Annapolis Waterfront Wedding

Annapolis Waterfront Wedding Ceremony
Elizabeth and Jeff’s Annapolis waterfront wedding was everything good about a summer wedding. Without a cloud in the sky, Elizabeth and Jeff had their wedding ceremony at the beautiful Historic London Town and Gardens. We had the pleasure of working with the amazing team at 2hands Studios, who provided the fantastic decor for Elizabeth and Jeff’s wedding. The wedding place card holder shutters were the perfect way to display the guests’ table information, without the wind blowing the cards away. There was also a beautiful vintage trunk for gifts, and a unique guestbook that is now the perfect keepsake for Elizabeth and Jeff.

We created two wine barrel wedding bars that complimented the theme of this Annapolis waterfront wedding. We also had a separate bar for the bride and groom’s signature drink — Orange Crushes. Guests loved the freshly squeezed orange juice that makes this summer wedding signature drink so refreshing. For appetizers we served our Maryland Crab Dip, Tomato Bruschetta, Olive Muffaletta Bruschetta, Roasted Vegetable Bruschetta, Charcuterie Board and Crab Claws with herb mustard sauce and a spicy cocktail sauce. We also had passed appetizers for Elizabeth and Jeff’s guests including our miniature Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos, Jerk Chicken with Pineapple Curry Sauce, Asian Potstickers with Ginger Soy Sauce, Scallops wrapped with bacon served with barbecue sauce, and our Beef Carpaccio.

Dinner was served underneath the beautiful wedding tent, which overlooks the South River in Annapolis, Maryland. While toasts were given, guests enjoyed our field greens salad with sliced strawberries, dried cranberries, candied almonds, crumbled feta cheese and raspberry vinaigrette. For the main course, guests had the option of Bistro Filet with Cabernet Sauce, Chicken Roulade with asparagus, sundried tomatoes and gouda cheese, Rockfish with a Maryland Corn and Tomato Salsa, or a Portobello Mushroom Stack with Balsamic Glaze. All entrees were accompanied with grilled asparagus and a triple roast of yukon gold, red bliss and sweet potatoes.

After dinner, guests enjoyed dancing in London Town & Garden’s indoor Glass Pavilion. For dessert, Cakes by Rachael provided a beautiful naked wedding cake. We also had an ice cream sundae bar, which was perfect for this summer wedding. To top it all off, we served grilled cheese wedges as a late night snack. We had so much fun catering this Annapolis waterfront wedding. Congratulations to Elizabeth and Jeff!


Wedding Place Card Holder Shutters

Vintage Trunk Wedding Card Holder
Unique Wedding Guestbook
Wine Barrel Bar

Orange Crush Wedding Signature Drink

Summer Naked Wedding Cake

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Stunning Baltimore Rainy Wedding

Baltimore Rainy Wedding Photos

 All images in this post belong to Emily Chastain Photography

No amount of rain could stop Jenny and Marco from having a stunning wedding with their family and friends. The torrential down pour that rivaled any summer monsoon you would see down south, forced the ceremony and cocktail hour to take place indoors. Luckily, this couple had their ceremony at Evergreen Museum & Library, where plain B is just as beautiful as plan A. Their ceremony took place in Evergreen’s Carriage House, where a beautifully eloquent ceremony took place in the tented area.

While guests were invited to the Carriage House Stalls for cocktail hour, we transformed the tent for the main course. The champagne satin linens and blush satin napkins complimented the room’s sophisticated feel. The beautiful flowers supplied by Holly Frisch served as the perfect backdrop for the wedding ceremony, and added the perfect touch to the wedding centerpieces.

Emily Chastain did an absolutely amazing job photographing this stunning Baltimore rainy wedding. See below for the menu from Jenny and Marco’s summer Evergreen wedding. Congratulations, Jenny and Marco! It was a pleasure catering your wedding.

