When you have it all – gorgeous Bride, dapper Groom, topnotch venue and florals galore – you just know it’s gonna be good. And then you hear that Michael and Carina captured it all and what you thought couldn’t get any better, just did. Want in on all this goodness? Hop on over to our Vault that is brimming with all this Baltimore beauty!
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From Michael and Carina Photography… We photographed Rachel and Justin’s gorgeous ballroom wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland on June 4, 2016.
This wedding is everything a glamorous wedding should be – from elegant ceremony drapery to lavish floral arrangements, a head-turning wedding gown and an exquisitely decorated ballroom. Rachel and Justin have an incredible sense of style and it shows! Stephanie Bradshaw realized their vision of a clean and elegant setting with a neutral color palette perfectly and created a cream-blush-gold wedding extravaganza.
The inner harbor of Baltimore as a backdrop for their portraits added to the urban feel of the day. A painter captured the beautiful scene throughout the day to compose a timeless image for the couple. The timelessness and romance of this wedding is sure to sweep Style Me Pretty readers off their feet!
Photography: Michael and Carina Photography | Cinematography: Zach Kane | Event Planning: Stephanie Bradshaw | Styling: Stephanie Bradshaw | Floral Design: Flowers And Fancies | Wedding Dress: Pnina Tornai | Cake: La Cakerie | Invitations: Stephanie Bradshaw | Bride's Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Jewelry: Greenan Jewelers | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale | Catering: Four Seasons Baltimore | Hair + Makeup: Amie Decker Beauty | Band: Marquis Band | Groom's Attire: Christopher Shafer Clothier | Venue: Four Seasons Baltimore | Bridal Boutique: Kleinfeld Bridal | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab | Live Artist: Patricia Bennett | Rentals: Revolution Event Design And Production | Welcome Bags: BK Designs
The heart behind this wedding? A small, family-focused celebration held at a historic Cotton Mill turned venue space. “Industrial chic” is always a win in our book and Alyssa Maloof’s images are the proof. More in The Vault!
From The Bride…We were just about to sign the lease on a venue out of town when my aunt called to say she thought she had found somewhere perfect. She was a short five minute walk away in a building that was part of the original Cotton Mill our apartment building had been transformed from. The Elm, a carriage house nestled away on a side street hidden by a garden of trees and gorgeous flowers, was it. It had the history of our own home wrapped into it and gave us our quintessential Baltimore wedding.
My husband and I are both rooted in our families and wanted to keep our wedding small and centered around them and the things we love, good food, good music and good people. My aunt and my mom (along with the help of some very gracious friends) not only transformed the Elm into the most magical place for our wedding, but also catered all of the food. From the crab cakes made from my grandmother’s recipe, to the cakes my mom baked for dessert, our bellies and hearts were full.
We were married in the garden of the Elm after which our family and friends ventured up to the carriage house’s beautiful alley for cocktail hour where they sipped on John Daly’s and were entertained by a family friend shucking raw oysters and two of our favorite bartenders from a local Hampden restaurant. After dinner, we danced the night away to Jr. Cline and the Recliners, a local band no stranger to entertaining a crowd, even if it included learning few requested tunes on the spot.
Everything from the location of our wedding to the planning, decorating and cooking done by family and friends made our wedding intimate and personal in every way and created a night filled with so much love.
Photography: Alyssa Maloof Photography | Floral Design: Flowers by Alison | Wedding Dress: Justin Alexander | Invitations: Simply Noted | Ceremony Venue: The Elm | Band: Jr. Cline and the Recliners | Hotel: Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis | Matron of Honor’s Dress: Reformation
Take a breathtaking traditional setting like the Evergreen Museum And Library and add in a rich color palette of red and blues with just a touch of golden glitter and the results are insanely pretty. Think lush blooms crafted by Scentsational Florals, the beauty stylings of JKW Beauty and a bride and groom who are the definition of sweet. See it all captured by Natalie Franke in THE VAULT, lovelies.
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From Natalie Franke… These two are the epitome of soulmates and their relationship, spanning over a decade, is truly one of the most genuinely inspiring pairings you can imagine!
Greer wore a gorgeous wedding gown and carried her grandmother’s earrings on her bouquet. They walked arm in arm around the museum counting down the minutes until the reverend would declare them husband and wife. Everything about this wedding was incredible! The venue is a historic Museum just north of Baltimore that overlooks exquisite gardens and hidden brick archways.
Photography: Natalie Franke | Floral Design: Scentsational Florals | Wedding Dress: Love Couture Bridal | Cake: Kupcakes And Co | Catering: Zeffert And Gold | Makeup: JKW Beauty | DJ: Evan Reitmeyer | Venue: Evergreen Museum And Library | Photography - Assistance: Kate Ann Photo | Rentals: 2Hands Studios