Kate Ansari owns Main Street Ballroom in Ellicott City, Maryland. I’ve had the pleasure of shooting there multiple times. When I heard that Kate had bought a venue just a hop, skip, and a jump from my Baltimore home… it’s safe to say I was excited. Haven Street Ballroom is the brand new sister venue and is currently in pre-construction. They are on schedule to get a new bathroom and bridal suite, but have been using the free time to host open houses each weekend this month.
I had the opportunity to host the first open house of January at Haven Street Ballroom on January 5th. When given the chance, I knew I immediately wanted to build an incredible vendor team to help bring the party to life. Jess Albins Events was the PERFECT coordinator to rally the troops. Not only that, but she designed gorgeous corners in both the back and front of the venue which enabled lots of stunning photos to be created. I am so grateful for her hard work. She was the lifeline of this entire event!
Our appointments were snagged up quickly, which made for a busy day in the best way. From a taco bar to the photo booth, there was lots to enjoy. We also provided many different vendors to talk to. Planning a wedding can be overwhelming and we hoped that this experience would offer some fun to preparing couples. We had a blast, and I hope the people in the following photos did, too!
And, of course, we had some fun amongst friends!
Photography | Ashton Kelley Photography
Planning & Design | Jess Albins Events
Venue | Haven Street Ballroom
Lettering | Signs Of Our Lives
Photo Booth | My Snap Bash
Rentals | Vintage Affairs
Florals | Modern Foliage
Beauty | Amanda Merrell Beauty
Paper | EAlexDesigns
Favors | Mouth Party Caramel
Mural | White Coffee Creative Co.
Music | B’More For The Record
Tacos & Treats | Santoni’s Marketplace & Catering
Brews | Monument Brewing
After Party | Urban Axes