REAL WEDDINGS: JACELYN + BRAD

Jacelyn and Brad traded I Do's on October 11th at the always stunning Four Seasons and Holy Cross Chruch. Jacelyn could not have been a more perfect and beautiful bride...with a gorgeous gown that only added to their perfect day. We loved designing their invitations as well as their ceremony and reception items. Personal favorites were their menu belly bands and the custom map of Baltimore we created with their "favorite spots" that was also used for their table names. Excited to share the details of their big day, courtesy of Rodney Bailey, and the amazing styling of Victoria Clausen.

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REAL WEDDINGS | ANDREA + PETER

What to say about this wedding and this couple. Absolutely gorgeous. I would not be surprised if it graces quite a few wedding blogs and magazines. Every detail is more stunning than the next...every detail so thought out and perfect. And a couple madly in love with each other. I still catch myself looking through these images from time to time. Even though Andrea lives about 1.5 hour away, after our first consult, we clicked. Completely on the same page throughout the design stage of her invitations and ceremony and reception items. Her ceremony programs are probably my most favorite to date!

Enjoy these gorgeous photos courtesy of Lauren Fair Photography.

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photography: Lauren Fair Photography // venue: Cairnwood Estate Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania // event design: Belovely Floral & Event Design // event planning: the bride // florals: Belovely Floral & Event Design // wedding dress: Liancarlo from Elizabeth Johns in Ardmore, PA // hairpieces: Jenny Packham from Elizabeth Johns in Ardmore, PA // shoes: Benajmin Adams // bridesmaid dresses: Dessy from Elizabeth Johns in Ardmore, PA // hair: Jill Kozar’s Up You Do // makeup: Cheekadee Makeup Artists // groom suit: Black by Vera Wang, from Men’s Wearhouse // videography: Clickspark // paper goods: Just Ink oOn Paper // catering: Karen Spire Catering & Events // cake: Ciao Bella Cakes // rentals: Maggpie Vintage Rentals // officiant: Reverend Melinda Angstadt of Celebrations of the Spirit // ceremony musician: Michael Noecker // dj: The Masters Group

REAL WEDDINGS: MAUREEN AND TIM

Completely in love with Maureen and Tim's Big Day on the Eastern Shore this past November and Brittland Estates. I think it was impossible to find a photo of Tim where he was not smiling from ear to ear. Clearly and happy and beautiful couple. Incredible photography courtesy of Erin Wheeler. Sentman1

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The incredible vendors that made this day possible:

Venue: Brittland Estates Rentals: Eastern Shore Tents and Events Florist: Elkton Florist Bakery: Gluten Free Bakery Girl (Patricia King, Easton Market Square) Band: The Adrian Duke Project Menu: Just Ink on Paper Printables: DIY Hair and Makeup: Heather from Colour Roxx Salon Caterer: Garden and Garnish Coordinator: Ruth Gibbens

REAL WEDDINGS: MARNI AND DAVE

New Years Eve Wedding perfection for Marni and Dave in Annapolis. Could not have asked for a more stunning couple. Many thanks to Steve Canning for the gorgeous photographs. Ousler8

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Invitations: Just Ink on Paper Reception: Westin Annapolis (William Grace, Director of Catering) Gown: Mary's Designer Bridal Boutique Photography: Steve Canning Photography Makeup: Behind the Veil Cake: Fiona's Cakes Flowers: Blue Vanda Design (Jeff Johnson) Jewelry: Nordstrom Groom's Attire: Nordstrom

REAL WEDDINGS: LIZ + ERIC

Although few and far between, there are days when my job can be challenging. And then, there are days when I see the wedding photos from clients and life becomes nice. It was a good day when I saw Liz and Eric's wedding photos from their July wedding at The Evergreen Museum and Library. I think we all can agree that this couple is absolutely gorgeous and was, as of no surprise, that their wedding was equally as gorgeous. Liz was a stunning bride, an amazing client and super sweet throughout the entire time we worked together. We have to give credit to the super-talented Jodi Miller Photography for sending over these truly breathtaking photos.

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photographer: Jodi Miller Photography Venue: Evergreen Museum & Library Event Planner: Brooke Granger Florist: Julies Floral Design Caterer: Linwoods Ceremony Rentals: Party Rental Ltd. Reception Rentals: Grand Rentals Linens: Table Toppers Lighting: Event Dynamics DJ: AJ Productions Officiant: Rev. John Gaffney Hair & Makeup: About Faces Day Spa Bride's Dress: Romona Keveza from Garnish Boutique Shoes: Badgley Mischka Grooms Atire: Ralph Lauren Black Label Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale from Garnish Boutique

REAL WEDDINGS :: LINDSAY & ANDY

Gorgeous bride, gorgeous venue, gorgeous views = gorgeous wedding. Lindsay and Andy (a Baltimore couple) were married on an absolutely beautiful day in August in Newport, Rhode Island. I don't think they could have asked for more perfect wedding for their wedding. So in love with Lindsay's dress! Hablitzel2 Hablitzel3 Hablitzel1 Hablitzel4 Hablitzel5 Hablitzel6 Hablitzel7

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REAL WEDDINGS : ALISON & BRIAN

Gorgeous wedding and equally gorgeous bride on the blog today! Alison and Brian were married on June 29th in absolutely perfect weather. A reception at the always amazing Evergreen Museum, followed the nuptials at Loyola University Chapel. Alison's colors of navy, white with just a touch of green provided a beautiful backdrop for the wedding. Enjoy!

