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Laura and Drew married: part one

It is hard for me to put into words my feelings about my sister’s wedding. I love her dearly and we both had prayed for this day to come. There are so many emotions that are wrapped up in the planning, dreaming  and waiting. I watched her faith grow and be tested in the waiting for the man that God had chosen to be her husband. The excitement in my heart made me smile and soak in every minute the whole week leading up to their wedding as I believe that marriage is an amazing gift from God. I was thrilled it was Laura and Drew’s time to become husband and wife.

Laura described our parent’s farm as one of her most favorite places on earth. And what better then to get married there. My parents and many hands had the farm looking beyond amazing. All the ideas and details had turned into reality as the tent went up, lights were hung, signs in place, and the guest arrived traveling from all over. The feel for the wedding was a combination of elegance, rustic, and natural elements. This was perfect for Laura and Drew.

The day started with a family brunch sitting around our kitchen table together. The wedding day finally had arrived. One by one the bridesmaid arrived, hair done and makeup put on and then it was time for Laura to step into her wedding dress that made it from Colorado. As she stood there in the mirror looking at herself in her dress the tears came. For her and for me. The reality of waiting was over, she was so getting married.

Laura was stunning and ready to see Drew at their first look. However we stopped for a few minutes as the timeline allot for bridal portraits. I think Drew would say it took a little longer then a few minutes as he waiting by the tall beech tree to see his bride. Then Laura followed the path through the field down to where Drew stood. The best part of a first look is that you spend the rest of the day side by side with your best friend, enjoying every moment together. This is what Laura and Drew did.

Then it was time for me to put down my camera as the ceremony was about to begin. It was sprinkling and the umbrellas were up as guests were seated in the back field. The amazing part was the rain stopped as Laura and her father arm in arm started the long beautiful walk together down the tall green path cut just for this moment. We all watched this beautiful moment as a dad escorts his daughter down the aisle and gives her away to the man standing and waiting for his bride to arrive. It was emotional. Tears of joy and happiness were present.

Out in the field, surround by family and friends Laura and Drew made a commitment to the Lord to love, protect, and cherish one another as long as they both shall live. Their words spoke of a commitment to choose love and a vow to spend a lifetime together. Something they both had been waiting for and they were now officially husband and wife!

Well, I knew there were too many photographs to make it into one blog post; so there will be a part two of Laura and Drew’s wedding. I must thank everyone, starting my parents and Drew’s parents, friends and family who traveled, everyone who helped in the numerous details before, day of and after, Daylene for shooting with me, and most of all for Laura and Drew! Thank you! It was such a joy of mine to photograph your wedding and to be able to stand up beside you as you committed yourselves to one another. ENJOY!!! And part two is coming!

Yes, all the envelops were hand written in calligraphy by our mother.The laurel wreath became an identifying theme for their wedding.This might be my all time favorite dress photograph!A touch of feathers on her dress.The tradition started when my mother receive one of these handkerchiefs from her mother in law from her mother on her wedding day.

My mother carried on the tradition and it’s Laura’s great grandmother who added all the lace on the handkerchiefs.

Each bridesmaid received one with their names on it.

Getting ready!Love this moment!I loved having this time with only my sister to photograph her. Something I will always remember.I LOVE their reactions….Checking out his bride!Daylene’s angel  above of the first look.Love this one that Daylene captured!One of the cute flower girls! She was ready to wear her dress at nine o’clock in the morning!The other cute flower girl!Hair done by Jamie Halcott of Baltimore Bridal BeautyAmazing color, I loved the flowers!Laura has the sweetest girlfriends who traveled to be there for her.

They truly the best faithful, and loving friends one could ask for!Signs in place, wreaths hung, flowers on display!A family friend, Elsa who is an artist hand drew a map of the farm!These amazing urns are from the Floral Studio and were gorgeous!Music played and the guest waited as the anticipation grew for the bride to walk down the aisle.Love these shots capturing the moments of Laura and our dad.Look at all the emotion in these two photographs.

Daylene did an amazing job covering the ceremony by herself!She was so happy to hold Laura’s bouquet.

The KISS!!!And then the confetti toss!

Invitations:  Word Shop

Calligraphy: Diane Neumann (Bride’s Mother)

Ceremony: Misty Glen Farm, Fallston, MD

Reception:  Misty Glen Farm, Fallston, MD

Dress:  The Bridal Collection

 Shoes: Seychelles

Rings: Engagement Ring and Wedding Band, Miro Jewelers

Earrings, Etsy Store: Not One Sparrow


Veil and Hair pieces: Veil, Wedzu

Hair Piece, Jessie Capstick (Friend of the Bride)

Hair Stylist: Kym Rodda (Friend of the Bride)

Makeup: Caylan Clifford (Friend of the Bride)

Bridesmaid’s dresse: Own choices: J. Crew, Nordstroms, Modcloth, Ruche, Anthropologie, BHLDN

Bridesmaid’s shoes: Their own choices.

Earrings, Etsy Store Not One Sparrow

Bracelets: Kith & Kin

Hair for Bridesmaids: Jamie Halcott of Baltimore Bridal Beauty

Groom attire: J.Crew Suit, Bedstu shoes

Groomsmen attire: Macy’s

Flowers:  The Floral Studio

 Cake: Kathy Deane (friend of the Bride)

 Music (ceremony/reception):Ceremony, Cocktail Hr, Dinner, The Mudpatch Family Band, DJ  Andrew Walker (Friend of the Bride)

 Catering:  Laurrapin Grille

Rentals:  Loane Bros, Tent, chairs, glass and silverware

Lounge Area, Chandelier, Rusty Love Vintage Rentals

Wedding Day Coordinator:  Angela Mangione

What a privilege to be able to photograph such an wonderful day for your sister! It is so evident that you guys are close, such a treasure.

I teared up looking at the pictures of your brother in law’s reaction as Laura walked down the aisle!

Patricia Rozow

Oh what joy. 2 beautiful young people in love, celebrating before God, family and friends. Everything was just perfect, sister you did a great job on everything, Jamie you captured the sweet bliss of the day, and Laura and Drew god has blessed you and you shown with his glory! Happy blessings to come.
Aunt Pat

Christina Emerson

Jamie, these photos are stunning! They capture the joy of the day perfectly!

De Neumann

O WHAT A DAY! I love and will treasure each of these amazing pictures !!! When pictures capture the unspeakable joy and delight one experiences when a daughter is married and family and friends gather to celebrate together, treasures are made.

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