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Angela and Bruce's Blue and Orange Tidewater Inn Wedding | with Harry Potter details | Easton, MD

#orangeandbluesayido #groveapair #angelanadbrucearefantastic. Okay, so only two of these were the real hashtags at their wedding, but that last one definitely should have been included. From the moment I met Angela and Bruce I knew this would be one amazing day. Their personalities were so fun and so real, and as we sipped our coffee and they told me about their story and their dreamy Tidewater Inn wedding, with an orange and blue color scheme and nods to Harry Potter I just envisioned what their day would become - and it exceeded anything that I could conjure up in my mind. What made it fantastic above all else were these two, everyone who surrounded them, and their love. Bruce is one of the most emotive grooms I have met, in every way. When Angela walked down the aisle he couldn’t keep the tears in. Writing a novel on their story for his vows which included lines like “I promise not to ever eat wet nuts with my hands again” along with some of the sweetest sentiments I’ve heard. They shoved cake into each others faces and just a few minutes later they were on the dance floor, sharing their first dance to one of their favorite film scores that brought the whole room to silence and tears.

This is a wedding that I could write about forever, all the emotions that filled the day, all of the beautiful details. But I really want you to soak it in through the images. These two had the most gorgeous May-day for their wedding; getting ready was fantastic, sunset photos were a must, and the Tidewater Inn was the perfect backdrop for these two to celebrate their official beginning of being one for life. Congratulations again, Angela and Bruce! Thank you so much for inviting me in to be a part of your day <3

Wonderful Vendors!
Venue: The Tidewater Inn
HMU: Studio 2 Salon
Florist: Shirley at Seasonal Flowers
Catering: The Tidewater Inn
DJ: Dave at Michael Henson Entertainment
Cake: Julie Bakes

Kirsten and Tony's Upscale Christ Church of Philadelphia & Union Trust Winter Wedding

On one of the most beautiful February evenings, Kirsten and Tony stood outside of Finley Catering’s Union Trust in Philadelphia, snuggled up for a final portrait, colorful lights glowing on the portrait behind them. What. a. day.

Hours before Kirsten and her girls were at The Loew’s Philadelphia having their hair and makeup done by Ariel Katrina and Emily Dimant (check these girls out, so much talent!) and anticipating the day. Kirsten’s details were spot on with her emerald green and gold color palette. Her something blue was a beautiful family ring and she wore Tony’s mothers watch, I love when my couples add these details. Not only a perfect accessory but what a beautiful and meaningful way to keep loved ones close <3 Everything was so elegant, but the kicker was her stunning gown. A 3-piece dress with a gorgeous lace leotard and detachable blush train that was added halfway through portraits. I’m also going to take this moment t note Kirsten’s lacey socks that she chose to wear with her heels - this should become a thing. Such a cute touch! A few floors away the guys were also getting ready, putting on their bow ties and tuxes. Tony completed his look with a killer green jacket (which matched the inside of his wedding band), and soon enough we were headed to their sweet first look!

Portraits are always a different experience in the city, with the energy of all the people around you, everyone honking their horns to congratulate the couple. Your joy seems to be picked up by all those around you, it’s such a fun thing to experience! Our first stop was city hall, then the broad street median. We then traveled to Merchant’s Exchange building, definitely one of my favorite Old City portraits spots. My goodness we couldn’t have asked for better weather! Billowing clouds filled the sky, creating such a soft quality of light which made the colors stand out incredibly! So much laughter, a fur coat, cathedral veil, and anticipation of what was to come all captured before we made our way to Christ Church.

I could go on forever describing this day, but I’ll try to let the images tell the details of the story - the ceremony was held at the historic Christ Church and was just perfect. Kirsten mentioned the cobblestone street that we took advantage of for a couple more portraits before making our way to Union Trust. A fabulous cocktail hour later and our couple was making their way down the stairs to the dance floor after their spotlight grand entrance (check out Kirsten’s wink - just the best). Kirsten and Tony’s first dance turned into a dance for the whole bridal party and kicked this party off the right way! I had Level Up stuck in my head for a solid 3 days after their wedding. Sweet and silly toasts by the best man and bride’s sister and before long everyone was enjoying dinner, dancing, and just celebrating these two. I can’t say it anymore, it was a wonderful day! Congratulations again Kirsten and Tony!

