A Black-Tie Affair With Modern Accents at The Baltimore Museum of Art in Maryland
Straight out of a movie, Isyis Robinson and David Robinson started their love story in the heart of the bustling city, where fate orchestrated their “meet-cute” at a Macy’s in downtown DC. “After only a year of dating, David proposed at City Center DC during Christmastime in front of a 75-foot Christmas tree.” Under the twinkling lights and amidst the season’s festive spirit, Isyis readily accepted.
Embarking on a meticulous planning journey, Isyis and David envisioned a wedding that encapsulated both elegance and sentiment. Guided by a lifelong vision sparked in childhood, Isyis shares, “I knew my wedding would be black tie.” This notion was intertwined with a heartfelt homage to her grandmother. “She was a neighbor activist. To support her community, she would throw a ball every year, and all the proceeds would go to improving our community. As a little girl, I would be in awe at how stunning each attendee looked in their formal wear. In honor of her grandmother, the bride selected a stunning venue for their nuptials, hoping to capture some of the magic of those dazzling events.
The couple, preferring understated hues, elegantly combined “black, white, beige, and a hint of blush” to harmonize their palette. With an inherent understanding that details convey meaning, they threaded florals through every aspect. “Florals played a huge part in our decor, from my bouquet, background/sweetheart table and estate tables,” Isyis details. “Guests were greeted by roses and hydrangeas entering each room.”
As morning dawned on their special day, Isyis and David agreed on the moment they both looked forward to most of all. “The most anticipated moment was our first look and the actual ceremony!” Isyis shares. Attendees gathered in a grand hall in the Baltimore Museum of Art. They found their seats for the ceremony underneath an artful, intricate lighting installation. The aisle was lined with collectives of floating votives in clear vases, mirroring the ghost chairs and giving the space a modern feel.
Turning heads as they entered, Isyis radiated regality in a “two-in-one dress designed by Valdrinsahiti in Kosovo,” her choice a tribute to both her vision of sophistication and her curves. David, equally dashing, sported a “white tuxedo jacket with black lapel and black pants,” a look that harmonized with the day’s refinement.
Following the vows, the festivities could begin! Loved ones were wowed by long and round dining tables featuring flowing linens, candles of varying heights and a subtle floral runner down each table. “David and I aren’t big on colors, so we chose black, white, beige and a hint of blush. The venue is stunning on its own, and we wanted to showcase just that,” tells the bride. “Our designer was amazing. I provided her with our color scheme and vision, and she exceeded our expectations.”
The newlyweds and their nearest and dearest celebrated with a DJ who orchestrated the rhythm of their joyous night. “No food trucks or people walking on stilts, but our DJ was amazing. He read the crowd and knew exactly what to play,” Isyis recounts. The setting was a symphony of enchantment, enhanced by an aesthetic that reflected their personalities.
The night drew to a close as the final notes played, but not without lasting memories. In Isyis’s words to future brides and grooms, “Plan ahead. You can never have too much time, but have fun while you do it.” She adds: “Most importantly, though: if anything goes wrong the day of, no one will know but YOU!”