I have been excited about the Trincia wedding since I first spoke with Maggie & Nick last summer! The wait is over and I'm so happy to present the professional pictures of their wedding on October 22, 2011. Working as their day of coordinator was a great experience as Maggie and Nick are such a wonderful couple who were both very focused and excited about their big day. Even though they currently live in San Francisco, having lived in MD a few years ago they decided to plan their wedding around what they love about Baltimore. Over many skype meetings, I grew to know Nick & Maggie as a sweet, fun loving couple who are a perfect compliment to each other; he has a great creative mind and works in design and she is an organized project manager. Every detail was personal to the couple which I loved. The ceremony and reception took place at Gutierrez Studios at Clipper Mill in Baltimore, MD, an industrial site where Nick used to work. There is even a bench that he made still on the site grounds! To see this site transform from a working shop during our final site visit on Wednesday to their personalized wedding venue by Saturday was pretty amazing. With family & friends joining the celebration from California to Boston to New York, Maggie & Nick decided to maximize their guests' downtime by selecting the Admiral Fell Inn, which is in the heart of Baltimore neighborhood Fells Point. Transportation of the guests to the wedding was provided by Just Class Motorcoach.
Now getting down to wedding details, the bride's makeup was done by her sister Penny who was also the maid of honor and the bride's talented cousin Anne Weber did her bridal hair. I'm SO jealous of how many insanely talented friends Maggie & Nick have, the whole day was captured by freelance photographer Chris Haynes. The ceremony was held in front of the studio entrance and performed by Jim Ezell, a family friend who flew in from California. His ceremony was complimented by another friend who provided the ceremony music with his guitar skills and lovely singing voice.
The reception was held inside the studio space and cocktail hour was held in the lobby with the escort cards on display as well as the creative time capsule guest book. The studio's industrial edge was enhanced by groom Nick and his brother providing weather balloons and stringing lights for a glowy atmosphere (see photos below!) and the amazing floral arrangements were provided by Gordon Florist who got Maggie's vision spot on. I told you that this couple definitely has talented friends, Matt Makowski was the MC and set up all the sound equipment for the 'ipod DJ'. For anyone who is skeptical about using an ipod for a wedding, Maggie & Nick did an exceptional job with the playlists and kept the party going all night long. Catering was courtesy of the amazing Sacha's, if you keep up with my 'hitched' series then you know that I love working the Sascha's crew and I cannot think of enough compliments for their staff, professionalism, service and food. As a super fun twist on the traditional wedding cake, Maggie & Nick had cannoli tower which was provided by Baltimore favorite, SugarBakers Cakes. More amazing personalized details- Nick handmade the Natty Boh bride & groom heads for their tower topper and they offered guests Berger cookies as the favors, two very big Baltimore favorites. Last but not least, I need to thank my amazing event assistant, Kellie O'Connor, who made my life easier with all her hard work. Once again, congrats again Mr. & Mrs. Trinica, it was a joy to work with you both and I wish you a lifetime of love!