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Elegant Fall Wedding in Baltimore

01-Getting Ready

Irene & Howard

On a perfect fall day, Irene and Howard said their I Do’s.  It was simple and elegant with fabulous details.  (Be sure to see the vendor information at the end!)  It was a beautiful early evening Nuptial Mass at the historic Baltimore Basilica, immediately followed by a reception a few blocks away at the charming Chase Court.  The evening was flowing with great music, food and drinks, facilitating lots of socializing in the intimate Gothic inspired reception areas.

I’m so glad Irene and Howard squeezed in a “First Look” since we were able to get some really natural and joyful portraits of the bride and groom in the early evening light.  (In case anyone doesn’t know, a First Look is where the bride and groom arrange to see each other privately before the wedding and have a quite moment together before the events of the wedding carry them away.  The photographer documents the moment from a small distance and then, in the afterglow of that moment, the official portraits are taken.  It allows for an experience that would otherwise be missed and makes for some of the best images of the day!)

Let’s congratulate these happy newlyweds and wish them well!

02-Bridal Toast 03-Bridal Bouquet and Hair 04-Maid of Honor and Mother of the Bride 05-Groom First Look 06-Brides First Look 07-Bridal Portrait 08-Waiting Groom 09-Walking down the Aisle 10-Wedding Homily 11-Vows 12-Vows 13-Nuptial Blessing 14-Communion 15-Final Blessing 16-Grooms Daughters 17-Grooms Brothers 18-Lagan Family Portrait 19-Kiss 20-Baltimore Basilica 21-Table Flowers 22-Favors and Guestbook 23-Cocktail Hour and Guestbook 24-Welcome and Blessing 25-First Dance 26-Toasts 27-Cocktails 28-Guests 29-Dinner 30-Tent 31-Table 32-Siblings 33-Band 34-Dancing 35-Dancing 36-Cupcakes

Dress: Claire Pettibone

Church:  Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Florist:  Radebagh’s and for the church:  Essex Florist

Reception:  Chase Court

Make up:  Shannon at Charm City Skin

Hair:  Melissa and Mia at  NV Salon collective

Cupcakes:  Midnite Confection

Catering:  The Pantry

Music:  The Swingin’ Swamis

Macaroon Favors:  Jinji chocolate

  • Tom - November 26, 2014 - 11:51 am

    Amazing pictures! Congratulations to Irene and Howard!!

  • Zoe - November 26, 2014 - 7:12 pm

    Beautiful photos, R!

    Heavens, what’s happening to my neck?? Old age? (Had to say SOMETHING negative about my pictures or you’d think it was a different Zoe! 🙂

  • Renata - November 26, 2014 - 8:07 pm

    Oh Zoe… Just made Tom look with me too and we can’t figure out what you’re taking about…again! 😉 What’s wrong with your neck and in which photo?

  • Jackie Cruz - November 26, 2014 - 8:19 pm

    Renata, absolutely stunning pictures. You have captured well the joy and sacredness of this marital celebration. Thank you for sharing it with all of us. I am so happy for Irene and Howard.

  • irene - November 27, 2014 - 10:01 pm

    Hey R, These are great photos! Thank you once again! We’ve had a great time looking at these with family today, and we’re really grateful. you really captured so many beautiful moments and memories.

  • Christina Liebertz - December 1, 2014 - 4:11 pm

    Gorgeous photos, Renata! What a beautiful wedding: sacred ceremony and fabulous party. These pictures capture it so well. Congratulations Irene and Howard!

  • Carrie Lagan - December 1, 2014 - 5:15 pm

    Absolutely beautiful photos. Congratulations and wish i could have been there. Xx

  • Julia - December 1, 2014 - 9:54 pm

    Lovely work, Renata – obviously a lovely couple and celebration. You captured the detail and sentiment so well. Always a treat seeing your pictures and artwork. xo

  • Margaret - December 5, 2014 - 1:30 pm

    Just now seeing these, and I love them all. Beautiful job, Renata! Hooray Howard and Irene!

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