KATIE AND SEAN’S JUNE WEDDING AT THE GEO. W. PEABODY LIBRARY

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This wedding combined some of my very favorite things–a pretty summer palette of yellow and grey, the magnificent Geo. W. Peabody Library, Jennifer McMenamin Photography (definitely one of my all-time favorite photographers–so talented!), and a couple very much in love who obviously cherished every moment of their wedding day.

Katie and Sean were married in June of 2013 and the palette she selected was perfect for a sweet summer wedding. the maids wore charcoal grey dresses and the soft yellows with a few pops of deeper yellow and the accents of grey-silver by way of velvety dusty miller and silver brunia were the perfect complement. Even the recently renovated Marikle Chapel at Notre Dame of Maryland University was dressed in Katie’s palette of buttercream yellow.

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Bouts and corsages were comprised of white ranunculus, yellow spray roses, calla lily, crespedia (better known as “billy balls”) and silver brunia.

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Katie was walked down the aisle by two distinguished gentlemen, her very proud grandfathers.

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Jennifer certainly captured the depth of feeling as they left their granddaughter at the alter with her waiting groom.

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Tables were set with an eclectic collection of books and clusters of flowers in delicate vases.

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Special thanks to Jennifer McMenamin for letting me share these beautiful pictures and congratulations to Katie and Sean!

 

EMILY’S LUCKY WEDDING DAY

Emily was a lucky bride–no doubt. Her beautiful wedding was scheduled to take place on July 1st, but two days earlier Baltimore was hit by a heat wave, high winds and a devastating thunderstorm that left most of my Roland Park neighborhood without power. At the time, my home studio’s cooler was filled to overflowing with a gorgeous array of freshly processed flowers all destined to become a part of her beautiful wedding at The Geo. W. Peabody Library.

I lay in bed the night of the storm listening to thunder and falling trees and brainstormed about a back-up plan should I lose power. Unbelievably, a tree fell in my yard, ripped the cable of wires off the side of my  house and snapped phone lines and yet, somehow or other I still had power, barely, by way of dangling wires on the side of my house!

We managed to keep power over the next two days and in spite of the  102 heat that had us moving at snail’s pace, we put together an absolutely stunning, magical, romantic wedding for Emily. From the birdbath centerpieces to the floral-draped chuppah to the  tiniest touches such as pew markers and cocktail tables, everything was perfectly lovely and made for a truly enchanting evening for a very lucky bride!