January’s cold has set in so I will walk down memory lane to this beautiful May wedding. It was sunny and 75 on their wedding day. Ahhhhh….
Let me set the stage for Danielle and Jared’s wedding. Danielle and Jared live in Baltimore and wanted to give their guests the true Baltimore experience. They booked their venue over a year in advance (because that was their first available date) at the infamous Baltimore Museum of Industry. They booked a local caterer who infused some Baltimore into their menu with crab dip and Natty Boh cheese dip as appetizers . They contracted their liquor vendor and made sure their selections had that Baltimore feeling-Natty Boh and a few from Union Craft Brewing. They were set. They brought me in at the tail end of all the planning. I was their day-of coordinator and Lord have mercy I am so glad they hired me.
April 28th is when Baltimore went buck wild with protests. My husband and I were in Nashville celebrating our one year anniversary and we were glued to the television. I still remember getting the text that said “I think we are changing the wedding venue because of the unrest and the city wide curfew”. Boom, vacation over. It’s game time. Four days before Danielle and Jared’s wedding we changed everything to the Winery at Elk Manor. New venue, new layout, no kitchen for catering, everything that was thought out and calculated over an 18 month span was compacted in 4 short days. I am 99% sure I didn’t sleep for four days but I knew in my heart this wedding had to be flawless for Danielle and Jared. And it was.
Photographer: Brittany Thomas Photography
Event Planner: Sara Reynolds Events
Venue: The Winery at Elk Manor
Flowers: Sharon Smith (aunt of the bride)
Band: Electric Velvet
Videographer: Karly Forsyth Films
Catering: Zeffert and Gold
Bride’s Dress: Jill Andrews Gowns
Photo Booth: Pixelated Photo Booth
Favors: The Flying Barrel