D+J | Wedding

I would be remiss if I didn't start by saying that I was not the primary photographer for this wedding. The fantastic, Brittany Thomas let me come shoot with her on the most perfect day in May. 

Being that I'm in the process for planning my own wedding, what this bride did 5 days before the wedding had me floored. The original venue was to be in the heart of downtown Baltimore. The couple made a big decision to move the wedding outside of the city secondary to the rioting and the imposed curfew that had been currently going on. So wow. But D+J knew that the day wasn't about their venue, but that they were getting married. 

So the new venue. Guys. Wow. They got married at The Winery at Elk Manor. There are no words. The ladies got ready in the sweetest blue cottage that overlooked the water. The men got ready in a lighthouse. A LIGHTHOUSE. Everyone smiled. And laughed. I didn't once notice anyone being nervous. They were ready for this. 

The bride wore a custom, blush, 2-piece dress that twirled and twirled and twirled. Any time someone came up, she very happily demonstrated the twirling capabilities of her dress! 

And then there was the cake. Oh this cake and its cat cake topper. Being a cat lady myself, this cake spoke to me. I even got the name of the Etsy shop where it came from (in case I can persuade my own man to let me put it on our cake) because I loved it that much. 

There were so many wonderful moments, I can't begin to cover them all. And I've already written far too much. Enjoy!