Lindsay and Matt weren’t going to hire a photographer, just like so many of the couples I get to work with. Sometimes it’s not a priority, sometimes it’s just not in the budget, and sometimes it’s just that so many friends have cameras and iPhones that take great pictures. I get it! But I’m obviously an advocate for hiring a professional to document your wedding day, no matter how unscripted and casual it is. I’m so glad they asked me and it feels like such a stroke of luck that we got to make these photographs together.
Initially, they planned to meet with a few family members at Lake Roland for a pop-up ceremony. When the guest count approached 30, they rented out one of the pavilions overlooking the water. Seating was simple- picnic tables- and decor was unnecessary because Baltimore is a lush jungle right now! Lindsay’s dad walked her across the bridge, up a winding pathway, all the way to Matt who waited for her at the edge of the pavilion. It was overcast that day and HOT. Like really sweaty, gross, sauna-hot. Lindsay had stopped for a Tropicool snow cone before getting to the park and she walked it down the “aisle” and gave it to Matt after saying their vows. I love her for this, probably more than she realizes.
One of the sweetest parts of the day were the flowers. Matt has a habit of picking flowers up for Lindsay from the grocery store almost every week. Years ago, he brought home a bouquet of delicate lisianthus. They promised each other that this would be the flower included in their someday-wedding. Lindsay made her own bouquet and the bridesmaids made theirs along with Matt’s boutonniere. Another sentimental detail was the gold bracelet she wore. It belonged to Lindsay’s great grandmother and every woman on her dad’s side has worn it for their wedding.
After the ceremony, we spent about half an hour taking portraits around Lake Roland, then headed back to their home in Hampden to feed the dogs and soak up some AC for 15 minutes. Then we hopped in the car and headed to Clavel for tacos and ice cream. The light was stunning and cast shadows of the numerous houseplants lined up in the restaurant window. All of their many friends (in addition to 30 family members) were waiting to celebrate with them. Seriously, this was such a dream wedding to photograph, not to mention, delicious!!
PS. I loved their invitations screenprinted by Globe Printing in Baltimore. They even made some guestbooks from the spare invites!
Invitations: Globe Printing
Officiant: Katie Flament (Matt's sister)
Florist: Lindsay made her bouquet, Katie made hers and Lauren Knowlson, Lauren Flament made hers and Matt's boutonniere (by way of ordering flowers online)
Bakery: The Charmery
DJ: Landis Expandis
Bride's Dress: Marchesa Notte
Bride's Shoes: Kelly and Katie (a DSW brand)
Wedding Rings: custom made by Mineralogy in Chicago
Jewelry/Accessories: Bauble Bar
Hair: Lindsay Hall at Flaunt
Makeup: Owen Michael
Groom's Suit: Suit Supply
Tie/Bow Tie/Pocket Square: Bonobos (tie), Suit Supply (pocket square; embroidered by Lindsay)