Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Annie + Hunter: The Reception

This wedding reception was pretty much a wild, crazy, fun party. The food was served as a buffet (featuring beef tenderloin and Maryland crab cakes)in the Barn by caterer Kim Wharton who has a reputation for doing great cooking for parties in the beautiful "horse country" part of Baltimore County. Because Boordy Vineyards does many public events like concerts and wine tastings, the "Saloon" was the perfect place for a huge bar which would accommodate serving drinks for 400 people.

These fabulous images are from the always pleasant photographer Cappy Jackson, another familiar face to all the locals. Cappy probably knew more people there than anyone. She has a wonderful style and calm about her and is so quick to get all the formal photos so that the bride and groom can thoroughly enjoy their guests and their day.

The adorable mason jar glasses were a find at Party Rental Ltd along with the natural look chivari chairs. The linens from Gala Cloths were perfect for the barn setting.

The decor of the party was enhanced by the clever lighting installed by Perkins Productions as they not only installed uplights and pin spots in the most strategic places, but also provided the really cool rustic chandeliers which hung in the Barn. The tabletop lanterns were theirs as well.

The Jody West Band is one of our all time favorite bands and they came through again and really made the party jump as they played and played and played. The reception had an official end time of 11:00 pm but the party continued on and on until finally the police stopped by in the wee hours of the morning to say it had to come to a close.

Other fabulous vendors:
Loane Brothers - china, glassware, flatware;
Posh Photo Booth - old fashioned black and white photo booth
Freedom Services - the best shuttle van company anywhere
Marriott Hunt Valley Inn - over 50 rooms were taken here by wedding guests and they did a fabulous job of making everyone feel comfortable.
Maryland Portable Restrooms - no explanation needed
Sweet Bakery - the wedding cake!