The Engineer’s Club was built in 1905, after a great fire in Baltimore City the previous year. The club was originally built for Baltimore engineers to discuss technical ideas, but today it has become an exciting event venue, retaining its original period character.
Over the last 100 years, the walls of this turn of the century building have surely seen some amazing things, today it was Kara and Dustin’s wedding.
Kara and her ladies gathered in the early afternoon to begin preparing for the big day. All the girls wore matching silk floral robes, while getting their hair and make-up done. Kara’s hair was loosely curled and pinned back to perfection. Her bouquet of pink-blush and white roses sat in the sunlit window. A small locket, secured with a blue ribbon containing her late father’s ashes, glistened from within the flowers. Today Kara’s father would still be with her as she walked down the aisle.
When it was time for Kara to get into her wedding dress, she was helped by her bridesmaids and adorable 2 year-old niece. They buttoned her, smoothed her gown, clasped her bracelet, and buckled her Badgley Mischka shoes. A spray of her favorite Versace perfume and a few photos in her bridal suite, then it was time to go see Dustin so he could get a first look at his bride.
Kara walked down the wooden staircase and into the foyer of the Garrett-Jacobs Mansion, before heading outside to her groom. Quietly, Kara walked up behind Dustin, gave him a gentle shoulder tap and looked him in the eyes. Dustin was stirred by emotion as he saw her standing there. They embraced and gently smiled at each other as we headed off to take pre-ceremony photos.
With everyone in place for the ceremony Kara took her 94-year old grandfather’s arm and headed down the aisle towards her soon to be husband. The room was filled with love and pink and white roses. It was a wedding from an art nouveau time period brought forth 100 years.
The reception was a celebration like no other. Music was performed by Black Tie Band and toasts to the newly married couple, were given with tender speeches. Dances were had by the newlyweds, family and friends, before cutting into the pillowy white-iced cake adorned with pink and white roses.
Kara and Dustin’s wedding showed us timeless charm and delicate family moments. Scroll through below and immerse yourself in their day of love.
Wedding Planner: Erin Powell – 1423 Events
Hair & Make-Up: Jessica Walker Hair: Mimi Slovich
Dress: Martina Liana
Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo
Tux: Men’s Warehouse
Flowers: Studio in Bloom
Video: George Street Video