Think of those effortlessly cool, laid-back, and fun-loving couples who seem to have it all. That’s Tory and Drew. Their Loyola Chapel and Evergreen Museum and Library wedding—a hybrid of classic style, bohemian touches, and playful fall floral and industrial elements—felt like an organic extension of who they are as a couple. The stylish vision of this romantic wedding was brought into reality by the ever-so-chic and talented Elizabeth of East Made Co., the couple’s planner and stylist.
The moment you saw Tory, it was a vision of grace and beauty. Her lacy trumpet dress shimmering with every step, and her loose, wavy hair adorned with a pearl flower crown that exuded whimsy and charm. Her lacy trumpet dress made her very much an embodiment of a Mucha-esque Antheia.
And of course Drew: classically cool in his bespoke suit from Baltimore’s version of Anthony Sinclair (James Bond’s original tailor), Christopher Schafer Clothier.
The couple did a first look and a few formal shots and an emotional gift exchange at their venue before hurrying off to the church. I always recommend a first look! It helps ease the stress of the day and gets all of the formalities out of the way before the ceremony so clients can have fun at their party.
Naturally, Tory and Drew knew they wanted a Loyola Chapel wedding. And this was all the more meaningful for them, for being the place where they met and fell in love. The chapel’s historic charm and warm ambiance provided the perfect backdrop for a love-filled ceremony. As the ceremony concluded, Tory and Drew made their exit beneath a cascade of bubbles. The joy in their faces was mirrored in the smiles of their friends and family. The bubble send-off, with the couple surrounded by the smiling faces of their closest friends and family is always magical. I love send-offs, whether it’s rose colorful petals, bubbles, poppers, or ribbon wands – the results are always so much fun. (But please friends, promise me you won’t do lavender unless you don’t mind seeing images of you grimacing after being accidentally hit in the face). To learn more about bubble sendoffs, click here!
Dramatic floral decor as backdrop for an epic party
Walking into the reception at the Evergreen Museum & Library, and your instantly transported to a casual-cool Italian gathering. The ambiance was casual yet chic, with love and attention to detail in every aspect of the decor. Tory loved the work of florist La Fleur du Jour whose work and golden warm palettes and floral artistry set a magical tone for the evening.
The highlight of the dramatic reception decor at the Evergreen Museum & Library was the lush floral chandelier. Suspended from the verdant branches, Edison bulbs gave a warm glow to the amber glass industrial table markers, wild floral arrangements, and exposed wood table below. The room was a sensory delight, with the fragrance of fresh flowers filling the air with their scent.
But it wasn’t just the visual appeal that captivated me. It was the music that truly set the night on fire. One of the best parts of the evening for Drew and Tory was Brian Kirk and the Jirks. The two have been fans of the band since college. These guys had everyone on their feet. Tory even took the stage to sing with the band, and the energy in the room was electrifying.
Their unique Italian-chic take on bohemian fall design was a feast for the senses, and it was no surprise that their wedding was featured in multiple magazine issues. If you’d like to see more pictures from this day or learn more about Tory and Drew’s gorgeous Italian-chic take on bohemian fall design, their wedding was the cover image and a featured “local love” in Baltimore Wedding’s Spring/Summer AND Fall/Winter 2021 issue.
Dress: Emmy Mae Bridal | Boutique: Lovely Bride
Invitations: Ink And Press Co | Tuxedo: Christopher Schafer Clothier
Floral: La Fleur Du Jour | Rings: Designs By Kamni
Accessories: Janice Tran, Something Bleu, Untamed Petals
Planner: East Made Event Co | Caterers: ROUGE, Sugar Bakers Cakes
Transportation: An Extraordinar Limousine Service
Music: Brian Kirk and the Jirks | Lighting: Event Dynamics
Furniture Rentals: Something Vintage Rentals