"Your decor needs to be purple and black," says Libertini. "There was definitely a lot of Ravens flavor and flair."
The cake is also an easy way to incorporate the Ravens. At SugerBakers Cakes in Catonsville, many customers choose purple-hued cakes without including the logo. "We definitely do a lot of Ravens-themed cakes for weddings, but not in the way you might think. Brides and grooms have incorporated the color 'Ravens Purple' into the wedding more than anything," says Jordan Ferger, sales and marketing consultant for SugarBakers Cakes. Cakes there run about $7 a person.
Involve the guests
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Rock out to "Seven Nation Army," or do the Ray Lewis dance, or invite the guests to wear jerseys to the reception. Cheer on the bride and groom with purple-and-black pompoms.
"There could be a signature drink and call it Poe. Whatever the drink is, you could serve it in Ravens cups," says Libertini. Bring in Ravens-themed props for guests to pose with in the photo booth. "Photo booths are huge," says Amtmann. "The photo booth is a safe place to be a little more goofy at a classy occasion."
In place of a guest book, guests can sign Ravens jerseys, which the bride and groom can frame and hang later, Miles says.
Have fun with it
Whether it's a Ravens ice luge, a visit from Poe the mascot or a purple-hued cake, the wedding should be all about the bride and groom.
"It's a great way for the couples to make their big day a little more personal," says Amtmann.
Poe appearance: Reservations must be made at least four weeks in advance, and fees are $250 an hour for private events. For details, go to: baltimoreravens.com/ravenstown/mascots/appearances.html
Stadium access: M&T Bank Stadium offers room rentals ($750-$4,000 per room, according to the stadium website); tours ($5 a person); cheerleader ($125 an hour) and mascot ($400 an hour) appearances and catering. For details, go to baltimoreravens.com/gameday/mt-bank-stadium/catered-events.html.