Welcome back to the second half of Cali and Dan’s fall wedding in Maryland! (Did you see their traditional Jewish wedding ceremony? Go back and check that out first!) Filled to the brim with warm, fall inspired wedding details, this cozy reception in Baltimore just kind of makes you wish you were a guest. Loved ones from both sides were seated together and served dinner family style, to exude a dinner party-like atmosphere! Get lost in these gorgeous images from Blink Photography and read on for Cali’s wedding day inspiration…
From Cali: Our main reception priority as a couple was having fantastic food and drink. We were lucky to work with a caterer who provided a wide variety of dishes. It was delicious! Cali’s from Oregon and Dan went to law school in Vermont so we selected beers from Vermont and wines from Oregon. One of the cocktails used maple syrup that we bought on vacation in Vermont, where we go a couple times a year, directly from the farm that produced it!
The space also had spectacularly big windows looking out into the arboretum. Cali’s parents lit those trees, so that the environment outside was really incorporated into the interior. At dinner, the guests were seated at three long rectangular tables and the food was served family style. We made a conscious effort to seat guests from different families and parts of our lives together and sprinkled our wedding party throughout. We really wanted everyone to feel like they were a part of our wedding, not just observing it.
Cali’s wedding planning advice for other DC-area couples:
Get recommendations from your vendors! Our caterer introduced us to our venue, our photographer introduced us to our DJ, and our hotels recommended the shuttle company.
Thank you so much Cali and Dan for sharing your wedding ceremony with us! The following Washington DC area wedding professionals contributed to their wedding:
Venue: Cylburn Arboretum
Officiant: Rabbi David Burstein
Photography: Blink Photography
Ceremony Music: MyDeejay
Stationery: Jack and Ella Paper
Jewelry: Lawrence Miller and Co.
Hair: Kristen Foster Hair Artistry
Makeup: Face the Day Beauty
Bridesmaids’ Attire: Alfred Sung from Weddington Way
Bridesmaids’ Accessories: Lou Lou Boutique
Groom Attire + Shoes: Macy’s
Groomsmen Accessories: Bows ‘n Ties
Favors: Donations to Bread for the City
Indoor Trees: Plants Alive!
Ketubah: New Ketubah
Rentals: ABC Party and Tent
Table Runners: DIY
Transportation: ZBest Limousines
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Photo Credit: Blink Photography