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With navy and gold details, fluffy peonies, and bridal portraits on the Baltimore Harbor waterfront, you have to check out Erin and Patrick’s 1840s Plaza wedding reception… oh, and Erin’s low back dress isn’t for everyone, but if you are as stunning as she is??  Bam!  This dress is for you!

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White peony and hydrangea wedding flowers bouquet. 1840s Plaza wedding photos from Erin and Patrick

Erin included navy blue cohesively throughout her wedding day.  Erin gifted navy bridesmaid robes with monograms.  The bridesmaid wore navy bridesmaid dresses.  Even the invite liners were navy.

Navy wedding details from Erin

Navy wedding details from Erin

1840s Plaza wedding reception photos from Erin and Patrick

Erin wore a beautiful lace wedding dress with illusion detailing on the wide straps.  The back was daringly low and perfect for Erin’s svelte figure.  Erin completed her look with delicate teardrop earrings and a classic satin bow.

Low back wedding dress and 1840s Plaza wedding reception photos from Erin and Patrick

Navy details popped at every turn!  See these adorable mimosas with navy-striped straws.

Navy details 1840s Plaza wedding reception photos from Erin and Patrick

Navy details from Erin

1840s Plaza wedding reception photos from Erin and Patrick

Before heading to their wedding ceremony at The Church of the Immaculate Conception in Towson, MD, Erin and Patrick exchanged gifts. Patrick’s framed gift brought tears to Erin’s eyes!  How sweet!  Erin gifted Patrick a Michael Kors watch with special engraving.

Erin received a gift from her groom on their wedding day. It was a photo they took on their first date.

Erin

Kids stole the show at The Church of the Immaculate Conception wedding ceremony.  The ring bearer became overwhelmed by the number of people looking at him, dropped the ring pillow, and tearfully made his way to the front of the church.  The flower girl, on the other hand, stole the show as she gracefully made her way up the aisle.

The Baltimore area Catholic wedding ceremony was at The Church of the Immaculate Conception in Towson, MD. This was a 1840s Plaza wedding reception. The best Baltimore wedding photographer was Jalapeno Photography.

Patrick’s first look at his bride melts your heart.  Patrick formed a significant number of strong friendships over the course of his life, and choose his dad as his best man.  See the man proudly watching over Patrick’s right shoulder?  That’s Patrick’s dad and best man.

Groom

Navy bridesmaid dresses. 1840s Plaza wedding reception photos from Erin and Patrick

Catholic nuptial blessing during wedding mass. The Baltimore area Catholic wedding ceremony was at The Church of the Immaculate Conception in Towson, MD. This was a 1840s Plaza wedding reception. The best Baltimore wedding photographer was Jalapeno Photography.

The Baltimore area Catholic wedding ceremony was at The Church of the Immaculate Conception in Towson, MD. This was a 1840s Plaza wedding reception. The best Baltimore wedding photographer was Jalapeno Photography.

On one of the hottest and brightest days in Baltimore, Patrick and Erin pulled up at the Baltimore Harbor waterfront to enjoy the heat! Even with the heat and sun beating down on us, everyone smiled and laughed. Aren’t these a dapper crew?

Navy groomsmen suits. 1840s Plaza wedding reception photos from Erin and Patrick

And then these two.  Seriously!  They make me swoon.

Wedding photos on the Baltimore Harbor waterfront. 1840s Plaza wedding reception photos from Erin and Patrick

Wedding photos on the Baltimore Harbor waterfront. 1840s Plaza wedding reception photos from Erin and Patrick

Wedding photos on the Baltimore Harbor waterfront. 1840s Plaza wedding reception photos from Erin and Patrick

Wedding photos on the Baltimore Harbor waterfront. 1840s Plaza wedding reception photos from Erin and Patrick

Wedding photos on the Baltimore Harbor waterfront. 1840s Plaza wedding reception photos from Erin and Patrick

After taking formal portraits on the Baltimore Harbor waterfront, we walked into the beautifully appointed 4th floor ballroom of their 1840s Plaza wedding reception.

