Laura + Danny | Vandiver Inn, Havre de Grace Wedding

January 16, 2014 Laura + Danny | Vandiver Inn, Havre de Grace Wedding

I love this venue. I think it’s so fun that I had my first opportunity to photograph there at the end of 2013 and was back just two weeks later for my first wedding of 2014! Laura and Danny are such a sweet, laid back couple, and they had the best attitude about their wedding day. We had downpours all day long (except of course, when I wanted rain- after sunset for some epic night shots) and they didn’t once complain about it or let it dampen their spirits. We had to stay inside for all of our portraits (except the night shots) and I’m so happy with how they turned out!

Laura and Danny – I hope you guys are having an amazing time in Riviera Maya!

Without further ado, the photos!

2014-01-15_0001I absolutely love the bright red bouquet courtesy of Flowers by Bauers.2014-01-15_0002 2014-01-15_0003 2014-01-15_0004 2014-01-15_0005 2014-01-15_0006 2014-01-15_0007 2014-01-15_0008 2014-01-15_0009 2014-01-15_0010Love this! Laura’s relationship with her sister is so sweet!2014-01-15_0011 2014-01-15_0012Laura made such a beautiful bride! She’s so gorgeous. 2014-01-15_0013 2014-01-15_0014 2014-01-15_0015After getting dressed, we headed downstairs for their first look. I’m so glad they chose to do this! It made all of the difference. The rooms that we did their portraits in are the very same rooms that are used for the cocktail hour – and it was JAM PACKED during cocktail hour. With the rain, this was our best option for photos and it wouldn’t have happened without the first look!2014-01-15_0016He liked what he saw ;) Can you blame him?2014-01-15_0017 2014-01-15_0018 2014-01-15_0019 2014-01-15_0020 2014-01-15_0021 2014-01-15_0022 2014-01-15_0023 2014-01-15_00242014-01-15_0025Not only are Laura and Danny super sweet, but they also had a very fun and energetic (you’ll see in the reception photos!) bridal party. Quite the photogenic group too!2014-01-15_0026 2014-01-15_0027 2014-01-15_0028 2014-01-15_0029 2014-01-15_0030I love this sweet photo with Laura and her nephew and ring bearer, Owen!2014-01-15_0031I love all of these bridal portraits with Laura! Such a classic beauty.2014-01-15_0032 2014-01-15_0033 2014-01-15_0034 2014-01-15_0035 2014-01-15_0036Look who made another appearance!2014-01-15_0037Danny was looking quite dapper, and I love the attitude in the second shot.2014-01-15_0038 2014-01-15_0039Laura and Danny wanted a unique ceremony during their wedding where they created something that was truly unique for them. Rev. Laura Cannon helped them come up with a paint ceremony. Don’t know what that is? You’ll see soon.2014-01-15_0040 2014-01-15_0041 2014-01-15_0042 2014-01-15_0043 2014-01-15_0044 2014-01-15_0045I love the way he looks at her.2014-01-15_0046 2014-01-15_0047Cool right? I love this paint ceremony idea!2014-01-15_00482014-01-15_0049 2014-01-15_0050 2014-01-15_0051 2014-01-15_00522014-01-15_0054The reception setup was so simple and beautiful. The red and mint palette was absolutely beautiful!2014-01-15_0055 2014-01-15_0056Ombre cake?! Yes please!2014-01-15_0057 2014-01-15_0058 2014-01-15_0059I love that Laura and Danny chose to give seedlings as their wedding favors!2014-01-15_0081The Newlyweds entered the reception to a very enthusiastic standing ovation!2014-01-15_0060 2014-01-15_0061Laura and Danny chose to wait until after dinner for the dances, starting off with a very sweet first dance, and then equally sweet parent dances.2014-01-15_0062 2014-01-15_0063Their DJ Gil, a family friend, knew his audience well and kept the dance floor going all night long!2014-01-15_0064 2014-01-15_0065 2014-01-15_0066 2014-01-15_0067This is my favorite wedding moment EVER. Meatloaf’s Paradise by the Dashboard Light came on (if you don’t know the song, we can’t be friends) and the room split in half, men on one side, women on the other, singing and acting out the song. AMAZING!2014-01-15_0068This is towards the end of the song. lol. They’re a couple.2014-01-15_0069 2014-01-15_0070 2014-01-15_0071 2014-01-15_00722014-01-15_0073Hands… touching hands… reaching out…

It was a REALLY fun group.2014-01-15_0074Photo bomb win.2014-01-15_0075We didn’t get the rainy night shots I had hoped for, but they turned out amazing anyway! I love these all!2014-01-15_0076 2014-01-15_0077 2014-01-15_0078 2014-01-15_0079 2014-01-15_0080Congratulations Laura and Danny! I’m so happy I’ve gotten to know you two and wish you nothing but the best!

Venue: Vandiver Inn
Photography: Photography by Brea
Officiant: Rev. Laura Cannon
Florist: Flowers by Bauers
Bakery: Desserts by Rita



  • Mathy
    Posted at 06:18h, 16 January Reply

    I am dying over the color palette for this wedding. I also really love her bouquet – a neat take on an all red bouquet! :) Beautiful coverage of what appears to be SUCH a fun day!

  • Natalie
    Posted at 07:23h, 16 January Reply

    This is absolutely beautiful! Your night portraits are truly spectacular! Gorgeous work!

  • Nastja
    Posted at 08:58h, 16 January Reply

    The last of their portraits … oh my gosh, I can’t even begin to explain how much I love them! Magical. <3

  • Erin Wheeler
    Posted at 09:12h, 16 January Reply

    Such gorgeous and unique colors! Those night shots are just stunning!!!

  • Sarah
    Posted at 12:02h, 16 January Reply

    Looks like an awesome party! I’m living the painting ceremony through them, the art gallery I got married at wouldn’t allow it next to/any where near any works of art! Ahhh. that cake looks gorgeous and delicious, too.

  • Emily
    Posted at 17:03h, 16 January Reply

    Dude. These are my new favorite photos of yours. Great job rocking the lighting – indoors, night shots, posed groups… they are all stellar and amazingly consistent! Really nice work.

  • Michael and Carina
    Posted at 17:27h, 17 January Reply

    These are amazing. Such excellent use of off-camera-lighting. Brilliant, just brilliant.

  • Shahed
    Posted at 20:17h, 17 January Reply

    Awesome post- those couple shots are incredible and so magical!!!!!!

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