Day 1801 – Repost – Guest Post – Bridget Moore of K&B Bridals – Bridal Boutique in Bel Air, Maryland

Today’s post comes to us from Bridget Moore of K&B Bridals. Bridget is one of my highest recommended vendors and she is one of my dearest friends. (She was also one of my brides!)

K&B Bridals and Event Planning offers LOTS of things! Today Bridget is going to talk about the all-inclusive bridal boutique.

When I say all-inclusive, I mean it! They offer wedding dresses, accessories, bridesmaid dresses, mother’s dresses, flower girl dresses, tuxes, and prom gowns! If you’re looking for a one stop shop, THIS is it!

I can personally attest to the amazing service you will receive from this bridal boutique! I have been in the store when brides have been trying on dresses and the staff is SO attentive and really takes the time to find the perfect dress for YOU. There is such an awesome vibe in the store, it’s hard to leave!

I could talk for hours about how awesome they are, but I’ll save that for another day! I’m passing the blog over to Bridget!

What is one thing that would surprise most brides about your business?
When it comes to finding a wedding dress, about 99% of brides buy the complete opposite of what they come in looking for. It helps to be open minded when looking for your wedding dress. Most brides think that there will be that moment when they cry and know it is the one, but very few brides cry when they find the perfect dress. It usually comes down to the dress that fits the bride’s style and personality and makes them feel the best when they are in “the one.”

Walk us through what a bride will typically experience working with you.
When working with a bride we usually encourage them to start their bridal gown shopping 12 months in advance of their wedding. The whole process take about a 12 month period, and the wedding gown tends to set the tone for so many other parts of the wedding.

When we meet with our brides we try to find out about their style and the style of their wedding. We first start with trying on the 4 basic silhouettes that all bridal gowns are created from to help narrow down the search and keep it from being so overwhelming.

Once we know which silhouette the bride feels the best in, we work to pair her with the dress that makes her feel and look the best and brings together her personal style with her wedding… creating her “BrideStyle.”

After helping the bride find her dress and accessories, we work with her to find her attire for the bridal party that will compliment her wedding.

What is your favorite thing about weddings?
All of the excitement around the wedding, and hearing the love story behind it all. It’s so fun to hear the bride talk about their fiancé and the wedding and all the details surrounding their big day. One of my favorite parts of the actual wedding is that moment when the couple sees each other for the first time! I love to see the look on their faces!

Since this is a blog more about marriage than the wedding day, what is one piece of advice you’d give to future brides and grooms?
Not to stress too much about the wedding itself. This is just a small step to the beginning of the rest of your lives. It’s so easy to get caught up on the wedding, and the stress that can come along with it, that you can lose sight on the reason you are getting married.

If you could go back and change one thing about your wedding, what would it be?
I don’t know that I would change anything about our wedding… Maybe just that I would have had it closer to home so that more of our guests could attend.

If you got married while you were working in the wedding industry, did you make a change in your business based on what you went through?
I realized how expensive and stressful weddings can be, so we made the concept of our boutique to be an affordable boutique as well as all inclusive, so it is less stressful by doing everything all in one place.

Would you like to offer any special deals on your post?
I would be willing to offer $100 off a bridal gown purchase.

Now that you’ve heard how this bridal boutique can help you find your “BrideStyle” go make an appointment at K&B Bridals!

If you’re not convinced, check out a few of their dresses!!

Day 1772 – Mountain Branch Golf Club Wedding In Joppa, Maryland – Baltimore Maryland Wedding Photographer

The day was crystal clear at Mountain Branch Golf Club in Joppa Maryland for Eric and Lauren’s wedding. I can’t remember the sky being that blue for a wedding!

This was my first ceremony at Mountain Branch and I had NO idea what a beautiful view you had at the ceremony site! The rolling hills of Harford County behind the bride and groom made you feel like you were in the mountains! What a hidden gem for a beautiful wedding!

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The Mountain Branch coordinator gave the bride a sneak peek of the reception set up. Oh boy did she like it!

