We are gathered here today, on this blog post to, celebrate the special love that Natalie + Chris share. It is a love based on giving and receiving as well as having and sharing. And the love that they give and have is shared and received. And through this having and giving and sharing and receiving, we too can share and love and have and receive.
*some of you will get this and others will just think that I need to go re-take high school English. it’s ok, I laugh at my own jokes*
Chris + Natalie, my fellow lovers of all things Friends and The Office, you two are so much fun and made my “job” feel like a day full of fun and laughter. Like, could you two be any cuter? Thank you for being up for anything, for trusting my vision, and for always dancing on command. Chris, your “Chandler” dance is always flawless and Natalie, your smile and fun energy is contagious.
The day started off in, easily, one of the most gorgeous churches I have ever seen in my entire photography career. St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Annapolis Maryland is one that will definitely make your jaw drop. After saying “I Do”, the two jumped on the party bus with their wedding party and jammed out to some of the best throwback tunes available *who let the dogs out? who, who, who who*.
We then arrived at the Maritime Museum in Annapolis, which is another stunning venue located right on the water. I always love witnessing couple’s first dance as well as their dances with their parents, but one thing that I loved about Natalie + Chris’ wedding is that they made sure to include Natalie’s grandparents as well. She shared a special dance with her grandfather and the couple also gave Natalie’s grandmother and grandfather the chance to have a dance together in front of their guests. It’s these special touches that I always love and that I think makes a wedding day that much more personal.
Their wedding guests GOT. DOWN! Let me tell you! Everyone there had so much fun and literally danced the night away. This of course makes photographing the night a blast as well! *I love me some good party images*. The night ended with a gorgeous sparkler send-off and onto the water taxi they went with their closest friends. YES, you read that right, a WATER TAXI *gosh I love Annapolis*
See Natalie + Chris’ wedding day unfold, as well as the list of the incredible vendors that made their day possible, below:
a HUGE thank you to the following vendors:
event coordinator || Jessica Ashley Events
venue || Annapolis Maritime Museum
hair/makeup || TC Beauty
bride’s gown || Studio I Do – Essence of Australia
bridesmaid’s gowns || All The Rage Studios – Christina Wu
men’s attire || Men’s Wearhouse – Calvin Klein
rentals || Rentals to Remember
dj || DJ Mattie Fresh
caterer || Saucy Salamander