Wedding Welcome Table
Chef’s Charcuterie Plate
Tomato Bruschetta, Olive Tapenade and Peach & Mozzarella Bruschetta
Rustic Cheese Board with Manchego cheese, Parmigiano Reggiano, Blue Cheese and Brie
Blackened Shrimp Tacos with Heirloom Tomato Salsa

Seated Service Reception
Wedge Salad of Iceberg Lettuce, Crumbled Bacon, Crumbled Bleu Cheese, Diced Tomatoes with Bleu Cheese Dressing

Main Course Options
Boneless Breast of Chicken Oscar with Lump Crab, Asparagus, and Bearnaise Sauce
Teriyaki Glazed Salmon on bed of braised spinach, topped with caramelized onions
Eggplant Roulade rolled with Ricotta Cheese and Spinach, topped with Garden Marinara

Accompaniments of Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes and Julienne of Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Carrot and Red Pepper

Assorted Cheesecake Shooters including N.Y. style, Lime, Blueberry and Chocolate
Three-Tier Wedding Cake provided by LaCakerie

Baltimore Tented Wedding CeremonyEmily Chastain Photography
Evergreen Tent CeremonyEmily Chastain Photography
Evergreen Carriage House WeddingEmily Chastain Photography

Evergreen Wedding DecorEmily Chastain Photography 
Simple Rustic Wedding Decor

 Emily Chastain Photography
Baltimore Rainy WeddingEmily Chastain Photography

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Baltimore Themed AVAM Wedding

Baltimore Venues with Lanterns

Amanda and Tony’s Baltimore themed wedding at the American Visionary Art Museum is one of those weddings that brings a smile to your face no matter how many times you look at the photos. Pete Redel of Pete Redel Photography did an amazing job photographing this Baltimore Wedding. It was even featured on the Baltimore Sun’s “Wedded column.”

So, what made this Baltimore themed wedding so special? For one, Amanda made all of the wedding centerpieces. A beautiful, spring flower arrangement overflowing from the most iconic Baltimore beer can that there is — Natty Boh; made for a unique and fun wedding centerpiece for each table.  The bride also had a jumbo size Old Bay seasoning can for cards, accompanied with three mallets spelling out “A&T.” At the bar, there were koozies for guests that incorporated “Mr. Boh,” with the Love sign from John F. Kennedy Plaza in Philadelphia. There were so many ways that Amanda and Tony blended their personalities into this Baltimore themed AVAM wedding.

While both Amanda and Tony share a deep love for the NFL, they do not hold allegiance for the same team. Amanda, a die-hard Ravens fan, with Tony, being a Steelers fan, still found ways to incorporate both of their NFL teams. For one, purple and yellow became part of their wedding colors. Purple striped straws for the bar and yellow striped straws for guests to choose from. We’ll let you guess, which color guests they favored. We even personalized the sweetheart table for Amanda and Tony with purple AND yellow linen. Marriage is all about compromise, right?

Here’s the menu for this amazing Baltimore themed wedding at the American Visionary Art Museum. We had so much fun planning and catering Amanda and Tony’s big day!

-Antipasto platter of marinated olives, marinated artichoke hearts, Provolone cheese drizzled with balsamic glaze, Genoa salami, pepperoncini, marinated mushrooms and roasted red peppers

- Middle Eastern Trio of Hummus, Babaganouch, and Olive Tapenade
-Maryland Crab Dip
-Natty Boh Cheddar Cheese Fondue

-Field Greens Salad with toasted almonds, dried cranberries, crumbled feta cheese and raspberry vinaigrette
-Mediterranean Salmon with sauteed leeks, asparagus, black olives, carrot, garlic and lemon. Topped with a Rustic Pesto.
-Tenderloin of Beef served with Cabernet Sauce
-Garlic Mashed Potatoes
-Grilled Asparagus Spears

Ice Cream Sundae Bar
Mini Cupcakes from Midnite Confections Cupcakery

**All pictures belong to Pete Redel Photography

AVAM Wedding Ceremony First FloorPete Redel Photography
AVAM Baltimore Themed Wedding FavorsPete Redel Photography
AVAM Wedding Reception TablesPete Redel Photography
Baltimore Themed Wedding Seating ChartPete Redel Photography
Baltimore Themed Card HolderPete Redel Photography
Natty Boh and Utz Girl Wedding DecorPete Redel Photography
Wedding Cupcake BarPete Redel Photography
Baltimore Wedding LanternsPete Redel Photography 

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Irvine Nature Center Wedding

Irvine Nature Center Wedding

We’re so excited to feature Avril and Jeff’s Irvine Nature Center wedding. These two are up there with some of the craftiest bride & groom duo’s that we have had the pleasure to work with. Jeff created a wedding ring box out of Legos, complete with a bride and groom Lego figurines. The rings were placed on the Lego bride and groom, and used during the ceremony. Avril took care of making all of the beautiful centerpieces for the guest tables, and so much more.

