Intimate Industrial Anniversary Dinner

What starts with blush velvet shoes can only end well, right? Right! This intimate industrial anniversary dinner couldn’t be sweeter or more beautiful! The couple, whose wedding day 2 years ago couldn’t happen at this pretty downtown venue due to the rain, decided to put on their wedding attire once more and create a dream day in the space. We’re SO on board with this idea, especially when it involves tangerine table settings, fancy craft cocktails, and flowers! What better way to celebrate an anniversary? Scroll on for all the beautiful details…

Rebecca Thomas Photography shares…

Cristina and Scott McKay were married two years ago and had to overcome some pretty big obstacles when it came to their wedding day. Due to extreme weather before their wedding, Cristina did not get the venue she wanted, the Main Street Ballroom. Due to its proximity to the patapsco river, a flash flood rolled through the space after a night of heavy rain, causing complete devastation of the historic town. The Main Street Ballroom finally got up and running again in 2016, and Scott decided it would be the perfect place to throw her a surprise anniversary dinner. He incorporated many of the original plans they had for the day including a color palette of soft warm pastels which flowed well with the industrial interior.

Scott invited four of their closest friends to the dinner via a beautiful burnt orange invitation suite designed by Shotgunning for Love Letters. When guests arrived they were invited to join them in a meal including a colorful salad, a dual entree, and finished with a heavenly lemon buttercream cake. Scott and Cristina left no detail unplanned as they dressed in their gorgeous wedding attire and incorporated a beautiful tablescape and florals by Eventi Floral and Events.


The bride owns a business called The Traveling Mixologist and is skilled in making delicious craft cocktails while using natural herbs and garnishes that she grows herself. They decided to incorporate the same signature drinks they had at their wedding; a Pre-Prohibition Old Fashioned for him and Forbidden Fruit for her. Not only were they beautiful, but also tasted delightful and matched well with their color scheme. How perfect!

Following dinner, the two took a stroll around the historic town of Ellicott City, Maryland to capture photos of themselves all dolled up. It was a perfect ending to a fun-filled day that celebrated their two years of marriage! Cheers to many more year to come!

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