Ali + Matt | Elkridge Furnace Inn Wedding

October 20, 2014 Ali + Matt | Elkridge Furnace Inn Wedding

This year I spent my anniversary with this sweet couple, celebrating their entry to the 10/10 anniversary club! The best part about this post is that 90% of the outdoor photos were taken when it was raining, and you can’t even tell. Despite the drizzle, Ali and Matt still insisted on doing all of their photos outside, including their outdoor ceremony. And luckily enough, as soon as they prepared to walk down the aisle, the clouds parted and the rain went away. I am so happy that I was able to be a part of such a beautiful day for an incredible couple!

I started my day off with Ali at the Hilton Garden Inn near BWI where she did hair and makeup!

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I just love all of Ali’s jewelry! She wanted to wear statement jewelry while still looking bridal. Mission accomplished!

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So beautiful!


While I was with Ali upstairs in the bridal suite, Jen was with Matt and the guys!

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LOVE their first look!

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“Check out the back! … Yeahh!”


I just love when couples choose to do a first look, especially on days with less than ideal weather, it gives you so much more time to work around the weather and get the photos you really want!


Such a beautiful couple!

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One of the few shots where you can see the rain.


I just love Ali’s smile!




Ali made the most beautiful bride!


Such a great group of guys! They gave us a bit of a hard time at times, but they were awesome ;)

Such beautiful ladies!
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Cutest flower girl ever? Probably!
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I just love that Ali chose to be walked down the aisle by both her dad and step-dad.
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Rev. Laura Cannon gave the most beautiful and unique ceremony. Maybe I was just especially emotional since it was my anniversary, but I cried my whole way through!
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I love the hug post-kiss!
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How awesome is the combo of fall decor and florals? So pretty!
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This picture just says everything. Haha.
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The party was an absolute blast! Their friends and family are so much fun!
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Before heading out for the night we were able to get some night shots- and I LOVE how they turned out!
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Ali and Matt!
I just adore you guys and I’m so happy you found me! I couldn’t imagine a better couple to spend my anniversary with and I’m so happy to welcome you to the 10/10 club! I hope Aruba was amazing and I can’t wait to see you and hear all about it!

Venue: The Elkridge Furnace Inn
Photographer: Breanna Shaw, Photography by Brea
Second Photographer: Jennifer Smutek
DJ: Koko Bros
Officiant: Laura Cannon
Bakery: Touche Touchet
Bridal gown: Mikaella, from Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection
Florals: Eve Thompson, Flowers by Eden
Invitations: Minted
Transportation: Bowens Bus Service



  • Dani
    Posted at 07:02h, 20 October Reply

    These are gorgeous!! Ali’s smile is contagious and they are both glowing of happiness. I love all the details from getting ready and her flowers. It all looks so perfect!

  • Jennifer
    Posted at 07:12h, 20 October Reply

    I love these two! They had such a fun day and you captured it perfectly!

  • Natalie
    Posted at 07:53h, 20 October Reply

    Such a beautiful wedding! I love the way you captured their ceremony… Gorgeous!

  • Jen
    Posted at 08:32h, 20 October Reply

    Everything about this wedding just POPS! It’s gorgeous. I love the colors she chose against the lush green. And his face as he is waiting for during their first look, so sweet! Beautiful, Brea, just beautiful!

  • Emily
    Posted at 08:42h, 20 October Reply

    Way to rock that rainy day! So glad they were troopers because it made for some really pretty pictures! The ceremony shots are my faves.

  • Christa Rae
    Posted at 10:16h, 20 October Reply

    What a beautiful couple and this venue is gorgeous! The photos on the bridge are my favorite!

  • Renee
    Posted at 11:22h, 20 October Reply

    Brea! I just love this wedding + I loved running into you this weekend! This color palette is beautiful and those reception images are so fun!!!

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