The ceremony took place outside at Irvine Nature Center. This eco-friendly venue offers three ceremony options within the property. Avril and Jeff had their ceremony in the woodlands of Irvine Nature Center. Serene, quiet and most importantly- shaded, this lovely outdoor ceremony was perfect for Avril and Jeff’s guests.

After the ceremony, guests went to Irvine Nature Center’s deck, where cocktails and appetizers awaited them. For appetizers we served, Hot Maryland Crab Dip, Natty Boh Cheddar Cheese Fondue, Bruschetta Bazaar (Roasted Vegetable Bruschetta, Muffaletto Olive Bruschetta, and Tomato Bruschetta), and an assortment of seasonal vegetables. Not to mention, Irvine Nature Center’s staff brought a few turtles to cocktail hour for the kids and adults to enjoy. Between the spacious grounds of the property, and the animal exhibits open to the guests – it is a very kid-friendly venue!

For Avril and Jeff’s Irvine Nature Center Wedding, the buffet dinner and dancing took place in the outdoor tent. After the great toasts made by Jeff’s brother, and Avril’s best friend, we opened the buffet. For dinner we served Spice Rubbed Pork with an Apple Cider Cream Sauce; Boneless Breast of Chicken stuffed with crab meat and corn bread, topped with a Champagne Sauce; Fresh Garden Salad offered with Ranch dressing and Raspberry Vinaigrette on the side; Glazed Baby Belgian Carrots; Triple Roast of Yukon Gold, Red Bliss, and Sweet Potatoes; and Artisan Rolls and butter.

For dessert, the bride and groom had marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers, so their guests could make S’mores with Irvine Nature Center’s fire pit. They even had a small ceremonial wedding cake, which served as the top tier of their wedding cupcake tower.

All of the personal touches are what made this Irvine Nature Center wedding so unique and special. Congratulations to Avril and Jeff!

DIY lego wedding ring holder DIY wedding decorations Summer Wedding Cake and Cupcakes Wedding thumb print guestbook

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Harwood Farms Wedding

Harwood Farms Bride and Groom

As American Pharoah was making history winning the Triple Crown, we had the pleasure of catering a spectacular Harwood Farms wedding. Alison and Todd’s Harwood Farms’ wedding was a stunning, rustic farm wedding. Without a cloud in the sky, Alison and Todd had their ceremony underneath Harwood Farm’s walnut tree. Upon arrival, guests could help themselves to a drink from the bar. One of Alison and Todd’s friends even brewed a pale ale called the, “Ostrombrau,” for Mr. and Mrs’s Ostrom and their guests.

After the ceremony was over, guests were free to enjoy appetizers, drinks and outdoor games. Alison and Todd had numerous lawn games available to their guests including corn hole, ladder golf, giant Jenga, Kan Jam, and giant Connect Four. For appetizers we served Maryland crab dip, our Middle Eastern Trio of hummus, babaganouch, olive tapenade, Torta Basil (chevre cheese, sundried tomatoes, pesto and pine nuts), and our contemporary crudites of seasonal vegetables.

Alison and Todd also had apples and carrots in a basket for their guests to feed to the horses. They even thought to bring a photo of how to properly feed a horse, so that their guests would know. Between the horses and the landscaping at Harwood Farms, there was no shortage of photo opportunities at this summer farm wedding!

We designed a stations style meal to fit this fun Harwood Farms wedding. Alison and Todd’s wedding stations included:

-Southwestern Fajita Station featuring Grilled Chicken, Beef, and Summer Vegetables. Guests were able to add their own toppings including sauteed peppers and onions, cheddar cheese, lettuce, sliced black olives, diced tomatoes, scallions, jalapenos, salsa, sour cream, and guacamole. We also had our Fiesta Rice to go with the fajitas.

