Images: Hannah Lane Photography
We’re bringing you the beautiful today with this vintage glamour Maryland wedding, at the Martin’s West venue in Baltimore, Maryland. I knew getting too used to the warm weather would be a mistake, and though at least we don’t have the 6+ inches like my parents in NJ, I’m ready for the snow to be done and the warm weather to stay. We’ve got some busy weekends coming up: traveling to NJ this weekend, volunteer events next week and next weekend, and a REALLY exciting Leadership Feminist Summit that I will be on a breakout session for, the day after the March For Our Lives … April is going to be here before I know it. So trying not to get too overwhelmed at that thought and instead, taking it back to the steal-worthy details in this beautiful real Maryland wedding!
Joe and I really felt as though every aspect of our wedding was so beautiful and ran so smoothly. We both really enjoyed spending time getting ready with our loved ones beforehand. Joe felt like having the pin I gave him of his father was important to wear on the day of the wedding.
I personally got emotional when I saw my husband at the end of an aisle that was so gorgeous under a beautiful chandelier in a room of people that mean so much to us. For a second it just felt so unreal that a moment as beautiful as that was happening to Joe and I.
We both enjoyed jumping the broom after our I do’s! It felt like the party could get started after we jumped and Stevie Wonder’s Signed Sealed Delivered started playing.
Our favorite memories were our first dance to A Couple of Forevers along with our parent dances. We felt like the lounge furniture wrapped around the dance floor tied our vintage glamour theme perfectly and was a great touch to make all our guests feel included even when they didn’t feel like dancing. The signature cocktails turned out really great along with our cake and ice cream bar (Joe was so happy he got milk with his cake!).
I made the programs, menus, the logo for the cocktail napkins, reserved signs for our aisle, hashtag signs, and bar signs. Doing all the DIY projects was a GREAT stress reliever for me. I enjoyed doing it with Joe’s help and we felt it was a great touch to our wedding.
I was very happy with how our colors of peach, save, charcoal came together with our mixed metals. It was a perfect way to have an end of the summer wedding approaching fall.
Some things we felt like were a must, was having our parents there and my grandmother. Neither of our parents had a wedding and so we wanted our special day to be every bit about them as it was about us. Also, the soul train line was one of our favorite parts of the night! We both are old souls so playing a lot of Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind and Fire made the dancing feel like us. We wanted people to get pumped about every song and most importantly the great time they had at our wedding the next time they heard it.
Lastly, we loved the spotlight of the sparkler send-off! Joe and I really wanted a Rolls Royce to end the night. It was a great way to have people cheer us on and say goodbye.
Photographer: HannahLane Photography | Invitation Designer: Minted | Makeup Artist: Phenomenal Faces | Transportation: Lasting Impressions | Cake Designer: La Cakerie | Design and Decor: White Glove Rentals | DJ: DJ Jason Burns | Floral Designer: 41st Flower Studio | Event Planner: NoLo Weddings & Events | Reception Venue: Martin’s West | Submitted via Two Bright Lights