Calling all natural brides! Tina and Will created the perfect Renaissance-inspired day for their Patapsco Valley State Park wedding, and as a Baltimore wedding photographer, I had the opportunity to capture it myself! Their unique theme, decor, and styling are the perfect inspiration for those cottagecore, witchcore, or fantasy-inspired brides.
Patapsco Valley State Park is known for its clear river, waterfalls, and the lush foliage that changes with each season. It’s located just minutes from downtown Baltimore and the BWI airport. It’s got great camping and hiking locations throughout the park to catch the perfect view.
As a venue, Patapsco Valley State Park amenities differ per each specific site within the park, called shelters. A shelter can hold anywhere from 10 to 200 guests, so it is recommended to call the park to make sure you’re getting what you need. Most shelters offer electricity, grills and picnic tables, and some have a fireplace. Most have bathroom facilities nearby as well.
Alcohol and music permits can be purchased with the reservation of a shelter. Of course, due to the high priority of preserving these rich and beautiful areas, decorations can be used only so far as they do not cause harm to the environment.
This Patapsco Valley State Park wedding is a great example of how to decorate in an eco friendly way for this venue. Tina and Will had a beautiful dried citrus backdrop for their ceremony. Above all, it was a beautiful way to show respect to the natural venue, and it looked amazing!
Tina and Will wanted an intimate wedding, so just their closest friends and family were invited to their afternoon ceremony. That late afternoon sun just set everything aglow, and the colors wow in every photo. In her neutral-colored beaded dress and flower crown, Tina looked like a fairy princess. When Will saw her during their First Look, his expression was priceless!
Linen, gold, glass, and fruit decorated the reception tables. Candles on every table reminded the guests of Tina and Will’s own unity candle, which they lit shortly after the ceremony. It was a lovely afternoon for everyone who was a part of it. I wish this couple nothing but the best in their new adventure together.
If you’re looking for a wedding that is one with nature, look no further than Patapsco Valley State Park! And when you need a Patapsco Valley State Park wedding photographer, I’d love to be a part of your magical day. Drop me a line and let’s get in touch!