-Maryland Seafood Station featuring Tilapia Sliders with a lemon aioli, Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail with spicy cocktail sauce, and Old Bay seasoned Tater Tots.

-Kabob Station featuring Grilled Chicken Kabobs with Chimichurri Sauce, and Grilled zucchini, yellow squash, mushrooms, red onion and tomato Kabobs with Chimichurri sauce. To go with the summer kabobs we served our Cucumber and Watermelon salad, and our Sundried Tomato and Cappellini Salad.

Finally, we designed two wedding dessert bars. An ice cream sundae bar and a s’mores bar. Alison and Todd’s guests had so much fun roasting marshmallows and creating their own ice cream sundaes. It was the perfect way to top off this Harwood Farms Wedding.

Congratulations to Alison and Todd! We had so much fun being a part of your summer farm wedding. A special thank you to Alison’s uncle, Jim, for sharing these photos from their special day.

Harwood Farms Wedding Reception

Harwood Farms Wedding Timeline

Harwood Farms Flower Centerpieces

Harwood Farms Horse

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Corradetti Glass Studio Wedding

Rustic Wedding Centerpiece

Gone are the days where there is one standard menu for every wedding. At Zeffert and Gold Catering, we love communicating with our clients to design a menu that fits their unique vision for their special day. For Dana and Tom, designing a menu that accommodated their guest count and their venue was our goal for this Corradetti Glass Studio wedding.

Corradetti Glass Studio is a unique Baltimore venue that has ample parking for your guests, and accommodates having both the ceremony and reception in the same venue. Dana and Tom had their ceremony facing the gorgeous stoned wall backdrop. We used two of our wine barrels with flowers to decorate the alter stage. All of the gorgeous flowers from this wedding were done by Mobtown Florals. Dana and Tom had some seating for their guests during the ceremony, while others stood and watched the lovely couple say their, “I Do’s.”

After the ceremony was over, we flipped the room for cocktail hour and the reception. Dana and Tom used a combination of high top tables, and smaller round tables with seating to maximize their venue space. With this cocktail style reception setup, guests had ample room for eating, drinking and dancing!

During cocktail hour, we had a variety of stationary appetizers for Dana and Tom’s guests to enjoy. We had some Baltimore classics like our Maryland Crab Dip, and our Natty Boh Cheddar Cheese Fondue. To round out the appetizer table, we had a beautiful Antipasto Platter, and our Vegetarian Trio of Hummus, Babaganouch and Olive Tapenade.

After cocktail hour, it was time for the champagne toast and the first dances. Dana’s sister, Shannon, and Tom’s brother, Dave, gave beautiful toasts that made the day’s celebration at Corradetti Glass Studio even more perfect. Following the toasts and first dances, we passed a few more appetizers like our Pulled Barbecue Pork Slider and our Stuffed Mushroom Caps with sausage.

After the hors d’oeuvres, we opened a Pasta Bar to round out the menu for this Corradetti Glass Studio wedding. Guests enjoyed penne pasta and tricolor cheese tortellini with options of a vodka rose sauce, or a Shitake mushroom cream sauce. Garlic toast rounds and Caesar salad accompanied both types of pasta.

For the rest of the evening, guests got to dance, and eat delicious cupcakes from Starry Night bakery. It was a pleasure catering this Corradetti Glass Studio wedding. Congratulations to Dana and Tom!

Vintage Trunk Card Holder

Wedding Mad Libs

Unique Wedding Guest book

Four Tier Wedding Cupcake Display

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Cold Saturday Farm Wedding

Cold Saturday Farm Wedding

Google search: Rustic Farm Wedding in Maryland.

7,180,000 results. This rising wedding trend is one that is going to continue to skyrocket when you see Cori and Jon’s breathtaking Cold Saturday Farm Wedding. What made Cori and Jon’s rustic farm wedding so unique?

Google search: DIY Rustic Farm Wedding in Maryland.

540,000 results. Building a wedding from the ground up, is no easy task. Things like having 417 mason jars with candles is just one of the many details you have to consider. What made this wedding even more special was that Jon, the groom, made all of the signs and wooden details. That’s just the beginning of the intricate details of this Cold Saturday Farm wedding.

