This wedding was so special! It was the first of 2021; although I can’t say it’s post-pandemic since we are still in the middle of things, this was the most “normal” feeling wedding yet.
Claire and Kylan hired me 2 years ago!! I generally don’t book weddings that far in advance, but something felt right with Claire when we talked. Little did I know, fast forward to her wedding day, and I would watch her dance and rap on the dance floor and see something that resembled me when I was her age at my own wedding. We shot their engagement session right after Stay At Home was ended.
When I arrived the day of the wedding, Claire was at the hotel and already half done, her hair was done, her makeup was looking on point, so I got to work on details. Claire kept it classic, dripping herself with diamonds. I was ok with that. I love a good blue tone wedding, and the boys wore navy, and the girls wore a slate blue gown, but first, they had matching robes they hung out in, drinking mimosa’s and laughing the mid-day away in.
There was a slight chance of rain at The Bay Front Club in Edgemere, Maryland. We weren’t going to let that spoil their day. The sun was perfectly overcast, and the sneaks that I was able to share with them from behind my camera lit up Claire’s face like a kid on Christmas morning. Their village showed up and watched them promise forever to each other.
Claire walked down the aisle to the man that made her days better. Kylan cried as his best man watched in awe that his best friend had found the absolute love of his life, and this was it for him. Kylan told her during his vows that she was an 11….. and well, he was a solid 4. We all laughed; his humor was infectious.
Their day wasn’t complete without the reference of both their sisters, Kimberly and Emily, who have passed. They were celebrated and kept close the entire day. With their pictures connected to Claire’s bouquet, two beautiful gold-framed pictures had their own seats to represent their presence. I could feel happiness every single time I saw their pictures. It was evident that they were with us that Saturday afternoon by the water. It really was a beautiful day.
Venue: The Bay Front Club
Bridal gown: Posh Bridal
Bridal Designer: Stella York
Hair & Makeup: Brushed Beauty
Groom Suit: Men’s Wearhouse
Florist: Floral expressions by Jennifer
Cake/Catering/Coordination: Catering By Uptown
DJ: Dj Sal Flip
Photobooth: DJ Sal Flip
Bridesmaid Dresses: Cameo Bridal