Oh, this wedding makes me smile when I think about it. Last year, I got to photograph Hannah and Mark’s elopement mini wedding. They decided to have a very intimate ceremony at Silos at the Falls. Their families could not be there. They rescheduled their wedding to 2021 at the beautiful and our most photographed venue, the Baltimore Museum of Industry.
The day started out hot but beautiful. Hanne was at a hotel in Baltimore city while Mark got ready at their home in Locust point. Hannah’s morning was super special. Her mom dressed her on her wedding day and then we did a first look with her dad. It was super special for her parents to be there as they had never witnessed their daughter fully dressed for either weddings. Hannah’s mom shared with me that her and her dad had been separated, possibly even divorced if I remember right but are now back together. Such a cool story this family has been through a lot together and it was evident and emotional on their wedding day. I live for those kind of stories. The two of them, Mark and Hannah shared a really sweet first look right on the water at BMI. Mark was emotional we knew he would be. They had gone through so much with planning during a pandemic. The two of them laughed out loud the way that they do so well and shared great moments with each other throughout the day. Their bridal party was awesome, followed directions and clearly had so much fun. Ceremony was out on the point, overlooking Baltimore. Probably my favorite ceremony locations to date. I tell everyone if you’ve never been there you need to go it has one of the best views of Baltimore there is.
Keisha, a dear friend of theirs officiated the wedding just as she did in 2020. What a rockstar and what a beautiful ceremony. The rest of the day was so much fun. Friends and family, most of which were from out of town, marveled at the sites of BMI, the history of Baltimore, and the unparalleled sunset views of the city. I especially love the story shared during one of the speeches that one of the guests flew in from Texas and had to overnight his suit for $300 so that he looked wonderful at the wedding. If that tells you anything about the devotion of these guests to the bride and groom there you have it. With first dance shared with parents and a rockin’ good time at the bottom Museum of industry, Hannah and Mark had a phenomenal reception. I especially love that we did some night shots of them in the museum.
Hannah and Mark, thanks for trusting us. Getting able to be creative and do what we love, playing the night shots, double exposures, and interacting with guests, allows us to flourish. Thank you for having us not just alongside 1 of your weddings, but both of them. Patrick and I think you guys are awesome. One of our favorite sets of gingers we’ve ever known. We can’t wait for your future, hope to bump into you when we’re in the city next and wish you guys all the best!
Venue: Baltimore Museum of Industry
Planning: Taryn Blake Events, Month of Coordination
Cinematography: Radiant Films
Makeup: Picture Perfect Makeup
Hair: Up Dos for I Dos
Catering: Zeffert and Gold
PhotoBooth: Maryland Mojo and Photo
DJ: Crow Entertainment
Gown: St. Mary;s Brides for Haiti Under the Patronage of St. Philomena
Invitations: Viri Lovely Designs
Florals: Scentsational Florals