November 13, 2013

Maryland Wedding Photographer | Private Home | Lauren + Chris

Wedding

I had been looking forward to seeing Lauren and Chris again since their engagement session in Rittenhouse Square last year. There was something about them, individually and together, that I felt so drawn to. Maybe it was Lauren’s snort laughs or Chris’ knowledge and presentation of all things dapper.

They were married on a beautiful day in Pasadena, Maryland in the backyard of her family’s lakeside house.

Maryland wedding photography at a private home
Maryland wedding photography at a private home

The lovely dress she chose was the fourth dress she tried on.

Maryland wedding photography at a private home
Maryland wedding photography at a private home
Maryland wedding photography at a private home

Lauren walked arm in arm (in arm) with her parents from the home to the awaiting happy Chris. She arrived and he said, “I’m glad you showed up.”

Maryland wedding photography at a private home
Maryland wedding photography at a private home
Maryland wedding photography at a private home
Maryland wedding photography at a private home
Maryland wedding photography at a private home
Maryland wedding photography at a private home

After landing on my rear in front of everyone as they exited from the ceremony (really smooth, Lindsay), I got lots of time with them and the bridal party. With such a scene, we didn’t have to go far.

Maryland wedding photography at a private home
Maryland wedding photography at a private home
Maryland wedding photography at a private home
Maryland wedding photography at a private home
Maryland wedding photography at a private home
Maryland wedding photography at a private home
Maryland wedding photography at a private home

We gathered for the introductions into the tented reception.

Maryland wedding photography at a private home
Maryland wedding photography at a private home
Maryland wedding photography at a private home
Maryland wedding photography at a private home

There were some wonderfully moving toasts about how they make each other better people. They spend a lot of time apart due to Chris’ career but they make it work and it’s beautiful.

Maryland wedding photography at a private home

Lauren’s dance with her father concluded with a clogging show thanks to 4 years of lessons in high school.

Maryland wedding photography at a private home

Lauren and Chris danced together a lot that evening, first to “All You Ever Wanted” by the Black Keys.

Maryland wedding photography at a private home

The evening was a riot! Neighbors surprised the couple with luminaries for the pool, there were about a dozen different kinds of pies from their favorite bakery, a friend surprised them with their very own wedding cake, and the fancy drinks kept flowing thanks to the bartender that they brought in from their favorite bar, Woodberry’s. Laughter, dancing, singing, and shenanigans all around!

Maryland wedding photography at a private home
Maryland wedding photography at a private home
Maryland wedding photography at a private home

I have to note that Chris’ parents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary just the month before.

Maryland wedding photography at a private home

These two are so wonderful. They deserved this amazing day (complete with jaw-dropping sunset) and a lifetime of days just as spectacular.

Maryland wedding photography at a private home

I be your black bird darlin’
Hanging on your telephone wire
Flap my wings, oh yeah
And set your heart to fly
~ The Black Keys, “All You Ever Wanted”

Wedding Ceremony: Bride’s family’s home, Pasadena, MD
Wedding Reception: Bride’s family’s home, Pasadena, MD
Engagement Session: Rittenhouse Square
Wedding Photographer: Lindsay Docherty Photography
Dress Designer: Vera Wang
Shoes: Bottega Veneta
Bridesmaids Dresses: J. CrewJJ’s House
Groom & Groomsmen Suits: J. Crew
Florist: Petal & Print
Makeup: Emily Hale
Hair: Jessica Keneally
Hair Accessory: Charm City Trinkets
Rings: Van Cleef & Arpels
Ceremony Music: BWG Music
Reception Music: BWG Music
Caterer: Windows Waterfront Catering
Bar: Woodberry Kitchen
Wedding Pies: Dangerously Delicious – Baltimore
Tent & Lighting: Loane Bros.
Invitations: Petal & Print
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