When you think of a dream wedding, it’s hard not to envision a day filled with elegance, love, and timeless beauty. Marlie and Lars, a couple whose love story is as captivating as their wedding day, chose the stunning Belvedere & Co. Events venue in Baltimore as the backdrop for their special day.
Marlie and Lars’ love story ignited during their high school days in New York, as classmates turned friends. Their friendship deepened through late-night Snapchat conversations, eventually leading to their first date in 2014—a marathon Transformers movie that kicked off countless memorable outings. Throughout college, career-building, and a move to Baltimore, their bond remained unbreakable. On November 15th, 2022, after eight-and-a-half years of dating, they decided to take the next step. On Thanksgiving Day, they announced it to family and friends, and everyone had just a little bit extra to be thankful for.
The Venue: Belvedere & Co. Events
Belvedere & Co. Events is a place where history, charm, and sophistication converge. Located in the heart of Baltimore, this venue offers a unique blend of historic significance and contemporary elegance. From the moment you step through its doors, you’re enveloped in a world of beauty and grandeur. With its rich history and architectural splendor, it’s no wonder that Belvedere & Co. Events is a coveted choice for couples seeking a wedding venue that exudes timeless charm.
Capturing Aesthetic Choices
For Marlie, aesthetics played a significant role in shaping their wedding day. The couple’s first look and family photos took place on the 12th floor of Belvedere & Co. Events, a decision driven by Marlie’s appreciation for the checkered floor, which added a touch of artistry to their images. Their first look was one of the most touching moments of Marlie and Lars’ wedding. They chose to read their vows during this intimate encounter, witnessed by their closest friends and family. The emotions that flowed during this exchange were palpable, setting the tone for a day filled with love and connection.
The Reception: The Charles & Grand Ballroom
The wedding reception was hosted in the exquisite Charles & Grand Ballroom, another gem within the venue. The transition from the first look to the grand reception was seamlessly guided by a friendly and efficient wedding coordinator, ensuring every moment of their day flowed effortlessly.
Family played an essential role in Marlie and Lars’ wedding journey. Both families came together to assist with the preparations, creating a warm and supportive atmosphere. As Marlie made her way to the ceremony, she was accompanied by her parents in a vintage Rolls Royce, a symbol of classic luxury and elegance.
Black Tie Elegance and Stunning Decor
The wedding attire adhered to a black-tie dress code, with the men looking sharp in their black suits. Marlie’s bridesmaids carried bouquets of white and ivory florals, perfectly complementing the timeless theme. The reception space was adorned with white and ivory florals, as well as gold accent pieces, creating an atmosphere of opulence and refinement.
Logistics and Photography Techniques
To ensure that the vintage Rolls Royce was artfully woven into their wedding narrative, careful logistical planning was essential. The result was a series of candid moments captured around the car, adding to the day’s romanticism.
The reception itself was a photographer’s dream. The venue’s large windows welcomed ample natural light, allowing for photographs that exuded a golden glow and showcased unique shadows, adding to the timeless quality of the images.
The guests were equally enchanted by the charm of Belvedere & Co. Events and the timeless design of the wedding. Their reactions echoed the sentiment of many who have celebrated their special days at this venue.
As I reflect on Marlie and Lars’ wedding at Belvedere & Co. Events, it’s clear that their day was a celebration of love, family, and elegance. The timeless vision they crafted, with its white, ivory, gold, and black color palette, was brought to life through creativity and careful planning. The vintage Rolls Royce added a touch of classic luxury, and the venue itself provided a backdrop of historic grandeur and contemporary allure.
Their wedding is a testament to the beauty of love and the ability of Belvedere & Co. Events to host genuinely unforgettable moments. I eagerly anticipate capturing more love stories like Marlie and Lars at this remarkable venue.
- Photography: @AlexHines.co
- Venue: @belvedereandcoevents
- Florist: @floralimpressionshuntvalley
- Hair: @maddiefrag_hair
- MUA: @updosforidos
- Video @justhitchedfilms
- Gown: @calvetcouturebridal
- Bride Maids Dresses: @shoprevelry
- Rolls Royce: @lastingimpressionslimo
- Bridal Jewelry: @charm.city.links
- Cake: @harmonybakery
- Hair: @maddiefrag_hair