I love a wedding filled with heartfelt touches and intimate moments that capture the love of two people. But this was no ordinary wedding. The whimsical Baltimore wedding at 2640 of this Baltimore-based couple was the wedding of a fellow wedding photographer in my circle. And she was marrying the love of her life, who also happened to be a former guest at a wedding she worked!
There’s nothing quite like a unique love story, and I love Kate and Tony’s a lot. A random parking lot encounter after a long day, was a chance moment that would ignite a spark between them that steadily continued to grow brighter. As they got to know each other, they discovered a shared passion for music and began attending concerts together. Not too long after, they decided to take their love to the next level by saying “I do.”
It’s a beautiful reminder that sometimes, the most unexpected twists and turns in life can lead us straight to our soulmate.
Kate and Tony were eager to make sure their wedding was an exciting yet personal celebration full of memories that would last beyond the big day itself. With help from resourceful and talented fellow vendors, and plenty of sparkling touches, their day something to behold.
Kate faced a job hazard of working in the wedding industry: she knew too much. With so much veteran experience she wanted every detail to be impeccable, from the dress to the decor. (Side note: she bought her wedding dress before Tony had even proposed, the lady just knew).
And when it came to the venue, the couple landed on a historic location to add timeless charm to the occasion, but also one that felt close to her family roots in the city. 2640 is a former church and current event space dedicated to equitable access for community events in urban Baltimore. Kate’s mom has a background in social work, and that mission, coupled with the rough architectural charm of the old church sold them. With every corner bursting with character and history, the romance and beauty of the venue blended seamlessly with the couple’s love story and its foundations.
Stepping into the wedding venue, you couldn’t help but feel the creative energy radiating in every corner. Every detail, from the thoughtful centerpieces to the intricate ceremony arch, was designed with her photographer’s eye for beauty and a heart for artistry. The earthy colors, the whimsical details, and the delicate accents all came together to create a rich atmosphere of texture and tone that was fun to photograph.
The Ceremony was so heartfelt and you could just feel the emotion in the room. I think that had a lot to do with the fact that Kate’s mom was their officiant! Such an amazing special touch to have the person who’s known you the longest set the next chapter of your life in motion.
The wedding reception was a true celebration of love, and it was made even more unforgettable by the fun and personal touches that the bride and groom incorporated into the festivities. Kate and her mom had a special choreographed dance along with the couple’s first dance, and the whole reception alternated with laughter, tears, and a whole epic playlist.
As the night went on, the dance floor was packed, and guests couldn’t help but feel the joy and excitement radiating throughout the room. It was clear that the music had been carefully chosen to reflect the couple’s love of tunes, and it made for a truly interactive evening.
The memories we capture through photographs are priceless. That’s one of the reason I love doing what I do. They transport us back to a specific moment in time, and allow us to relive that moment over and over again. Kate and Tony’s magical affair was an extra special opportunity to serve a fellow wedding veteran who deserves every last moment of happiness I observed this day. Take a look!