November 22, 2013 Jamie + Tommy | Celebrations at the Bay | Pasadena, MD Wedding
You know a couple is special when their photographer cries all day on their wedding day. Jamie and Tommy are the perfect example of true love. I’ve been looking forward to their wedding day since their engagement session earlier this year because I knew that these two beautiful people and their amazing venue would make for some incredible images. What I didn’t realize was just how much joy, beauty and love their day would be filled with, and how emotionally involved I would be. I get teary at weddings on a regular basis, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t, but I’ve never cried as much as I did on their wedding day. I cried when Jamie read a beautiful hand-written note from Tommy before she got her makeup done. I cried when I saw how beautiful she looked after her make up was finished, when she walked down the aisle, and even harder when I saw Tommy tear up. I cried watching them cry during their first dance, and again when Jamie danced with her father. During Tommy’s dad’s speech at the end of the night, and every time I worked on their images and felt the emotion of the day again.
I knew this wedding was going to be amazing, but I had no idea just how amazing.
I couldn’t be more excited to share this post with you all, my second to last wedding of the year!
The tears started flowing when Jamie hung up her wedding dress and the reality of it all started sinking in. Her dress is truly stunning, but just wait until you see it on her, it’s perfect.
Jamie had such fabulous shoes and clutch! The colorful sparkles were gorgeous!
The bouquets by Dundalk Florist were beautiful!
Tommy wrote his bride to be two notes. One smaller note, which accompanied a medal that he received when he was hired by his fire department. He has worn the medal every day since receiving it, and he was now giving to Jamie so she could always have a piece of him with her.
He also wrote a longer note that brought our beautiful bride to tears. Jamie thought ahead and chose to read these before getting her makeup done… brilliant.
The amazingly talented Jordan Noel did makeup for all of the girls. She also did makeup for Ashley and Nelson’s wedding and engagement session and Stephanie and Tony’s engagement session. She’s incredibly talented!
After Jamie got dressed, it was time to head to Celebrations at the Bay!
It was a bit on the chilly side with a slight threat of rain, so the decision was made to hold the ceremony inside. I love a venue where the indoor ceremony option is just as gorgeous as the outdoor!
There wasn’t a dry eye in the house when Jamie walked down the aisle to her husband to be.
Their ceremony was performed by Tommy’s Uncle, and wins the award for the fastest ceremony ever!
The guys were quite dapper…
…and the ladies were a picture of true beauty.
Such a good looking group of people!
I am thoroughly entertained that this group did the harlem shake for this shot.
Tommy made quite the handsome groom. Even with his slightly ridiculous American flag sunglasses. He originally wanted to do American flag ties too, but Jamie drew the line at the sunglasses. (Good call, Jame!)
Jamie is such a beautiful girl and made the most stunning bride.
I heart these all big time. I love their love.
Their reception decor was absolutely stunning. Burlap table linens, chalkboard table numbers, and amazing hand-made centerpieces by Tommy’s talented cousin Caela. I’ve never been compelled to photograph every single centerpiece as there are normally only one or two different ones. In this case, every single centerpiece was different, totally beautiful, and perfectly hand made with love!
Tommy and Jamie’s song (and first dance) is Dave Matthews’ You and Me. I loved seeing the lyrics incorporated into their wedding décor. Their engagement photos were also featured throughout.
Tommy and Jamie entered into the reception with style (gotta love Tommy rocking the “Bride” shades) and went straight into their first dance to “You and Me”
Jamie even had a line from their song tattooed on her arm. I truly believe they can do anything.
The daddy-daughter dance also had me in tears. So sweet.
The speeches by the Best Man, Ben and Maids of Honor, Michelle and Krista had us all laughing and then crying and then laughing again.
After dinner it was party time!! And this group knew how to party! It was a blast!
Jamie and Tommy cut the cake and went all out on the smash.
Jamie got Tommy before he was even prepared.
and I mean GOT Tommy. She got Tommy GOOD.
Don’t worry, he got revenge.
This about sums it up.
Did I mention that it was a fun party? Because it was a BLAST!
When I’m asked by a groomsman to take a selfie with him and his friends, I have to oblige.
Love these next ones!
Before the end of the night, I took Jamie and Tommy out for some night shots, and they were downright magical.
I can’t even pick a favorite… this one?
Or maybe this one?This one? See!? Hard choice!
One of their friends had an amazing cigar shot from his wedding. I wanted to do a cigar shot with these two but put my own spin on it. I loved how they turned out.
Love this one.
Tommy and Jamie, You guys are amazing and you can do anything. Your love is truly special and I have no doubt that your marriage will be even more beautiful than your wedding day. I’m so happy I got to be a part of your amazing celebration!
Venue: Celebrations at the Bay
Photographer: Photography by Brea
DJ: Joey McCann
Caterer: Uptown Catering
Bakery: Sugar Bakers
Florist: Dundalk Florist
Centerpieces: Tommy’s cousin Caela Tindilia
Hair: The bride!
Makeup: Jordan Noel