One of the first questions we ask our clients is to describe a typical weekend together — are they likely to be at a local pub watching the big game, at Home Depot gearing up for a DIY project, or snuggled on the couch watching a movie? The answers we receive quickly give us insight into the type of couple we will be working with. Becky and Shaun answered that they would likely be outdoors on an adventure hunting for vintage finds for a home they just purchased and were restoring. We spent a good amount of time chatting vintage bottles, estate sales, and local antique markets and knew right away the direction their wedding would head! Becky and Shaun have a great appreciation for their local community (Shaun even authored a book about their town’s history: Gaithersburg Then & Now) and rustic vintage wasn’t just a trend they liked for their wedding. When coming up with a design concept, we worked with Becky and Shaun on budget friendly ideas to incorporate their existing collections. Projects like a barrel /old door table display and petal toss cones Becky made using pages of an old book allowed our bride and groom to “hunt” for treasures in the months leading up to their wedding.
Becky’s favorite part of the planning process was finding meaningful ways to include the talents of friends and family like hiring a good friend’s band, using her boss’s world famous jam as a favor and sourcing potatoes from a farmer she used to work for. The florist shop at The Behnke Nurseries was where Shaun and Becky first met while working their way through college and they couldn’t think of anyone else when it came time to pick a florist! The groom’s bottle collection he found by digging in old privvies and dumping grounds in the woods was used for all the centerpiece vases.