We don’t often get to shoot in the heart of city. We especially don’t get many opportunities to shoot in venues peppered with incredible art every where you look. Beth did such an amazing job marrying (pun intended) color and craftiness with urban art. What came together at the American Visionary Art Museum in downtown Baltimore, was nothing short of fabulous! I love a good mash-up of styles and I guarantee you will love this wedding. So unique: just like Beth and Floyd.
“What are your wedding colors?” I ask. “Yellow and Teal” she answers. OH BABY…give me some color! I’m listening…..go on. Vintage glass bottles with garden flowers you say, exposed brick warehouse surrounded by art gardens….We’re in! Nothing but quirky art as far as the eye can see.
We officially met Beth and Floyd about a year and a half ago while chowing on some Tex-Mex in Alexandria, VA. We learned about how they met and fell in love at college and about the super fab wedding Beth was conceptualizing in her brain. She came packing with a binder full of lovliness painting her vision for us. Fast forward about 6 months to their fall engagement session last year at a friends farm. They have a total laid-back vibe together which we totally appreciate. I was excited to get to the main event and see everything come to life.
I simply adore Beth’s wedding dress! So flattering and flirty, sassy and sweet. Enjoy this voyage into their wedding day and be sure to drink while doing the Oddbins quiz in the awesomeness of their reception pictures. This crew was full of passion for music.
Beth made her necklace, bracelet, fascinator and all the fabric rosettes on the girls purses.
Her wedding and reception shoes
Beth going down for her first look. So excited and then so serious while facing Floyd waiting to be presented. I love this moment.
Outside the museum are these amazing mirror/glass murals and covered bus.
Beth grabbed these gigantic balloons to bring down to the museum for some pops of blue.
We headed down to the inner harbor for some shots.
Beth and Floyd requested on their wedding invitations that friends/family bring in a strip of cloth that represented them to be wrapped around them during a the ceremony symbolizing the yoking of them together with the support of family and friends.
View from the top of Federal Hill where their ceremony site was.
You have to click this link to appreciate just what they were standing beneath. This is Fifi, she is a gigantic float from the AVAM Kinetic Sculpture Race. You are seeing a fraction of her fur.
This is the first time I’ve heard Kanye West “Hey Mama” played for the mother/son dance.
Every reception has it’s own vibe to it. Some guests are more reserved than others. Some choose to play Michael Buble or swing dance. Others top 40, some love a hard core dance party and others….AND OTHERS….just want to sing until their throats are dry and hoarse. Full on, every lyric, power fists, passion filled singing and dancing. This crew enjoyed EVERY.SINGLE.SONG and it was awesome to behold.
See for yourself.
This may be the point that Gogol Bordello’s “Start Wearing Purple” came on. This song is grossly under-used at receptions and should be mandatory because it is AWESOME to dance to and/or sing your guts out to.
A lifetime of happiness and many many more nights with friends singing at the top of your lungs. You are so blessed by those around you! Thank you for your patience with me getting this long-awaited post out!