Wonderful Vendors!
Getting Ready Location: Loew’s Philadelphia
Ceremony: Christ Church of Philadelphia
Reception: Union Trust, Finley Catering
Hair: Ariel Katrina
Make-up: Emily Dimant
Bride’s Dress: Viero Bridal
Rings: VanScoy Diamond’s of Deleware
Bridesmaids Dress’: BHLDN
Groom’s Attire: The Black Tux
Florist: Quinnie Granger, RosyLilyFlorals
Videographer: Tag Visual Media
Catering: Finley Catering
Cake/Desserts: Termini Brother’s
Music: DJ Richard at Philly Event Group

Carley and Auston's Sweet Elverson Camp Wedding

What a joyful day it was for Carley and Auston! I arrived to the sweetest Airbnb (barn turned loft!!) where Carley was busy getting ready with her girls. Her dress was simply stunning and beautifully complimented by the most incredible antique looking flowers by Jena Paige, which just matched this bride and the space beautifully. Excitement filled the air, something I feel with almost every wedding, but it's always a little different. A little unique. As Carley slipped on her shoes and her mother fluffed her veil, there was just this quiet joy. And it continued and grew as she sat to read a letter from her soon-to-be-husband, trying to hold in tears that inevitably escaped. Their wedding day had really begun!

Just a few minutes down the road Auston waited patiently for his bride. Literally over the river and into the woods she came to him for their adorable first look! You can see for yourself how sweet that one was =) There were so many opportunities throughout the day for portraits with these two and I was thrilled! It wasn't long before their bridal party joined them and soon enough we were on our way to Action Impact for their ceremony.

Beside the lake, under the trees, guests began to gather. There are few things better than the sound of voices singing out into nature, this was such a beautiful beginning to the ceremony. Carley and Auston shared vows, exchanged rings, and worshipped God together during these moments of becoming husband and wife. Wedding day's are such wonderful things, but there's a raw joy that just spills from the ceremony and it was so wonderful to capture that being embraced!

Portraits amongst ferns with golden light leaking through was definitely one of the highlights of the day - closely followed by the Dough & Co. truck that showed up towards the end of their reception, just after we finished sunset portraits! (For you who don't know - that would be scoops of ice cream and scoops of cookie dough - for real, so delicious). Enjoy discovering and reliving the rest of their day for yourself below! Carley and Auston, it was such a joy to be there to capture your day. Wishing you so much joy in your marriage! Congratulations again!!

Ronny and Jon's Baltimore Street Car Museum Wedding

This memorial day weekend I met Ronny at Hotel Indigo where she got ready with her girls before heading to the Baltimore Streetcar Museum. This girl had a smile on her face all morning that I just couldn't stop capturing! The joy that filled the room was contagious and I was thrilled to carry it around all day with me. I snuck out to the library to meet Jon, all decked out in his custom Baltimore suit (one of the coolest suits ever - including baltimore socks, cufflinks, red tie and all). As the groomsmen arrived, hugs were given, beer was had and laughter filled this space, too. The moments ticked by, the guys left the space, and Jon waited patiently to see his bride. 

Ronny was a vision in her beautiful dress and before long it was time for her to meet Jon just down the hall. The joy that Ronny emanated became the sweetest tears of joy as she walked up to her husband to be. Their first look was so full of love, but my goodness, what came after that... Ronny and Jon decided to write their own vows, for just the two of them. So, after their first look and a few portraits they sat down together and read their vows a loud to one another. It was so difficult to hold back tears as these two poured into one another their memories, admirations, and promises to each other. It was such a beautiful moment that I can only imagine these two will cherish forever. 

