Patapsco Female Institute Wedding

The motto for Christine and Andy’s Patapsco Female Institute Wedding was “Engaged in France, Married in Scotland, Party in the USA”! The couple wanted to honored the most monumental moments from their relationship on their special wedding day.

The couple got engaged in France in 2018 when Andy dropped to one knee in the gardens of Versailles and then elopement on Calton Hill in Edinburgh in 2019. For their 2020 USA celebration, the couple wanted their love ones to be apart of a short and sweet vowel renewal before dancing the night away under the stars.

The venue was essentially ruins of an old all girls schools set on top of a hill overlooking the main street of Ellicott City. The historic Patapsco Female Institute is an all open air structure with a striking Greek Column staircase in the front. The perfect setting for a beautiful Ceremony!

To honor her family’s heritage and a nod to their Scottish elopement, the couple had a bag piper greet guests as well as pipe the bride down the aisle for the Ceremony.

The couples beloved French Bulldog, Pierre, made a statement in his tuxedo harness. Tres Chic!

Although Pierre wasn’t able to attend the wedding celebration, he was their in “Spirits”. The signatures drinks included Pierre’s Paloma and Frenchie 75. The cocktail napkins also included a frenchie silhouette.

Christine took on the title “Blushing Bride” in a tiered ruffle A- Line pink lace Marchesa gown. Andy wore a modern velvet jacket and tasseled velvet loafers.

The bridesmaids wore chic black satin dresses in different styles, while the groomsmen looked dapper in their black three piece suits.

The flowers found throughout the reception spaces included live and dried flowers. A beautiful muted neutral palette made a statement against the soft rose colored velvet tablecloths.

Associated Vendors

Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Shoes: Bella Belle
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Express
Bridesmaid Dresses: ASOS
Groomsman Attire: ASOS
Transportation: American Limousines
Dress Designer: Marchesa
Linens and Coverings: BBJ Linen
Equipment Rentals: Grand Rental Events
Caterer: Eleven Courses Catering
Event Venue: Patapsco Female Institute
Cinema and Video: Positive Vibe Media
DJ: DJ Mova
Makeup Artist: Makeup By Crista
Hair Stylist: Vintage Veils, LLC
Floral Designer: Love & Luster
Event Planner: Christine McFarlane Events
Photographer: Megan Harris Photography