1840s Plaza wedding reception photos from Erin and Patrick

1840s Plaza wedding reception photos from Erin and Patrick

Wedding flowers include pale green rose and pale green hydrangea. 1840s Plaza wedding reception photos from Erin and Patrick

Salad course and table set up photos. 1840s Plaza wedding reception photos from Erin and Patrick

Can we stop for a minute to talk about this cake?!  Wow, elegant!  It’s a classic ivory buttercream ribbon cake with flowers and a gold monogram cake topper.  This cake was such a classic addition to the stately elegance of the 1840s Plaza wedding reception in 4th floor ballroom.

White ruffle cake with gold monogram topper. 1840s Plaza wedding reception photos from Erin and Patrick

White ruffle cake with gold monogram topper. 1840s Plaza wedding reception photos from Erin and Patrick

Sweetheart table at 1840s Plaza 4th Floor Ballroom.1840s Plaza wedding reception photos from Erin and Patrick

Navy details at 1840s Plaza 4th Floor Ballroom wedding. 1840s Plaza wedding reception photos from Erin and Patrick

Child watches first dance at 1840s Plaza 4th Floor wedding. 1840s Plaza wedding reception photos from Erin and Patrick

1840s Plaza wedding reception photos from Erin and Patrick

1840s Plaza wedding reception photos from Erin and Patrick

While guests were finishing eating, we headed out to the historic plaza for some photos as the sun was setting.  The photos on the Baltimore Harbor are favorites, but these photos add another dimension to their wedding portfolio.  Erin and Patrick were relaxed.  The light was even and low.

1840s Plaza wedding reception photos from Erin and Patrick

1840s Plaza wedding reception photos from Erin and Patrick

1840s Plaza wedding reception photos from Erin and Patrick

1840s Plaza wedding reception photos from Erin and Patrick

And then it was time to party!  Erin and Patrick danced the night away at their 1840s Plaza wedding reception.  Chandeliers twinkled, champagne glasses clicked with toasts, and everyone beamed beautiful smiles.

1840s Plaza wedding reception photos from Erin and Patrick

1840s Plaza wedding reception photos from Erin and Patrick

And then they were off!  Friends created a sparkler tunnel, and they were off.

Best of luck to the two of you.  Keep making each other smile, holding each other’s hand, and kissing with abandon!

Sparkler exit at 1840s Plaza in Baltimore. 1840s Plaza wedding reception photos from Erin and Patrick

Matt and Whitney’s 1840s Plaza wedding in Baltimore featured so many ooh and ahh elements, I have to share it with you!  At Matt and Whitney’s 1840s Plaza wedding, they had boozey popsicles for cocktail hour, breakfast for dinner featuring a custom bloody Mary bar, and a donut bar for dessert.

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Matt and Whitney’s special day started with a tear-jerking first look.  Matt rocked back and forth on his heels as he heard Whitney’s footsteps behind him just hours before his 1840s Plaza wedding in the courtyard of 1840s Carrollton Inn.

As he waited for her, Matt wiped away tears and read a special note Whitney wrote for him.

Matt and Whitney

Matt and Whitney

Matt and Whitney

The day was the hottest day of the summer in Baltimore.  Matt and Whitney decided to take most of their portraits inside 1840s Plaza.  Luckily, 1840s Plaza has beautiful locations and a strong air conditioner.

1840s Plaza wedding photos by Jalapeno Photography. For more information information see http://www.jalapenophotography.com

1840s Plaza wedding photos by Jalapeno Photography. For more information information see http://www.jalapenophotography.com

1840s Plaza wedding photos by Jalapeno Photography. For more information information see http://www.jalapenophotography.com

1840s Plaza wedding photos by Jalapeno Photography. For more information information see http://www.jalapenophotography.com

1840s Plaza wedding photos by Jalapeno Photography. For more information information see http://www.jalapenophotography.com

1840s Plaza wedding photos by Jalapeno Photography. For more information information see http://www.jalapenophotography.com

Matt and Whitney had the cutest bridal party, too!  The second floor of the 1840s Plaza features a cute soda shop.  We shot just a few portraits outside before seeking the relief of the air conditioning inside.  The soda shop was cool, bright, and stinking adorable.

