Formal, Elegant and Fun!

Formal, Elegant and Fun!

By Sarah Hagerty  |  Photography by Artful Weddings by Sachs Photography


The wedding of Jaclynne Elizabeth Murk to Robert Dean Hart Jr. blissfully demonstrates just how well lovely and lively can combine to create the ideal occasion.


When planning the perfect wedding it helps to have an adorable couple who are completely in love and thoroughly delighted with each other. That is exactly the case with Jackie and Dean Hart. It’s clear that the friends who introduced them really knew what they were doing.

The couple’s June 20, 2015 wedding was one to remember. And they had an eager army of supporting players to help pull it all off, not the least of which was the gorgeous wedding party made up of ten bridesmaids, ten groomsmen, one flower girl and a ring bearer. Both the beautiful wedding gown and the stunning bridesmaids’ dresses came from Garnish Boutique in Ruxton Station. The gentlemen chose Men’s Warehouse to look their best. Beauty consultant Ariel Lewis did Jackie’s makeup and Katie Conklin from Image Is… Salon created the ultimate up-do.

The Baltimore venue struck just the right refined and impressive note. The gilt and marble of the Beaux Arts-style Belvedere Hotel, built in 1903, might signify the lasting nature of the union. But it was the personal touch of the hotel’s event coordinator that meant the most to the bride. “The girl who helped me coordinate everything at the Belvedere was absolutely incredible. I miss talking to her (practically) every day,” Jackie confides. “Her name is Kat Philgreen and she is incredibly nice, very organized, and made me feel like a real friend. She’s amazing. Obviously the Belvedere is beautiful, but she made the planning experience even better.”

Together they came up with a cocktail hour and sit-down dinner that started with a seasonal berry salad, followed by beef tenderloin and chicken topped with jumbo lump crab meat. Sweet teeth were treated to chocolate covered strawberries, red velvet cake and cannoli cake. There was even an after party in the hotel’s Owl Bar with pizza and macaroons. All were well fed while they partied heartily.

The happy couple are living in Clarendon, Virginia, hard at work (she’s an account executive and he’s a producer) and planning a long and happy (and playful) life together. We wish them the best of everything.



Venue: Belvedere Hotel,
Wedding Gown: Garnish Boutique,
Tuxedos: Men’s Warehouse,
Hair:  Image Is… Salon,
Beauty Consultant: Arial Lewis,