August 29, 2019 Jess + Raymond | Belvedere Wedding Photos | Baltimore, MD
Jess and Raymond’s wedding at the Belvedere was one of our favorite weddings of the year. It had everything – wonderful people, emotional moments, and a party and a half.
From the bride:
“We met using the apps, after matching twice. First on tinder, then on Coffee Meets Bagel.
“Engagement story: On December 28th, we got engaged on Siesta Key Beach in Sarasota, FL. Raymond had booked a one night stay on the beach and after spending the day relaxing at the beach and walking up and down it, we found a nice spot to sit and watch the sunset. We were listening to one of our Valentine’s Day playlists that I had made for him a year earlier and then he proposed. We celebrated afterward at a restaurant on water. Then went out dancing to 90s and early 2000s R&B at dive bar in downtown Siesta Key. Perfect end to an amazing day!”
Jess and Raymond’s wedding was the weekend before we had time off and I went away to Mexico, and it was a day so good for the soul, it already set me up to be refreshed and psyched about our fall wedding season. If our remaining weddings are even half as good as this day we’re in for a treat.
Jess’ bridesmaids are the sweetest. They all worked together to put together a book for her with photos of their favorite memories together and a message written from each of them, from Jess and Raymond’s family members, and EVEN A MESSAGE FROM THEIR FOUR CATS (including photos I took of the cats at their engagement session :)). When I walked up to Raymond right before the first look he said “Does she look like an angel?” and I basically melted. The entire day was as special as these few moments I mentioned. Jess and Raymond are beautiful people, who surround themselves with beautiful people, and being a part of their day was such an honor. Here are a few of our favorites.
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Raymond and Jess’ Belvedere wedding in Baltimore was captured by Baltimore wedding photographers Breanna Shaw and Tommy Wagner for Photography by Brea, assisted by Brooke Boyd. Rabbi Jessy Dressin crafted a beautiful, personalized ceremony to celebrate Raymond and Jess’ relationship. DJ Chris Hart brought the house down during their party in the Charles Ballroom at the Belvedere Hotel. Hair styling was done by Up Dos for I Dos and makeup services were provided by Ida Slaughter.
Marg RosenbachPosted at 22:13h, 29 August
Beautiful pictures!! Thanks for,sharing… congratulations.
Miss you all ❤️