Kristen + Joe | Grand Historic Baltimore Wedding

October 15, 2014 Kristen + Joe | Grand Historic Baltimore Wedding

What an amazing day. Kristen and Joe were married this past Saturday at the Grand Historic Venue in Baltimore. I couldn’t imagine a more beautiful place to celebrate these two incredible people. I don’t have the words to express just how much fun I had sharing in their day with their friends and family, getting emotional during their beautiful and incredibly personal ceremony, laughing during the hilarious stories of Kristen’s childhood as told by her sisters, and having a total blast watching their friends and family get down on the dance floor.

I started my day off with Kristen and her girls at their hotel room at the Embassy Suites, attached to the Grand Historic.


I love Kristen’s flowers and shoes! So pretty!


My jaw literally dropped when I saw her dress! Gorgeous!

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Such a beautiful bride!


Meanwhile Jen was with the guys in the board room at the venue where they got ready!

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This is the same room used for filming in House of Cards!


Jen took the guys outside for some photos while we finished getting ready.baltimore-grand-historic-wedding_0013 baltimore-grand-historic-wedding_0014 baltimore-grand-historic-wedding_0015

And then we met outside for their first look!baltimore-grand-historic-wedding_0016 baltimore-grand-historic-wedding_0017

So sweet!

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Such a great group!

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I can’t at all tell that these three are sisters. Nope. Not one bit.


Such a beautiful couple!

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Kristen is such a gorgeous bride!

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We headed back inside for some more photos! The Grand Historic is gorgeous!grand-historic-venue-baltimore-wedding_0148 grand-historic-venue-baltimore-wedding_0149 grand-historic-venue-baltimore-wedding_0150

I just love this hallway! So glad we were able to shoot here.

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Kristen and Joe had the most beautiful ceremony…

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…officiated by their dads!

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And cue the tears! I just love this! Could they look any more proud?


Their reception was in the Corinthian Room and it was STUNNING.


Kristen and Joe love elephants and their symbolism, and I love how they worked it into their wedding!

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I also love how they worked photos from our engagement sessions together into their wedding decor!


From the way they entered the reception, we knew it’d be an amazing party!


There were great speeches, including a heartfelt speech from Matt, and hilarious stories from their childhood told by Kristen’s sisters Diana and Taryn.


I just adore Kristen and her dad! They are so sweet! He couldn’t have been happier and was just bursting with smiles all day!


Jacob Jensen brought the party! And party they did!baltimore-grand-historic-wedding_0061baltimore-grand-historic-wedding_0060

Kristen and Joe,

I’ve loved my time with you guys for both of your engagement sessions and your perfect wedding day! You’re so awesome and I’m so glad I was able to be by your side on such a special day! I can’t wait to see you guys again!


Venue: Grand Historic Venue
Coordinator: Lauren Flaig, Grand Historic
Photographer: Breanna Shaw, Photography by Brea
Second Photographer: Jennifer Smutek
DJ: Jacob Jensen
Officiants: Mark Gialo and David Hopkins – their dads!
Bakery: Charm City Cakes
Caterer: Grand Historic Venue
Wedding gown: Allure from the Bridal Boutique
Hair: Haute Blow Dry Bar
Florist: Sheila Smith Wedding and Event Floral Design, LLC
Wedding Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas



  • Jennifer
    Posted at 05:57h, 15 October Reply

    This wedding was so much fun! Ah, and that room, the room was stunning. I love everything you did with the inside of the venue… just beautiful!

  • Natalie
    Posted at 07:30h, 15 October Reply

    What a fun wedding! I love the elegance of that venue – it’s beautiful!

  • Emily
    Posted at 09:42h, 15 October Reply

    Those elephants are the best! I love their sweet smiles and everything with the dads. So great!

  • Erin Wheeler
    Posted at 10:17h, 15 October Reply

    Gorgeous! I am in love with her dress!!

  • Michael and Carina
    Posted at 10:29h, 15 October Reply

    Wow, your bridesmaids + groomsmen photos are phenomenal! (As are the rest)

    Nicely done!!

  • Kat
    Posted at 08:19h, 16 October Reply

    Gorgeous ring shots, as always! I adore the simplicity of their cake too! Such a beautiful couple!

  • Diana
    Posted at 09:07h, 16 October Reply

    Brea, you are such a talent! Fantastic photos, beautiful couple and the room was so grand yet delicately designed with the decor. You really captured the day perfectly.

  • Andrea
    Posted at 09:25h, 16 October Reply

    Detail shots are so gorgeous, Brea! Beautifully photographed wedding all around!

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