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Kristen and Kris were married in a traditional church ceremony at St. William of York Catholic followed by a reception at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, Md. on June 8.  “They planned one of the most unique and fun wedding days I have ever been a part of,” Brittani Croft of Britt Croft Photography said. “They did a great job prioritizing their faith and choosing a sacred ceremony space, while also showing their guests a true glimpse into their colorful personalities.” The bride wore a v-neck tea-length wedding gown with short sleeves, accessorized with her hair in an updo, finger-tip length veil, and a pair of peep-toe slingbacks, while the groom wore a three-piece gray suit, accessorized with a tie. Bridesmaids wore short yellow chiffon dresses and carried bouquets of roses, gerber daisies, berries, and dusty millers. Guests were greeted with a kraft paper bag filled with local trivia and treats. Once the exchanging of vows were sealed with a kiss, it was official! They exited out as everyone waved ribbons wands in the air. “The American Visionary Art Museum was one of the coolest venues I have ever shot in,” she said. “From the prime location, being just across from Federal Hill and the Inner Harbor, to the sculptures, gardens, exposed brick, and art displayed throughout, there was already so many great things for the eye to explore.” Tables were decorated with gray linens, white napkins, mason jar centerpieces, and votive candles, surrounded by folding padded chairs. Notice the paper pom poms hanging from the ceiling too? “My favorite element was their beautiful cake and the fabric backdrop behind it,” Croft said. “Their sweet bunting topper turly was the icing on it. . . the day really came together just as Kristen and Kris hoped.”

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Photography: Britt Croft Photography | Ceremony Venue: St. William of York Catholic Church | Reception Venue: American Visionary Art Museum | Dress Designer: Dolly Couture | Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew and David’s Bridal | Hair and Makeup Artist: Mia Bella Hair Salon | Invitations: Wild Eye Designs | Caterer: Chef’s Expressions | Cake: SugarBakers Cakes 

FS-Weds-Photo courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore 

If you’re planning a wedding in the Baltimore area, there’s only one place you need to be this Sunday – FS Weds: A Wedding Showcase at the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore! You’ll be able to meet some of Baltimore’s most talented wedding professionals and have the opportunity to win lots of fabulous prizes! And bring your future spouse and family members, too – there will be a Groom’s Lounge and a Mother-of-the-Bride Room just for them.

The event starts at 2 p.m. this Sunday, but VIPs can get exclusive first access starting at 11:30am with a special luncheon. The VIP lunch includes an amazing swag bag, and a multi-course luncheon (with champagne, of course!). VIPs will also enjoy a special wedding-planning panel featuring renowned wedding experts, including planner extraordinaire Marcy Blum and our very own Kim Forrest, editor here at WeddingWire.

General admission tickets are $25, and VIP tickets are $85.  Click here for more information or to purchase tickets! See you Sunday!

Real Wedding – Emilee + Jason

Posted by Jeffra on Jun 13, 2011

Emilee & Jason
April 2011
Baltimore, Maryland

From the Photographer: “This wedding was EPIC! Jason & Emilee had a hindu ceremony, starting with a traditional baraat (groom’s processional), where the groom rode a horse to the ceremony site, and then celebrated with his family and friends outside, complete with an indian drummer, and bagpiper (a surprise nod to Emilee’s scottish heritage). Following the hindu ceremony, the couple changed into western attire for more photos, and a reception where the groom surprised his lovely bride with a surprise visit from Poe, the Baltimore Ravens mascot! It was an amazing day, from start to finish!” – Meghan Lynn Photography

WeddingWire has teamed up with Fox 45 and theBaltimore Bridal Showcase to give one lucky couple from the Baltimore area a dream wedding BUT they only have one week to plan!

The final 4 couples in our My Wedding in a Week contest have been announced! Read their stories at and cast your vote for the winning couple!

Voting ends this Thursday, February 3rd at 5pm.

Don’t miss these upcoming Baltimore Bridal Showcase events!

Saturday, February 5th and Sunday, February 6th

Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD
Saturday: 5pm – 9pm
Sunday: 11am – 4pm

Baltimore Brides! Win a FREE $35,000 Wedding!

Posted by Jeffra on Jan 18, 2011
WeddingWire has teamed up with Fox 45 and Baltimore Bridal Showcase to give one lucky couple from the Baltimore area a dream wedding BUT they only have one week to plan!

Beginning January 17th, we encourage local couples to enter to win a $35,000 wedding. With the help of our team of wedding professionals, you will get it all, from the dress to the reception and everything in between. Give us a week and we will give you a wedding!

Jan 17 – 27: Registration Period
January 27: Registration closes, 5pm
January 28: Voting on Top 4 couples begins, 9am
February 3: Voting on Top 4 couples closes, 5pm
February 4: Winner announced
Feb 7 – 10: Voting on wedding elements
February 11: Wedding Day!
BONUS: All entrants will receive two free tickets to the Baltimore Bridal Showcase events!
Saturday, February 5th and Sunday, February 6th
Baltimore Convention Center
1 West Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD
Saturday: 5pm – 9pm
Sunday: 11am – 4pm

Contest registration ends at 5:00pm on Thursday, January 27th.

Click here for contest rules and entry. Good luck!

Participating Wedding Professionals
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1840s Ballroom

Ceremony & Reception Venue


Eventi Planning

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Jewel Dunn’s River

Beach Resort



AAA Award Winning Photography



Ripple Effect Productions



Stella’s Bridal and Tuxedo

Wedding Gown


Flora Designs Florist



ShutterBooth Maryland

Photo Booth


Event Perfect

Décor/Rental Items


SugarBakers Cakes



MLC Designs



The Men’s Wearhouse



Golden Productions

DJ Music


The Maryland

Wedding Officiant



Up Do’s for I Do’s



Slumber Parties

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