1.  It’s cheap: Airfares from the East Coast dip as low as $300 at many times of year,  $100 will get you a super-charming hotel room, $5 will get you a hearty lunch and $2 will get you an ice cold beer in my favorite salsa bar (Donde Fidel).

2.  It’s easy to get to: There is a maximum one hour time difference with the East Coast, its only a three hour flight from Florida, and the city is only 10 minutes from the friendly little airport. Traveling to Cartagena is a snap.

The Evergreen House in Baltimore has long been one of my favorite wedding venues in Baltimore. The house was owned by the Garrett Family of railroad magnates for two generations. They filled the house with art and such luxuries as a private theater,  art gallery and gold plated bathroom! The family donated the house and grounds to Johns Hopkins University in the early 40s and it is now open to the public as a museum, art gallery and event space.

For more info, go to the Evergreen House website here.

evergreen house bridal portrait in baltimore

Bridal portraits of Rachel after her wedding ceremony at the Evergreen House.

Why is the Evergreen a great event space?  First, while located near the center of Baltimore city, the grounds form a little oasis of peace and beauty with no distractions or stress from the outside world. The wide back lawn of the house has ample room for outdoor weddings, the back patio is perfect for a cocktail hour, and a few steps away from both of these, the carriage house is a great place to dance your butt off without worrying about knocking a Picasso off the wall!

Real Wedding in Rock Hall, Maryland

Posted by ddrenner on Jan 26, 2011

As both a wedding photographer and wedding guest, I love the eastern shore of Maryland. I remember weddings held on wide lawns, the ringing of sailboat masts and the fresh salty smell of the bay. Young couples wander out on the pier at sunset dangling cold beers.

Last fall I photographed Sarah and Matt’s fantastic wedding at the Inn at Osprey Point in Rock Hall, Maryland — a venue I only recently discovered but highly recommend. But enough blabbing, onto some photos!

Real Wedding Sneak Peek!

Posted by Jeffra on Oct 22, 2010

A few weeks ago, October 2nd to be exact, I attended a close friend’s wedding.  I was really excited to go (not only for the actual marriage of two people I adore) but because the bride is a designer so I knew the decorations were going to be awesome!  Of course she far exceeded anything I could’ve imagine (on a really tight budget, too) and I couldn’t stop taking pictures.  So here are a few of my iPhone shots – but definitely some amazing ideas to take from.

Fall Away

Posted by aruchaevsky on Sep 23, 2010

As we say good bye to summer and usher in another fall, we welcome the brilliant colors and earth tones which offer a vast variety of options for couples getting married in the fall months.

Typically, the fall months are among the most popular wedding months, due to the consistent mild temperature and fall foliage, which New Jersey, New York and the tri-state area has plenty of.