Blush wedding party at Whitney

Blush wedding details and Whitney

Soda pop shop on the second floor of 1840s Plaza is perfect for indoor shoots at weddings. These soft blush details photographed beautifully. For more images see http://www.jalapenophotography.com

Second floor of the 1840s Plaza wedding photos. For more information, see http://www.jalapenophotography.com

Second floor of the 1840s Plaza is a perfect location for wedding photos. For more information see http://www.jalapenophotography.com

Matt and Whitney held their ceremony in the 1840s Carrollton Inn courtyard.  The cafe lights twinkled and guests fanned themselves.  The heat index was 110 degrees.  The ceremony was in the shade of the courtyard with a slight breeze.

1840s Plaza wedding photos by Jalapeno Photography. For more information, see http://www.jalapenophotography.com

1840s Plaza wedding images by Jalapeno Photography. For more information on Whitney and Matt

1840s Plaza wedding photos by Jalapeno Photography. For more information on Baltimore

After the ceremony, guests enjoyed the courtyard and a boozey popsicle cart.  **THIS** is genius.  Guests were able to cool themselves in the shade and nosh on boozey popsicles.  The popsicles were a huge hit!

Cocktail hour at 1840s Plaza wedding. Images by Jalapeno Photography. For more information, see http://www.jalapenophotography.com

Cocktail hour at 1840s Plaza wedding in Baltimore. Images by Jalapeno Photography. For more images see http://www.jalapenophotography.com

Boozey popsicles at an 1840s Plaza wedding cocktail hour in Baltimore. For more images, see Jalapeno Photography at http://www.jalapenophotography.com

Boozey popsicles at an 1840s Plaza wedding cocktail hour in Baltimore. For more images, see Jalapeno Photography at http://www.jalapenophotography.com

Boozey popsicles at an 1840s Plaza wedding cocktail hour in Baltimore. For more images, see Jalapeno Photography at http://www.jalapenophotography.com

Boozey popsicles at an 1840s Plaza wedding cocktail hour in Baltimore. For more images, see Jalapeno Photography at http://www.jalapenophotography.com

Evening wedding photos at 1840s Plaza wedding in Baltimore during the summer. Images by Jalapeno Photography. For more images, see http://www.jalapenophotography.com

Boozey popsicles at an 1840s Plaza wedding cocktail hour in Baltimore. For more images, see Jalapeno Photography at http://www.jalapenophotography.com

After cocktail hour, guests headed to the 4th floor ballroom.  The 4th floor of the 1840s Plaza features navy and gold curtains, regal murals, and decant chandeliers.

4th Floor ballroom of the 1840s Plaza. This Baltimore wedding venue features an historic building, navy and gold drapes, and a plethora of chandeliers. For more images by Baltimore

4th Floor ballroom of the 1840s Plaza. This Baltimore wedding venue features an historic building, navy and gold drapes, and a plethora of chandeliers. For more images by Baltimore

As guests entered the 4th floor ballroom, guests were greeted with a bloody Mary bar.  The extensive to-it-yourself bloody Mary bar was fun.  Everyone enjoyed it!  The bloody Mary bar was a great segue to the rest of the reception which featured breakfast for dinner.

Bloody Mary bar at 1840s Plaza wedding. For more images from Baltimore

Bloody Mary bar at 1840s Plaza wedding. For more images from Baltimore

Bloody Mary bar at 1840s Plaza wedding. For more images from Baltimore

Breakfast for dinner at 1840s Plaza wedding reception. For more photos from Baltimore

Breakfast for dinner at 1840s Plaza wedding reception. For more photos from Baltimore

As the evening progressed, the couple and their families laughed, cried and danced the night away.

Mother son dance at 1840s Plaza wedding on the 4th floor. For more images from Baltimore

As a final send off, the couple surprised their guests with a custom donut bar.  After being treated with basic donut, guests selected their favorite glazes and toppings.  I never drink at weddings, so I missed out on the boozey popsicles and bloody Mary bar.  The custom donut after a long day in the hot sun?  Yuuuuuummm.  It was so tasty.

Custom donut bar at 1840s Plaza wedding. For more images from Baltimore

Custom donut bar at 1840s Plaza wedding. For more images from Baltimore

Custom donut bar at 1840s Plaza wedding. For more images from Baltimore

Wedding on the 4th floor ballroom of the 1840s Plaza in Baltimore. For more information from Baltimore

Elevator at 1840s Plaza wedding in Baltimore. For more information from Baltimore

An Antrim 1844 Country House wedding never disappoints.  Andrea and Patrick held their Antrim 1844 Country House wedding in early August, and it was HOT, beautiful and full of smiles.

