Jennifer and Brian brought together their closest friends and family for an intimate civil ceremony in historic Annapolis, Maryland.
Jennifer and her sister made her amazing bouquet out of vintage brooches. They followed this tutorial on Fancy Pants Weddings and it didn’t even take long to make!
Jennifer and Brian always knew that they didn’t want a big wedding. They chose the Annapolis location because it reminded them of a New England coastal town – Brian is from Connecticut and he and Jennifer met there in nursing school. Once they saw the charm of the courthouse, they knew it was the perfect fit.
Jennifer says, “It was just a happy day for both of us. We had been talking about it since we met.”
Jennifer and Brian had such fantastic style and the historic buildings really complemented their look.
On a gorgeous day in late September Svetlana and Scott were married in a garden full of colorful flowers at Mrs. K’s Tollhouse in Silver Spring, MD.
The bride says, “We could not be happier and more blessed to have met each other. We grew up in different parts of the world. I am from Russia and my husband was born and raised in Maryland. We had completely different upbringings, educations, religious backgrounds, and friends…. yet it is so amazing how similar we are and how we have the same dreams and aspirations!”
Svetlana’s family traveled from Russia to walk her down the aisle.
The outdoor oasis made for an elegant ceremony and a relaxed cocktail hour on the large patio.
All of the bouquets and centerpieces were lovely. I was amazed to learn that the bride made them all herself! When I asked her about it she said, “My aunt is a florist in Russia. As a child I loved spending all my time with her and watching her make amazing arrangements. When I decided to do all my own wedding flower arrangements, I knew I needed to give her a call! After a few trips to a craft store I was ready.”
The couple was so happy to have everyone together, “It was especially meaningful to see a room filled with people who loved us and were thrilled to see each of us so happy; all to witness the beginning of a long life of love, commitment, and adventures to come.”
Mrs. K’s Tollhouse is a really unique venue, converted into a restaurant from a Tollhouse in 1930. The house is divided into many dining rooms and still maintains its historic pinewood floors and includes Benjamin Franklin era novelties. The entire lower level is a dining area encompassed by an incredible wine cellar.
Shanté and Chris had a really fun school-themed wedding with lots of DIY creations made by the bride! The couple met in middle school and used elements from their school days to inspire the entire day, starting with the invitation.
Rather than using a limo, everyone got into the perfectly on theme, school bus to head over to the reception. It made for some really fun and unique photos.
Every table was designated by a subject, including home economics, art and music.
Guests took home a brown bag lunch favor with goodies from a traditional school lunch along with handmade bookmarks.
Check out their engagement shoot at Love, Chalk and Dancing.
Mike and Kristen had a beautiful vintage-style wedding at the Bella Piazza Winery in Plymouth, California. My whole family traveled from the East Coast to be a part of the celebration. Eric and I were super excited to be guests at the wedding, but of course we did have to take sooooome photos!
I’ve never seen Kristen look more beautiful! I just love her Etsy hair piece and vintage look.
I’ve also never seen my brother look more happy. Walking back down the aisle he almost looked like he was going to burst.
My Grandma was worried about traveling so far, but it would not have been the same without her.
Oh, look! It’s me and Eric at a wedding and we are not wearing black! (Special thanks to my Uncle Dave for taking this shot!) And we were able to have some wine! The Bella Piazza specializes in Zinfandel, but they also had an excellent port. I love this shot of my dad with all the barrels and my very happy parents together below.
The weather in California is amazing. We didn’t have to worry about rain and the temperature was perfect for open windows and outdoor dancing.
Congratulations to my brother and my new sister-in-law Kristen!
Photography by Jessica Schmitt and Eric Swartz
Yolanda and Matt were married at the Christ Chapel in Northern VA. The day began with some really fabulous shoes and pearls…
The reception took place at Madigan’s Waterfront in the heart of Occoquan, Virginia. Yolanda and I both share a love for the color orange. It is so warm and happy and looked brilliant and beautiful in her bouquet and on top of her cake.
Yolanda and Matt danced into the night with gorgeous chandeliers and lights swirling around them.