Saturday, March 27, 2010

Jocelyn + Henry: The Team

It was a pleasure to have such a great team of vendors for Henry and Jocelyn's wedding. The event went off without a hitch!
Wedding Planner: Elizabeth Bailey Weddings
Florist: Karen Lock
Lighting: Mike Blondell's Accent on Events
Reception Venue: The Walters Art Museum
Reception Band: Nation
Cocktail Hour Music: David Greenberg
Directional Parking: Courtesy Parking Service

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Jocelyn + Henry: The Reception

Beauty and convenience? Yes that's what you get when the wedding ceremony takes place at Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church and the reception is held at The Walters Art Museum. The two sites are just a block away so everyone walks.

The Walters Art Museum is in such demand for weddings because despite the hefty rental fee, it is an amazing venue.

All photos by Renee Michele Photography.

The flowers were designed by Karen Lock and the linens were provided by Gala Cloths.

Soaring ceilings and fine art sculptures.

Capacity of the Sculpture Court is between 150-180 guests.

The bride and groom "introduced" into the reception.

We often add a glass vase to the sweetheart table in which to hold the bride's bouquet.

A first dance...

and a hug. They had a very good time!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Jocelyn + Henry: The Ceremony

With a beautiful blue sky overhead, Jocelyn, Henry and their wedding party took a few more photos in Baltimore's Mt. Vernon historic district just outside of the church prior to the ceremony.
The beauty of the landscape in the Spring is the reason so many weddings take place in May in Maryland.
Henry and his men.

All these great photos were taken by Renee Michele.
Loves the coordination between the bridesmaids and groomsmen attire.

Everyone was so relaxed.

This gorgeous church where the ceremony took place is the historic Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church in Baltimore.

Adjusting the veil before going down the aisle. Beautiful flowers by Karen Lock.
Dad escorting his daughter in the processional. Music was Bridal Chorus and played by the church organist.

The bride was sweetly emotional during the vows.

A moment alone to reflex immediately following the ceremony.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Jocelyn + Henry: Getting Ready

Another Saturday in May meant another wedding in Baltimore and we were thrilled to be helping this bride and groom with their wedding. Jocelyn and Henry share a culture, a profession (they are both docs) and even a last name (even before they were married) so when they were planning their wedding, they shared all the duties and decisions.
The bride's beautiful gown.
Dressed with a little help from her friends.

"First look". The bride and groom decided to see each other before the ceremony which is usually just as sweet and emotional as seeing each other from an aisle away.

Gorgeous photo of the diamond ring by Renee Michele.

The flowers were all from the uber-talented and super sweet Karen Lock.

Great photo of the back of the wedding gown. These photos were taken in historic Mt. Vernon.

In the limo and on the way to the church for the ceremony.

One last pose with the bridesmaids before walking into the church.

One of my favorite photos from the wedding. They were so happy.

Taking photos together before the wedding has wonderful advantages and tends to turn tension and nervousness into joy and calm as seen here.
Thanks to Renee Michele for all the beautiful photos in this post.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Invitation from Bloomingdale's In Tyson Corner

The (Very) Social Registry at Bloomingdale’s invites you and your bridal party to:
Bride’s Night Out
Wednesday, March 24th
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm.
The experts from the lingerie department will be on hand to assist brides with finding the best lingerie to go with your wedding gown and the perfect intimate apparel for your honeymoon. We hope to see you for a fun filled evening!!!

To Say “I Do,” please reply to 703-556-4640.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Leigh + Ward: The Details

This cute wedding sign is part of my "wedding stuff" inventory. It is from an artist on Etsy. She made several for me in different colors, some pointing right and some pointing left. We do many outdoor weddings so they get used quite often. Our clients always have the option of using any wedding items in our inventory at no cost.
I know some prefer to forgo the champagne toast these days but I happen to love champagne and the elegance it brings to an event.

Caterer Carlton Walker prepared this fabulous crab salad, made of lump crab meat, to serve for the first course.

A dinner buffet which included Rockfish, Grilled Beef Tenderloin, Roasted Potatoes and Rice Salad awaited the guests.

The entree served on clear glass plates.

A slice of wedding cake with seasonal fresh berries is always refreshing and just enough.

A Crane escort card (in envelope) and a calligrapher's special touch.

You know it is one of our wedding if there is a basket or two of flip flops on the dance floor. One can only wear those heels for so long.

A really good band "makes" for a successful reception.

We love the Adesso guest books with the Polaroid photos. Our inventory also includes a nice supply of the now hard to get cameras.

Loane Brothers hung paper lanterns in the trees with lights for a great night time glow.

Tiki torches with citronella oil are a must for an outdoor wedding in Maryland.
Thank you Renee Michele Photography for the wonderful photographs featured in all four blog posts for Leigh and Ward's wedding.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Leigh + Ward: The Reception

It was an evening wedding so Renee Michele was able to capture this really great shot of the bride and groom at sunset.
It must have had special meaning to the groom's family to host the wedding at their farm.

This is the part that makes me nervous - waiters carrying the cake to the cake table.
Isn't this table so pretty? We designed it with rentals from Party Rental Ltd. The base linen is Back Bay Blue cotton and the square top cloth is 100% linen with a hemstitch edge. The napkin is also white linen hemstitch with a sheer ribbon tie.

We used white-washed (called "raw") chivari chairs, Premier glassware, Violet Pebble glass charger and Carnegie Hill flatware, all from Party Rental.

The centerpieces were made the morning of the wedding and were a combination of garden flowers including peonies.

The pretty (and great tasting) wedding cake was made by the caterer, Catering by Carlton. This very pretty sheer embroidered cake table cloth is called White Whisper sheer.

The "first dance" to "You're the One" by Black Keys.

The toast between groom and best man (and brother).

An evening view of the beautiful tent by our favorite tent company, Loane Brothers.

There was nothing tame about the dancing part of the reception as the band Onyx cranked it up. The dance floor was packed.

Guests circle around for the last dance.

They had a really good time!