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!