Every family member and friend knew it was coming, it was just a matter of time…and one day Joe swept Erin off to Paris on a surprise trip, and asked her to be his wife. Erin accepted, trusting that she was with the man that she was meant to be with. May 11th couldn’t come fast enough for these two, and knowing that just a short while after their celebration they would be moving away to start a new life together, made the day even more special. Jen and I showed up excited to shoot this beautiful wedding, knowing that we’d be working with this awesome couple all day. Erin calmly applied her makeup, made sure her jewelry was in place, and prepared for the day ahead of her. I asked her if she was nervous, to which she politely answered, “No, not at all!” The forecast predicted a 70% chance of thunderstorms, so after confirming the high risk of having an outdoors ceremony on the bay, she firmly decided that she was only going to have this opportunity once, so regardless of the weather, they were going to have that ceremony outside. AMEN (she didn’t say that, but I loved that she decided that!). Taking the chance was worth it, as Erin and Joe’s ceremony at the Historic Londontown Gardens in Edgewater, MD was beautiful and the sun seemed to come out just for them. Erin and Joe opted to do a First Look (which I love), and as they saw each other for the first time that day, there was no doubt that they were meant to be together. With their friends and family surrounding them, they made vows to be there for one another for the rest of their lives. Here are a few of my favorites for the day….
The first look…
Erin, you are stunning!
Joe’s brother is the guitarist in the AWESOME band Watermelon, and they kept EVERYONE dancing all night (yes, that includes me!). I’m actually listening to them as I blog this!
Erin and Joe- thank you for allowing me and Jen to be a part of your big day! Congratulations and good luck on all of your big plans coming up!