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Brandi and Stacey came up from Kentucky to be married at Chase Court on a beautiful August afternoon.

 

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They’ve been together for eleven years. They grew up as neighbors, dated in college, and are now having a baby together.

 

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Brandi told me that it’s hard to find an outdoor venue that is not so big that it would swallow a small group. Even though the Chase Court garden can comfortably seat over 100 guests, their dozen weren’t lost in the space.

 

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Heather Saul did a fabulous job of creating and celebrating their wedding ceremony in the Chase Court ceremony garden.

 

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Brandi’s three-year-old nephew, Cooper, was the ring bearer and bouquet holder!

 

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Married!

Brandi and Stacey used one of our elopement ceremonies for their wedding, which accommodate from six to 45 guests, and start as low as $795.

Venue: Chase Court
Officiant: Heather Saul

—David

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May I start by saying that I was stunned by the beauty of the flowers for this wedding!

 

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Okay, back to the beginning… Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the garden! Matthew and Patrick (that’s Matthew in the white jacket, facing you) are going into their 20th year together! We were honored to have them at Chase Court for their wedding reception.

 

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A jazz trio in the pergola is always a super-nice way to do cocktail music. Looks great, sounds great, and guests can hear each other with the music fully present but not intruding.

 

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The weather – for early August – was absolutely fabulous!

 

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Great flowers don’t have to be complex. Massed quantities of one spectacular flower can be outstanding. It doesn’t hurt when those flowers are red roses!

 

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There were overflowing baskets of flowers were in the garden, hanging from shepherd’s hooks. Elegant.

 

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One of our planters was a little bare, so we asked the florist if she would touch it up. Did she ever!

 

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Cocktail-height tables in the library carried the simple-but-elegant decor treatment from outside to inside.

 

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The rich burgundy linens looked great in the ballroom with the off-white Chiavari chairs.

 

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Good things come in ‘threes’, especially in wedding decor! Three pillar candles in glass in each window, with more roses and votive candles to add color and interest and pizzaz , all for virtually no cost.

 

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I love the look of the napkins hanging over the tables, with the menu cards (LOVE menu cards!) on top.

 

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Wine ready for pouring for dinner service.

 

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When you’ve been together for twenty years, you collect things and symbols that have great meaning. What better place to put them than on your wedding cake!

Venue: Chase Court
Caterer: The Pantry Catering
Flowers: Sharon Gordon Florals
Cocktail Music: Mark Edwards
Photography: Roman Grinev Photography (Images above by Chase Court.)
Cake: Baltimore Cakery

—David

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Jean and Joe are getting married at Chase Court on September 20, and they asked Dwayne Grimes to make engagement photographs for them in the Chase Court entrance garden.

 

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Careful positioning makes all the difference!

 

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Jean and Joe’s wedding will be the eleventh gay wedding or lesbian wedding at Chase Court this year! We’ve done 22 same-sex weddings at Chase Court since the law passed on January 1, 2013.

 

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This is looking over Dwayne’s shoulder. He’ll have the composition and framing just right!

 

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Good photographers study their images!

 

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One of the beauties of digital photography is the ability to see the images as recorded, right away. Dwayne stopped from time to time to let Jean and Joe see what he was getting. That keeps the excitement high and helps them make even better images.

 

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Great looking guys, in stylish threads! We’re looking forward to seeing the finished images!

—David

 

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What a beautiful, heart-felt wedding with a close-knit family that loves to decorate and pull out all the stops! The bride’s mother did an outstanding job of orchestrating all of the many beautiful decor details, coordinating with us and Rouge Fine Catering. Not to be left out, the bride’s father officiated! To top it off, we couldn’t have asked for a nicer June day!

 

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Live music is so perfect for ceremonies in the garden, and their jazz-influenced classical processional music was personal and very special.

 

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What could be better on a beautiful spring day than cocktail and hors d’oeuvre service in the garden!

 

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Venue: Chase Court
Catering: Rouge Fine Catering
DJ: Landis McCord
Photography: Shelby Leigh Photography (Images above by Chase Court.)
Officiant: Gordon Wiancko
Ceremony Music: MJH Music
Cake: Charm City Cupcakes
Transportation: Chariots for Hire

—David

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It was a glorious spring day for a wedding ceremony in the garden!

 

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The bride wore a necklace that her sister wore at her wedding.

 

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Peeking!

 

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The happy groom!

 

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  The bride’s brother walked her down the aisle.

 

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Married!

 

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Wedding Donuts instead of cake!

 

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Venue: Chase Court
Catering: Santoni’s Marketplace & Catering
DJ: Ridiculous Entertainment
Flowers: Kelley Heuisler
Photography: Amy O Photography (Images above by Chase Court.)
Officiant: Mikael Glago
Ceremony Music: Anna Kirkness, Mim Beicher, and Randall Lawson
Donuts: Santoni’s Marketplace & Catering
Hair: Rochelle Matheson

—David