I love shooting Antrim 1844 Country House weddings.  If you’d like to see more, see here.

Often, the bride gets ready in a regal blue room in the main house of Antrim 1844.  Andrea started her day a little early, and so started in her mother’s beautiful suite in the Antrim 1844 Country House main house.  #ThoseWindowsThough <<– right?!

Antrim 1844 Country House wedding by Jalapeno Photography. For more info on Baltimore and DC area wedding photography, see http://www.jalapenophotography.com

Antrim 1844 Country House wedding by Jalapeno Photography. For more info on Baltimore and DC area wedding photography, see http://www.jalapenophotography.com

Grooms usually get ready in a cottage near the main house, but Patrick got ready in a suite in the main house with similar, amazing windows.  It was easy to bop back and forth between the groom’s suite and the bride’s suite, and that light!

Antrim 1844 Country House wedding by Jalapeno Photography. For more info on Baltimore and DC area wedding photography, see http://www.jalapenophotography.com

Antrim 1844 Country House wedding by Jalapeno Photography. For more info on Baltimore and DC area wedding photography, see http://www.jalapenophotography.com

Antrim 1844 Country House wedding by Jalapeno Photography. For more info on Baltimore and DC area wedding photography, see http://www.jalapenophotography.com

Antrim 1844 Country House wedding by Jalapeno Photography. For more info on Baltimore and DC area wedding photography, see http://www.jalapenophotography.com

Antrim 1844 Country House wedding by Jalapeno Photography. For more info on Baltimore and DC area wedding photography, see http://www.jalapenophotography.com

Antrim 1844 Country House wedding by Jalapeno Photography. For more info on Baltimore and DC area wedding photography, see http://www.jalapenophotography.com

Antrim 1844 Country House wedding by Jalapeno Photography. For more info on Baltimore and DC area wedding photography, see http://www.jalapenophotography.com

Antrim 1844 Country House wedding by Jalapeno Photography. For more info on Baltimore and DC area wedding photography, see http://www.jalapenophotography.com

After getting ready with her beautiful bridesmaids, Andrea was off to have a quick first look with dad, and then a secret moment alone and first look with the man who would be her husband by the end of the day.

This location, the one with the ivy covered tree, is also used for wedding ceremonies.  The day was hot-hot-hot, and the tree is a perfect location for shady ceremonies.

Antrim 1844 Country House wedding by Jalapeno Photography. For more info on Baltimore and DC area wedding photography, see http://www.jalapenophotography.com

Antrim 1844 Country House wedding by Jalapeno Photography. For more info on Baltimore and DC area wedding photography, see http://www.jalapenophotography.com

Antrim 1844 Country House wedding photos from May 2016.

Antrim 1844 Country House wedding by Jalapeno Photography. For more info on Baltimore and DC area wedding photography, see http://www.jalapenophotography.com

Antrim 1844 Country House wedding by Jalapeno Photography. For more info on Baltimore and DC area wedding photography, see http://www.jalapenophotography.com

Antrim 1844 Country House wedding by Jalapeno Photography. For more info on Baltimore and DC area wedding photography, see http://www.jalapenophotography.com

Antrim 1844 Country House wedding by Jalapeno Photography. For more info on Baltimore and DC area wedding photography, see http://www.jalapenophotography.com

If you love fountains or garden weddings, a Antrim 1844 Country House wedding should be on your list!  Apparently, these fountains were purchased through a catalog eons ago.  I would love to find a similar fountain for our home.  I’m on the hunt!

Antrim 1844 Country House wedding by Jalapeno Photography. For more info on Baltimore and DC area wedding photography, see http://www.jalapenophotography.com

The first time I shot at Antrim, the croquet court was covered with a white tent and hosted the reception.  How darling is this court for wedding guests at cocktail hour?

