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Peacock Themed Maryland Wedding

There are so many ways to make a wedding your own. Brandon and Sherita did just that! They planned their beautiful wedding in Prince George’s Country, Maryland with a peacock theme. For the two of them this was a destination wedding with a personal connection!

Where was your ceremony and reception held?

In Riverdale, Maryland.

What made you pick the city?

We decided to have it at Sherita’s parent’s residence.

What made the ceremony and reception space special?

The gazebo was our main back drop and ceremony location. It was very special because of the outdoor scenery and her having childhood memories of growing up and playing in their backyard. The size of land in the area was beneficial. During the ceremony we had our own personal vows and a lighting of a unity candle. 

What kind of cake did you have?

 Vanilla with buttercream icing. Peacock themed. 

Did you have a color scheme or theme? 

Turquoise, Royal Blue, purple, green. 

What type of decor did you have?

We had mason jars with LED lights like fireflies. The center pieces had peacock feathers. 

Did you do any DIY?

ALL DIY! We designed table center pieces. We had candle holders with jewels and water. There were framed photos on each table of each of us or together. (Childhood and present) The peacock colors mixed with sand in mason jars for Sherita to walk down to. Flower decoration. LED lighting and curtain backdrop for main table. All linens, glassware, and silverware. 

Bride’s most memorable moment?

My memorable was standing under the gazebo waiting to announce vows as it started to rain. 

Groom’s most memorable moment?

Brandon’s was giving his speech before first dances. 

Is there something you wish you had done differently?

Wish we could’ve enjoyed it more instead of stressing over little things, but overall it was a success and were very impressed. 

What was your budget and guest count?

$12,000 was the set budget for 150 guests. 

Do you have any tips for those trying to plan a wedding in Maryland?

Some tips I would give would be to be sure to plan ahead well in advance and to always have a plan B. Due to limited space in Prince George’s County it can be hard to find a location to  accommodate 150+ people.  

Did you have a honeymoon? If so where?

We went to Castries, St. Lucia for our honeymoon in December.

Photos courtesy of Brandon and Sherita.

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  • Keish

    Wow, that peacock cake is something else! 😂 this is an excellent idea! Looking forward to more!

  • Lauren Floyd

    That’s a really cute idea for a wedding theme. Peacocks are beautiful. I keep planning to be one for Halloween but then failing to plan it out properly.

  • T. Espinoza

    Wow. That cake is gorgeous. It looks like this was a beautiful wedding that meant something special to them. Best wishes to the happy couple!

  • Kendro

    This is so unique and such a fun theme! I would have never thought of something like this before. I love unique wedding themes!

  • Mimi Green

    I absolutely love the peacock cake and the theme. A gazebo is always picture perfect for a wedding. Congrats to the new Mr. & Mrs.

  • Lia World Traveler

    Love the color, love the concept, and wish the couple the very best. They seem very happy.

  • Leslie H

    Wow.. What an incredible day. Congrats and nothing but the best for your Union. I love the color scheme and the DIY approach. You made it the wedding YOU wanted .

  • Nanekia Ansari

    Love the colors! So vibrant! That cake is a whole mood! Love it!

  • Elle

    This is the first I’ve heard of a peacock themed wedding. The flowers and cake were beautiful. Maryland is one of those places where you have to plan well in advance. There are tons of places to have a beautiful wedding though like Montpelier Mansion, there is another state park area by 197 that is hidden on Old stage Rd. It’s gorgereous, but you have to go down the road a ways to see the venue. There are a few upscale hotels, Martin’s Crosswinds would also be a nice location as well.

  • Tiffany Heard

    I’ve seen this theme before and I love the colors of the peacock. The cake was cute and buttercream icing is my favorite. They picked a great honeymoon destination. St. Lucia is beautiful.

  • Kasi

    A peacock theme is such a great idea! That’s such a pretty peacock cake.

  • Jaye

    I love that cake. Congratulations to the happy couple!

  • Nadalie Bardo

    Wow what a gorgeous cake – I love how the Peacock tail cascades the cake. Several years ago I attended a wedding with a similar theme, same orchids too. It’s the perfect combination!

  • Katherine G

    Their wedding looks so pretty! I think they did a great job with decorations. I also love the intimate location. That cake looks so yummy. Please thank them for sharing their wedding with us.

  • The Misunderstood Afro Muslimah

    My hometown and I absolutely love the theme! Beautiful wedding and article!

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