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Jon & Irene | Baltimore Wedding | Maryland Wedding Planner

Jon & Irene are one of the most touching, stylish and kind couples I have met. I have known Jon since high school, (Go Eastern Tech!) which is also where he met Irene. The two were back and forth between dating and once they ended up together Jon was sure to plan the most incredible proposal on a beach in Greece with their family surrounding them. 

Their wedding day was emotional, inviting and beautiful in so many ways. They made sure to thank friends and family several times throughout the evening, reminding everyone it was as much their celebration of love as it was for Jon & Irene themselves. 

Baltimore lived it up along with them with fireworks over Federal Hill, beautiful bistro lights hung among the American Visionary Art Museum, and an after-party at Bookmakers. 

Thank you, Jon & Irene for giving us the honor of being your wedding planners. We wish both of you a lifetime full of happiness and good music :) 

  

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Thank you to the amazing vendor team that made this magic happen!

Photographer: Saul Cervantes Photography | Videographer: Ryan Serio | Florist: Ann's Garden | Ceremony: Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church | Reception Venue: American Visionary Art Museum | Farm Tables: Barnes Handcrafted Farmhouse Tables | Catering: Rouge Fine Catering | DJ: George Tsakiris | Bartender: Bookmakers Baltimore | Cake: Charm City Cakes | Lighting: Event Dynamics | Transportation: American Limo

 

Enjoy the amazing photographs by Saul Cervantes and video by Ryan Serio

Personalize Your Wedding: Signature Drinks

Are you planning on having a signature drink at your wedding? Instead of finding a random drink that simply sounds cool, why not take a few minutes and think of something that truly means something to you and your fiancé? We have a few reasons you should think about adding these drinks to your wedding planning to-do list, and also some suggestions on finding the perfect option! 

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Why should you have signature drinks?

- Signature drinks are a great way to incorporate your theme, ideal wedding atmosphere and personality.

- Bar lines will be a bit shorter because these drinks can sometimes be made in bulk. 

- If the thought of an open bar seems a bit too expensive, you could limit the number of liquor beverages by having two signature drink options. 

- Guests can save the process of thinking about what to order when you have already made a choice for them. 

How to choose your signature drink:

Do you have a go-to drink that all of your friends know about? Your signature drink can be just that! 

What colors are you using throughout your wedding? Is there a yummy drink that ends up being that color? 

Do you have a favorite place with a drink named after it? Something like a Manhattan or Long Island Ice Tea? 

Is there a special drink made where you are from? This is a great way to give a nod to your hometown! 

Where are you going on your honeymoon? Somewhere tropical is a great excuse to offer a Mai Tai or Margarita

Options are endless for your signature drink! Do you have any ideas to add? 

 

 

9 Bridal Details To Think About

With all of the thought that goes into saying yes to the dress, there are a few other bridal details that help to pull everything together. From the very start of the getting ready process to the end of the reception, make sure you think about purchasing something special in each of these categories. 

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Engagement ring and wedding band are the obvious additions to your wedding day look. It's a great idea to have your ring cleaned right before your wedding day. It's a highlight of the day! The photographer and videographer will be getting close ups, people will asked to see it as your chat with them, and it's always nice to see some extra sparkle. Think about investing or renting a beautiful ring box to go along with it. The Mrs Box offers ring boxes to match any color, and rental places will have options for small trinket boxes. 

Veil and Hair Accessories. Let’s start from the top. A veil isn’t a “must-have” anymore, but if you want one make sure you think about it ahead of time- ideally when you are purchasing your dress so are able to ensure the colors match. A slightly more ivory veil could make a white wedding dress look yellow, or vice-versa. If you aren’t going along the route of a veil, what hair accessories would you like to add? Maybe a sparkly clip or beaded design to match the details of your dress? The options are endless. 

Jewelry. Will you be wearing a necklace, earrings, bracelet? While these are a great way to include your “somethings” just try and think about a plan ahead of time. What styles coordinate with your dress? Will you be adding a pop of color, or keeping things simply with gold or silver? 

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Purse or Clutch. There are a few things a bride may want to keep nearby throughout her wedding day- lipstick to touchup, a few extra bobby pins (though we make sure to have plenty on hand if any hair goes astray- and believe me we have fixed plenty hairdos after the dancing has begun!) It’s best to make sure these items match your wedding day attire, and they can also be a great photo prop!

Garter. Will you be taking part in a bouquet and garter toss? Maybe you just want something else that can add to your wedding day look? Garters are a beautiful way to incorporate something special, and add a feminine touch. We love the options from The Garter Girl and she even makes them custom! 

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Shoes. You knew this one was coming. What shoes will lead you down the aisle on your wedding day? How will they coordinate with the colors and look of your wedding all together? We suggest having a pair of stunning heels to wear for photos and ceremony, and then changing into something more comfortable like wedges to keep you dancing pain free. Keep in mind that your dress will be altered to fit with the shoes you will wear for the ceremony, so your second pair of shoes should be a similar height. 

Undergarments. This is less about what it looks like but how you feel in it. You will want to decide what style undergarments you will need- strapless bra, cute undies, etc. Pick something out that makes you feel beautiful and isn’t visible under your dress, but still does the job. This also includes a petticoat or bustier if needed. 

Now that you have these bridal details thought about ahead of time, keep them all together and ready for when the big day arrives. Do you suggest anything else for the bridal look? 

all photos by Candace Nicole Photography

Anne and Chris | Baltimore, Maryland Wedding

I met Anne at the very beginning of 2016 when we met for coffee and ended up closing down Panera. We got along so well that it was one of those "did we just become best friends" type moments. Finding friends in this creative industry isn't always easy, but with Anne it was. We talked about business, life, what we wanted to do in the future and how excited she was to be getting married to her best friend. 

When Anne asked us to plan her wedding we jumped for joy! We had just worked a styled shoot together and had such a fun time spending hours designing for that, and we couldn't wait to be part of her actual wedding day. Planning a wedding for someone in the wedding industry may sound intimidating, but we could not have enjoyed this experience more! Anne and Chris have a timeless type of love. They love each other without fail, wanted a classy wedding day and an intimate setting with their closest friends. 

Anne's son, Brody, also played a big role in the festivities (and he might be my favorite part- seriously how adorable is he?) by walking his mama down the aisle and sharing a mother-son dance with her. Talk about sweet! I love that these two will have another one of these dances at HIS wedding one day. 

Amy and Jordan captured pure magic on December 3rd, 2016 when Anne and Chris became husband and wife in downtown Baltimore. We still can't get over how beautiful Anne looked in her dress! 

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I couldn't help but share this next one- they really were meant to be ;) 

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From the laughter surrounding the craps table and the James Bond inspired cocktails to the love that was evident all around the room and the smile on Anne & Chris's face as they danced to the last dance with all of their friends and family- it was a beautiful night to remember. 

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Congratulations, Anne, Chris and Brody! We love you guys! 

We absolutely loved working with an amazing team of creatives to bring this day to life. 

Photography: Amy & Jordan

Hair & Makeup: All Aglow Beauty

Flowers: My Flower Box Events

Dress: Martina Liana from K & B Bridals | Venue: Admiral Fell Inn | | Bridal Jewelry: Faye Daniel Designs | Wedding Bands: Smyth Jewelers  | Bridesmaids Jewelry Boxes: Eikoh Design Studio | Rentals: Baltimore's Best Events | Cake: Sugarbakers | DJ: Jenny Z Mobile DJ |