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2018: Our Best Year Yet | Maryland Wedding Coordinator

Who knew that having a baby during peak wedding season would still get us our best year ever? We met our goal early in the year, started booking for this year much earlier than we ever had, and we have been blessed with some of the most amazing clients.

2018 was full of meetings with the sweetest clients where we left feeling incredibly thankful for the couples that have faith in us. I truly think this will be a year I look back on forever, no matter how many couples we work with in the future. It was a learning year with a variety of styles, colors. etc., a wide array of different vendors and more.

It's hard to summarize all of the feelings we have for the several wedding weekends, beautiful sparkler send-offs and most importantly, couples that have shared the first day of their new adventure with us. Take a look back at some of the special days we were involved in throughout 2018 and follow along for the next few months as we work to recap each wedding (plus a few more that aren’t pictured!)!

Thank you to the amazing photographers we worked with in 2018 for sharing photographs with us! We truly couldn't have had such a wonderful year without you!

photos by  Rachel Smith Photography  - see more from this wedding on the Enchanting blog!

photos by Rachel Smith Photography - see more from this wedding on the Enchanting blog!

photos by  Captured by Alyssa

We can’t wait to share more from each of these weddings, plus several others! Stay tuned, 2019, we are READY FOR IT!

The Baltimore Basilica & The Belvedere Spring Wedding | Maryland Wedding Coordinator

When it comes to gorgeous architecture and history, the Basilica and The Belvedere have you covered. We love these two locations so much and were honored to work there so often in 2018. We loved the design and details the couple paired with all of their fun locations throughout the day.

Starting at Hotel Monaco, the gals and guys got ready and prepared for the first look to take place on the classic steps within the hotel. Talk about a dream location! After the first look, the couple, bridal party and families were off to Johns Hopkins University, which was a special place for everyone.

The ceremony took place at the Baltimore Basilica which was the perfect church for this beautiful and traditional ceremony. After a heartfelt ceremony, the party kicked off at The Belvedere. We can't express how much we LOVE this venue! It's the perfect Baltimore location with a stunning view from each window, beautiful details throughout every room and floor, and an amazing ballroom with the perfect size dance floor.

Enjoy these photos from K & A's wedding day &

be sure to check out their other wonderful vendors!

Photography: Rachel Smith Photography | Venue: Belvedere & Co | Ceremony Venue: Baltimore Basilica | Flowers: Wicked Willow Florist | Baker: Sugarbakers | Videography: In Motion Video | Band: Bachelor Boys Band | Hair & Makeup: Bella of Canton | Wedding Coordinator: Enchanting Events and Design

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Amanda & Josh | Celebrations at the Bay Wedding | Maryland Wedding Planner

Walking out of Starbucks after our initial consultation, I said a prayer that Amanda and Josh would book with us. As I sat with them and their moms, I knew they were the type of clients we wanted to spend time planning with. Amanda knew what she wanted and Josh knew he wanted to make sure Amanda had everything on her list. Their moms, Maureen and Sue, wanted both of them to have their wishes come true. 

The five of us talked like we had known each other forever, and that remained the same for the entire planning process. From getting to see Amanda & Josh's new house, then Sue's new house, bonding over the news of Baby Volpe and going over every personal wedding detail, we all had so much fun. The wedding weekend arrived and I was overjoyed to know that these two were finally becoming husband and wife because they were 110% meant for each other. 

The weekend was beautiful, and Josh had the very best reaction of any groom when he saw Amanda for the first time. It melted my heart, and I am sure everyone else's as well. The love these two have for each other is hard to explain, it's the kind that you can tell it's easy for them because they are perfect together, as they have been for almost 10 years! Their families also have a love for them that bursts out of their hearts at all times. The Palmer and Chiasson families will always have a special places in our hearts, what an adventure it was with all of them! 

Amanda and Josh answered some fun questions that we didn't have the chance to share before their wedding, check out their answers below!

The amazing vendors that made the magic happen: 

Photography: Stephen Kintsler Photography     |     Videography: Brett Bye Videography     |     Planning: Enchanting Events and Design     |     Florist: Maher's Florist     |     Hair: Pins & Curls Hair Artistry, LLC     |     Makeup: Natalie Harris Makeup Artistry     |     Baker: Whipped Cakes & Confections     |     Ceremony: Our Lady of the Chesapeake     |     Reception: Celebrations at the Bay     |     Transportation: American Limo     |     DJ: Mixing Maryland

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How did you meet? 

We met at an 8th grade graduation pool party. He got my number through a mutual friend because we both thought that the other was cute, but we were too nervous to ask for each others' number in person. We went on a couple adorably awkward junior high dates. He asked me to be his girlfriend at my freshman homecoming dance and now we're getting married!

LOVE these three!! 

LOVE these three!! 

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What was your favorite part of wedding planning?

Our favorite part of wedding planning is seeing our dream come to life before our eyes. Yes, a wedding can be very stressful at times, but I wouldn't want to go through it with anyone else but him.

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Do you have any advice for future brides and grooms?

My advice would be to stay patient and be kind. There are going to be times when wedding planning will seem to be extremely stressful and you are drowning in decisions, but always take a step back, remember why you are getting married, and make time for each other. Don't forget to have some spontaneous date nights!!!