wedding

A Simply Ravishing Liriodendron Mansion Wedding

A Simply Ravishing Liriodendron Mansion Wedding

“Everything went perfectly for our wedding. We didn’t have a single hiccup or issue. I think this was largely due to our amazing catering company, Dean and Brown, which went above and beyond and provided the most amazing service to us and our wedding guests.”

A Simply Ravishing Liriodendron Mansion Wedding

A Simply Ravishing Liriodendron Mansion Wedding

A Simply Ravishing Liriodendron Mansion Wedding

A Simply Ravishing Liriodendron Mansion Wedding

A Simply Ravishing Liriodendron Mansion Wedding

A Simply Ravishing Liriodendron Mansion Wedding

A Simply Ravishing Liriodendron Mansion Wedding

A Simply Ravishing Liriodendron Mansion Wedding

A Simply Ravishing Liriodendron Mansion Wedding

A Simply Ravishing Liriodendron Mansion Wedding

A Simply Ravishing Liriodendron Mansion Wedding

A Simply Ravishing Liriodendron Mansion Wedding

A Simply Ravishing Liriodendron Mansion Wedding

A Simply Ravishing Liriodendron Mansion Wedding

A Simply Ravishing Liriodendron Mansion Wedding

Advice to couples planning their wedding …
“Stay true to what you want. If you are planning on keeping everything within a specific budget, you can absolutely achieve this. You’ll have to do your research but use your resources. Friends who are already married are great, because they can give you advice on their experiences and will give you honest feedback on their vendors. Talking to a friend is how I found my wedding photographer and I love her! She was the best decision we made for our wedding!”


Kristina & Michael’s wedding day vendors did an amazing job!
Photography: Marlayna Photography | Flowers: Blush Floral Designs | Catering: Dean & Brown Catering | Bridal gown: Wren Bridal | Venue: Liriodendron Mansion

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