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The Elmwood Bed & Breakfast is a hidden paradise. Nestled roughly 90 minutes from the hustle and bustle of Baltimore, MD this quaint two story farm house is a great choice for any bride and groom looking for some peace and quiet. For Lauren and Brandons case that is exactly what they needed. Their Elmwood Bed & Breakfast wedding was perfect.
Long before their wedding day Lauren and Brandon were work colleagues. Slowly but surely they built up a workplace romance that had the whole office buzzing. From sharing lunch breaks to after work coffee dates they were lovers from the word “Go”. I remember during our first meeting Lauren told me she knew she was going to marry Brandon after only a few weeks of dating. It was “for sure the real thing”.
When they first starting dating Lauren’s mother Vonnie was diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer. For some couples this immense amount of stress would tear them apart. In this case it only made them grow closer. Where some men would run in the face of adversity Brandon stood up with the family and rallied to help Vonnie the best he could. He would give her her daily medication, read to her, or just sit and talk while Lauren was working. When the family was running on fumes he was there to help every step of the way.
Call it a mothers instinct but after only dating for two months Vonnie knew it was meant to be. With her health quickly declining she asked Lauren if they could go wedding dress shopping. She knew she wouldn’t be around for it when the big day came, but she still wanted to share that moment with her daughter.
In March or the following year Vonnie lost her battle with cancer. Her instincts were right though. Only four months later Brandon got down on one knee and asked Lauren to marry him.
Throughout every trial and obstacle these two not only survived but came out stronger. Surrounded by family, friends, and a few friendly alpacas Lauren and Brandon tied the knot at Elmwood Bed & Breakfast in October of the same year.
While Vonnie was not there physically she was there in spirit in everything from the dress to the jewelry Lauren wore throughout the day. To end their Elmwood Bed & Breakfast wedding Lauren & Brandon danced under the stars surrounded by all of their guests.