Grand Historic Venue Wedding: Ann + Jonathan

Ann and Jonathan met each other while they were both studying at the University of Maryland. As their love and bond grew stronger, Jonathan finally proposed to Ann on spring of 2013 at the National Arboretum in Washington DC.  Ann and Jonathan picked out the ring together, so Ann knew that he was going to propose to her.  She anticipated that Jonathan was not going to propose to her until after he finished his classes in May.  However, Jonathan had a different plan and wanted to do it sooner. Unbeknownst to Ann of his true intention, he suggested that they should go to the National Arboretum to see a whole hillside full of blooming azaleas. There was one occasion, however, where Ann thought that he was going to propose to her because she saw a box-like bulge in Jonathan’s pocket. Apparently it was only his cell phone. 😉

The day finally came for them to go to the Arboretum. Because of the previous “incident”, Jonathan had to be sneaky and decided to hide the ring in his wallet. When they arrived to where the azaleas were, it was crowded with visitors, and so it was hard for Jonathan to find a nice secluded spot. Luckily, he found a great spot for them to sit down. They sat on a rock under a beautiful tree.  Although being super sneaky, Jonathan had thought that she knew that it was coming. Apparently he caught her completely by surprise!
Great job Jonathan! 🙂

Bride and Groom posing with Best Man, Groomsman, Maid of Honor and Bridesmaid. Tremont Grand Historic Venue wedding, Baltimore, Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Finally, the big day came! Ann and Jonathan decided to celebrate their wedding ceremony and reception at one of the most beautiful venue in Baltimore, the Grand Historic Venue (formerly The Tremont Grand).

You didn’t really need a lot of decor at Grand Historic Venue since the details of the rooms were already astonishing. Each room had distinctive beautiful details, including different stained glass windows. Check out the details in the Oriental Room where they would be having their ceremony.

Front view of the Oriental Room details. Tremont Grand Historic Venue wedding, Baltimore, Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Unity candles and Chinese fan at the altar in the Oriental Room. Tremont Grand Historic Venue wedding, Baltimore, Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Red Chinese lantern decorations for ceremony at the Oriental Room. Tremont Grand Historic Venue wedding, Baltimore, Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Close up shot of Bride's wedding dress. Tremont Grand Historic Venue wedding, Baltimore, Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Detail shot of Bride's wedding shoes. Tremont Grand Historic Venue wedding, Baltimore, Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Detail close up shot of Bride's golden bracelet. Tremont Grand Historic Venue wedding, Baltimore, Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride tying up her wedding shoes. Tremont Grand Historic Venue wedding, Baltimore, Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride wearing her golden bracelet. Tremont Grand Historic Venue wedding, Baltimore, Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom during the ceremony by the altar in the Oriental Room. Tremont Grand Historic Venue wedding, Baltimore, Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom walking out of the aisle during reception. Tremont Grand Historic Venue wedding, Baltimore, Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom kissing during a romantic portrait session. Tremont Grand Historic Venue wedding, Baltimore, Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride posing and smiling with her beautiful wedding gown. Tremont Grand Historic Venue wedding, Baltimore, Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

The reception dinner would be in the gorgeous Edinburgh Hall.

Since Jonathan proposed to Ann in a spot surrounded by azaleas, they decided to have azaleas as their floral table centerpieces for the reception.

Azalea as the floral table centerpiece. Tremont Grand Historic Venue wedding, Baltimore, Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

They also incorporated this Chinese ornamental design in their decor, which is usually associated with wedding celebrations as well. The character means double happiness

Double joy happiness Chinese character for dining room decor. Tremont Grand Historic Venue wedding, Baltimore, Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Jonathan and Ann are both huge fan of Hayao Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli movies. The place cards have different characters from the Totoro movie.
Each guests would also get one of these beautiful wedding favors of embroidered coasters from China.

Jonathan and Ann’s first dance as husband and wife seemed so elegant with the backdrop of the Edinburgh Hall ballroom which had a setting like a medieval age castle.

This beautiful cake with the custom azalea flower cake topper was created by Baltimore Cakery.

Feeding each other after the cake cutting. 🙂

Congratulations Ann and Jonathan! May you live happily ever after!

Leo Dj

Vendors

Venue and Catering: Grand Historic Venue

Hotel: Embassy Suite Inner Harbor

Officiant: Christine McGunigale

Cake: Baltimore Cakery

Wedding favors: Embroidered coasters from China

 

 

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