I had the pleasure of taking two of my out of town wedding clients, Jessica and Erik, around Baltimore last weekend. The couple traveled from New York to visit their ceremony, reception, hotel and rehearsal dinner venues. I also arranged for Jessica to meet with potential hair stylists, makeup artists and manicurists that will play a part in the wedding weekend.
In addition to getting pampered and feeling beautiful, it was important to be well-fed. One of the highlights of their trip included a chance to enjoy a Chef's Expressions "Pinot-Inspired" wine dinner. Six courses of deliciousness paired with Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir at the Gramercy Mansion in Stevenson. Favorites from the evening ranged from an oyster stew, pork and veal sausage with fennel and mint, and crunchy duck lollipop to chocolate hazelnut soup, pumpkin cheesecake lollipops and gingersnaps. Jessica and Erik were bowled over by the food and thrilled that their guests will get to experience such a similarly robust menu at the wedding.
The busy, appointment-packed schedule included: a trip to see Emily at Studio 921 for a manicure, a visit to Sima's to meet with Leah who will hopefully be creating Jessica's two hair styles for the wedding and a visit to Madeleine of La Papillon for a revamped skincare routine and makeup ideas for the big day. Gorgeous!