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I love this shot with the bride and her bridesmaids in their purple robes! So fun!

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What a happy groom!

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A really neat thing about this couple is that they met through running! The run marathons and ultra marathons! The groom proposed at the end of a race! So this sign was special to their relationship!

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Ah, I LOVE the first time the groom sees the bride! There were definitely tears was definitely something in his eye. 😉

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I also love the first time the bride sees the groom!

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The flowers were done by Blush Floral Design Studio. Since I know NOTHING about flowers besides what’s a rose or a lily…or a daisy…lol, yea, that’s about it!….I asked Stacy, one of the owners, to describe them! “The main flowers were dendrobium orchids! They were the vibrant turquoise and purple! We also used white ones as well as hydrangeas and roses.” I loved how extravagant they were! I mean, look at these bridesmaid’s flowers! And didn’t everyone look smashing in their dresses and tuxes? Everything came from K&B Bridals!

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I loved the elegance of the baby’s breath (ok, hey, I know a few types of flowers!) with a touch of purple and turquoise ribbon.

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The sand ceremony was perfect with turquoise and purple sand! The inscription was “Marriage, two hearts joined forever in love. So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate. Matthew 19:6”

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Immediately after the ceremony the bride and groom are whisked away in a golf cart. This is my FAVORITE moment at a wedding. When the bride and groom get to the end of the aisle, before anyone has walked down the aisle or can say congrats, and it’s just the two of them. There is this wonderful, emotional moment when they realize “We’re married!” and it’s a reuniting since they’ve been apart all day! Ahhh, love it. 🙂 Also, check out the back of the bride’s custom made necklace by Faye Daniel Designs! I’ve never seen anything like that before!

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And this right here may be the best shot so far we’ve gotten with the bride and groom!

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The four ring shot isn’t too bad either!

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This venue is wonderful for so many reasons, this right here is my favorite! Bret and I were tossed in golf carts along with the bride and groom and taken to a hidden spot to take pictures! I’m telling you, this is a photographer’s dream!

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Their beautiful cake was done by Yia Yia’s bakery. When we met with the bride and groom to review their pictures they said that the flowers on the cake were edible! I had NO idea they were fake flowers!

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Aren’t their wine glass favors great?

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They even had a signature drink! “Something Blue” which is one part lemonade, one part blue curacao and one part blue berry vodka. It sounds delicious! I’m going to try it soon!!

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Their photobooth was Wilmington Photobooth. Bret gave the bride some advice on when to photo bomb the guests!

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Jenny Z Mobile DJ kept the party rockin’ until the very end of the night! I don’t think there was a point where the dance floor was empty all night! I think this shot shows how much fun everyone was having, especially the groom!

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Check out the rest of the wedding!

Full list of vendors:
Photography – Unveiled Faces by Jennilyn.
Venue – Mountain Branch Golf Club in Joppa Maryland.
Attire – K&B Bridals.
Florist – Blush Floral Design Studio.
Custom Jewelry – Faye Daniel Designs.
Cake – Yia Yia’s bakery.
DJ – Jenny Z Mobile DJ.
Photobooth – Wilmington Photobooth.

Day 1578 – Exciting News For K&B Bridals! – Maryland Bridal Shop

K&B Bridals is moving!! They’ll still be in Bel Air, but they’re moving to a bigger space!!!

They’re also having a HUGE moving sale!

Check out the details of both exciting things here!

Today I got to hang out in the new space and help do a little demo! It was fun to break stuff on purpose! 😉

I also got to hang out with these two awesome folks!

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Day 1505 – The New Girl At K&B

I’ve been spending a lot of time at K&B Bridals recently and there’s one aspect about this that I’m super happy about!

Her name is Corinne and she’s the new store manager of K&B Bridals. It’s been a joy getting to know her and joking around. I love when people get comfortable enough around me to be themselves.

Stop by and meet Corinne for yourself! She’ll help you find an amazing gown for your wedding day!

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