Erin and Stephen are such a sweet couple that just love to be together. You can tell that they're best friends, put each other first, and just love to be by each other's side. They've been together for over 8 years and are finally husband and wife, something Stephen knew was going to happen since he met Erin.
Their wedding day was everything I knew it would be - tender and sweet, intimate and special, and truly all about honoring each other and their unity before their friends and family.
I met the girls as they were getting ready at RoseBrook Studio in Frederick, Maryland. Erin had written letters to each of her bridesmaids and handed them out shortly after I'd arrived. It was so special for each of them.. her two sisters, and best friends. Erin's sister Fiona is so good with hair and makeup and was working her magic on some of the girls while Brenda from RoseBrook was doing what she does best too... This part of the day was so fun!
I headed over a couple blocks to All Saints Episcopal Church where Stephen and his groomsmen were getting ready. I'm not sure I've ever seen a group of guys care as much about helping their friend get ready as I did with Stephen's groomsmen. They all had fun with it, wanted to pin on their own boutonnieres, help Stephen into his suit jacket, and did it all with smiles. It was so fun to watch.
The church was beautiful. I loved the stained glass windows and of course the red door!
After Erin got into her dress, she and Stephen had a little secret look to exchange letters and gifts to each other. It was really sweet and nice to have a quiet private moment before the ceremony started. Both of Erin's parents officiated and her brother escorted her down the aisle which was so special. Watch as their little nephew Lincoln kept wanting to join them at the front of the church during the ceremony... hehe. :) Afterwards, they got to ring the church bell! We climbed up into the tower and they rang it together. It was so cute!
We headed to Springfield Manor for portraits and of course, the reception! I loved the ballroom decor. It was beautifully simple and the flower arrangement centerpieces were stunning. Everything was tasteful and elegant.
After speeches, we headed out for some portraits after it got a little cooler.
These two make 90 degree temps look easy breezy! Erin just loved her veil and couldn't get enough of it. I bet she would wear it every single day if she could. :)
I was so happy that even after some recent flooding, the rows of lavender were still in tact. The evening carried on with dancing, corn hole, and a cupcake cutting!
After their wedding day, Erin and Stephen spent their honeymoon in Italy where they saw so many iconic sights, tasted incredible flavors, and even took a gondola ride! Best of wishes to these two! I know life will take them on some amazing adventures together...
Flowers - Fiddlestix Florals
DJ - Shewsical Entertainment
Invitations - BettyLu Paperie (Etsy)
Dress - David's Bridal