August 21, 2012

Beth & Eleanor

Our good friends Beth and Eleanor were recently wed in Baltimore, Maryland and graciously allowed us to share some photos!

Their venue was at Chase Court. The Gothic former-Episcopal parish house was built in 1879 and is now privately owned. The place is known for its lovely leaded-glass windows, private Shade Garden, and Gothic ballroom.

Eleanor found her dress at a local venue in the DC area called Curvy Girls Bridal. However, Beth’s gown was custom made by her mother.

Beth and Eleanor had a small ceremony with approximately 60 guests. Their families gave them off to symbolize the merging of both themselves and the two families. The officiant was Beth’s best friend, Theresa.

They had a sand ceremony (the couple pours various colors of unity sand from separate containers into one special container, the unity vase, symbolizing their coming together as one), and traded wedding bands which were engraved with two lines cut out around the band to represent two separate lives running side by side forever.

Beth and Eleanor’s reception was not typical: choosing a casual cocktail hour allowed guests enjoy a table with family photos, RSVPs were mad libs that were filled out from the invitations, and a small bar. There were heavy appetizers and an abundance of delicious Italian food.

Instead of the usual stuffy seated service, guests were welcome to casual seat picking and grabbed custom name place cards made from scrabble tiles. Centerpieces were old books and lit lanterns to match the cozy reception hall. Beth and Eleanor’s colors were turquoise, magenta, and grey.

Wedding Headline Invitation
Creative Headpiece for BrideSmiling Bride
Applying Makeup to a BrideBride Smiles into a Mirror
Brides at their Ceremony
Brides conducting a Sand CeremonyBrides kissing for their ceremony
Close Up of a Bridal Ring
Creative Custom Name Place Card
Colorful RSVP Invites for Ceremony
Creative Scrabble Name Places
White Shoes and Teal Shoes for BridesAntique Table Decorations for Wedding
Beautiful Dinner Table for Wedding
Two Brides Eat CakeTwo Brides in Gothic Candlelight

Their wonderful photographer was Sergey Gogolev.

Congratulations and much happiness to the new married couple!


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posted by Laura at 12:01AM
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the comments

Monday, September 3, 2012

The memories represented by these photographs will ensure that the joy felt from the joining together and everlasting love of this beautiful couple is never forgotten.

Posted by an old friend at 5:59PM
Tuesday, August 21, 2012

I love these beautiful brides, so honored to be a part of their day.

Posted by Theresa at 12:49PM
Tuesday, August 21, 2012

everything looks beautiful. wishing you best for your new life together. thank you for sharing.

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