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::VENDORS:: Florist: Radebaugh Caterer: Zeffert and Gold Cake: Sugarbakers Dress shop: Kleinfelds (in NYC)

REAL WEDDINGS : JADE AND CHRIS

Jade and Chris tied the knot on a absolutely perfect day in June. After a few very warm weeks and many days of rain, the sun came out and graced them with breathtaking views of Baltimore on their wedding day. The ceremony started at Good Counsel Church in Locust Point, officiated by one of Chris's close friends, which made it that much more personal. Following the ceremony, the reception was held at The Baltimore Museum of Industry complete with fantastic views of Charm City. Never-ending passed appetizers and "Down the Point Sweet Tea" served in mason jars (a sweet tea and lemonade connection) during the cocktail hour ensured a great party was to follow.

All the details were stunning, from Jade's gorgeous lace dress and peach/blush sash to Chris's custom-made gray suit. They were the perfect couple. I am thrilled to have Chris as my brother-in-law and even more thrilled to have Jade as my now sister-in-law-in-law! So touched to be a part of your special day and wish you both a lifetime of laughter and happiness.

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Perfect ending to a perfect wedding: a Locust Point staple...Miss Twist!

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REAL WEDDINGS :: SANDY & LANE

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REAL WEDDING | CASEY & PETE

Casey and Pete are a super amazing couple who were recently married at the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Museum on October 20th. I initially met Casey through her father, an all-around great man who I worked with quite a bit when I was working for a design firm several years ago.  He was a fantastic printer with an unbelievable eye for color...the apple did not fall far from the tree. When I found out his daughter was getting married I said "she better call me!" Casey has that same love of color we really worked one-on-one to create her wedding invitations that were full of personal touches.

Every time Casey and I met, she always had the biggest smile on her face. So vibrant, energetic and full of life, I knew she would be an absolutely stunning bride. And I was right.

Went she sent me her link to her professional photos, I honestly could not find one photo where she wasn't smiling, or one that wasn't drop dead gorgeous!

Kudos to their amazing photographer, Annabelle Dando for the beautiful work and unique locations.






 Love these "First Look" shots.









Thanks to Annabelle for a few great shots of our work!




How incredible is this custom map that Casey's mom created!




  • Photographer:  Annabelle Dando
  • Venue:  Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Museum
  • Hotel:  Admiral Fell Inn
  • Make-Up:  Amie Decker
  • Hair:  Laboratorie 
  • Caterer:  Sascha's
  • Cupcakes:  An Oven and An Apron 
  • Florist:  My Flower Box
  • Day Of Planner:  Simply Created Events
  • DJ:  Robert Popik
  • Live Musicians:  Gerta Thomas and Joe Johnson


REAL WEDDINGS | SARAH AND CHRIS

One of the perks of being an invitation designer is having a small part in the wedding day of some great couples. Perhaps the most special client so far, has been my sister (yes, identical twin sister) and her July wedding this summer.


Sarah and Chris were married in Havre de Grace, where we grew up, in the church that has quite a history in our family. Not only were my parents, and grandparents married in that church, a total of 13 couples have been married there (including myself and our other sister). The reception was held at Bulle Rock Golf Course. After sweltering heat for weeks, the wedding gods looked upon us and graced us all with relatively cooler temps for July 30th...we were all grateful.

Below are some pics from the fantastic day, courtesy of Jill Myers Photography.






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...a few detail shots of our work Jill was kind enough to shoot.




:: Vendor List ::

Reception Site: Bulle Rock Golf Course
Dress: Maggie Sottero
Make-up: Amie Decker Beauty (JoAnna Popp)
Linens: Dove Linens
Chivari Chairs: Select Event Rentals




REAL WEDDINGS | MEGHAN AND MIKE


Meghan sent me some gorgeous photos from her wedding this past November 13th at the Peabody Library. Once again, the Peabody never disapoints. This wedding was elegant, romantic, and beautiful..a combination that rarely goes wrong.
Their photographer, Linda Crayton, captured some beautiful shots of our work. You can see more from the wedding here.








:: Vendor List ::

Reception Site: George Peabody Library
Day of Planner: Eventi Planning
Dresses (Bride's Dress-Lazaro) (Bridesmaids Dress-Amsale): Gamberdella's
Photographer: Linda Crayton
Hair and Makeup: Alpha Studio


REAL WEDDINGS | SHEILAH AND CHRIS

Sheilah and Chris' gorgeous wedding was held on October 23rd at The Fairfax at Embassy Row and I can't wait to share a few of these stunning photos. Their invitations turned out beautifully, and translated very well into the reception items we provided. Table Numbers, escort cards, cootie catcher favors, and menu cards complete with a belly band personalized with each guest's name. Sheilah and Chris really spared no details (Christian Louboutin's and $36,000 in rented diamonds!) on their big day. It was a such a pleasure working with a couple that is clearly head over heels in love with each other, as evident in their wedding photography. I asked Sheilah to provide me with a list of her wedding vendors and she added a few comments about each, which I choose to include, since she was quite thrilled with a few.












:: Vendor List ::

Flowers: Amaryllis Flowers - Rick Davis (stunning!)

Photography:
Freed Photography (amazing!)

Cake:
Fancy Cakes By Leslie (wow!)

Favors:
Bedazzle My BonBons

Gown from
preownedweddingdresses.com
Carolina Herrara

Dress makers:
Jill Andrews Gowns

(there are no words... Artists, fun, sweet, trustworthy, fair priced, life savers!)
Custom corset, custom jacket, alter couture dress

Jewelry:
Adorn
(I rented $36,000 in diamonds for $400 - they were a dream to deal with)

Makeup:
Meredith Seidel
(love, love, love her - so calm, sweet and positive)

Hair: Amy Grant - Vidal Sassoon