Decadent Maryland Wedding You’ll Want to Bookmark Forever

tented wedding reception with flower and ribbon chandeliers

Amazement doesn’t even scratch the surface of the emotions that overtook us when we first spotted Sophie and J.D.’s decadent Maryland wedding. Focal points around ever corner, their day is like a good book we simply can’t put down! We know you’ll be hooked when you see the crazy cool escort card display with a nod to their Maryland heritage, but trust us, it won’t take long. Soft pinks and lush blooms like you’ve never seen before, you may want to sit down for this one.

tented wedding reception with flower and ribbon chandeliers

spaghetti strap printed wedding dress and black groom tux with custom crab cummerbund

Let’s start with this petal power from Victoria Clausen Floral Events shall, we? You can expect to see cloud-like floral chandeliers with trailing pink ribbons, oversized bouquets, a blossoming monogram backdrop and whimsical vintage getaway car adornments to name a few. Each piece equally show-stopping!

embossed navy and pale blue wedding invitations with personalized illustration and gold accents

Then we have navy + pale blue paper goods from Cheree Berry Paper with gold accents in the perfect spots. Tiny crab illustrations, a custom monogram and a hand-drawn map on the invitation liner are just a few details that have us in awe.

soft pink and cream bridal bouquet with roses and dahlias

wedding welcome bag with canvas bags

printed wedding dress and pale gray bridesmaid dresses with pink bouquets

Natural + femme hair and makeup artistry from Amie Decker Beauty and a few more flowers in their hair *to quote the great Lumineers*.

engagement ring and wedding band set with velvet ring boxes

black groom tux with custom crab cummerbund

blue and gray cocktail hour table with thick linen and simple centerpiece

La Tavola wows as always with their thick, textured linens adorning the cocktail hour and tented reception.

decadent Catholic church wedding ceremony

sailcloth wedding tent with lush garlands

Jodi & Kurt Photography takes us inside this magical garland-clad wedding tent!

vintage tableware wedding place setting with custom monogram napkins

Something Vintage and Select Event Group supplied the charming tableware pieces like the pink + copper plates and vintage glassware. Living for it!

Old Bay Seasoning wedding escort card display

lush tent wedding reception tablescape

Frost Lighting provides a subtle peachy pink glow to the space that has us oohing and ahhhing. And with entertainment from Elan Artists and Atlanta Showstoppers, we’re sure the close-knit group of guests had a {cracking} time.

lush floral chandelier with pink ribbons

his and hers wedding cocktails

lush tent wedding reception tablescape

From the photographer, Jodi & Kurt Photography: Lovingly referred to as a “Baltimore merger” by their parents, Sophie and J.D.’s celebration encompassed an enthusiasm for their home state of Maryland in a setting familiar to the couple since childhood. Having grown up together as a result of a friendship that began between their fathers in elementary school, some would say the couple had been destined to join hands in matrimony since birth. Eager to curate an unforgettable wedding that not only united the two families but celebrated their love for their home state, Sophie and J.D. partnered with A.Dominick Events to create the perfect September soirée.

vintage car wedding getaway

Old Bay Seasoning wedding escort card display

oyster display wedding cocktail hour

The festivities began on September 9th, 2017, with the couple exchanging vows in downtown Baltimore’s St. Ignatius church, where Sophie’s own parents had become Mr. and Mrs. Daly. Departing from the church in J.D.’s father’s antique Daimler, the newlyweds headed for Sophie’s parent’s home, where guests were greeted with Baltimore Southside cocktails. Throughout the welcome reception, family and friends were invited to discover their seat at the superbly imposing wall of Old Bay; an indiscreet nod to the couple’s fondness for Maryland blue crabs.

custom crab wedding drink tags

champagne display wedding reception

pink and cream low wedding centerpiece

his and hers wedding cocktail signage

Custom created cummerbunds adorned with Maryland’s favorite crustacean continued the crab element, proudly worn by J.D. and his groomsmen, which included both couple’s brothers and fathers. Making their way towards the sailcloth tent from Sugarplum Tents for dinner, guests paused to take in the family’s prized 1956 Buick, elaborately adorned with the Bride’s carefully selected flowers of the day. Long time collector of antique vehicles, Sophie’s father gifted the immaculate Buick to J.D. when the couple announced their engagement. A treasured family heirloom, the car became a key feature of the couple’s love and marriage, appearing on both their invitation suite and in Maryland-themed welcome bags received by their out-of-town guests.

lush floral chandelier with pink ribbons

custom floral monogram and wedding cake

drink display with suspended signage  wedding reception

The beautiful florals continued throughout dinner, where the couple’s 250 guests dined beneath three grand chandeliers decorated in blooms of soft pink with thoughtful pops of blue. At each place setting, a delightful crab place card clung to Champagne flutes and a monogrammed napkin delicately embroidered with the couple’s crest was the perfect finishing touch.

tented wedding reception with flower and ribbon chandeliers

vintage getaway car with wedding flowers and just married sign

Wedding Vendors:
Photography: Jodi & Kurt Photography
Event Planning: A.Dominick Events
Floral Design: Victoria Clausen Floral Events
Venue: Sophie’s Parent’s Home (Baltimore, Maryland)
Hair and Makeup Artist: Amie Decker Beauty
Tent: Sugarplum Tents
Linens: La Tavola
Rentals: Something Vintage and Select Event Group
Lighting: Frost Lighting
Entertainment: Elan Artists and Atlanta Showstoppers
Paper Goods: Cheree Berry Paper

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