Antrim 1844 Country House wedding by Jalapeno Photography. For more info on Baltimore and DC area wedding photography, see http://www.jalapenophotography.com

Antrim 1844 Country House wedding by Jalapeno Photography. For more info on Baltimore and DC area wedding photography, see http://www.jalapenophotography.com

The pool area is another favorite of mine!  It is surrounded by boxwoods 8-10 feet high, making it a perfect, secret garden.  I love to take couples here at sunset while their guests are eating dinner.  A secret escape and moment to revel in their new status as husband and wife.

Antrim 1844 Country House wedding by Jalapeno Photography. For more info on Baltimore and DC area wedding photography, see http://www.jalapenophotography.com

Antrim 1844 Country House wedding by Jalapeno Photography. For more info on Baltimore and DC area wedding photography, see http://www.jalapenophotography.com

Antrim 1844 Country House wedding by Jalapeno Photography. For more info on Baltimore and DC area wedding photography, see http://www.jalapenophotography.com

Antrim 1844 Country House wedding by Jalapeno Photography. For more info on Baltimore and DC area wedding photography, see http://www.jalapenophotography.com

Antrim 1844 Country House wedding by Jalapeno Photography. For more info on Baltimore and DC area wedding photography, see http://www.jalapenophotography.com

Antrim 1844 Country House wedding by Jalapeno Photography. For more info on Baltimore and DC area wedding photography, see http://www.jalapenophotography.com

Antrim 1844 Country House wedding by Jalapeno Photography. For more info on Baltimore and DC area wedding photography, see http://www.jalapenophotography.com

Antrim 1844 Country House wedding by Jalapeno Photography. For more info on Baltimore and DC area wedding photography, see http://www.jalapenophotography.com

Antrim 1844 Country House wedding by Jalapeno Photography. For more info on Baltimore and DC area wedding photography, see http://www.jalapenophotography.com

Antrim 1844 Country House wedding by Jalapeno Photography. For more info on Baltimore and DC area wedding photography, see http://www.jalapenophotography.com

Antrim 1844 Country House wedding by Jalapeno Photography. For more info on Baltimore and DC area wedding photography, see http://www.jalapenophotography.com

 

Venue: Antrim 1844 Country House

Makeup: EmmeY Makeup Artistry

Thomas and Theresa were married outside of the Catholic Church.  Being strong Catholics, however, it was important to them that their marriage to be sanctified by the Church.  Theresa and Thomas held a convalidation ceremony at St. Ignatius Chapel in Washington, DC, this summer– St. Ignatius Chapel is part of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Georgetown.  The St. Ignatius Chapel is one of my favorite churches, check out it’s unique set up with alter in the middle of the church!  (To see other St Ignatius Chapel wedding photos, see here.)

St Ignatius Chapel Wedding photos of Theresa and Thomas

St Ignatius Chapel Wedding photos of Theresa and Thomas

Convalidation ceremonies are usually much smaller than Catholic wedding ceremonies.  They include the couple, a priest and close family.

St Ignatius Chapel Wedding photos of Theresa and Thomas

St Ignatius Chapel Wedding photos of Theresa and Thomas

St Ignatius Chapel weddings are perfect for smaller weddings– my guess is less than 100.  St. Ignatius is unique because of the placement of the alter in the middle of the room and it’s age.  It was build in 1794.

St. Ignatius Chapel was used as a Civil War hospital to teach the wounded after the Battle at Bull Run– which if you ask me, is a long way to travel!!  It is difficult to lug heavy camera equipment up the stairs, much less the wounded.  The distance to Manassas/ Bull Run is far!

St Ignatius Chapel Wedding photos of Theresa and Thomas

St Ignatius Chapel Wedding photos of Theresa and Thomas

Because of its unique set up, St. Ignatius gives everyone a great view of the wedding ceremony.  Several rows of rattan-covered chairs line the left and the right side of the room– and alter.  A large, antique protects the stately pinewood floors.

St Ignatius Chapel Wedding photos of Theresa and Thomas

The set up, however, prevents much movement during a wedding ceremony.  With this convalidation, I was able to move a bit– there were only 25 guests.  Because the sanctuary is in the middle of the room, and Catholic weddings prohibit photographers in the sanctuary, if the room has 100 guests, I highly recommend a second photographer.  St Ignatius Chapel wedding photos are limited when there are more than 25 guests

St Ignatius Chapel Wedding photos of Theresa and Thomas