In December I boarded an airplane along with my friend and fellow photographer, Devon of Devon Michelle Photographer. We left the wet and rainy PNW for Maryland, Baltimore…which we found out quickly was in a cold spell and was just 13 degrees when we landed. It did warm up by the day of the wedding…to a balmy 18 degrees…but, it only enhanced the beauty of the city and the wedding!Everything was so beautiful and every detail was in place!Mary Kate was a calm and sweet bride to be…even taking some quiet time in the midst of all the preparations to write her husband to be a note!She was surrounded by six gorgeous and sweet girls! Each one was so nice to get to know and I always love seeing the bridesmaids support and celebrate their friend!In another part of the hotel, Devon was hanging out with the guys as Robert got ready…. I have to just say, I believe it is such an honor that I have such amazing second shooters that come to my weddings with me. I know that I can just send them off and I am comfortable that the all the parts of the day will be documented perfectly, even when I can’t be everywhere at one time!Robert and Mary Kate chose not to see each other before the wedding…so, Devon took the guys out on the town to do their photos…..
…while Mary Kate finished up getting ready with the girls!Back to the streets….Aren’t they handsome! Don’t let this calm photo fool you…they were a handful of crazy! haha!We tucked the boys away in a nearby pub for some refreshments and to warm up…and we ran the girls out for some quick shots! Can you see all the ice hanging from the trees?! It was so cold…and these girls were amazing through the frozen photos!Gorgeous!
I mean…really? My job couldn’t get any easier with such beauty to work with!
They all knew each other so there was a sweet spirit in the whole group.Now…just because they chose to not see each other, didn’t mean they didn’t want a special moment before the ceremony….so we hid them on each side of the stacks in the library…and they passed notes!So fun. And here is where I have to abbreviate the story…..when I blog my weddings, I literally sit for way too long trying to shorten how many photos I add. I want to show you all of them….but, then my tech guy would give me a huge lecture about slowing down the blog and space in the cloud and all that fun techy stuff….so, you will have to trust me that the whole ceremony was so touching and beautiful…..and it was in this incredibly venue…the George Peabody Library! Absolutely stunning! And, the family was all beautiful and supportive and hugging and kissing…and celebrations! So fun….Then after the ceremony we ran outside to soak in the last bits of sun as it was setting…to get everyone together for some photos!It was a fun and joyful time….lots of laughing and congratulations and did I say, laughing?! They were happy!Beautiful!The whole wedding party…behaving themselves….…but really it was more like this most of the time!We sent the bridal party in to warm up and stole a couple more moments under the streetlights with the new Mr. & Mrs….I was in pants and a big coat and scarf…and I was freezing…I can only imagine how Mary Kate was feeling!We were walking in and saw this door….and had to stop. I am so glad we did…they are my favorite shots from the night!But, then it was time to go in and party!!! Again…there was a beautiful dinner and this gorgeous cake!The happy couple came….they danced….….they kissed…..and they toasted….and…that ate cake!Then the whole place erupted in celebration and dancing! These people know how to celebrate!Congratulations, Mary Kate and Robert! Thanks so much for bringing me along for the fun! It was an honor to celebrate with you! And, thanks, Devon for all your help!!!! It was a wedding to remember!Venue: George Peabody Library
Wedding Coordinators: Stephanie Bradshaw
Hair and Make-up: The Brushing Bride
Flowers: Wicked Willow Florist
Cake: Fiona’s Cakes