June 15, 2021 Emily + Owen | Baltimore Museum of Industry Wedding Photos | Baltimore, MD
Emily and Owen were married last year in a small family only ceremony, but finally had their full wedding celebration this past Friday at the Baltimore Museum of Industry! It was quite the party!
I usually don’t include the entirety of what people send but I love everything Owen said so much, so here it is straight from the groom!
“Emily and I first met when we were 13 (were only a few months apart in age), 19 years in the making!
My family and core group of friends that I’ve known as early as age 7 were all members of a community pool every summer. I went to a separate elementary and middle school but all of my pool friends went to elementary and middle school with Emily. A mutual friend had a pool party at the community pool and invited a bunch of guests. I first met Emily at that pool party and immediately developed a crush. I thought Emily was THE cutest girl in the lot and certainly the most kind, I was amazed she even gave me the time of day – I was kind of a big nerd (SUPER into LEGO’s, I even brought them to the pool everyday – Magic the gathering, Star Wars, etc.).
Anyways, over the years we both attended separate catholic all boy/ all girl schools but had a lot of shared social circles and would see each other at dances/etc. We became generally closer through friends and parties over high school/ college. I was always jealous of her college boyfriends, yada yada… Timing never really worked out but lo and behold we were finally both single in 2017. We finally started dating and after just a few short months decided to move in together in 2018.
I knew I was going to marry her. I asked her parent’s for a blessing in January of 2020 and had a lot of plans worked out to propose on St. Patty’s day at a pub in DC where I and my friends would play some traditional Irish music and sing, etc… but COVID changed all of that at the absolute last minute.
So, on St Pat’s 2020, Emily came home very flustered from work because of all the COVID intensity in the news surrounding us and immediately went to the bedroom to change into sweats before I could get a word in. She was in full chill-out/ pour me a drink/ don’t bother me mode but before she could take another step toward the living room couch, I had to stop her dead in her tracks and got on one knee to propose to her next to our kitchen trash can while she was in sweats and tired. Thankfully, she said yes.
For some additional context, Emily was also somewhat frustrated with me in the days leading up to St. Patty’s day because I kept pushing that we go to the pub. She didn’t want us to drive down to DC for a social event when all of these bars and restaurants and offices transitioned into closing/ working from home/ sheltering in place. Proposing clued her into what my actual plans were and the stress melted away for a time.”
Emily and Owen’s wedding was the embodiment of what we needed after a long 2020. Awesome people, a kick ass party, and a surprise light up hula hoop show! Since they were married last year, the focus was on the party, and party they did. It was a rainy day, but the BMI is easily one of the best spots to have a rainy wedding in Baltimore. Nothing about Plan B looked or felt like a Plan B. And we were treated to a light mist for some magical night shots – even if we were almost attacked by a gaggle of geese while trying to make those happen (no kidding). Here are some of the highlights!