Real Weddings

/ April 20, 2017

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from the wedding planner… “In 1989, Ian & Stephanie missed each other by three miles and one year. Just as the Kallabs were coming to America from Lebanon, the Pruntys were leaving Baltimore for Sewanee, Tennessee. Probably for the best as at the ages of six and three, Ian & Steph were still enjoying the single life, Flintstones & Thundercats. 24 years later, following a quick sejour in Paris, Stephanie returned to Maryland to live and work in Annapolis. That same year, Ian left Tennessee politics and took a job with a DC based start up. On one trip to Washington, Ian and Stephanie’s friend introduced the two and Ian thought she was the most beautiful girl he had ever seen. It is no wonder with her Lebanese culture and his Southern roots that the wedding theme became “Hummus + Grits”.”

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“Fast forward to the day before their wedding where guests were welcomed to a large Southern style rehearsal dinner; complete with crab mallets place cards and a live blue grass band. Guests sipped on bourbon and enjoyed praline Kit Kat for dessert late in the evening. The ceremony began with seven flower girls adorned with floral crowns and four ring bearers leading the way. As Stephanie entered the church in her cathedral style veil, Ian saw her for the first time that day. The bride and groom chose not to have a bridal party in the hopes that all of the guests would feel as if they too were just as big of a part of their day as everyone else. As the couple exited the church, guests celebrated with them by holding up white wedding flags for them to walk through. The reception venue was located in downtown Baltimore on the water with amazing views of the city. Guests walked into a fun cocktail hour with an open-air photobooth to enjoy, oyster raw bar and Old Bay potato chips (a Baltimore tradition) waiting for them on the bar. To continue the theme of “Hummus + Grits” they had passed appetizers of lamb burger sliders and shrimp & grits.”

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“Upon entering the reception, guests were visually greeted with a modern green, white and copper color palette. Each place setting was adorned with a matte finish plate topped with a cotton napkin, commissioned watercolor menu and custom calligraphy place card with copper leafing and a taupe silk ribbon. Modern copper flatware and stemless glassware completed the look. Once guests found their seat, they were treated to a surprise from a Zaffe Troupe that introduced the couple. All of the guests, both Lebanese and Southern enjoyed the show, quickly got on their feet and started the party. After the toasts and the blessing, the stations opened and the band kept the dance floor packed all night long. When guests needed a break, they were able to enjoy a refreshing ice cream sandwich. Guests sent Stephanie and Ian on their way in a vintage BMW with sparklers.”

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