Category: “I Do!”

Steve + Samantha’s Intimate Waterfront Wedding {Annapolis Wedding Photographer}

Roses, chocolates, and jewelry. This is what I typically think of when I think “Valentine’s Day.” However, this year’s celebration was extra special. Steve and Samantha tied the knot on Valentine’s Day with their absolute closest family and friends. It was a simple, but elegant gathering, overlooking the water at Herrington on the Bay. Samantha didn’t want a lot of fuss and kept the focus around the most important part of the day: marrying her best friend of more than nine years. After the ceremony, everyone sat down to a fantastic meal of crab cakes (my favorite) and roast beef. Steve decided against traditional wedding cake and opted for melt-in-your-mouth, straight-from-grandma’s-kitchen, gourmet cookies. (Orange zest sugar cookies, anyone?) The entire afternoon was funny, sweet, touching and reflective. As excited as I was for my own Valentine’s celebration, I was thrilled to be part of Steve and Samantha’s beautiful day.
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Dylan + Chaiya’s Vintage Wedding {Southern Maryland Photographer}

Dylan and Chaiya’s wedding weekend was quite the weather rollercoaster. The lovebirds were sealed for time and eternity in the Washington D.C. temple on Friday and the weather couldn’t have been better. We strolled around the temple, taking in the warm fall breezes. They laughed and kissed (a lot). The next day, I woke up to dark clouds and puddles in the road. It sprinkled on and off throughout the morning and stopped just long enough for photos in the afternoon. The three of us snuck off to a super secret location and took advantage of fantastic backdrops. (Can’t. Handle. The. Old. Cars.) The entire place was perfect for the couple’s vintage-inspired theme. The theme continued at the reception, with antiques and music from the roaring twenties. I kept wishing I had a flapper girl dress. It was a beautiful weekend, and I was thrilled to be part of the love marathon!www.luluedward.comwww.luluedward.comwww.luluedward.comwww.luluedward.comwww.luluedward.comwww.luluedward.comwww.luluedward.comwww.luluedward.comwww.luluedward.comwww.luluedward.comwww.luluedward.comwww.luluedward.comwww.luluedward.comwww.luluedward.comwww.lulued

Brian + Jerica’s Nautical Wedding {Southern Maryland Photographer}

Saturday was rainy and gray, but Brian and Jerica didn’t let a little bad weather get them down. Jerica was full of wedding-day jitters and could hardly wait to see her man. The pair tied the knot in front of a cozy fireplace, with their closest family and friends. After the ceremony, we snuck away for some photos and barely missed a rain shower. At the reception, candles, blue and white table runners, anchors, and fishing nets added just the right touches for a nautical-inspired theme. My favorite part was when dinner finished, to make way for a popcorn bar, complete with an array of toppings and seasonings. Popcorn is my absolute favorite snack, so I was one happy girl. Everyone ate, drank and danced the night away. What a fun way to start life as a married couple! I was thrilled to be part of the celebration.

John + Caitlin’s Waterfront Wedding {Southern Maryland Photographer}

The first time I met John and Caitlin, we sat and talked for quite awhile. Caitlin told me they met playing ultimate frisbee and are always ready for a good time. I could tell they’d be a fun couple to work with. As their big day approached, the anticipation was killing me! Other than providing the venue and a few hints about a waterfront themed reception, Caitlin played her cards close to her chest. Caitlin spearheaded decorations, and John covered food. Between the two of them, they threw one heck of a celebration. To top it off, these lovebirds headed to Italy for their honeymoon. (Are you as jealous as I am?!) I feel honored to have been part of their wedding and wish them all the best as they start married life together!