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Cayla & Connor | Main Street Ballroom Wedding | Maryland Wedding Coordinator

On my way to the rehearsal for Connor and Cayla, I received a phone call. It was the best man, the grooms brother, asking if I knew the venues policy for dogs. You see, Cayla and Connor have two pups that mean the world to them. I knew this because we even talked about them during our initial conversation, and they were also involved in their engagement session. Thankfully, Cayla and Connor were celebrating their wedding at one of the coolest venues- Main Street Ballroom...so YES bring on the dogs! This phone call set the tone for the wedding weekend, it was full of fun, laughter, and people clearly so excited to celebrate Cayla and Connor.

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The girls got ready at a "castle" right in-between their ceremony and reception venues, we pulled into the driveway and my jaw dropped. How did this beautiful little castle make its way to Ellicott City? Seriously, Patapsco Female Institute and Main Street Ballroom brides, check it out!

Guests made their way to the Patapsco Female Institute via trolley and the fun was just beginning! The ceremony backdrop was a beautiful set of doors built by the grooms family, the view from the top of the hill was perfect and the weather was exactly what you would hope for on a fall day. If you haven't been to the Patapsco Female Institute, I highly recommend checking it out! The grounds are so unique! A perfect setting for such a beautiful bride (Cayla's long sleeve dress- OMG!) and groom. The ceremony itself was perfectly heartfelt, a beautiful combination of humor and sentimental words.

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After the I Do's were complete, guests were trolleyed down the hill and across the street to Main Street Ballroom, where the party was just getting started. Absolutely Perfect Catering had a beautiful setup for cocktail hour and guests were enjoying the perfect weather on the Main Street Ballroom patio.

The reception kicked off with a beautiful first dance, a wonderful dinner and heartfelt speeches. This is also where that earlier mentioned phone call about the dog policy came into play...during the best man speech, in came Cayla & Connor's pups! It was a perfectly planned surprise.

The rest of the reception took off in a similar fashion- lots of fun, dancing, and a great drinks all around. Another reminder of why we LOVE what we do! Newlyweds celebrating and singing their hearts out with their closest family and friends.

THANK YOU to the amazing vendors:

Photography: Captured by Alyssa

Ceremony Venue: Patapsco Female Institute

Reception Venue: Main Street Ballroom

Florist: Scentsational Florals

Hair & Makeup: Friends of the bride

DJ: District Remix

Transportation: An Extraordinar Limo

Vintage Rentals: Something Vintage

Catering: Absolutely Perfect Catering

Photobooth: Pixilated

Coordination: Enchanting Events and Design

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Congrats again, Cayla & Connor!

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!

Shannon & Stephen | Historic Waverly Mansion | Maryland Wedding Planner

Shannon and Stephen were the most fun couple! From our first phone call and meeting, until after their wedding, I was smiling and laughing through the entire planning process. It means so much to me when a client asks for your opinion or advice and then lets you know that they trust your vision as you run with it. Shannon is a designer herself, which puts on the pressure to really bring everything together, but on their big day each detail was perfect and stunning. 

The invitations were custom made by Shannon and a perfect representation of their marriage, I absolutely love the hand drawn details. Amy from Amy Lauren Floral Design brought to life every shade of purple I could imagine when creating the centerpieces, bouquets and the INCREDIBLE arch for the ceremony. We had the pleasure of working with Nichole from Nichole Meredith Photography and can't wait to work with her again, these photos are such a perfect representation of the day. Jenny Z kept everyone on the dance floor the entire night, and even the grandparents enjoyed sitting on the edge of the dance floor in beautiful furniture from White Glove Rentals. 

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Thank you to every vendor that made this day come to life, and an extra thank you to Shannon, Stephen and their friends/family for such an amazing day. We wish you all a marriage full of reading and laughter :) 

Photography: Nichole Meredith Photography  |  Florist: Amy Lauren Floral Design  |  Venue: Historic Waverly Mansion  |  Catering: Catering by Uptown  |  Rentals: White Glove Rentals  | DJ: Dj Jenny Z  Mobile DJ

Dream Wedding Venues in Maryland and Virginia | Maryland Wedding Planner

Maryland and surrounding states have no shortage of beautiful wedding venues. From rolling hills to bayside views, there is something for everyone all within a few hours. With so many stunning venues around, we decided to create a list of a few of our favorites, and we think couples will agree- these are some special places! 

We would love to plan or coordinate your dream wedding at one of these venues, which is why we are offering a great deal! Until the end of 2017 (December 31st, 2017 to be exact), if you book our services for any of the venues listed below, we will include a $200 discount off of any package. 

Annapolis Wedding Venues

Chesapeake Bay Foundation in Annapolis, Maryland

If you want your investment to go towards a wonderful cause, this is the perfect venue for you! Support the bay and have a stunning wedding right on the water. 

