Accelerator Space Wedding - Steph and Joe - Baltimore Wedding Photographer
“To wake every day to your face, words can’t explain
Me and you and Mika dog too, there’s nothing we can’t do.
I love you to the moon, forever through and through
We were meant to be, so please marry me.”
The words above are lyrics from the song Joe wrote for Stephanie the day he asked her to marry him.
Their Story from their wedding website:
We swiped right! #TinderLove
Our first date was at Brewers Art - one of our favorite places in Baltimore.
But for Steph, it was on the second date when she saw Joey in his element at the dive music bar Ottobar when she knew that she really liked this guy. The day Steph knew that she was in love was when she overheard him talking affectionately to her dog Mika when he didn't think she was listening.
For Joey, he knew Steph was more than just a tinder match when he found out she was actually willing to go to see weird bands at dive music bars with him (see above). He knew she might be the one when they went on their first adventure to NYC together.
Four years and many adventures later, they are living proof you can indeed find love with a silly "dating" App.
Accelerator Space Wedding
Stephanie & Joe got married at the Accelerator Space in Baltimore in September. A beautiful day that was originally forecasted to be the remnants of a hurricane. Stephanie’s dress may have been one of the most beautiful dresses I have ever seen. It had such a Gatsby look to it which fit in well with where they were getting ready at the Mt. Washington Conference Center. Her dress came from BHLDN. And her hair and make-up was done beautifully by Down the Aisle in Style and Courtney McKim.
Joe and his guys were downstairs in the same hotel getting ready where Joe picked out two tie clips one for the serious part of the wedding and a mustache one for the party. He also grabbed his drumsticks because he would be playing with the band that night.
“Seeing Joey at the end of the aisle for the first time is a memory etched into my brain crystal-clear, like your brain does when it knows that the memory is so significant that it doesn’t want to miss a single detail. So that is definitely one.” - One of Stephanie’s favorite moment from their wedding.
Stephanie & Joe stood under a beautiful floral arch in a room that was literally just designed a few days before they said their vows.
Mika dog, Stephanie’s pup is probably one of the most important things in Stephanie’s life. She had wished Mika could be apart of their wedding but knew that it might be a little too much for her so instead they used their pets names as part of the specialty drink menu. Well, Joe wanted to make sure their wedding day was as special as it could be for Stephanie and contacted Forever & Fur Always and had them plan to meet Stephanie and Joe on their wedding day with Mika. As Joe snuck away to get Mika I had Stephanie close her eyes and remember how her and Joe met and how their story came to be. I then told her to turn around and there was Joe with Mika by his side. Stephanie literally fell to the ground in excitement. It was such a beautiful moment.
“ I still cry every time I think about when he surprised me with Mika - having her be a part of our day meant so much because she has been there with me through every significant life event since I was 16! “ - From Stephanie.
The accelerator space has a pretty killer reception area. It’s wide and open and plenty of room for a dance floor ! Pop the Cork Designs helped bring the room alive by setting up the beautiful table displays that highlighted places that meant something to Stephanie & Joe.
The food was taco’s and they were delicious ! They were by TableField Catering ! But really the highlight of the night was the band… A 90’s tribute band that played everything from N’Sync to Metallica, Here’s to the Night was hands down the BEST band I have ever heard at a wedding.
The night was full of emotional and hilarious speeches from family and friends, killer dance moves, and a drumming cameo from Joe !
They also had a Caricature artist which was a hit the cocktail hour.
Both Stephanie & Joe said one of their favorite moments during their wedding was their first dance.
Photography by Kathy with Love & Adventure Photography .