Lauren's dress is by Palazzo of Chicago. You can find gowns by Palazzo locally at Rizik Brothers in Washington, D.C. Lauren originally had another dress and decided just 2 weeks before the wedding to search for a new dress. She loved the Palazzo dress, but couldn't get it from the designer in time for her wedding. So, she google'd the specific dress and came across one that was just one size larger and worn by a woman the same height! The gown had only been worn for the ceremony and was "immaculate!" Lauren took the dress to Dalinda's of Pikesville for alterations.
Lauren's fur wrap is by Karen Millen, which can be found at their boutique in Washington, D.C. Lauren's earrings were Erickson Beaman, which is carried at Tabandeh, also in Washington, D.C.
The flowers were done by Homestead Gardens in Davidsonville, MD. Lauren asked for a simple bouquet- white and green. It featured white anenomes (I love these!), white tulips, snapdragons and green viburnum. Her maids had bouquets of anenomes, tulips, and green hydrangeas.
For the reception the flower arrangements were white tulips, fresh and simple. Love it! The mercury candle holders were serendipitous. They came from Homegoods. Lauren was shopping one day when she came across them and decided they were perfect for the reception (and I agree), so she bought all they had!
The reception, also in Annapolis, was held at St. John's College in the Edgar T Higgins Hall. The cake was made by Cakes and Confections Gourmet in Annapolis.
Each tier was a different type of cake. How amazing does this sound?: Mable cake with fresh strawberry and whipped cream filling. Devils food with chocolate mouse. Lemon with raspberry filling and vanilla with chocolate ganache filling. What a great idea!
Congratulations Lauren and John!