Before we share the photos from Cori and Jon’s wedding, we of course have to share the food we served at this beautiful Cold Saturday Farm wedding. We designed a menu that was complimentary of the barn setting, but still had that “wow factor” for a wedding.

Wedding Welcome Table

Hot Maryland Crab Dip with gourmet cracker selection, gluten-free crackers and pita

Sweet and Sour Cocktail Meatballs

Natty Boh Cheddar Cheese Fondue

Market Basket of Seasonal Vegetables

Pre-Set Salad
Field Greens Salad with dried cranberries, toasted almonds, and crumbled feta cheese, tossed with raspberry vinaigrette

Pulled Pork Barbecue

Hot Machine Sliced Pit Beef and Pit Turkey

Assorted breads, including gluten-free bread

Three Cheese Macaroni and Cheese with Cheddar, Gouda and Swiss Cheese

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Sauteed Green Beans

Assorted Pies and Wedding Cake

This is one of those weddings, where it’s best to let the pictures speak for themselves. Congratulations Cori and Jon!

Pick a Seat Not a Side Sign

Rustic Barn Wedding Sign

Wedding ceremony aisle flowers
Your Glass for The Night Sign
Barn Wedding Sweetheart Table

Canoe Wedding Beer Cooler

DIY Rustic Tree Card Holder
Gift Table Decor

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Liriodendron Wedding

Liriodendron Garden Wedding BaltimoreWe had such a great time with Joyce and Raymond’s at their Liriodendron Wedding. This wedding truly had it all. Amazing weather, friends, family, drinks, games, gelato and of course awesome food! Guests arrived to walk up to this gorgeous historic mansion in Harford County. As guests entered the property walking around the side portico they were overwhelmed with the sheer beauty of the wisteria trees hanging over the reception tables. As they look out further they can see the garden filled with chairs as the perfect backdrop for an amazing ceremony. Be sure to check out all of the pictures from this amazing Liriodendron Wedding!

Outdoor Garden Wedding Baltimore Wedding Catering

After the gorgeous ceremony guests came inside to dine on appetizers that included warm house made scones with raspberry, blueberry, and strawberry rhubarb jelly, cracked crab claws, lobster rolls, and miniature shrimp tacos among many others. After guests munched on their appetizers many of them took advantage of the gorgeous location and weather to go out in the garden, grab a drink, and play games such as corn hole or giant jenga.

edding Program Baltimore

After cocktail hour, guests were invited back into the Liriodendron Mansion  for introductions and toasts. Then guests sat down for their first course and then entrees which consisted of hand cut filet, miso glazed salmon, and mandarin orange glazed duck breast. The rest of the night was spent drinking, dancing, and enjoying delicious gelato from Pitango.

We loved working with Joyce and Raymond on their amazing Liriodendron Wedding and wish you all the happiness in the world!


Lovely Vendors:

Catering: Zeffert and Gold Catering

Wedding Planning: the fabulous NOLO Wedding and Events

Venue: Liriodendron Mansion

DJ: Dance Masters

Gelato: Pitango

Photography: Daisy Saulls Photography (above images by Zeffert and Gold Catering)

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Cloisters Castle Wedding

Cloisters Castle Wedding Staircase
We are so excited to feature Tracy and Ryan’s Cloisters Castle wedding on our blog today. Cloisters Castle is a beautiful venue located off of Falls Road in Lutherville, Md. As you can imagine, the castle is stunningly beautiful and adds so much character to any wedding or special event. Tracy and Ryan embraced the uniqueness of the venue and decided to have a Gatsby themed wedding. A castle, plus a 1920’s themed wedding… It doesn’t get much better than that. Thankfully, Ken Pak Photography took gorgeous photos from this wedding. All photos on this blog post belong to him.

As the Victrola began to play, guests arrived at Tracy and Ryan’s Cloisters Castle Friday evening wedding. A guitarist and a lovely vocal group sang during Tracy and Ryan’s wedding ceremony. After the ceremony, guests were invited to cocktail hour to enjoy appetizers and cocktails.

