I send out a lot of bridal questionnaires to Betsy Brides who want to be featured on our blog, and quite often it takes some time to get a response back. That’s pretty understandable. It’s partly because everyone is busy, but it’s also because brides want to take time to put their feelings and their wonderful wedding into words.
That’s a hard thing to do. Trust me.
This week’s feature Betsy Bride, Laura, is a perfect example. It took her a little while to fill out her answers, and when she emailed me back, my work was pretty much done. She painted not only a great picture of her wedding day, but also a perfect portrait of her and her husband Brian.
They met on a dating app called Coffee Meets Bagel. Now I might not know much about dating apps, but doesn’t that sound like the cutest thing ever? On day one of using the app, Brian’s “Bagel” wound up to be Laura. The Lobsters of old are the Bagels of new.
The two communicated back and forth for a bit and by the time they went on an actual date, they already felt at ease in each other’s company. They bonded over golf, tennis, travel, and sharing their families with one another. Laura describes their relationship as comfortable and easy. Again, total relationship goals.
That easygoing attitude clearly carried over into the planning of their Baltimore wedding. Laura and Brian actually had fun planning their wedding! I love reporting when that happens because that’s how it should happen. They had help from some wonderful vendors like Elizabeth Bailey Weddings, and Photography by Ellen, and their decisions were mostly easy ones.
Of course it’s not hard to have fun when you’re planning such a gorgeous wedding. They got married in a beautiful ceremony at the Four Seasons Baltimore filled with candles, florals, soft pinks, and touches of metallic.
Laura wore an incredible Enaura bridal gown covered in beaded and embroidered flowers with just a touch of blush to it. She wanted a timeless and romantic gown, and got a little help from Enaura designer Sohil, in choosing just the right look. She wanted to float down the aisle in her wedding dress, and she clearly did.
They danced their first married dance to NSYNC’s “This I Promise You,” surrounded by friends and family from near and far. All of the moments were special, and the setting couldn’t have been prettier.
I also always love to ask brides about their favorite moments. For Laura it was getting ready in the bridal suite with her closest friends and relatives as well as the first look before the ceremony. It seems pretty fitting for this couple that it was the simple, relaxed moments that proved the most memorable.
Their wedding also embraced Baltimore, which was important to both of them. Aside from the actual ceremony and reception, they also planned a Baltimore weekend for their guests that included a Camden Yards rehearsal dinner and an Orioles game. It helped to keep the weekend relaxed and casual, and it allowed the formal wedding to be the real highlight.
Clearly, a job well done.