Black, Gold & Blush- Davis wedding at Turf Valley

LaRhonda & Delante tied the knot this past month on May 31st. I met the pair last year at a bridal show in Baltimore City. We had an instant connection and decided to meet again to learn more about each other! One of my first questions is how did you meet? This couple has one of the cutest stories. They met during the huge snow storm a few years ago. Delante helped LaRhonda shovel her car out like the gentleman that he is. The two described their instant connection and how it was love at first sight.

Personally I love a good love story and hearing one as authentic as this one just makes their wedding even more special. You hear a lot of couples say they meet online now vs meeting organically in person. (No shame in that game- just stating facts) But these two met randomly and in a circumstance which would keep most people bundled up inside.

They had the most gorgeous weather for their big day and Turf Valley didn’t disappoint with the beautiful views. Their theme was glam featuring a color scheme of black, gold, blush and glitter!! The couple chose details that really represented them and their families. The groom paid tribute to his grandmothers who had passed by carrying photographs of them as he walked down the isle and also by wearing an under shirt with pictures of them.

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The Brides details were so glam with all the sparkling bridesmaid’s dresses and rose gold details!

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Delante paid tribute to his two grandmothers in the most special way. His love for his family shined through.

Delante paid tribute to his two grandmothers in the most special way. His love for his family shined through.

LaRhonda has such a kind heart. Her wedding gift to her soon to be groom was such a tear jerker. She showed her support for Delante and his family by surprising him with custom made cuff links with his grandmothers pictures.

LaRhonda has such a kind heart. Her wedding gift to her soon to be groom was such a tear jerker. She showed her support for Delante and his family by surprising him with custom made cuff links with his grandmothers pictures.

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LaRhonda & her Daddy shared the cutest first look before the guests arrived.

LaRhonda & her Daddy shared the cutest first look before the guests arrived.

I absolutely love a first look with Dad’s. They are always so happy and proud and it’s an experience that is unforgettable.

I absolutely love a first look with Dad’s. They are always so happy and proud and it’s an experience that is unforgettable.

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The couple had the sweetest first dance. They are so in love and so happy to be sharing this day with their family & friends.

The couple had the sweetest first dance. They are so in love and so happy to be sharing this day with their family & friends.

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Congratulations Mr & Mrs Davis

Thank you to all the vendors who made this day possible!

Venue: Turf Valley Resorts

Coordination/ Florals/ Decoration: http://elegantdecorationsandrental.com/

DJ/ Entertainment: Jason Felton

Officiants: Pastors Antwione and Carmen Reese

Blush, Blues & Violins a romantic wedding at the Seasons at Magnolia Manor

Samantha & Sean tied the knot April 27th 2019! They had the most romantic wedding at The Magnolia Manor in New Windsor Maryland.

They both work in law enforcement and met for the first time during a ride along. Sam accompanied Sean on one of his patrols and it was love at first sight. The pair complement each other so well. Between sharing their love for the law and their cute dog Junior they couldn’t be a better match.

Note: This blog post will be published by the end of this month on Brides & Weddings Magazines!! Stay tuned for the date!

 
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Samantha rocked two pairs of shoes for her wedding. Simple and white heals and the cutest white sneakers for the reception!

Samantha rocked two pairs of shoes for her wedding. Simple and white heals and the cutest white sneakers for the reception!

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Samantha decided to save the first look with Sean as she was walking down the isle. However she decided to have the most precious first look with her father! It was one of the sweetest moments of the day!

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Even though Sean is a fearless police officer he was definitely a little shakey when trying to put on his jacket. It was so cute to see how excited and nervous he was to see his beautiful bride!

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The reception was beautifuly decorated with soft greenery, sunflowers and special memories for the couple!

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Sean & his mom choreographed the cutest mother son dance. It started off slow and traditional then suddenly broke into iconic songs like thriller. The two were so entertaining and had everyone at the edge of their seats laughing and enjoying the show! I must say Sean mom, Mrs. Sherri schooled her son with the dance moves!

Sean & his mom choreographed the cutest mother son dance. It started off slow and traditional then suddenly broke into iconic songs like thriller. The two were so entertaining and had everyone at the edge of their seats laughing and enjoying the show! I must say Sean mom, Mrs. Sherri schooled her son with the dance moves!

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The two broke away from all of the dancing to share an intimate moment alone and take advantage of the beautiful sunset!

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Congratulations to the newlyweds Mr & Mrs Slattery!

Thank you to all the vendors:

  • Dress- Cecily by WTOO by WATERS from BHLDN

  • Florals- Blossom & Basket

  • Venue- Seasons at Magnolia Manor

  • Dj & Entertainment- DJ SIRR CHRIS

  • Video- TLIC Media

  • Catering- A Taste of Life

Glitz, Glam & Skylines At The Four Seasons

Glitz, Glam & Skylines At The Four Seasons

Skylines that provide views and Romantic. A wedding to remember at The Four Seasons, Baltimore full of bright floral’s, dancing and laughter

First looks are everything...

