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Inspiration: Natural Nautical Shoot

11.9.15 inspiration  


Photographer: Madison Short Photography

Styling & Papergoods: Allison Barnhill Designs

Venue: Annapolis Maritime Museum

Flowers & Decor: Intrigue Designs & Decor

Hair & Make Up Artist: Up Do's for I Do's –Lindsay and Samantha

Rentals: Party Plus Tents & Events

Bridal Salon: Annapolis Formal & Tuxedos

Calligraphy Hangers: Poppy & Scooter

Tables & Chairs: Furniture Speaks

Vintage China, Silver & Decor: Old Things New

Driftwood Decor, Flags, Jewlery: By the Bay Creations

Embroidery & Pillows: Pier 77

Bridesmaid Dresses: Annapolis Brand

Inspiration: Sunflowers


Photographer: CJK Visuals / Event Design, Styling, and Table Decor: lemon & lime event design / Floral Design: Flowers & Fancies / Wedding Dresses: Encore by Watters and Saja Wedding via Bella Bridesmaid Baltimore / Sash: Saja Wedding / Earrings: Nina via Bella Bridesmaid Baltimore / Hair and Makeup: Up Do’s for I Do’s / Groomswear: Kenneth Cole / Wedding Cake: La Cakerie / Furniture, Crates, and Trays: XOXO vintage / Succulents and Terrariums: b. willow / Paper Goods and Calligraphy: Poppy & Scooter

Inspiration: Art Show

Art for Animals Gallery Show will open with a reception on Friday November 28th, 6pm to 9pm at the Grind House in Baltimore. Up Do's For I Do’s artists Jess and Serena will have multiple pieces in the show, showcasing the range of their creativity!

All eleven artists involved in the show are donating their work to benefit the winter care of the rescued animal residents at Burleigh Manor. Burleigh Manor, a 501c charity located in Ellicott City, provides a safe and caring, permanent home for unwanted, neglected, or abused farm animals. All animals receive proper nourishment, shelter, and quality veterinary care. Volunteers provide them with individual attention and affection. The rescued animals are honored and can enjoy love, safety, and peace for the remainder of their days.

Local artists’ work varies from oil on canvas to photography to watercolor to mixed media with crystals to acrylic on porcelain. Participating artists have all visited Burleigh Manor and found inspiration in the animals there: horses, sheep, chickens, goats, bunnies, mules, donkeys, ponies, cows.

Individual artists are Jessica Lynn Baligush (Windsor Mill), Christina Canner (Baltimore), Nathaniel Corn (Catonsville), Andrea Gauzza-Langlie (Baltimore), Rachel Horner (Baltimore), Serena Jarvis (Sykesville), Jason & Kristin Linde (Elkridge), Miguel Marron (Laurel), Rissa Miller (Catonsville) and Dora Siragusa-Parks (White Hall).

The Art for Animals show opening will be presented on Friday November 28th from 6pm to 9pm. The Grind House Cafe will host the event, located at 2433 St. Paul St, Baltimore, MD 21218. Work will be on display through March 1, 2015.

Tickets for the opening are $20, donated to the Sanctuary, and include a menu of small bites from the Grind House’s fresh menu: Garlik Kale Salad, ATL Finger Sandwiches, Fall Qunioa Sushi Bites, Raw Chocolate Mousse with Berries and fresh pressed juice with optional organic herbed vodka.

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Images: Balance Photography


Inspiration: Feeling Fancy Styled Shoot


A touch of nostalgia and a splash of froufrou accented with whimsy complete the charm in this Charm City “Feeling Fancy” styled photo shoot.

Venue: Renaissance Harbor Hotel Designer: Chanelle Bland with Feelin’ Fancy Events Cake: Charm City Cakes and Yia Yia’s Bakery Florals: Mixed Blossom Designs Photography: Renee Hollingshead Men’s Attire: Christopher Schaffer Clothier Gown: Gamberdella’s Hair/Makeup: Jess with Up Do's For I Do's Paper: Allison Barnhill Designs Calligraphy: Laura Hooper Calligraphy Linens: Luxury Tablecloth Boutique