A Wedding Expo like you’ve never seen! Love x Melbourne: A Faux Wedding Experience was one for the books. Hosted in Baltimore at the Lovely 1840s Plaza, this event gave engaged couples a well deserved break from planning their own wedding and treat themselves to a wedding event that was fun, unique and filled with tons of wedding Inspo. Instead of the sales environment of a traditional bridal show, couples were able to experience the work of Charm City’s best wedding pros first-hand. Take a look below as we recap the highlights from the day.
When I first walked into the 1840z Plaza, I fell in love. The brick, the old time feeling, everything about it had character. This photo was taken in the Fava Courtyard, which can easily fit 200 seated guests for an outdoor ceremony. Inside, they have three floors, affectionately named “Cabaret, City Lights, and the Grand Ballroom”. For the Love x Melbourne event, we used City Lights for the faux ceremony and Cabaret for the reception.
The Cake Studio Baltimore provided the delicious sweets and treats for the event. A preferred vendor of ours, the cake studio specializes in artistic cake designs and flavor. Rather using real florals, this bakery chooses to create succulents from sugar, making everything on your cake edible! The florals pictured above are handmade.
If these weren’t the moodiest most gorgeous most romantic bouquets EVER. Lissa McManus, a DC-based freelancing florist really out did herself. What’s important for couples to remember is to hire a professional who’s knowledgeable about their trade. By telling Lissa the color scheme for the event, she was able to suggest the best stems that would fit the mood. The ingredients for the bouquets and boutonnieres were deep red garden roses, champagne/blush roses, majolica spray roses, Scabiosa and amaranthus. There were also some green and burgundy foliage included as well. Absolutely GORGEOUS.
Choosing a venue that fits your theme and is already aesthetically pleasing helps in cutting down the cost of additional wedding decor. Luckily for us, 1840s fit the Love x Melbourne mood perfectly and so we didn’t have to do as much to build the concept.
The Wedding Gown
Everything about this gown screamed fall wedding fashion. It’s elaborate lace embroidery is signature for the Pronovias collection. We especially loved the sexy plunging neckline and sleek fit, perfect for the bride who wants to be comfortable yet stylish.
All About the Grooms(men)
Although the ceremony was mock, the emotion was most certainly real. Our model Bride and Groom were in fact a REAL couple who shared over 13 years of companionship. As a celebration of their relationship, they agreed to serve as our Bride and Groom for the evening. Turns out it was great practice! Our “Groom” proposed to his “Bride” just days after the event!
Wedding Planner: Audrey Luxe Weddings & Events
Event Design: Nelaj Designs 712
Cake: The Cake Studio Baltimore
Florist: Lissa McManus
Wedding Brand Specialist/Graphic Design: Asaadi Graphics
Live Entertainment (Cellist): Audrey Williams
Bridal Boutique: Elite Secrets Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids
Mens Fashion: Taylor Wood Clothier
Caterer: Putting On The Ritz Catering
Photographers/Videographers: Madiworx Media/ Megapixels Media
Photo Booth: Spixe Booth
DJ: Madiworx Media
Publicist: Mahogany Blue PR