REAL WEDDINGS | CASEY & DAN

Could not love anything more about this wedding, and this couple. I met Casey through our neighborhood, and come to find out, I designed one of her good friends wedding invitations about 2 years prior. So it was a perfect match. But good lord, this wedding. Goes to show you that a small and intimate wedding can be pretty much perfection. Casey showed me one picture of a dusty blue flag pole waving on a beach and said "this perfectly describes the wedding." Could not agree with her more. The wedding was stunning, Casey and Dan were incredible. And they did one of my favorite traditions that most couples are scared to do. They got dressed together before the ceremony...Dan even helped Casey into her dress! Right after I opened Just Ink On Paper, I had one couple do this. I must have looked at them with a look on my face that said "that's bad luck to see the bride before the wedding!". Her reply, "if we don't make it as a couple, it won't be because we saw each other before the ceremony." Casey and Dan's pictures from those moments are some of the sweetest I have ever seen. Congratulations Casey and Dan!

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REAL WEDDINGS | EBAN & ZACH

So thrilled to share a few pics from Eban and Zach's big day past September on the Eastern Shore. The classic backdrop of Kent Manor Inn was the perfect setting for their I do's. Evan and I hit it off right from the start and I loved every minute working with her designing not only their wedding invitations that incorporated a vintage map of the Eastern Shore, but also their day-of pieces as well. And I think we can all agree on the awesome-ness of her bouquet!

Many thanks to Tara and Renata for the stunning photos!

 
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REAL WEDDINGS | SHANNON + WILL

Truth be told, I thought long and hard about switching from "Real Weddings | Shannon + Will" to "THAT. DRESS." If Shannon's dress ever goes missing, you might want to check my closet. Loved every minute of working almost exclusively with the mother-of-the-bride. She knew exactly Shannon's taste and thoughts and executed them flawlessly. And even when the most diastrous thing that could ever happen during wedding planning happened, she took it all in stride. 4 months before the wedding, their original venue suffered a devastating fire and everything was lost. The wedding was moved to the Elkridge Club 3 months before the wedding and could not have been more beautiful.

Beautiful photography by Jen Fariello

REAL WEDDINGS | LAUREN + JAMES

Absolutely thrilled to share Lauren and James' big day from this past May! Lauren was the sweetest bride to work with and their day could not have been more beautiful...a gorgeous mix of rustic and classic beauty. Special thanks to Living Radiant Photography for the stunning photography!

VENDOR LOVE: Dress - Claire Pettibone from Betsy Robinson's Bridal Collection Florist - The Floral Studio Venue - Springfield Manor Winery & Distillery Caterer - Carriage House Inn Coordinator - The Wedding Assistant of Baltimore DJ - Crow Entertainment Photographer - Living Radiant Photography Videographer - Clickspark Baker - Buttercream Bakeshop DC Signage: Pine and Pen Co. Men's Attire: Jos. A. Banks Bridesmaids' Attire: Bella Bridesmaids

REAL WEDDINGS | MAY + SCOTT

Best part of my job...oohing and aahing over stunning wedding photography. And these images were perfect. Absolutely thrilled when May sent over some pics from her gorgeous wedding this past October at The Oaks Waterfront Inn. Give me a beautiful bride and a cathedral length veil and I am in heaven.

Loved every minute of working with this couple, who not only had a great sense of design (being that they are both architects), but their invitations have been a studio and bride favorite for quite a while.

Enjoy the below from Kathy Blanchard Photography.

REAL WEDDINGS | MARIELLE AND JOSH

A stunning wedding from the Belvedere this morning. It's always special when you personally know the bride and groom and this couple is perfection. These two are quite the "smitten kitten" with each other. We used to be neighbors and bonded over our stubborn English Bulldogs, so I was thrilled when Josh popped the question! Every part of their day was about them as a couple. The chandelier provided the basis for their wedding invitations, and upped the anty on every detail. I was not only thrilled to design their stationery, but to also be a guest at their wedding at one of my favorite venues, with one of my favorite photographers. From the champagne that flowed through the entire evening, the incredible cake from La Cackerie, to Josh's custom made American Flag suit shirt, to the entire bridal party doing push-ups on the dance floor...it was a dream wedding. But Marielle was the shinning star. Her smile alone lit up the room and THAT. DRESS! All perfection. Stunning photography from Jennifer McMenamin

REAL WEDDINGS | JULIANNE AND GREG

A gorgeous, wine country wedding today all the way from Sonoma.So thrilled to have seen this beautiful day featured on Style Me Pretty as well (seen here)! Julianne was such a sweet bride, even working 3,000 miles away in Cali. So happy her day was just as gorgeous as she is. Many thanks to Vero Suh for the stunning photography.

