A Modern, Upscale Ballroom Wedding in Baltimore, Maryland

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See our wedding featured in Martha Stewart Weddings HERE!

“This Couple Followed Their Flower-Filled Church Wedding with a Modern, Upscale Dance Party That Lasted All Night Long.”

Read a preview of our feature below. Written by Sarah Schreiber for Martha Stewart Weddings.

“Richelle Parham met Sam Jones III in Boston in 1996. “We dated for about nine months, then broke up for 12-plus years,” shares Richelle. But they found their way back to each other in the end: “We got back together and have been together ever since.”

When it came time to plan their nuptials, they had a single vision: “We wanted to have a huge celebration for our family and friends. We wanted them to have the time of their lives and dance all night long,” says the bride. Two key pieces came together to make this dream a reality: They decided to host their celebration for their 230 guest at the Four Seasons Baltimore (“It’s a beautiful property on the water in my hometown of Baltimore,” shares Richelle) and brought Jeannette Tavares of Evoke Design & Creative into the mix. “Jeannette and I talked every day for a year,” Richelle says of the “phenomenal” planning process. “I like to say that Jeannette took our vision and not only understood it, but super-sized it.”