After cocktail hour, it was time for Tracy and Ryan’s first dance. The newly married couple’s first dance song was Ain’t That Love, by Ray Charles. Then, it was time for the wedding stations to be open. We had two stations for their guests to enjoy. One, was a Grilled Cheese station, which featured Brie and Pear Grilled Cheese, and Tomato, Mozzarella, Basil and Balsamic Glaze Grilled Cheese. We also had Butternut Squash Soup Shooters to accompany the grilled cheeses.

The other wedding food station was our Short Rib Station, which featured our Twelve Hour Braised Beef Short Ribs served over Garlic Mashed Potatoes. After the guests had time to try both stations, it was time for more wedding traditions. Tracy and Ryan had an award for one of their guests who had the best Gatsby themed costume. Tracy tossed her bouquet with Beyonce’s “Single Ladies,” playing in the background; while Ryan tossed the garter to the tune of “It’s Raining Men,” by the Weather Girls. If you are thinking about having a bouquet or garter toss, doing it after dinner is a great time to do it, as a transition into the dancing portion of your reception. Tracy and Ryan even had an anniversary dance to welcome her guests out on the dance floor.

Other fun wedding traditions at Tracy and Ryan’s Cloisters Castle Wedding:
-Father/Daughter dance: “Unforgettable” Nat King and Natalie Cole (morphs into “Wild Thing” The Troggs)
-Mother/Son dance: “What a Wonderful World” Michael Buble
-Bride and Groom Send-off, with Guests blowing bubbles

Tracy and Ryan’s Cloisters Castle wedding was so much fun to cater and plan. We wish this fun couple a lifetime of happiness!

Cloisters Castle Gatsby Themed Wedding
Cloisters Castle Wedding Catering
Cloisters Castle Wedding

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Baltimore Museum of Industry Wedding

Baltimore Museum of Industry Wedding CateringAll photos in this blog post, credit to NoLo Weddings & Events.

One of our fifteen events last weekend took place at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. We had a lovely time catering this Baltimore Museum of Industry wedding for Amy and Buzz last Friday night. One of the many great things about the Baltimore Museum of Industry is that it is a unique museum that enlightens your guests about the industrial history of Baltimore. Whether your guests are from out of town or local, it provides genuine entertainment for your guests. Plus the venue overlooks the Inner Harbor, providing a priceless backdrop of iconic Baltimore spots.

What made this wedding even better was getting to work with NoLo Weddings and Events. All of the photos featured on our blog today came from their instagram account (@noloweddingsevents). Thank you to them and to all other vendors that tag us on social media!

Cocktail hour took place in the front of the museum near some of their permanent collections like the Decker Gallery, the Pharmacy, the Machine Shop, and many others. Guests wandered in and out of exhibits while enjoying cocktails and appetizers. We had a lovely stationary appetizer table with our Cinnamon Seared Tuna with sesame brittle on top of a seaweed salad, with a spicy plum sauce. We also had a beautiful Charcuterie display of assorted cheeses like brie, manchego, reggiano parmigiano, blue cheese; and meats like prosciutto, capicola, kiesler and sopressata with a Baltimore beer mustard. To compliment the meats and cheeses we had glazed nuts, dried cranberries, and fresh melons.

After cocktail hour, guests went to their seats where we had a salad pre-set for them to enjoy. We served a field green salad with a black berry vinaigrette that was the perfect spring salad for this Baltimore Museum of Industry wedding. Amy and Buzz then had their first dance in front of their family and friends.

After the first dance and introductions took place, it was time to open the buffet. For the main course we served chicken meuniere, which is a lightly breaded chicken breast with fresh lemon juice and parsley butter. We also served beef tenderloin with a cabernet sauce, and a radiatore pasta with a pesto cream sauce. To accompany these entrees, we served grilled asparagus with olive oil and fresh herbs.

For dessert, there was an assortment of cake from Yia Yia’s Bakery. Amy and Buzz spent the rest of the night dancing and celebrating with their family and friends. Congratulations to this amazing couple!

Baltimore Museum of Industry Sweetheart Table

Baltimore Museum of Industry Wedding Centerpiece

Baltimore Museum of Industry Wedding

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