I can’t even WAIT for y’all to start scrolling through Audrey and Sam’s wedding… Partly because it was SUCH a stunning day but also because they’ve been waiting SO patiently to officially be husband and wife, and deserve to be CELEBRATED! Audrey and Sam were originally supposed to tie the knot in early May, but all of our not-so-favorite friend, COVID-19, had other plans in store for them. That said, their day was absolutely stunning and such a joy to document.
Audrey and Sam handled their postponement with grace, and when their wedding day finally came to be, you could feel their joy and excitement all day long. I’m pretty sure these two were smiling for 10+ hours straight! These two were so READY to be husband and wife, and their friends and family, so supportive and joyful. When my second shooter and I arrived, we were greeted by Audrey and her bubbly group of bridesmaids. From there, we ran pretty much AHEAD of schedule all day long (A dream!!), with huge smiles on our faces behind our masks.
I love that these two took so much time and consideration to keep their guests safe. From masks to hand san, they were ready! Their outdoor ceremony, shared in the shade, was sweet, simple, and meaningful, and I loved how their outdoor dance floor allowed guests to mix, mingle, and celebrate while keeping their distance from each other. (Couples marrying in 2020 and beyond… take notes! I highly recommend swapping your indoor dance floor to outdoors when possible!) Though the day may have been a little warmer than we planned for (July vs May is a big difference when it comes to heat!), it was absolutely amazing to celebrate these two, their love, and the start of their brand new chapter as husband and wife.
Audrey and Sam are now celebrating and enjoying their time as husband and wife at home with their sweet pup, Ginger! (Congrats, Audrey and Sam!!!) I can’t wait for y’all to scroll through their dreamy wedding day at Stone Manor in Maryland! Shall we get started?!
Love their change the date! This is such a great idea and use for engagement session images! Audrey… you make one STUNNING bride! I loved how joyful this crew was all day long! Now to the guys! Time for a few super sweet first looks! First with dad… so sweet! And then with Sam! I could photograph portraits in front of this door ALL day! The light near these pines was something dreamy! A sweet and impromptu first look with Sam + Audrey’s grandmothers before wedding party portraits! Now time to get Audrey and Sam MARRIED! Official!!! We did a few “just married” portraits around the front of the house, and oh my GOODNESS did we have fun! One of my FAVES! I LOVED their favors… seeds for your garden + little mini Tabascos to go! These two have the cutest dog named Ginger (Seriously… give her a follow on IG!) + I love how she was perfectly included in their cake topper! We had the most GORGEOUS golden hour views! Love the open-air, outdoor dance floor! While Audrey and Sam were dancing, me, Samantha (my amazing second!) + Abigail (A+S’s rockstar videographer!) were trying to decide if it would be worth pulling these two back up to the top of the hill for a silhouette with the sunset… I’m so glad we decided to make the trek! We may have all sprinted up the hill as fast as we could, but I would say it was absolutely worth it! Those COLORS!!
Photos with my 2020 couples look a little different… a huge thank you and CONGRATS to Audrey and Sam! Y’all are MARRIED!!!
A special thank you to their team that made the day so wonderful:
Ceremony and Reception Location: Stone Manor Country Club | Planning and Coordination: Katie of Rose Gold Events and Styling | Second Photographer: Samantha Jean Photography | Videographer: Abidoodle Productions | Hair and Makeup: Heather Rae Gaines | Catering: Carriage House Inn Catering | Reception Entertainment: Anthony of MyDeeJay | Cake and Dessert: Monica Sugar Studio | Spirits: Gateway Liquors | Officiant: Michael Lance Barrett | Dress: BHLDN | Groom’s Attire: Indochino | Bridesmaids Attire: Azazie | Stationery: Minted
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