Soon after we made our way to the Baltimore Streetcar Museum and snuck in a few portraits just before we got back into the cars to go in for the ceremony. Literally - sheets of rain came pouring down the moment we closed the doors! The rest of the day was on-and-off showers, which didn't keep anyone from having the best time. From their heartfelt ceremony (including mad-lib vows!), to some of the best food I've ever tasted (thank you The Food Market!), to the streetcar rides for guests, the whole day was just extra full of life! And the details of the day!! Ronny made practically everything, including their incredibly detailed cake toppers and pinwheels for her bridesmaids! Such a colorful and beautiful day. 

The blog version of a P.S.: Very quickly we have to talk about this venue. First, I am absolutely in love with this space! But you need to know, one of the primary reasons Ronny and Jon chose Baltimore Streetcar Museum is because it only takes a few events their to fund the museum for the whole year. This means that on top of the fun, unique and antique vibe, Ronny and Jon knew that choosing to have their wedding there meant giving back to the community. And that is just something that blows me away about these two. The friends, family, and even vendors at the wedding couldn't stop talking about how wonderful this couple is - and I couldn't agree more. Congratulations again Ronny and Jon!

Wonderful vendors
Planner: Renee at RCC
Getting Ready Location: Hotel Indigo Baltimore
Venue: Baltimore Streetcar Museum
Hair & Make-up: Salon921(Hair), Makeup by bride
Brides Dress: Modcloth
Brides Shoes: Kate Spade for Keds
Invitations: Made by bride
Florist: Flowers and Fancies
Catering: The Food Market/Hoopla Catering
Cake/Desserts: Patisserie Poupon (Cake) & The Charmery (Ice Cream)

Samantha and Andrew's Accelerator Space Baltimore Wedding | Loyola University | Baltimore Wedding Photographer

A morning that came and went in an instant. The sweetest father-daughter first look. A church filled with the perfect wedding ratio of smiles, laughter, joy and tears. This hardly begins to describe not even half of Samantha and Andrew's wonderful wedding day! This is a couple who I met and instantly clicked with - from our conversation that lasted far longer than the normal client-consultation to their baltimore engagement session (throwback to that one here) to feeling like I was there with two good friends on their wedding day...It's a really special thing to connect with a couple like that and I just feel so honored to have met them and captured their day <3

There's this really wonderful feeling you get when you walk into that first place on a wedding day. Everyone is bustling around, there's usually music playing in the background, chatter from moms and aunts and bridesmaids happening in every room... but there's still space for this sort of quietness that settles in the spaces between all that's happening. It's a beautiful feeling that I believe is unique to only these days - and it is my absolute favorite. Details, hair, make-up and getting ready was captured in what felt like an instant and before anyone knew it we were all on our way to Loyola University for the ceremony! We pulled up to the back of the building where Samantha's father was waiting to see his daughter. Smiles began there and became the common theme throughout their ceremony. From the moment Andrew saw his soon to be wife coming down the aisle to him until the very last guest was greeted after their ceremony, everyone was beaming! 

The campus of Loyola University gave us the perfect spot for portraits, especially when the sun showed up for a moment and gave us a warm backlit sky. Samantha's veil blowing in the wind, some really wonderful doors, and two brand new-newlyweds made my job pretty easy. We took advantage of the quieter moments of just the two of them before headed over to their reception site for a few more photos and cocktail hour!

Parking and walking along the blue wall of Accelerator Space I just knew that we were heading into an incredible industrial reception venue! We paused along the lantern filled walkway with Samantha and Andrew for just a few more bride and groom portraits before heading inside. Flowers, candles and incredible bulb string lights brought such a warmth into this space which was perfectly matched by the energy of the room. Speeches that were filled with so much joy, a blessing of the meal and some amazing food by Zeffert and Gold kicked off the night! The bouquet and garter toss seem to be slowly dying out in the wedding world, but I have to tell you, Samantha and Andrew's was so much fun! That is the only way to describe this couples reception - just, fun! As my moments there came to a close we snuck outside for some amazing night portraits of these two (special shout out to my second photographer Allie for not only helping me capture this day, but being the best lantern holder around!) We ended the evening with quiet moments of these two, lots of hugs, and the sound of music playing in the background as they partied on. Congratulations again Samantha and Andrew!! So thrilled for you both and your first month of marriage <3