Shayna and I first spoke a year ago, and it is hard to believe how quickly time has gone by! Shayna is a super busy woman; on top of planning a wedding (a full time job!) she runs her own business and is taking fashion courses at Stevenson!
Shayna and Brandon were married on June 9 at Michael’s 8th Avenue in Glen Burnie. The ceremony was outdoors and we were so lucky to have beautiful weather! Shayna and Brandon have been waiting for this day for six years, and everyone there was so happy for them. Their wedding was an old Hollywood theme, which was perfect since Brandon is an actor (in the real Hollywood!) and Shayna will soon be moving to join Brandon in California. The old Hollywood theme was so cute, and Shayna coordinated everything so it carried through throughout, from the movie sign and the feathered centerpieces to the adorable Hollywood stars cake and the popcorn bar (which I am now obsessed with! I want a popcorn bar every day!). The colors were black and red (seriously, they could not have been more Hollywood!) and everything was so cute. Shayna and Brandon were so fun to work with, and their guests were so sweet. I loved the bridal party too! They were so sweet, funny, and seriously willing to try anything! I had so much fun with them!Shayna kept telling me how beautiful the outdoor area for the ceremony was – and she was so right! One of the things I love about outdoor weddings is that you don’t need much decor – especially in June! Everything outside is beautiful already – and it certainly was. And we were SO lucky because Shayna and Brandon’s wedding was rain-free and beautiful – in the middle of the great Maryland Monsoon of 2013! It poured for daysleading up to Shayna and Brandon’s wedding, and then rained for two days after – but we were so lucky that their wedding day was warm and the skies were clear.
Shayna and Brandon were really overwhelmed with love and emotion, and it is clear that the two are so happy that this long-awaited day has finally arrived. And now, the real story begins: the story of Mr. and Mrs. Hardesty!