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Carolyn & Greg :: Maryland Eastern Shore Wedding Photography

I’ve decided to submit this wedding in two parts because there were so many incredible moments at this wedding.  I was lucky enough to have Stephen Bobb as my second shooter.  And when you get two main shooters together, well, you’ve got thousands of images to edit and decide on. The reason we shoot so many images is because the weddings are so fabulous.  And this wedding was extraordinary.  Absolutely beautiful with a totally wild and crazy reception.  I’ve never been to a reception where the actual couple is on the dance floor for the entire time.  You can thank ONYX (the band) for keeping them there.  They absolutely rocked the house.

Let’s not forget all the beautiful moments leading up to the reception.  The time, care and energy that goes into preparing for a wedding is basically two full-time jobs.  I overheard Carolyn mentioning to her mom, “Now what are we going to talk about?”.  It’s so true.  I’m sure many of you can attest to that.

Carolyn & Greg.  You two are so wonderful.  And an absolutely beautiful couple with amazing friends and families (that are a bit on the wild side).  Thank you, thank you, thank you.  We had such a wonderful experience.

I think it’s important to thank some of the amazing vendors who helped create such a beautiful atmosphere.

Event location & catering: The Oaks

Florals: English Rose Floral Design

Music: Onyx

Part one.  Stayed tuned for Part two in the next couple of days.

Yes, swimming.  It was incredibly hot that day.

More soon….

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Laura & Ben :: Eastern Shore Private Home Wedding

Weddings with Mary :: Private Home Wedding on the Eastern Shore

WOW is the first word that comes to mind when I think about this wedding.  First of all, the weather report for the day had been thunderstorms all day.  Not a great forecast for an outdoor ceremony and reception at a stunning property.  But, we all crossed our fingers.  Especially coordinator Sara Muchnick, of Engaging Affairs, with her wellies on and a firm belief that the clouds would part and all would be well.  She was right.  Within an hour the sky was bright blue and a cool breeze remained.  Phewww. Secondly, Laura & Ben wanted a feel-good, home-spun, natural-style celebration. And Sara left no stone unturned bringing this to life for them. The ceremony was held in a garden grove and the sky was their chuppah. For the reception, I loved the concept of long tables topped with simple china and mason jars of fresh flowers. The meal was served in a family-style fashion which was a fabulous way to create a comfortable atmosphere for everyone. Guests were able to view a clothesline of family photos and later they watched Ben & Laura attempt to break a peacok pinata (there were several peacoks living on the property).  At the end of the night, all were welcome to gather around a fire on the beach and roast marshmellows.

The speeches.  Instead of being toasted, Laura & Ben chose to give little speeces about one another and their families.  There was not a dry eye in the place.  Even I had to hold myself together.  So touching.

The band.  Okay, Gonzo’s Nose (yes, that is the name of the band) was AWESOME!  They absolutely had everyone on the floor dancing crazy and were playing the best songs.  So fun.

Laura & Ben.  Thank you so much for your trust.  Your celebration was so beautiful and it’s clear how much you care and love one another.

A special thank you to Wendy Hickok for her creative eye.

Laura’s beautiful Vera Wang gown.

Ben spends time fine-tuning his reception speech.

The man responsible for introducing them.

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Susie & Ross :: Westin Grand Wedding in Washington DC

Weddings with Mary :: Washington DC

Susie & Ross like to keep things uncomlicated in their life.  They wanted to do the same for their wedding day.  Nothing over the top.  Just sweet, simple, & fun.  They even had a Beatles tribute band!  Hard Days Night was awesome.  Everyone was on the floor dancing and singing to the tunes.

I was really excited to work wth Aimee Dominick, of A. Dominick Events, and her crew who helped create a wonderful celebration for everyone. Let me just say that when the sky turned a dark shade of gray, Aimee was on the ball and chose to start the ceremony early.  The 10 minute ceremony ended at 7:30 and the rain started at 7:32. Phewww.  Perfect timing.

The beautiful flowers on the ceremony arch and throughout the reception room were done by Katie Martin of Elegance & Simplicity.

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Jessica & Bobby :: Baltimore Maryland Engagement Session

Engagement Sessions with Mary :: Fell Point Baltimore, Maryland

Jessica & Bobby met in high school.  Yes, high school.  Think Breakfast Club.  And now they’re getting married.  So cool.  They are doing a Baltimore MD-style wedding at the gorgeous Botanical Gardens in Druid Hill Park in early October.  To keep in tune with the Baltimore theme, they chose Fells Point as the place for their E-Session.  And it’s where Bobby proposed to Jessica.

Bobby hid a bottle of wine with a card beneath the dock (see where the little ledge is) and proposed that way.  Jessica said she was complaining because they were walking around for a long while (he was waiting for the right moment) and she didn’t know what was going on.  Isn’t that always the case.

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