Fall Wedding

Jessica & Jeff : Fall Wedding at Musket Ridge | Frederick, Maryland

Jessica and Jeff got married at Musket Ridge, just outside of Frederick, Maryland on a beautiful October day, kicking off fall wedding season! The sun was shining and the weather was absolutely perfect! Jess planned everything so perfectly and we were right on schedule all throughout the day. I loved her beautiful Enaura dress from Betsy Robinson’s Bridal, it was perfect for her!

Their First Look was so sweet, they read letters that they’d written to each other back-to-back and then turned around to see each other for the first time. They’ve been together for over a decade so they were so ready and excited to get married. Their ceremony was so sweet and afterwards, we photographed a few portraits around the grounds during the perfect golden hour sunlight.

These guests were ready to dance! After introductions and speeches, there was hardly any room to move on the dance floor, just about every single guest was out there! It was such a blast…

I loved photographing for these two! I hope you enjoy a few of my favorites from their special day!

Kate & Allan : Classic Cocktail Hour Inspired Wedding - Mt. Washington Tavern | Baltimore, Maryland

Kate and Allan wanted their wedding day to feel incredibly relaxed and laid-back, just like a Cocktail Hour where their guests could mingle and talk to whoever they wanted, eat and drink whatever they wanted, and have the overall feel of a bar/restaurant party rather than a structured wedding reception. I was completely in love with the idea when they were describing their vision to me because I’m all about a down-to-earth and easy-going vibe, especially at a wedding! :)

Combined with the non-traditional factors of their reception were more classic and timeless elements like Kate’s jewelry. Her dress was from BHLDN and was absolutely perfect for her, especially with that bold red lip! Kristen Floyd did her makeup and was so incredibly talented. She also attended the reception and was there for touch-ups whenever Kate needed them!

Kate is part of a group of 5 special girlfriends who have all been close for years. I’ve photographed 2 of their weddings (Danielle and Ed’s & Katie and Kory’s!), now 3 which is special for me! They are all gorgeous, sweet, giving, and so supportive of each other and it’s so cool to witness. They call their little group “the gals” and had tanks made up with the show “Friends” font that said “Gals”, which were so cute.

So I arrived to the Hotel Monaco in Baltimore as the girls were getting ready… It was so fun to walk in and hug everyone - I felt like it was a little reunion! :)

Kate and Allan wrote letters to each other, so after she was in her dress, Kate opened hers…

Allan was a few doors down getting ready with his son Aiden, who is so adorable and mature for his age. He was excited to be part of the day and help his dad get ready to see Kate, who also had written a letter to Aiden.

Allan really wanted to have their First Look on the beautiful white marble steps in the foyer. There was another wedding going on who were using the stairs for some portraits, but just before it was time for Allan to see Kate, it looked like the stairs cleared up so we took advantage of the wide open opportunity! I’m so glad we did because I love these images… I had Danielle with my second camera over on the adjacent staircase to capture Kate as she walked down to see her groom. Danielle killed it!

We took a few portraits around the hotel before it was time to head to Mt. Washington Tavern for the ceremony!

I love the Mt. Washington Tavern. Their food is so good, it’s in such a cool part of the Baltimore area, and had the perfect vibe they were going for.

Their ceremony was beautiful. I loved the Pimlico Room where it was held, with all of the greenery, cream colored walls, gold accents, and neutral tones. Kate and Allan wrote their own vows which made everyone tear up… it was such a beautiful moment!

Then it was party time! We popped outside for some portraits but their guests headed to the bar, and to all of the various food stations including a taco bar, burger bar, and a mac & cheese bar!

We had so much fun outside walking around the streets surrounding the Tavern. Kate got #thejustmarriedjacket from Copper Stone Co. for a few photos! It’s when you borrow the jacket for wedding day pics in exchange for a bottle of wine! Such a fun concept that’s now here in Baltimore!

They’re so sweet and fun, I can hardly stand it! We headed inside to enjoy the rest of the reception… I loved watching everyone have fun and enjoy just hanging out! The one traditional part of their ceremony was the cake cutting - adorable of course!

I love to try and always get a group shot with my couples. :) What an awesome day this was… I was so happy to be part of it! Best wishes to Kate and Allan, lots of love to the two of you and thank you so much for giving me the privilege of documenting these memories for you both!

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Hotel: Hotel Kipton Monaco, Baltimore
Venue, Flowers, Cake, Food: Mt. Washington Tavern
Makeup: Kristen Floyd Makeup
Hair: Tranquille Hair & Body
Dress: BHLDN

Jaclyn & Ryan : Elegant Autumn Wedding | Stone Manor Country Club - Frederick, Maryland

We kicked off our season of fall weddings with Jaclyn and Ryan! These two met about 7 years ago while both working together at Nordstrom. They love going on “weekend adventures” together and spending time at their new home they purchased a couple years ago. They’re all about family, and of course - each other.

While the girls were getting ready in their hotel room, Jaclyn opened her gift from Ryan, an adorable book about all of the reasons why he loves her, and a gorgeous watch. She said a watch was the first thing he gave her, so the gift was very special…

Ryan’s mom Barbara and stepfather Jimmy spent time with him getting ready after he read his sweet card and gift from Jaclyn before it was time to head to the church for their beautiful ceremony.

We all headed to Stone Manor Country Club in Middletown, Maryland just outside of Frederick for the reception, but because they planned their timeline so perfectly, we had lots of time for extended family photos and bridal party shots around the property!

The tent was set up absolutely beautifully… Michelle from Michelle’s Creations did an incredible job with the abundant florals on every table, they were some of the most beautiful flowers I’ve seen! The bridesmaids’ bouquets were stunning too weren’t they?? I loved the wine color with hints of gold… such a beautiful combination, especially for fall!

Cocktail Hour was held on the patio of the mansion, with a really nice bar set up for everyone to enjoy! I always love when I have a chance to photograph during that time of the day!

After the bridal party was introduced, Ryan and Jaclyn shared in their first dance. After dinner, Jaclyn’s father and sisters as well as Ryan’s brother gave really sweet special speeches before the dance floor opened up for everyone to enjoy the rest of the special evening (thanks to DJ Craig Wood)! But not without cake of course! Their daughter Madison joined them for that which was just adorable… The cake was delicious too I might add, thanks to Jennifer from Main Street Sweets!

I know life will bring these two great things! Thank you so much for having me, Jaclyn and Ryan! Much love to you two! xo