Those bridesmaids dresses! Can you tell that this is going to be a fun wedding?
It had been rainy, with just the tease of letting up in time for the wedding ceremony. Like most, I knew that this bride and groom, Alison and Dave, would really like to be married in the garden. We have, to be sure, a perfectly good rain plan, but I also knew that they would be willing to brave a little bit of weather.
As you can see, the strings are inside, and outside there are lots of open umbrellas…
…and out they went!
It was glorious! The garden always looks fabulous in early October, and this year especially so. The weather simply added to the effect.
The rain went off and on through the ceremony. Everything had that beautiful, glossy, wet look.
Their 90 guests held rapt attention throughout.
Despite the rain, it was warm and bright, and all was well!
Why the map? Alison and Dave named (rather than numbered) each guest table with a different Baltimore street name! The lists to the sides directed guests to their tables.
The bride and groom made street signs for each table, complete with lighted street lamps! By the way, the gold platters are chargers, one of my favorite things for table settings. They keep the place of dinner plates before the latter are offered, either being removed or being used as an underplate during dinner. Don’t they look great?
Yes, those are kazoos at each place setting.
The cake topper is a remarkable likeness of the bride, and pretty darn close of the groom, who is indeed a (gentle) bear of a man!
Venue: Chase Court
Flowers: Crimson & Clover Floral Design
Officiant: The Rev. Andrew Foster Connors
DJ: James Turner
Photography: Petruzzo Photography (Images above by Chase Court.)
Ceremony Music: The Montebello Strings
Cake: The Cake Faerie
Lodging for Bride: Empire House