Emily & Jordan {Annapolis / Coastal Maryland Wedding}

I first met Emily over 5 years ago as a bridesmaid in another wedding on Gibson Island, MD.  I was excited to get the call a few years later to shoot her engagement and wedding photos!  Their Inner Harbor Baltimore / London Town Gardens engagement shoot was one of my favorites thanks to Mother Nature's amazing sunset (and this beautiful couple.)  It was featured on the Charm City Wed Blog last year.  Their picturesque wedding took place in Edgemere, MD at the Historic London Town Gardens, with preparations at the Westin Annapolis.  The day was filled with joy, family, friends, food, and dancing.  It could not have been more of a perfect summer day.  A big 'Thank You' to Emily, Jordan, and all the family and friends that welcomed me with open arms.  It was an honor being a part of this beautiful day.

Venue:  Historic London Town Gardens

Accommodations:  Westin Annapolis

Caterer:  Rouge Fine Catering

Cake:  Dudley's Desserts

Ceremony Music:  South River High School

Florals:  Willow Oak Flower & Herb Farm

Photobooth:  Pixeilated Photobooth

DJ:  Dance Masters Entertainment

Transportation:  Zbest Limo

Videographer:  George Street Video

Photographer:  Richard Barlow Photography

 

 

Jess & Matt {St. Thomas More / Carolina Inn Wedding}

I had the pleasure of meeting and working Dr. Jess and Matt, an Army Special Ops Veteran, and their amazing families through both their engagement session in Chapel Hill and their perfect summer southern wedding in Chapel Hill, NC last year.  Jess, the oldest of 5 sisters, was the picture of perfection on her wedding day from the beautifully classic wedding styling to her Vera Wang gown, she definitely made my job easy on her wedding day!  Given all this 'pretty', it could not hold a candle to how Matt looked at her.  The connection between these two was special, and I was honored to capture it.

Ceremony:  St. Thomas More

Reception:  The Carolina Inn

Flowers:  University Florist

Stylist/Salon:  Blo Salon - Raleigh

Bridal Gown: Vera Wang from Alexia's Bridal - Raleigh

Bridesmaids:  Monique Lhuillier

Shoes:  Benjamin London

DJ:  Bunn DJ Company - Frank Meldau)

Photography:  Richard Barlow Photography

Ed & Maureen {A Downtown Raleigh Wedding}

Ed and Maureen were such a laid-back and fun couple to work with.  It was a comfortable process in the planning and discussion of their wedding photography, especially since it always involved beverages at Crank Arm or enjoying craft brews at their home.  Although the weather did not want to cooperate on that day, you would never know it.  It never damped anyone's spirits and the party started early and went through the evening and onto late night!  Taking place at the beautifully and meticulously restored Merrimon-Wynne House in Downtown Raleigh, this wedding was full of beautiful details and 'kodak moments'.  Amy and her staff at the house were 5-star throughout the day, including creating an umbrella canopy for the wedding party and guest leaving the tent from the ceremony to the cocktail hour in the house.

We started the morning with a bridesmaids luncheon at the house, we all headed to their home for the first look.  From there we stopped at a few key spots that were important to the Bride and Groom.  My favorite was pulling up to a Denny's with a bus full of bridesmaids and groomsmen to take a group shot in front in the rain!  The couple's first date was at a Denny's, so we said "Why not?!"  

Back at the house, the ceremony and reception took place in the tent during the rain where the party continued.  DJ Steve Stowe kept everyone on their feet and Clyde Cooper's BBQ served some proper NC 'que to the guests.  The Crank Arm Rickshaw was the perfect Downtown Raleigh send-off ride.  

Venue:  Merrimon-Wynne House

Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Tucker House

Stylist:  Teresa Zito

MUA: Carlos O'Neal - Junction Salon & Bar

Bridal Gown / Shoes: David's Bridal / Nina

Ring: Bailey's Fine Jewelry

Florist:  Grana Floral Designs

Rentals:  Party Reflections

Officiant:  Brian Foreman

Caterer:  Clyde Cooper's BBQ (Reception)  |  Barone Meatball Company (Rehearsal Dinner)

Cake:  JP Pastry

DJ:  Bunn DJ Company - Steve Stowe

Photography:  Richard Barlow Photography