Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Charlotte & Chris' Wedding

Their wedding day did not start the way they had imagined or planned for -
But Charlotte and Chris didn't care. They didn't care that their venue was running on generators and didn't have air conditioning; they didn't care that there were thousands of broken tree branches in the front circle to their venue; and they didn't care that the lighting in the ballroom had to be altered. All they cared about was they were getting married - in front of their wonderful family and friends, and they were supported on each side by their amazing children, Alexis, Amy, and Hayley, who smiled from side to side at each other as their parents united their two families into one.
When I got a call from Charlotte that morning saying that their venue had lost power from the big storm we had the night before and they were trying to find enough generators to run the DJ, food, and some lights, I noticed how calm she sounded. I'm sure she was not calm inside - but I have a feeling that those little details didn't matter as much as it mattered that she had found the love of her life - and she was going to marry Chris Saturday evening no matter where it was, and no matter how warm it was! Their faces lit up as they saw each other during the processional. Every time they separated from each other to greet guests, they came back together and flashed each other the biggest smiles!
Every detail really did come together; and I think everything looked even more gorgeous with the candlelight that gave such a beautiful ambiance in the rooms of Grey Rock Mansion in Pikesville, MD. The staff were such professionals dealing with many different challenges that come with running an event on generators, but they were amazing, and they kept the party going throughout the night in style with the help of some great DJs at Electra Entertainment!
Charlotte and Chris - it was such an honor to photograph your beautiful wedding. Thank you so much for choosing me! I hope you adore these highlight images, and I can't wait to share the rest of the images with you! Congratulations!!!