Congratulations Nicole and Sean!
The Gaylord National was dressed for the holidays, and the twinkle lights and garland provided the perfect backdrop for a Christmas-inspired wedding.
While walking through the Gaylord hotel with the beautiful bride Meaghan, and her groom, Ryan, we overheard a little girl say to her mother “Look mommy, I see a princess!”
Meaghan sure did look like a princess in her Alvina Valenta gown from Kleinfelds. Her hair, makeup, and bright red nails completed her stylish look.
The bridesmaids were dressed to the nines in gold sequins, and the mother of the bride was glamorous in red.
The evening reception took place in the atrium and a reception followed in the grand ballroom, where guests found their tables by selecting their names from Christmas trees, and were greeted by mistletoe at their tables.
Congratulations Meaghan and Ryan!!
And a special thanks to the following vendors for making Meaghan and Ryan’s wedding day so beautiful and special:
Ceremony and Reception Venue | Gaylord National
Florist | Love Blooms Here
Wedding Dress |Kleinfeld Bridal
Wedding Dress Designer | Alvina Valenta
Bridesmaid Dresses | Diane & Company
Cake | Gaylord National
Hair and Makeup | Bridal Artistry DC
Videographer | Tweed
DJ | Bialek’s Music
It was December and instead of snow, it rained.
But the rain only made the day feel cozy, as everyone found warmth within the beautiful cathedral filled with stain glass windows and red velvet seat cushions. The Christmas trees, garland, and candles set the mood for this precious winter wedding.
Ashley dazzled in her princess gown, and the colorful bouquets were festive; perfect for the month of Christmas.
The bridesmaids wore floor length couture gold and black lace dresses. I wanted one for myself!
At the reception, guests were greeted by a large Christmas tree, where they were asked to select an ornament from the tree to take home. Dinner and dancing followed, along with a delicious black and gold cake.
At the end of the night it finally stopped raining, and Ashley and Robby were sent off by their family and friends through a tunnel of snowflakes!
Congratulations Ashley and Robby!
And a special thanks to the following vendors for making Ashley and Robby’s wedding so special and beautiful:
Ceremony | Faith United Church of Christ
Reception Venue | Toftrees Resort
Flowers | Avant Garden
Hair & Makeup | Evolve Studio
Wedding Dress | Formalities
Bridesmaid Dresses | Simply Elegant Gowns
Tuxes | Formalities
Rentals| Best Event Rental
It was a beautiful afternoon, and Dana was out walking her dog Quincy through Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square.
When all of a sudden Quincy broke free and started to run away. Dana’s heart began to race as she sprinted after Quincy. When she finally caught up to her runaway dog, she saw that Quincy leaped into the arms of a mysterious handsome man. His name was Andrew.
And that is the fake story that Dana and Andrew tell their friends when asked how they met.
They really met online. And after a few dates exploring Philadelphia together, they realized how much they clicked. Months later, they planned a trip to London, where Andrew proposed.
And so for their engagement session, we walked around Philadelphia, making sure to stop by Rittenhouse Square, which was decorated with thousands of twinkle lights for the holidays.
I’m so excited for their classy Ritz-Carlton wedding this summer in Philadelphia!
Congratulations Dana and Andrew.
It was the day after Thanksgiving.
The warm light within the Baltimore Basilica was heavenly, and we were surrounded by angels. To look up at the celling artwork felt sacred. Perhaps that is why these divine images were painted on the ceilings of cathedrals, to help us earthly people look up, to have hope, to believe there is more.
Christine was flawless in her Allure wedding gown, as if she was born to wear this dress. On this day, she was the center of the universe and we all spun around her, admiring her beauty, her grace, and smile.
Flowers were delivered, champagne was poured, and Justin couldn’t take his eyes off his bride in white.
The sun had set and it was time for the ceremony. Christine walked down the lengthy, awe-inspiring aisle, holding on to the arms of her grandfather. And when she finally made it to the front, Justin was there to take her hand, as he will be for the rest of their lives, whether it’s to ask her to dance or to help her out of a car. Her hands will always be safe in his.
During the ceremony a tenor sang the most beautiful hymn. Although I can’t remember the name of the song, for a moment, as I was standing there with my camera, I was caught up in the beauty of life. A few tears fell from my eyes, and I was so thankful to be alive, to be hearing this man’s beautiful voice, underneath a painting of Jesus. In that moment, God took my breath away with His beauty, with his creation, with his promise.
After the ceremony, guests enjoyed drinks, dinner, and dancing at the Belvedere. Precious words were said, cake was served, and Christine and Justin experienced one of the most incredible days of their lives. It certainly was a day to be thankful for.
Congratulations Christine and Justin!
And a special thanks to the following vendors for making Christine and Justin’s wedding so beautiful and meaningful:
Makeup | Blend Event
Hair | Cloud 9 Salon
Flowers | My Flower Box Events
Wedding Dress | Allure Bridals
Bridesmaid Dresses |Wednbell
Tuxes |Men’s Wearhouse
Ceremony Venue | Baltimore Basilica
Reception Venue | Belvedere and Co. Events
Cake | Baltimore Cakery
DJ | C&J Entertainment
Videographer | Buerhaus Design Videography
She wrote a letter.
