from jersey with love.
jonelle + matt are married! two weeks ago i traveled up the coast to new jersey for their absolutely amazing (and much anticipated) wedding celebration! let me just say that i love love love this couple and simply could not wait for them to tie the knot! i am honored to count them both among my friends and was thrilled when they asked me to document their day. we had the best time ever at their engagement session in nyc over a year and a half ago (!!!) and i knew that their wedding day was going to be spectacular. there was so much love and happiness from their families + friends, it was truly a perfect union :)
the wedding took place at the renowned westmount country club – with a pre-cocktail hour and ceremony outside on the terrace overlooking the gardens + gazebo, followed by a lavish cocktail hour inside and reception in the amazing ballroom! everything was gorgeous and fancy – i loved all the color + details. the lively reception featured lots of dancing, live percussion (by the bride + groom no less!) and one outrageous flaming baked alaska!
jonelle + matt: thank you! i am so incredibly happy that i was able to document your wedding day and be witness your awesome relationship. i know that you have found true love + happiness together, and wish you the absolute best that life has to offer.
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5-star vendor reviews!
westmount country club :: absolutely stunning venue in west paterson, new jersey.
evolution of style :: dashing custom suits from the expertise of jonathan mustich.
kimo solis :: outstanding live conga-percussion!
dash of class :: fun, personable DJs + MC with fantastic lighting!
rev. richard cash :: super cool interfaith minister.
fire burnin’ on the dance floor.
laurie + ben are married!
you may remember this amazing couple from their recent engagement session where we had the best time running the streets of bethesda. i was *so* incredibly amped up for their wedding day because i just love these two so much! laurie + ben are wonderful individuals with a dynamic love that makes them shine as a couple. i seriously doubt i will ever meet anyone with as much fabulous, positive, amazing energy as laurie – she is unbelievable! watching her and ben together made me so incredibly happy – i totally *love* people that are in love!
laurie + ben love living in bethesda and had the perfect local wedding, showing their guests a glimpse of life in their neighborhood. the wedding events centered around their favorite spots, and the church and hotel were just a few blocks from their home. the ceremony took place at the church in bethesda, followed by a gorgeous reception at the doubletree hotel. it was a gorgeous day and we found tons of great spots for photos, and then traveled through town in a old time trolley – i *love* trolleys!
as insinuated by the title of this post, the reception was totally off the chain – a huge, fun dance floor that rocked all night long! laurie + ben were on fire and so fun to photograph! everyone was on the dance floor, not just their fun-lovin, move-bustin’ friends, but almost every guest, from the little kids to the parents and the grandmas, even the blonde photographer tossed a camera to one of the bridesmaids and got down for a few minutes! the playlist was phenomenal and i had the greatest time ever capturing all the action…enjoy!
laurie + ben: you are the best! i am so happy that you found each other, so thrilled for your life together, and so crazy lucky to have documented your day! thank you!
the *perfect* ring shot for mr + mrs hershey!
sometimes when the crowd demands it…
…the blonde photographer gives in!
missy + mark are married!
they made it official surrounded by their family + friends on the sandy shore at the chesapeake bay foundation – one of my favorite venues – in annapolis, maryland. it was a gorgeous afternoon (even though the wind was whipping around like mad!) and everyone had an amazing time watching this couple throughout the day’s celebration.
and what a celebration it was! mark hails from australia, where he and missy met and started dating, and his family brought the fabulous energy and charm you would expect from our good-natured neighbors down under. and i must say that the americans truly brought the funk – tearing up the dance floor to the righteous tunes of the wild rovers band. let me tell you – there is nothing better than an irish band wearing kilts at an australian/american wedding!
from the moment i met missy + mark i totally dug their vibe – relaxed, down to earth, and totally in love with each other – and i was thrilled that they chose me to document their day. i’m always so amazed and impressed when a bride + groom’s greatest concern is that their guests enjoy themselves and have a great time. i think that is so awesome and it was definitely important to missy + mark. i know everyone had a phenomenal time, and i have the photographs to prove it! from the ceremony + the champagne toast on the beach, to the cocktail hour on the deck and dinner overlooking the ocean and then the rockin’ dance party that followed, the day couldn’t have been any better!
missy + mark: i think the world of you both. your family + friends are amazing and i am so very happy for you! congrats and enjoy!
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5-star vendor reviews!
the chesapeake bay foundation :: fantastic venue on the water in annapolis, maryland.
wild rovers band :: phenomenal irish band that rocked the reception and inspired a dance off!
intrigue designs :: ridiculously amazing flowers.
fiona’s cakes :: perfectly beautiful cake and so delicious!
saucy salamander :: great annapolis-based caterer.
chris dunn :: flawless classical guitar performance during the ceremony + cocktail hour.
tara spuhler mccabe :: wonderful officiant!
buffy + george flash the *ring* finger after tying the knot.
buffy + george are married!
their phenomenal wedding took place at the sublime woodend sanctuary in chevy chase, maryland. the ceremony was held in the stunning grove, with buffy + george nestled beneath the tall trees and encircled by their closest family + friends. as the sun set, guests mingled on the portico, sipping cocktails and listening to the string duo while deer grazed and frolicked just a few feet away. the entire party was comprised of less than 50 people – a wonderfully intimate affair to celebrate a fabulous couple!
in addition to the gorgeous setting, the woodend is also a fantastic venue for eco-friendly weddings, an integral aspect of buffy + george’s celebration. the details were gorgeous + unique: a fresh hydrangea bouquet from their neighbor’s garden, simple candles centerpieces set in sea glass, an antique cowbell that called guests to the reception. most delightful was the local handmade organic soaps from 8th street soap kitchen in capitol hill! another fun detail: george designed their wedding logo for the soaps, invitations, programs and marriage certificate! love!
i can’t help but absolutely *love* buffy + george. they are such creative, unique and kind people and i am so grateful to have met them (thanks dana + brian!!), gotten to know them and been witness to their wedding day. from their quiet intimacy to their inside jokes, it’s a joy to document the love of two people that so perfectly complement one another.
the connection between buffy + george is nothing short of amazing and their compassion is unparalleled. simply put, they are good people and i couldn’t be happier for them.
flashing their b+g…
…and getting all the guests to do the same!