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Photography: Vero Suh Photography | Videography: Tim Fox Weddings | Wedding Dress: Liancarlo | Invitations: Just Ink On Paper | Shoes: Kate Spade | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J.Crew | Hair And Makeup: The Makeup Dolls | Lighting: The Lux | Ties: General Knot | Groom's Attire: Burberry | Venue: Ramekins Culinary Institute & Inn | Event Coordination And Floral Design: WedSpring | Linens: La Tavola | Reception Band: Pop Rocks | Rentals: Wine Country Party | String Trio: Amethyst Trio | Veil: Sara Gabriel

REAL WEDDINGS | JULIE AND BEN

So thrilled to see a sneak peek of Julie and Ben's gorgeous Memorial Weekend Wedding! Julie was an absolutely fantastic bride to work with and we clicked immediately. Now let's turn our attention to "the dress". Perfection! Even her 2nd dress was gorgeous. Every detail was immaculate for their big day. A special thanks to Pete Redel Photography

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Caterer: Classic Catering Florist: Simply Beautiful Dress: Kleinfeld's 2nd Dress: Kleinfeld's Photographer: Pete Redel Videography: Birdhouse Productions Planner & day of coordinator: Lorin Kotz with Celebrations Cake: SugarBakers Cakes Band: Millenium Makeup: Nicole Palmero Makeup, Happily Ever After LLC Hair: M Salon Bridesmaid dresses: Bella Bridesmaids Wedding bands: Smyth Jewelers

REAL WEDDINGS | CAROLINE AND RYAN

We haven't forgot about this little blog, I promise! It has been a bit on the busy side here in the studio, but promise there will be some new eye-candy and gorgeous weddings to feature coming soon! Staring with Caroline and Ryan's wedding this past November in Fells Point. *****

Absolutely LOVE a good Charm City Wedding and Caroline & Ryan's did not disappoint. So elegant with just a few touches of whisky thanks to the talented ladies of Lemon and Lime Event Design.

Enjoy these gorgeous photos from their wedding Fells Point courtesy of Brooke Tyson Photography!

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REAL WEDDINGS | KATHERINE AND JEFF

What to say about these two. The first time I spoke with Katherine, she mentioned she wanted Halloween Horror Movie table numbers. I was a bit hesitant at first because for starters, I DO NOT do scary movies, and two, was wondering how they were going to pull this off. They knocked it out of the park. Katherine and Jeff were one of my favorite couples and down right hysterical). Any couple who is in agreement to put Freddy Kreuger on their table numbers is a match made in heaven. Their wedding day was perfect and truly about them as a couple. Once I knew Elle from EED was behind this beautiful wedding, I knew it would be jaw-droopingly stunning.

Enjoy these photos from Dani Leigh Photography!

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Event Design & Coordination: Elle Event Designs Venue: Westminster Hall Catering: Rouge Floral Design: My Flower Box Cake: Sugarbakers Makeup & Hair: Salon 1401 Officiant: Ceremonies by Heather Saul Photobooth: Pixilated Photobooth DJ: Dan Mattai Calligraphy/Invitations: Just Ink on Paper, The Pretty Paperie & Susan Dodge Designs Linens: La Tavola & Linen Hero Furniture: XOXO Vintage Rentals: Party Plus & Select Event Rentals Second Shooter: Anna Reynal

REAL WEDDINGS | NABELY & MIKE

Nabely and Mike's wedding so beautifully captured by Artful Weddings is filled with amazing details. From the venue (one of my favorites), the traditional sweet moments of a church ceremony, to Nabely's gorgeous gown. We absolutely loved working with these two....a couple truly head over heels with each other. Nabely1 NABELY2 NABELY3 NABELY4 NABELY5 NABELY6 NABELY7 NABELY8 NABELY9 NABELY10 NABELY11 NABELY12 NABELY13 Nabely15 Nabley16

Church: Baltimore Basilica Venue: Evergreen Museum and Library Caterer: Linwoods DJ: Classic DJs Wedding Coordinator: Simply Chic Wedding + Event Design Lighting: Event Dynamics Florist: Wicked Willow Transportation: Limousine’s Inc Valet: Jay’s Valet Hair: Jewel Hair Design Makeup: Jordan K. Winn