Elegant Fall Wedding | Stone Manor Country Club

Adam and Ally | Middleton, Maryland

I first met Ally while photographing her friends, Holli and Lee’s wedding. Ally was the “day-of” coordinator, and everything was INCREDIBLE. So, when she reached out to me about doing her wedding, I was OVER THE MOON. Ally and Adam were adventurous enough to set up a sunrise engagement session with me (view here), and they had my heart melting with every single pose. They laughed and had fun through the entire session and you could just tell their relationship is rooted in a deep friendship.

The day of their wedding was pure bliss. Ally did an amazing job planning for this special day, from the sweetest, intricate details to the most AMAZING surprise for her groom: hiring Adam’s college’s mascot, Testudo, to cut the cake and party with them during their reception (wait until you see his reaction-talk about PRICELESS). From the incredible florals, personalized bourbon bar, complimentary cigar bar, and amazing live band…let’s just say this couple knows how to throw a good party!

I feel so honored to have worked with Ally, Adam and their wonderful friends and family. Congratulation to Ally and her superman, Adam! Wishing you both all the love, laughter and adventure this world has to offer!

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American socks and Maryland flag suspenders = perfection

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Yay for Lily Pulitzer robes!!

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Love this one of the guys looking like models 🙂
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Can we just talk about these perfect bridesmaid dresses…sooo beautiful!

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One of my favorite parts of photographing a wedding is getting a few shots of the parents by themselves. After all, it’s not every day one gets to look this fancy 😉

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I can’t get over Adam’s genuine smile! Ally had been teasing him for months saying they need to practice their first dance as if she had on a veryyyy fluffy “Princess” gown, needless to say this dress, with its beautiful lace details (check out the back!!), took his breath away!

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And this is why I LOVE having a second shooter! Thanks to my awesome husband for capturing this classic b&w shot!

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The face you make when you are pronounced “husband and wife” to the love of your life!

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What a good looking wedding party 😉

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Ah golden hour! So thankful Adam and Ally gave me a few minutes after the ceremony to capture these shots. We had done all of the other shots before the ceremony since they didn’t want to miss a moment of celebrating with their loved ones 🙂

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Two things: 1) Kassidy, Ally’s MOH, was literally THE. BEST!! Notice her carrying not one but TWO bouquets, not one but TWO wine glasses, a beer AND a veil while I took the bride and groom portraits!! 2) Look who I ran into! Holli and Lee from the wedding where I first met Ally! Loved seeing one of the original Amber Harrington Couples 🙂
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Sweetest family ever!

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Funny story – before the ceremony, I kept hearing the wedding party tell the flower girls they would get a “UNICORN LOLLIPOP” if they did a good job. I thought it was a joke, but sure enough, the unicorn lollipop exists!

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For this shot, I had my second shooter angle a video light at the centerpiece and I’m OBSESSED with the result. It’s one of my favorite new tools in my arsenal 🙂

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The best man may or may not be imitating the way Adam “dances” at weddings – too funny!

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Back story – Adam and Ally actually were in the same 9th grade English class, although neither of them really remember each other. Turns out, Ally and her MOH, Kassidy, wrote an essay about each member of their class that year and SURPRISINGLY the English teacher still had it. Adam got to hear Ally’s first impression of him and it. was. priceless.

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Another big thanks to my second shooter! Love this shot of the reception tent at sunset!

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And here it is….ADAM’S REACTION to the arrival of his college mascot! This is probably my favorite shot of the day! Best wife ever?

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And then a round of limbo randomly started on the dance floor…

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Love this action shot!

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A huge thank you to the incredible vendors who made this day possible:

Venue: Stone Manor Country Club
Florals: Shelly Black Floral Design
Cake and Desserts: Main Street Sweets
Catering: Carriage House Catering
Drinks: Mt. Airy Liqours
Band: Bachelor Boys Band
Transportation: On The Town Limo
Officiant: Friend
Wedding Dress: Designer Gari K, purchased at Betsy Robinson Bridal
Wedding Bands: Blue Nile
Wedding Coordinator: SRS Events

And a special thank you to Testudo! Your appearance was unforgettable!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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