When two people are so obviously perfect for each other I can’t help but get super excited about sharing their story. Let me introduce to you, Jess and Ross. I feel so lucky to have been their photographer, and I will always have a soft spot in my heart for this darling duo. Check out their “Local Love” feature in Baltimore Bride and the photo recap below of their magnificent Sagamore Pendry Baltimore Wedding!
Here are a few quotes from the “Local Love” feature in Baltimore Bride
Wedding Design Inspiration: The Sagamore Pendry was designed to honor Baltimore’s heritage but with a modern and luxurious twist. We extended that theme to the wedding and went with a fresh take on an elegant vintage look. The ivory, black, and metallic color scheme was classic, and the pops of blush went with my dress.
What Was Unique and Special About Your Wedding Day: It’s funny because I was really focused on planning the reception; I just wanted everyone else to have a great time at our wedding. But the ceremony was what ended up making our day unique and special. Before the larger ceremony, we had a ketubah signing with just the wedding party. It was an intimate gathering and our cantor, Jan Morrison, asked each person to give us a blessing. The blessings were so touching, heartfelt, sweet and funny.
We also did something a little different for our first dance. We had everyone join us for the twist! I love the Beatles and if you listen to the lyrics it sounds like a love song.
Favorite Details: There were so many! One of my favorites details was our escort cards. A few weeks before the wedding we happened to get a silhouette of us done at the Fells Point Festival. MLC designs was able to incorporate it into our menus and escort cards, which went perfectly with our vintagey theme. The escort cards featured a custom wax seal with our silhouette in different metallic colors that indicated guests’ meal choices.
There was also a super cute vintage wagon that my mom and her friend Manuele brought back to life for the youngest members of the wedding party to go down the aisle in, and our signature drink, a Moscow Mule that we called Ginger Soul. Since we both have red hair we thought it would be funny to have something with ginger in it, and the name was a play on the ginger beer in the drink and the South Park episode that claims gingers have no souls.
Most Unexpected Event On Your Wedding Day: Definitely the Best Man toast! There is a running joke in Ross’s family that the mailman must be his real dad because no one else has red hair. Ross’s brother Ryan said that as a wedding gift he decided to track down Ross’s birth parents and had friends dressed as Ronald McDonald and Wendy Thomas deliver a happy meal during the toast. Then the Hamburglar ran in and carried Wendy out over his shoulder. Ryan did wrap up with some nice comments about us!
Location: Sagamore Pendry Baltimore
Hair: Hair Rebel Designs , Cerissa McKinley
Makeup: Caitlyn Meyer
Wedding Dress: Hayley Paige dress from Kleinfeld Bridal
Bridesmaids: The Bridal Boutique
Groom and Groomsmen: Tuxedo House
Cake: La Cakerie
Caterer: Sagamore Pendry Baltimore
Day Of Wedding Coordinator: Lee Kendall from Elizabeth Bailey Weddings
Flowers: Edge Floral Event Designers
Invitations: mlc designs
Music: DJ Kopec
Officiant: Cantor Jan Morrison
Photo Booth: Top Tier Photo Booth
Second Photographer: Emily Chastain