US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland

The property is stunning from start to finish. There are beautiful anchor details on the gates and endless photography locations all around the campus. 

Historic London Town and Gardens in Edgewater, Maryland

If you are looking for a nautical venue with garden vibes, this is the perfect place for you! The views are stunning and the property is covered in beautiful flowers and tress. 

Stevensville and Kent Island Wedding Venues

Chesapeake Bay Beach Club in Stevensville, Maryland

Our nautical hearts absolutely love this venue! There are several options for your wedding location, from a ballroom with a bay bridge view to a quaint Inn where you can spend a weekend. There is something for any waterfront loving couple. We have worked here a few times but have not had the chance to coordinate or plan a wedding here! 

Kent Manor Inn in Stevensville, Maryland

Kent Manor has two different wedding venue options, The Garden House has a waterfront ceremony option and The Preserve has a field ceremony option. Both of them are beautiful! 

Silver Swan Bayside in Stevensville, Maryland

While we have worked here before but we absolutely love it and could have a million weddings here and never be tired of it. The views of the bay bridge are incredible but they hands down have some of the most amazing staff you will ever find! 

Easton and St. Michaels Area Wedding Venues

Wye River Conference Center in Queenstown, Maryland

You have two stunning venues to chose from at Wye River. The sweeping fields and beautiful driveway also adds to the ambiance of this venue. 

Inn at Perry Cabin By Belmond in St. Michaels, Maryland

Have you watched Wedding Crashers? This venue set the scene for the movie, and while it is hilarious, just think about those views! The background is jaw-dropping! 

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland

This venue overlooks the Miles River and will provide the perfect setting for an outdoor wedding. With boats passing in the background it has such a romantic vibe. 

The Oaks Waterfront Inn in Easton, Maryland

If you are looking for a venue to rent for the weekend, The Oaks is just that! Not only is it a stunning setting for a wedding but it is also an Inn that can fit you, your bridal party and even family before and after the wedding. Talk about a wedding weekend! 

White Barn at Middle Spring in Easton, Maryland

This gorgeous estate is located on the most beautiful property on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Within just a few miles you can even be on the water in St. Michaels!

Combsberry Inn in Oxford, Maryland

With 30-acres of property, a 2-story barn and incredible Eastern Shore views, this wedding venue is fit for a variety of couples. 

Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort - Hyatt Regency in Cambridge, Maryland

There are several different locations to say your vows and dance the night away on this stunning property. 

Upper Eastern Shore Wedding Venues

Osprey Point in Rock Hall, Maryland

A picture perfect destination on the bay with stunning views and sailboats nearby. There are endless nautical options at this venue

Brittland Estates in Chesterton, Maryland

There are fields and rivers among other options for this ideal wedding location in Historic Chesterton. 

Great Oak Manor in Chestertown, Maryland

The Eastern Shore of Maryland is no stranger to wedding venues (and you can probably tell from this post) but Great Oak Manor is one full of history and historic areas on the property. 

Southern Maryland Wedding Venues

Running Hare Vineyards in Prince Frederick, Maryland

If a destination wedding is a bit too much, but you would love the atmosphere to be similar, this vineyard will do the trick! With European nods, beautiful vines, amazing ceremony locations...and delicious wine, what more could you want for your wedding day?

Ocean Hall in Bushwood, Maryland

There are 11 acres of stunning views on the Wicomico River at Ocean Hall. You will also have a private beach and stunning patio. 

Western Maryland Wedding Venues

Springfield Manor in Thurmont, Maryland

114 acres with a view fit for a wedding. The first time I went to this venue I couldn't believe the stunning ceremony backdrop full of mountains. 

Virginia Wedding Venues

Pippin Hill in North Garden, Virginia

If Chip & Joanna Gaines decided to open a wedding venue, I could imagine Pippin Hill being a wonderful source of inspiration. The adorable farmhouse is the perfect location surrounded by stunning views. 

Stone Tower Winery in Leesburg, Virginia

If you are looking for rustic charm with a classy and elegant touch, Stone Towery Winery is it! 

Let us help you bring your vision to life with one of these beautiful settings! If you are interested in getting married at one of these venues, or have a wedding date secured at one of these venues, please let us know! We would love to work with you and make your dream wedding come to life. Don't forget the discount! 

And finally, Baltimore Wedding Venues, because we need to include our hometown! 

1840's  in Baltimore, Maryland

A historic Baltimore dream with stunning details and architecture. 

M & T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland 

Raven stadium is my favorite place in Maryland and it doesn't get much better than a wedding among the purple seats. Who is in? 

Looking for a photographer? Chesapeake Charm Photography is also offering a discount for several of the venues listed above!

We will also give special discounts to anyone getting married in Southern California ;) 

As you read through this list, keep in mind the difference between a Wedding Coordinator and a Venue Coordinator. Give yourself the gift of a stress free day, while you can!