September 24, 2014 Sarah + Brian | American Visionary Art Museum Wedding
I don’t even have the proper words to describe how much I love this wedding and this couple. Sarah and Brian are so sweet and I loved being a part of their big day. Sarah was so relaxed and happy, it was like she was floating, and Brian was completely captivated by his beautiful bride and love of his life. Add in my favorite Baltimore venue and you have the perfect day.
I started my day off with Sarah and the girls at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel. Sarah’s dress is a stunner, and it looks even more amazing on her.
Playing around a bit with double exposures :) And as always, I’m absolutely in love with the bouquets by Local Color Flowers!
Brian wrote Sarah the sweetest letter, and although she had already read it before I arrived, it still ‘got her’ a second time. <3
Before heading out to Federal Hill for their first look we were able to get some photos of Sarah and the girls at the courtyard of the hotel! The colors worked out perfectly!
The handsome men!
This is somehow wrestling related. My husband could explain. I’ll just keep moving on…
First look time!
Love the iconic Baltimore view up on Federal hill!
After some bridal party and family portraits I got to spend a great amount of time with these two and got so many beautiful portraits! So excited about these!!
I just love AVAM. These two photos are definitely new faves.
Sarah and Brian chose to have their ceremony in the garden at AVAM. It was such a beautiful space for the ceremony! This was my first time photographing a ceremony in the garden and I loved it!
So sweet <3
I love that we were able to capture more photos after the ceremony AND they had time to greet all of their guests during cocktail hour. Couldn’t have worked out better!
Another AVAM first for me this wedding – a reception in “The Barn”! Such an awesome space and I love the centerpieces that Sarah came up with, so earthy, pretty and Baltimore. Berger cookies! They also doubled as dessert!
Entering the reception as a married couple!
Loved these speeches, so so sweet.
Such a sweet first dance!
And who knew that Brian would be killing it on the dance floor all night!? Gotta love a groom that dances!
Before heading out I was able to steal the lovely couple away for a few night shots and I’m so glad I did!!
Sarah and Brian – I’m so glad that Jess recommended you guys to me last year and that I’ve been able to get to know you both! You’re an incredible couple and I wish you all the happiness in the world! I can’t wait for you guys to go to Hawaii so I can live vicariously through you <3
Venue: American Visionary Art Museum
Hotel: Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace
Day of Coordinator: Jill Jenkins, Elle Ellinghaus Designs
Photographer: Breanna Shaw, Photography by Brea
Second Photographer: Jennifer Smutek
Officiant: Heather Saul
DJ: Josh Rhett, MyDeejay
Florist: Local Color Flowers
Bridal Gown: David’s Bridal
Bridesmaids’ Gowns: Alfred Angelo
Hair: Jessica Mills, Brocatos
Invitations: Andrea Mentzer, Minted