Jess and Eric’s Baltimore Maryland Wedding

It was a perfect weather day, with autumn colors in the trees. Eric was preparing on the second floor of the Elkridge Furnace Inn while Jess and all her bridesmaids were up on the third floor. After the ladies were all ready for the ceremony, they took a few moments for prayer and prayed for Jess and her new role as a wife to Eric. It was beautiful and my hands were shaking as I photographed these moments. One of the bridesmaids was one of our brides from last year! You can even see Jess and Eric in Natalie and Thad’s wedding blog post. Gotta love seeing your friends at a wedding right? The ceremony was stunning as she walked down the aisle with ethereal light behind her. They sang and prayed and promised one another they’d be together forever. After the kiss, the party was on. During the reception there were four musical performances, one being a performance of “Swept Away,” by the Avett Brothers, sung by Eric and their friends. Their enchanted tea party themed reception closed with a final dance of the bride and groom before the left for the night. We were so thankful to be there for their wedding.

Venue: Elkridge Furnace Inn   |   Florist: Floriography Boutique   |   Make-up: Vivid Salon   |   DJ: Classic DJs   |   Gown: Church Street Bridal

Jess and Eric’s Rehearsal Dinner in Baltimore, Maryland

After Jess and Eric’s Mini-Session, We all went inside and took part in their extremely sweet and heartfelt rehearsal dinner. Each table was themed, encompassing important elements in each of their lives. The first two were Ireland and Guatemala, followed by University of Alabama and Georgia Tech and lastly Coffee and Tea. The food was home-made with love. We were even welcomed as a part of the event, and they introduced us to everyone and said thank you! I cried… obviously.

After a tear-jerking video and tearful speeches, Eric’s sister read some hilarious pieces of marriage advice that waer written down in crayon by some of the children that were there. My favorite was, “Bunnies,”  followed closely by “Eat mac & cheese and go places with your friends.” That’s sound advice if you ask me. Next came prayers and pumpkins. What is not to love?

Jess and Eric’s Baltimore, Maryland Engagement Session

Jess and Eric had us come to their rehearsal dinner and beforehand the four of us spent a few minutes taking some photos of just the two of them. It was a perfect way to get a little more comfy before their wedding day. It’s amazing to me how couples can let down their guard so quickly and simply have fun with each other with two big fat cameras in their faces. Even only spending around 30 minutes with them, they were able to let go and get down to being cute… as you can see here. This was a pretty good indication of what was to come on the wedding day… coming soon to the blog!