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Beth and Floyd Married~ Baltimore, MD

posted by Kelly

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 in the awesomeness of their reception pictures. This crew was full of passion for music.

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth made her necklace, bracelet, fascinator and all the fabric rosettes on the girls purses.

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Her wedding and reception shoes

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth going down for her first look. So excited and then so serious while facing Floyd waiting to be presented. I love this moment.

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Outside the museum are these amazing mirror/glass murals and covered bus.

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth grabbed these gigantic balloons to bring down to the museum for some pops of blue.

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

We headed down to the inner harbor for some shots.

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

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.

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

View from the top of Federal Hill where their ceremony site was.

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

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.

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

This is the first time I’ve heard Kanye West “Hey Mama” played for the mother/son dance.

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

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.

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

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.

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

Beth and Floyd~Baltimore, MD

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!

4 Responses

Rebecca says:

August 26, 2011 at 7:35 pm

awesome! love the pictures, location and couple looked super cute! great job:)

Lynn says:

August 27, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Beautiful pictures! Another Kellan masterpiece!

Mirrored Mosaics, Harbor Views, & Rocking the Dancefloor | Stephanie Yonce Photography says:

September 6, 2011 at 3:33 pm

[…] and Ryan – Working with you two for this wedding and for Heather and Paul’s wedding has been a wonderful learning experience. ¬†Any couple […]

Margaret says:

September 9, 2011 at 5:12 pm

I’m sitting here in my office on a Friday night, the cleaning crew and me, listening to Kanye, looking at these amazing pictures of an even more amazing celebration of life and love and joy, happy tears in my eyes. Thanks for sharing the love!

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