LaToia + Bernard: Posh Princess Wedding

August 29th, 2012 in Wedding, wedding inspiration

It gives me great pleasure to share with you some of our amateur photos from our couple LaToia and Bernard’s wedding.  We have been working with LaToia and Bernard for over 18 months and it is hard to believe that it’s over!  When LaToia and I began discussing her ideas and visions, I knew instantly that this was going to be an absolutely beautiful wedding.  LaToia’s posh sense of style is evident throughout every detail of this wedding.

This grand affair was held at the breathtakingly beautiful  Grand Lodge of Masonic Temple in Cockeysville, Maryland. You may remember their wedding invitations that we also designed.  Guests were certainly astonished as they drove through the private gates of this historic temple and viewed the sprawling gardens.  The foyer is marble with a beautiful staircase and glamorous chandeliers.  The ceremony was held in the Masonic Temple that features an elaborate double wide aisle. LaToia wanted the aisle lined with beautiful pewter urns with oversized arrangements featuring hydrangea in white and pink, shades of pink and white roses and dendrobium orchids. Between each arrangement were glass cylinder vases of varying heights with floating candles.  The couple exchanges vows under a beautiful arch draped in luxurious white fabric embellished with curly willow and white orchids.  Alongside the arch were beautiful orbs of pink hydrangea atop pewter columns and urns.  Simply stunning!

While the bridal party took photographs on the ground, guests enjoyed a four piece band and delicious hor d’oeuvres.  For the grand finale, their guests entered the beautifully illuminated ballroom where the dance floor was lit in pink and each one the luxurious 3 1/3 foot tall arrangements were pinned spotted.  The arrangements featured hanging crystal votive’s and floating dendrobium orchids. The gorgeous tablescape couldn’t be complete without the beautiful slate pintuck tablecloth, fuchsia napkins and silver chargers.  LaToia and Bernard dined at a beautiful illuminated sweetheart table that was adorned with a fuchsia rosette table cloth and bedazzled silver chargers.  Guests were impressed that no detail was forgotten.

I wish LaToia and Bernard many blessings and thank them abundantly for allowing us to be a part of their special day!  I’ll share professional photos as soon as they become available.













Valerie says:

Just beautiful!!!

Charisse says:

Those florals are beautiful!! Great job as usual SED!

Wanda Richardson says:

This was a very elegant wedding and so well planned.

Valencia C says:

I love it you did an amazing job.. 🙂

Paula says:

Simply breath taking!

Tynisha Jones says:

You did an amazing job Soror Ebony!! The day was absolutely beautiful!!

Farah Nazari says:

Beautiful set up and flowers!! Good Job Ebony.

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Welcome to the blog! I’m Ebony Sparkes and I am southern belle wedding and event planner serving the DMV. I love LOVE and celebrating all of life’s special occasions and this is why I became an event planner. I have been fortunate to plan amazing celebrations in Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C., New York, Georgia, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic!

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