On Saturday I met up with Katie & Pat in Baltimore for their classic winter wedding. This was my last wedding of 2016 and did not disappoint. The two started their day at the Hotel Monaco where they each prepared in anticipation to marry their best friend. Katie's mom and sister helped her dress just before her sweet first look with her father. Then we were off to the Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church where their family and friends heard them say the words they've all been waiting for -- I do! Following family formals and wandering the neighborhoods around the church for bridal party photos, we were off to the Belvedere for one of my favorite weddings receptions of the year!
This day was better than I could have dreamed. As high school sweethearts at Severna Park High School, Katie and Pat have been together 10 years and their love is a beautiful thing to witness. When Katie came down the aisle they were both in tears. I was too.
The wedding day they've been dreaming of and planning was impeccable. As an event planner, Katie has an eye for details. From the Badgley Mischka bridesmaid gowns, to the pomegranate seeds dancing in the champagne, nothing was overlooked. When the bridal party made their entrances at the reception, it was clear -- the party would be epic. Then Katie and Pat made their grand entrance and their first dance was the perfect mixture of fun and romantic. The DC Transit Band ROCKED and had everyone on their feet to dance. Even the speeches! Katie's father kicked off the evening welcoming Pat into the family, Katie's sister Paige had the room in happy tears, lastly Pat's best man Colin had everyone doubled over in laughter. Seriously, some of the best speeches I have witnessed this year! What an incredible day.
Katie & Pat, congratulations again. I am sincerely honored to have photographed your first day as husband and wife. I hope you are enjoying your honeymoon!
Getting Ready | Hotel Monaco Baltimore
Reception | The Belvedere
Band | DC Transit Band
Florist | Little House of Flowers
Hair & Makeup | Maria with Behind the Veil
Bridesmaid Dresses | Badgley Mischka Glitz Gown
Catering | The Belvedere
Second Photographer | The Ever Fabulous Alicia Wiley Photography (thank you!)