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Main Street Ballroom

Justine & Jared Main Street Ballroom

Wedding Photographers in Maryland

I think Main Street Ballroom is solidly on our list of favorite venues. Whenever we get to photograph a wedding at MSB it is always spectacular, and our couples always make the venue more unique than it already is. We also are just huge fans of Ellicott City in general. The sense of community that this area boasts and the friendliness of its members make anyone visiting feel at home. Jared and Justine, I would say, had the perfect Fall day for their wedding in Ellicott City. It was sunny, not too hot or cold, and there was a puppy costume parade happening right down the street. To put it another way, the second we saw a Dachshund in a witch outfit - I knew the day was won. It felt so fitting that Jared and Justine's day would encompass so much charm. Not just within the confines of their venue, but also surrounding them in the city. The entire day was a celebration for all of those in the area, and while the people weren't all celebrating the bride and groom, the energy was 100% funneling into Main Street Ballroom that night. Justine and Jared - thank you both so much. We loved getting to meet you and being a part of your day. Above all else, you two are a dream to be around and we are so happy that we got to witness your absolutely stunning wedding! Amazing things from the day! There was a puppy parade...

Megan & Ricky Main Street Ballroom

Wedding Photographers in Maryland

I don't think the novelty of Main Street Ballroom will ever wear off for me. I mean, it just doesn't get better than this gorgeous industrial venue in the middle of quaint Ellicott City. Every single wedding we've had at this location has always taken my breath away, and Megan and Ricky's wedding is no exception!  Even though the majority of the day was rainy, that didn't put any sort of damper on the mood of the day. The second Megan and Ricky were finally together at the end of the aisle of St. Augustine Church, there was a calmness that washed over the day. These two balance each other so well, and even in moments of silence, you can feel the love that they have for each other. Their entire day was absolutely amazing, my only wish is that we could have stayed on the dance floor with them and partied the night away!  Megan and Ricky, thank you both so much for allowing us to experience your beautiful wedding day! We are so excited for you two and all that is to come in your future! We hope that you enjoy your time in Mexico relaxing now that wedding planning is all finished!! :D Cool stuff from the day! It rained for most of the day EXCEPT for when it was time for us to wander around Ellicott City! Perfect timing! This was our second time exploring Main Street with Megan and Ricky. We also photographed...

Krystle & David Main Street Ballroom

Wedding Photographers in Maryland

I'm STILL in tears over the amazingness of Krystle and David's wedding at Main Street Ballroom. Honestly, this is the most gorgeous wedding venue in Ellicott City (sorry other EC venues). There's so many possibilities with it, and Krystle and David COMPLETELY turned it into a dreamland. I knew from the very second we arrived for their at-home engagement session that these two were perfect. A pillow fight, a cooking sesh, and a moment by the water? Seriously, they are a photographer's dream! So the second we pulled up to Main Street Ballroom and saw Flor de Casa doing her thing with a moon arch...I was pinching myself. The entire day I had to keep pinching myself because everyone involved in this day made it absolutely incredible. I was tearing up at Krystle getting into her dress, at the ceremony, at the just married portraits. Basically, there was a lot of crying! Oh my gosh, we couldn't have asked for a more perfect start to September. Krystle and David are two of the most incredible humans. They are two people that you instantly feel like you are friends with, they have the capability of making you feel comfortable and important from the very second you have a conversation with them. We are so happy for them and will be cheers-ing to their marriage with only the best bottle of wine! Some favorite wedding moments! The dance floor! It never stopped, never slowed down, and eventually EVERYONE was on their...

Main Street Ballroom Spring-y Green Wedding

Emily & Matt

What a way to kick off the wedding season! We could not have asked for a better day than Emily and Matt's wedding at Main Street Ballroom in Ellicott City, Maryland! Seriously, every single heart emoji you could think of is exactly what I'm feeling right now! Before diving into the photos, I just want to say that Emily and Matt are amazingly sweet. I totally relate to their silliness and humor! Reflecting over their questionnaire, I couldn't help but tear up over how in-sync they are. I hung on strong for most of the questions, but then Matt wrote: "I know I’m a better Matt when I get to be around Emmy", and I lost it. Ugly tears all over the place. I love a couple where you can read one sentence and just know they are meant for each other. The time leading up to the wedding day only reinforced that feeling. This wasn't the easiest of week for Emily. She was hit with a medical emergency and was out of planning for a short time. In those moments, Matt really helped her a ton to not only feel better, but to remain stress-free. On the wedding day, he constantly was making sure that Emily had everything she needed and was able to relax as much as possible. Even with the hiccup early in the week, that would not stop the excitement and anticipation of the wedding day, though! We cannot say congratulations to Emily and...

My Experience with The Big Fake Wedding

Advice from a Photographer

I've gotten a lot of people asking for my experience at the The Big Fake Wedding. I participated in the Baltimore event in May. It was something I didn't think I'd be doing at the start of 2018, but I am very glad I did it.  When you are going through the day, you have to remember that there are a lot of key players. You are not the only vendor participating, and often times you aren't even the only photographer, florist, stationery designer, etc. on the scene. A few of the vendors may share your same passion, which is something completely different from a typical wedding day. The benefit, though, is that you get to experience a really unique evening that will make you excited for your business and the new friendships you'll develop. This post is in no way affiliated with The Big Fake Wedding. They did not ask me to write this post, and they did not supply any of the information enclosed. This post is 100% my own take on the day.  What is The Big Fake Wedding? In short, it's a giant party! For guests of the day, you'll get to witness a sweet vow renewal type of ceremony. You'll also get to interact with wedding vendors and see them in action. There's so much to see, lots of good food, and dancing! For vendors, you get the chance to really show off what you got. There's no such thing as "...