When I learned Courtney + Dustin’s wedding would be held at Mt. Washington Tavern, I knew their guests were in for an incredibly fun and untraditional celebration! While living in Baltimore now, they met at a bar at University of Delaware and both grew up in very different places (NJ and Kentucky), so the start of their married life together was a way to highlight what they love about Baltimore and the design, decor and food/drink options at the tavern were a perfect fit!
Their ceremony was held in the Pimlico Room, cocktail hour at the Sky Bar patio and a ‘strolling reception’ with dinner stations located throughout the entire upper level of this modern tavern. Before the main festivities got underway, they got ready at the Marriott Waterfront and took advantage of the GORGEOUS summer day with a slight breeze and perfect blue skies…
With Courtney wearing an Essense of Australia gown from Amanda Ritchey Bridal that was made for twirling and Dustin in a navy Bonobos suit with a floral Tie Bar tie, these two were an absolutely stunning couple! Their joy as soon as they saw each other at the first look was one of my favorite moments; Courtney gave Dustin the biggest hug and they took some time to soak it all in before we walked to the promenade for some waterfront portraits.
If you missed their engagement photos, you need to see them here since they enjoyed Sagamore Spirit cocktails at Rye Street Tavern and there was no shortage of adorable glances at each other and lots of genuine laughter, my favorite.
Here are 4 reasons why Courtney + Dustin had such a memorable and amazing Baltimore wedding:
1. their date was 7 years EXACTLY to the day they met at a bar on University of Delaware’s campus
2. Ryan, their officiant, was also Dustin’s roommate in college and initially introduced them at the bar mentioned above
3. Mt Washington Tavern’s architecture and design is full of clean lines, bright walls inside and a deep gray exterior that made for the most moody romantic shots in the evening!
4. After a crazy long week of last minute coordination, travel, weather and wedding week stress for both of them, yesterday’s weather was better than any of us would have ever imagined or could have planned for in late August... we had a rain plan for portraits but desperately wanted them to happen outside (or maybe it was just me who was desperate about that) and not only did we take a ton on the water and outside for their first look and golden hour, but we were ahead of schedule every step of the way and that never happens, especially with a 14 person wedding party!
We are beyond grateful to have been a part of your wedding and are so excited to toast to your new adventures as Mr. & Mrs. Parrett, you kicked it off on quite a high note!!!
and working with this fabulous team was such a joy: