Snowy Maryland wedding: Jillian + Brian

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Somewhere, not here in LA, it’s snowy and still feels like winter. To keep with the romantic winter feel, which we know we all want to hold onto for as long as we can, there’s Jillian + Brian’s snowy Maryland wedding. Even with perfect photos, shot by Sarah Culver, a wedding doesn’t always go as planned. They say it’s good luck when it rains unexpectedly on your wedding, so waking up to a flurry of white snow? Well, things can only go up from there!

snowy maryland wedding

snowy maryland wedding

snowy maryland wedding

Brian’s mother had cut down a tree in her backyard so they recycled the logs into vases to hold baby’s breath for the aisle. Jillian’s bouquet, that looks perfect resting there in the snow, was made with white ranunculus, tuberose, peach hypericum berries, queen annes lace, seeded eucalyptus, white stock, peach spray roses and white spray roses.

snowy maryland wedding

snowy maryland wedding

snowy maryland wedding

snowy maryland wedding

100 mason jars with babies breath, mixed colored hypericum berries, orange limonium, seeded eucalyptus, white daisies and red gerbera daisies were laid out as centerpieces, giving the camp’s newly built hacienda  a very woodsy, cozy, inviting and warm feeling.

snowy maryland wedding

snowy maryland wedding

From Jillian:

My biggest advice to other brides would be to not sweat the small stuff because it can be a blessing in disguise. The morning of my wedding when I woke up to a forecast of SNOW it nearly broke my heart at first because I had my heart set on an outdoor ceremony among a backdrop of fall leaves. But the snow ended up being my favorite part of the wedding. The photography was absolutely gorgeous in the snow and it gave an ultra cozy vibe to our “cabin in the woods” wedding. More than anything it made it memorable. It might not have been ideal but it made our day special. I was told by a few people that it made weather history in MD. As far as budget tips are concerned I think I was able to stay on course by doing most things myself which allowed me to splurge on items that I just had to have. However, all of my DIY projects took ALOT of time to produce which to some brides time is less flexible than money. So if you are looking for a DIY look but don’t have the time I highly recommend

Photography: Sarah Culver Photography / Venue: Camp Puhtok / Flowers: Corner Florist / Cupcakes: Midnite Confections / Bride + Bridesmaid dresses: David’s Bridal / Groom + Groomsmen suits: Men’s Warehouse / Cake toppers: Better Off Wed / Veil: Feathered Designs / Decor: Save On Crafts, Michael’s, Joann’s / Rentals: ABC Party & Tent Rental / Makeup: Nicole Palermo / Dress alterations: Isabel Donnelly /

Social Love

Ciara on Jan 4, 2012

Magical! Love the first shot with the snow falling softly, worth keeping in mind that what can first seem like a disaster can become one of the loveliest and most memorable things about the day!

Jessica Williams on Jan 4, 2012

Absolutely gorgeous! What a beautiful wedding!

Heather Wiese on Jan 4, 2012

That is the loveliest bouquet i've seen in awhile! Congratulations on your big leap and a gorgeous wedding!

Megan Clouse on Jan 4, 2012

Sweet and lovely! And I'd love to know more about her boots! Who, where, etc.

Koru Kate {Koru Wedding} on Jan 4, 2012

LOVE winter weddings! Especially with real snowflakes- so magical!!!

Shanna Magnuson on Jan 4, 2012

That bouquet is absolutely beautiful. And the snow makes for an enchanting feeling. Love it!

Valerie on Jan 4, 2012

Lovely lovely! Beautiful bride and groom and especially love Sarah's photography!

tK on Jan 4, 2012

Such a great attitude for a bride to have! The day of my brother's wedding was far too windy and cold for the outdoor photos his wife had her heart set on, but she quickly adjusted. We took some great indoor photos that day, and when the weather warmed up a couple of weeks later they got all dressed up again and took some very lovely and sweet photos of the two of them playing in the leaves.

Heidi on Jan 4, 2012

It was an amazing wedding and Jillian is so gifted when it comes to DIY decorations. The couple was inspiring and I was thrilled to be a part of their special day. I'm not a fan of snow and moved south to avoid the cold but being around Jill and Brian warmed your heart. It was a wonderful day!!

Kate on Jan 5, 2012

I love the wedding dress! It’s a perfect mix of classic and romantic. She looked gorgeous! The venue and decorations look so breathtaking, too!

Joey on Jan 5, 2012

OMG!!! So romantic!!! My dream is planning a snowy wedding!! So beautiful!!! I love the rustic details, they're perfect in this snowy day!!!!LOVE:D

Jenn Pentoney, Simply Sweet Weddings on Jan 5, 2012

So cozy and festive! Perfection!

Jacquelyn on Jan 6, 2012

So dreamy!

Stacey on Jan 6, 2012

Wow, this might go right up to the top of my list for favorite wedding looks. I love the perfect gray and neutral tones. The flowers are incredible! And even the cake/frosting is so perfectly in the flow. So sweet and beautiful!

Tim Duncan on Jan 8, 2012

Her bouquet is so pretty! And the boots she wore are adorable! ;) This wedding makes me want to have a snowy winter wedding!

Beane and Comppany on Jan 8, 2012

Even though tbe weather was so cool....the wedding managed to be so nice and warm!

sam hurd on Jan 18, 2012

sarah culver's work always leaves me smiling :)

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