And in the letter, Sarah wrote down goals that she wanted to accomplish during her college career, along with some hopes and wishes. She desired to learn new things, make lifelong friends, have fun, and to find the love of her life.
Little did she know that everything she asked for, would be given to her.
At a private liberal arts college located in the beautiful Lehigh Valley of eastern Pennsylvania, Sarah met Scott. Her wish on paper turned into a real life fairtytale in her heart.
They were married on a chilly fall November evening in front of a rustic wood fireplace. The ceremony was cozy; candlelight and firelight made the old barn glow. Both Jewish and Christian traditions were incorporated into the sacred ceremony.
I loved the way Sarah’s hair was swept to one side, the bridesmaid’s orange-rust colored dresses, the fall whimsical flowers, the vintage piano above the ceremony space, and the soft feathery late autumn light.
Congratulations Sarah and Scott!
And a special thanks to the following vendors for making Sarah and Scott’s wedding so beautiful and special:
Venue | Holly Hedge Estate
Cake | Holly Hedge Estate
Videographer | New Milford Productions
Hair & Makeup | Black Label Salon
Wedding Dress Designer and Store | Enzoani from Bridal Garden
Bridesmaid Dresses | Alfred Angelo
Tuxes | Ozzy’s Tux
Ceremony Music | Elegance String Quartet
Photo Booth | Shutter Booth Philadelphia
And the bride wore….sneakers!
I’m a fan of Marianne. She is not only a true beauty, but also a confident woman who knows what she wants.
But even the most self-assured women need some time to figure things out here and there. And although Marianne wasn’t sure about Rob at first, she soon came to realize that he was the one she wanted to grow old with.
So they got married. It was a chilly November day and Marianne’s tulle ball gown was ready to be worn, to be seen, to be praised.
The red and orange fall flowers were unbelievably divine. The coloring of this wedding was radiant, like a painting.
The cakes were romantic and delicate, and guests danced the night away.
If Marianne wanted a wedding to remember, she got it. And I’m not surprised that this amazing woman got her happily ever after.
Congratulations Marianne and Rob!
And a special thanks to the following vendors who made
Marianne and Rob’s wedding both beautiful and special:
Reception: The Winery at Bull Run
Ceremony: St. Robert Bellarmine Chapel
Flowers | Events by Dragonfly
Band | Gazze
Hair & Makeup | Victoria Stiles
Wedding Dress | Janette’s Bride ‘N Boutique
Bridesmaid Dress | Weddingtonway
Tuxes | Custom Made Suits
“Please Caitlin, come with me! He is bringing a friend.”
Has a friend ever asked you to accompany her on a date? Caitlin’s friend did. And it’s a good thing she asked, because that night Caitlin met Matt.
Matt’s buddy asked him to tag along on the “double date,” which became a turning point in Matt’s life.
Caitlin and Matt ended up having much more fun together that evening than the other potential couple. Matt, being the gentleman, walked Caitin home and they ended up talking on her doorstep in the cold January air, for about three hours.
Their late night chat turned into phone calls and texts each week, which turned into seeing each other all the time, which turned into love.
I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Matt since high school. He is such a sincere, kind, and respectful guy, and I’m so honored to photograph his journey of love with Caitlin.
Congratulations Caitlin and Matt!
She wasn’t sure if it would work, but she joined anyway.
Matt had been renewing his match.com membership for some time when he saw a new profile pop up: it was Brittney’s. It didn’t take long for Matt to message Brittney, and they haven’t stopped talking since.
For their engagement session, we strolled through Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis. The lighting was just perfect, and Brittney looked so gorgeous in pink. I could tell Brittney and Matt are truly best friends and companions, and are simply enjoying their life together.
I’m so excited for their Celebrations at the Bay wedding next October! Congratulations you two!
From the moment I met Tiffany and Joe, and their families, I felt an exuberant warmth. From their genuine smiles to the twinkle in their eyes, joy was present.
And the love; there was abounding unconditional love flowing throughout their hearts. The way Tiffany and Joe love each other is so incredible; you just know that they will be together forever; you just know.
Their wedding day was lighthearted, endearing, and so. much. fun! I love the way Tiffany sees the world, with wonder and hope and grace. She is so excited about life, and her relationship with Joe, and it simply made me so darn happy. Just thinking about her inspires me to be even more thankful and to celebrate the life I’m living. So thank you sweet Tiffany. You are such an inspiration to all of us. Your authentic smile and Pollyanna heart is a healing balm to the world you encounter.
Their wedding took place at the beautiful Serra Valley Horse Farm in Maryland. It was a bit windy but the sun was shining. Tiffany’s dress was handmade by some of the closest women in her life. Her three sister’s surrounded her as bridesmaids, and the fall October decor felt so cozy and festive.
I loved all their vintage cars they had on the property, the glowing golden hour light, the heavenly cupcakes at the reception, and all the precious children in attendance.
Congratulations to Tiffany and Joe! What an incredible start to your adventure together!