Sheila and Michael’s Baltimore micro wedding was planned in the midst of the pandemic. Their love story is one that genuinely exemplifies two hearts in love. Even their wedding hashtag #MeantToMensah holds true to their love for each other. The wedding colors coordinated periwinkle blue with ivory accents.
From Wedding Planner Enchanted Events & Weddings: When we plan intimate weddings, we scale back the number of guests, but the overall vision is consistent with the original plan. For Sheila and Michael’s wedding, we kept the element of open room concept, intimate indoor cocktail reception, luxury decor, and a beautiful love-filled wedding vibe with 50 family members and close friends.
We initially planned and hoped that family members would travel from outside the country, specifically from Europe and Ghana, to celebrate with Sheila and Michael. Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions only a few international guests were able to attend. We ensured guests who could not attend physically were not left out by providing a virtual celebration option. Over 350 guests joined in the love, fun, and experience by joining virtually from around the world streamed via Youtube. To enhance our virtual guest experience, we incorporated a Virtual Photobooth, and guests could partake in fun, as part of the couple’s lifetime memories.
Keeping the COVID restrictions in mind, we opted for a mini-cocktail and gave the guests an option to eat their dinner in the comfort of their homes. So after the beautiful ceremony, we transitioned the guests into the cocktail area for toasts, cake cutting, father-daughter dance, and our absolute favorite part of the evening, the couple’s coordinated first dance! Sheila and Michael danced to their favorite song – “By your Side” by Sade. It was truly magical. We had watched the couple practice their dance at the rehearsal the night before, and we noticed that Michael practiced all morning while his bride got dolled up.
At the end of the evening, we surprised the couple with a group shot of all their guests. With an elevated near panoramic view, guests and our couple took pictures to capture moments of the couple’s joy and love. We asked all the guests to go to the second floor and wait for the couple. We later took the couple there and placed them in the middle of their guests.
Everything was so beautiful and came together perfectly. We ensured an overall seamless experience and transition. We could not have asked for more; we are blessed to work with an incredible team of passionate and hardworking professionals to create this magic. Sheila, Michael, and their guests are delighted with their experience! The couple attested to it that all of their expectations were met and exceeded!
Planner: @eemweddings Enchanted Events & Weddings|| Photographer: @tunjistudio Tunji Studio Photography || Cinematographer: @softclickstudios || Decor and Florals: @sheek_soirees Sheek Soirees || Production: @phemstar_event_productions Phemstar Productions @dnk_glamevents DNK Glam Events & Florals || Live Streaming: @femsterimages_production || Virtual Photo Booth: @femsterimages_production || Hair: @encore_by_corey Encore by Corey || Makeup: @makeupby_pnang Makeup by PNANG || Bride’s Wedding Dress: @millanova via @bridalsbynatalie || Groom’s tux: @hawesandcurtisofficial || Groom’s Accessories: @tomford || Cake: @thesweet_bliss @sugarbakers_cakes Sugar Bakers Cakes || Backdrop: @ikamcreate || Venue and Catering: @hyattbaltimore