Rachel and Ryan’s Wedding at Baltimore’s Hippodrome

natty boh and utz wedding invitation

Weddings are high art, human interest stories of love played out on life’s grand stage.  In fact, Rachel and Ryan did exactly this in real life.  Their wedding took place at Baltimore’s France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, otherwise known as the Hippodrome Theatre.  The stage-production motif was carried throughout the “production” with their names in the theatre marquee, a Playbill program and many more elements.  Thanks to Hippodrome’s Kim Dorgan for coordinating this behind the scenes.

bridal last name hanger

Applause is in order for Drew Vanlandingham as Creative Director (wedding planner extroadinaire) for working with the bride and her mother as well as a cast of thousands to set the stage for this grand production.

bride with pink yellow white orchid bouquet

bride kissing groom

Bride and groom posing with dog

bride and groom on stage

Our bride got ready in the star’s dressing room and made her entrance on the stage along with her dashing groom.  Thanks again to Drew for the gorgeous floral arrangements.

bridal party in theater seats

There were so many locations for our couple to be featured in photographs and this blog doesn’t have the space to show them all.

bride walking down theater aisle

When it came time for the ceremony, all eyes were on the bride’s entrance.

ring exchange ceremony

Nuptuals were carried out on the stage to full dramatic lighting and effect.

ceremony on theater stage

oriole ice sculpture bobble head cake

An Orioles (their team!) ice sculpture greeted guests at intermission (cocktail hour) and the bride & groom bobbleheads were a great touch atop the cake by Linwoods.  Appearing also is our couple’s Saint Bernard puppy (growing very large very fast).

bobble head wedding cake topper

hippodrome ballroom wedding reception

The ballroom was dramatically but tastefully decorated and Sherri of Linwoods Restaurant provided an impeccable gourmet dinner.

bridal table at reception in pink

Rachel also runs Kindly R.S.V.P. Designs and created all of the invitations and menus for her wedding.  One word – stunning!

wedding menu with jewel

guest book plate dish

bride and groom dancing

The white dance floor was truly a production with dramatic lighting and our couple providing their own good impression of Fred Astair and Ginger Rogers.  I can’t wait to see the movie from Jim Skipper’s Black Tie Productions!

bride and groom dancing

bride and groom messy cake cut with bobble head

A food fight erupted at the cake cutting and their bobbleheads got the brunt of it!

bride and groom dancing with band

bride and groom outside of hippodrome

A late stroll outside gave Rachel and Ryan a chance to catch their breath and enjoy their top billing!

bride and groom outside of the hippodrome

Wedding Details: Venue – Hippodrome Theatre | Coordinator – Drew Vanlandingham | Catering & Cake – Linwoods | Video – Black Tie Productions | Invitations & Menus – Kindly R.S.V.P. Designs

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