As my wedding season quickly approaches (2 weeks away!!!) I wanted to take a moment and talk about one of my absolute favorite moments to capture during the big day.


THE FIRST LOOK….

Guys! First looks are a must during the day of your wedding. There is absolutely nothing more special and intimate then sharing a personal moment with your loved ones once you are all dolled up.

First looks between the couple to me are the most romantic thing. I even favor these moments over the traditional walking down the isle and seeing the bride for the first time. Now let me tell you why. Not that the traditional way isn’t amazing and romantic as well but there are so many eyes watching you. It creates a lot of pressure and sometimes can be distracting to the couple. (Who want to focus on each other)

When you do a first look it allows just the two of you to have an intimate moment that helps set the tone for the day. In my opinion I see the really RAW emotions come out when there is no other eyes watching and it’s just the two people that matter the most that day. (And me of course!) This to me is the most romantic moment of the whole wedding day. It’s real and raw and definitely a moment you will never forget. Also, an added plus it helps create a smooth timeline for the entire event and will allow more time for you to spend with your guests!



Now if you want to stick with the traditional walking down the isle then let’s try another option for a first look. Capturing genuine emotion is one of the most amazing things and really creates some magical images. I love when brides do a first look with their bridesmaids once she is in her dress. Your girls are your biggest support system and cheerleaders on your wedding day. If you surprise them with a first look and not let them see you in the dress until its on and you are ready to go well… Just take a look below..

Now… my absolute favorite option… The Daddy Daughter first look. Now I may favor this because I can picture this moment with my own father and it gets me every single time but ladies this shot is a MUST. Your dad will always be your forever date no matter what as well as your biggest fan and this is the best gift you could give him on probably the proudest day of his life… Seeing his little girl in her wedding dress for the first time is going to be the most special memory for him and to me is the biggest tear jerker. (Along with the father, daughter dance) Again.. because I can relate.

Check out one of my all time favorite Daddy, Daughter looks below…

So again, FIRST LOOKS ARE EVERYTHING!! If you are planning your wedding and considering a first look I hope this post helps you make the decision. These moments are real, raw and meaningful. They are the ones you will never want to forget.

Happy Monday everyone and cheers to the 2019 wedding season!

Walking in a winter wonderland

A low key wedding with a touch of snow.

Erin & Paul tied the knot in a very small intimate church wedding during the first Friday in February. They celebrated with a small group of family members and their adorable children. After the intimate ceremony at their family church in Union Bridge they celebrated at the most charming restaurant, Vintage located in the historic New Market Maryland.

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The unexpected snow wasn’t in the forecast for the day but it really started coming down as the ceremony started. We were super excited to grab the opportunity for some quick snow shots which just created the most romantic dreamy look. Despite how cold the air was these two couldn’t be more cozy together.

Congratulations Erin & Paul!

 

Snow in the City

We celebrated our first snowfall for 2019 this past weekend in Baltimore City! So obviously I couldn’t miss an opportunity for a photo shoot.

Colleen from Collectively Colleen and I teamed up right before the new year. She recently started growing her blog and asked me if I wanted to partner with her. I had told her in the past if she ever wanted to collaborate to let me know so of course I jumped on the opportunity to team up as soon as she emailed me.

Colleen rocks a very simple and chic look. Her effortless style was magic in the winter wonderland of Patterson park. She rocked two cute outfits. The first a more casual look and the second outfit she braved the cold in her skirt. I told her the second outfit reminded me of someone taking a stroll in London so we had to incorporate the light posts in some of our shots. We strutted through the unclear paths, admired the frozen duck pond, danced around the light posts and she was even game to pick up handfuls of snow and throw it in the air for me (multiple times) to try to get that perfect shot. The snow was wet and clumping together not really getting that magical dusty look but it was still soo funny and gave us a good laugh.

Needless to say we had a blast and I think we nailed it! Check out my girls blog!!

https://www.collectivelycolleen.com/

Glitz & Glam NYE Style

So one of the highlights of my 2018 was getting to partner up with a beautiful blogger babe. Colleen from Collectively Colleen!

We decided to put together a styled shoot for NYE to show of two Baltimore Boutiques and two Baltimore Bloggers at one of Baltimore’s hottest apartment buildings! We rocked out 3 chic looks for NYE 2018 and brought the fire for 2019. With so many laughs, glitter bombs and gorgeous numbers to rock we really brought in the New year right. Featured in this shoot:

Clothing: Simple & Feminine https://simpleandfeminine.com/

Jewelry: Mint & Major https://www.mintandmajor.com/

Models: Colleen from Collectively Colleen and Anna from Lifestyle by Anna Elizabeth

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Venue: Anthem House Apartments https://www.anthemhouse.com/


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