It all began with a video, and the raw display of emotion of the dance. The gorgeous abandoned location and organic beauty inspiredÂ Claire Duran Weddings & EventsÂ to design a shoot evoking the airy and flowing movement of dance, in a location embodying the beauty of the inspiration. TheÂ Patapasco Female InstituteÂ in Ellicot City, MD was the perfect space to bring the vision to life.Â This former girl’s school was founded in 1837, and is now maintained as a historical ruin and event space – it is also rumored to be haunted by one of the former students. Elements reminiscent of dance moves, such as the soft tulle dress from Carine’s Bridal, watercolor calligraphy by LittleCat Creative, and lush florals byÂ Della BloomsÂ brought the vision to life. Industrial elements such as the reclaimed wood table fromÂ Su CasaÂ and slate placemats fromÂ Brooklyn SlateÂ added a modern touch. We adore the divine images fromÂ Lissa Ryan Photography!
Photography – Lissa Ryan Photography | Event Design -Â Claire Duran Weddings & Events |Â VenueÂ -Â Patapasco Female InstituteÂ | Floral -Â Della Blooms |Â Rentals -Â Su CasaÂ |Â StationeryÂ andÂ CalligraphyÂ -Â LittleCat CreativeÂ |Â Hair and Makeup -Â Behind the Veil |Â Props -Â Brooklyn SlateÂ |Â CakeÂ -Â Kupcakes & Co.Â |Â Welcome GiftÂ -Â Marigold & Grey |Â SweetsÂ -Â PAULÂ |Â Gown -Â Carine’s BridalÂ |Â AccessoriesÂ -Â BloomÂ |Â HeadbandÂ -Â Acute DesignsÂ |Â Decorated Pointe ShoesÂ -Â K and T CraftsÂ |Â ModelsÂ -Â Katie Shewbridge and Andrew Robbins