Brittland Manor at Brittland Estates was the perfect backdrop for Carleen & Chris' romantic oyster themed wedding. Family and friends celebrated the whole weekend starting with a crab feast for the rehearsal, and guests staying in rooms on the 500+ acre estate to keep the party going long after the "I do's".
C&C opted for a first look to be able to have some quiet and relaxed time for portraits for just the two of them, and so that the bridal party and family could get right to the party and join the cocktail hour immediately after the ceremony. I loved watching Chris' reaction to seeing Carleen for the first time alone, and then a ...
"I think I felt my heart skip a beat
I'm standing here and I can hardly breathe
You got me, yeah, you got me
The way you take my hand is just so sweet
And that crooked smile of yours
It knocks me off my feet
Oh, I just can't get enough
How much do I need to fill me up
It feels so good, it must be love
It's everything that I've been dreaming of
I give up, I give in, I let go
Cause no matter what I do,
My heart is filled with you"
I met Sydney & Daniel on a chilly morning in Fells Point as the sun rose and showed off for us with it's warm and glowy morning light. We got coffee and talked about the ma ...
Kylie & Stephen met on the JMU Campus where Stephen was leading the CRU worship band, which she quickly joined. The shared love for others, music, and their faith brought them together and these elements continued to shine throughout their wedding day. The quite literally set the tone for their wedding and marriage, by worshiping together at the beginning of their ceremony to a song that they sang before many times together and held such a deep meaning to them.
"And the heartbeat of my life
Is to worship in Your light
Cause Your glory is so beautiful
Your glory is so beautiful
Glory, glory hallelujah
Jesus, You are good"
I love ...
Christin & Dan got married with the backdrop of the Frederick hills at Springfield Manor Winery & Distillery. I've known Christin since high school, so being able to be a part of her and Dan's day was extra special. Christin & Dan are each other's perfect compliments. They are both sweet, sassy, playful, and easy- going. After being together for so many years, you could just tell their wedding was such a natural expression of a love that had been tested and true, and just so comfortable. One of the guests told me that they had already felt like they had been married for years.
Christin was dressed in the most romantic lace dre ...
Carleen & Chris met while working in Ocean City together and got engaged on a sunset cruise in Florida, so it's only fitting that they will be getting married off the water later this year. They have this very relaxed and natural love, and the kind of playfulness and friendship you have when know each other so well after being together for half a decade.
For their engagement session, they wanted to walk the property of a family friends' nursery where they've gone many times before to hunt and hang out with their sweet pups and family. During our walk through the wheat fields, at one point I thought I had LOST my keys (eek!- so embarras ...