Elkridge Furnace Inn Wedding | Claire & Ryan

September 28, 2017
Claire and Ryan had their Elkridge Furnace Inn wedding this past Friday.  We were apart of Emily & Alex’s wedding (Claire’s sister) who also had their ceremony and reception at the Inn.  Claire’s Aunt & Uncle tied the knot here years ago, and it seems as though it became a family tradition to get married at the Elkridge Furnace Inn.  They were surrounded by all their closest friends and family who tore up the dance floor with DJ Urban Cowboy.
Wedding at the Elkridge Furnace inn. Epic veil bride and groom portraits with grey tux
Claire & Ryan’s “meet-cute” is definitely worth reading:
“On a random July night in Baltimore (July 2, 2015 to be exact), The Band Perry was playing at Pier Six Pavilion. Claire and Holly Hunt (friend) decided to take the short 10-minute walk from Fell’s Point to the concert venue, sit on the ledge across the water (aka the free seats), and listen to the band play.
While on the way, Holly got a call from her friend Kevin DiGrazia who was looking to hang out. Holly invited him to join and guess who came with him? None other than Ryan Hans Gates.
Kevin and Ryan arrived at the ledge, sat down, and started making small talk. Ryan immediately poked fun at Claire’s high school, age, and religion but eventually won her over by offering to get her Chipotle from the nearby location.
The night ended with an actual fireworks show for July 4th, so we can officially say that there were sparks and fireworks when they first met. The rest is history.”
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Wedding Venue: Elkridge Furnace Inn
Wedding Photographer: Carly Fuller Photography
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Bridal Dress: WTOO by Watters
Bridal Shoes: Vince Camuto
Grooms Shoes: Men’s Wearhouse
Grooms Tux/Suit: Men’s Wearhouse
Cufflinks: Men’s Wearhouse
Rings: Tacori via Smyth Jewelers
Makeup Artist: Up Dos for I Dos
Hair Stylist: Up Dos for I Dos
Florist: My Flower Box Events
DJ/Band: DJ Urban Cowboy
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Oh my goodness, I’ve known Ryan for several years! What a sweet couple to photograph, beautiful work Carly!!

Pretty venue! Beautiful colors! Love the bride’s classic style. The photo of her by the window with her robe & veil is perfection. Awesome work, Carly! 

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