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Last week on the blog, I shared Samantha and Eric’s wedding at Loyola Blakefield High School Chapel.  You can see those photos here.  After their wedding, Samantha and Eric held a beautiful reception!  Check out their Hunt Valley Country Club wedding photos below.

Hunt Valley Golf Club wedding photos from Eric and Samantha

While guests nibbled on appetizers and cheese plates, Samantha, Eric and their wedding party shot their wedding photos overlooking the rolling hills of the countryside just north of Washington, DC.

Samantha and her bridesmaids at Hunt Valley Golf Club just outside of Washington, DC. The bridesmaid dresses were purple. The DC wedding photographer was Jalapeno Photography.

The groom and groomsmen at their Hunt Valley Golf Club. The groomsmen are in tuxes with purple ties. The DC area photographer was Jalapeno Photography.

For most weddings between March and September, I recommend couples take photos twice during the day.  “What?!?” you may ask.  “I don’t want to be away from my guests for so long.”

I totally understand.  These two photo sessions actually give you MORE time with your guests.  I suggest 30 minutes of photos for the couple either during the first look or cocktail hour.  Then, I recommend taking 5-1o minutes at the end of dinner to take shots at sunset.  You’ll get 30 minutes of cocktail hour, and because you are served first, your guests won’t miss you if you leave at the end of dinner.  They’ll be eating.

And the light is so different!  Here is the light about 6pm.

Samantha and Eric

Samantha and Eric

And then, at sunset.  So, so pretty and different!

Samantha and Eric

Samantha and Eric

After finishing their photos on the greens, the reception began!  A chic affair with tuxes and ballgowns with undertones of calla lilies, purples, and …Terps.

Samantha and Eric are both graduates of the University of Maryland.  You can see their engagement photos on the University of Maryland campus here.

Samantha and Eric

Eric and Samantha

Samantha and Eric

Black and white wedding photos from Samantha and Eric

Hunt Valley Country Club wedding photos from Eric and Samantha

University of Maryland cake topper at Samantha and Eric

Hunt Valley Country Club wedding photos by Jalapeno Photography, voted Washington DC

Hunt Valley Country Club wedding photos by best Washington DC wedding photographer Jalapeno Photography.

Hunt Valley Country Club wedding photos.  The top Washington DC wedding photographer was Jalapeno Photography.

Hunt Valley Country Club wedding photos.  Photos by Washington DC top wedding photographer Jalapeno Photography.

The glass wall of windows make Hunt Valley Country Club wedding photos perfect for the natural-light loving bride (and photographer!).  The window wall allows you to have natural light and bring in the rolling hills and golf course while still protecting you from the elements.

Vendors:

Photographer: Jalapeno Photography

Venue: Hunt Valley Country Club

Makeup: EmmY Makeup Artisty

Stopped by because you are an alum and looking to get married at Loyola Blakefield High School Chapel?  Well, you are in luck! Eric and Samantha’s Loyola Blakefield High School chapel wedding photos are stunning!  Even if you aren’t a Loyola Blakefield High School grad, don’t worry!  Samantha and Eric’s wedding still offers some great inspiration.

Top on my LOVE list for this wedding were stained glass windows, beautiful architecture in the chapel, and the perfect bubble exit!

Loyola Blakefield High School Chapel wedding photos by Jalapeno Photography.

 

The day started with the ladies getting ready in Samantha’s mother’s home.  The ladies laughed, ooh’s, sipped champagne, and listened to tunes while they celebrated Samantha.

Loyola Blakefield High School Chapel wedding photos by Jalapeno Photography.

Loyola Blakefield High School Chapel wedding photos by Jalapeno Photography.

Loyola Blakefield High School Chapel wedding photos by Jalapeno Photography.

Samantha got ready with her bridesmaids who wore deep purple/ eggplant bridesmaid dresses. Wedding photos by Jalapeno Photography.

The guys got ready in one of the classrooms at Loyola Blakefield High School.  Several of the guys met while attending high school together, and it was fun to watch them on their “old stomping grounds” and hear their stories.

Loyola Blakefield High School chapel wedding. Images by Jalapeno Photography.

Loyola Blakefield High School chapel wedding photos. The Loyola Blakefield HIgh School Chapel wedding photographer was Jalapeno Photography.

After getting ready in one of his old classrooms, Eric walked down the hall to the school’s chapel where he would meet his bride. Check out the stained glass and regal beamed ceilings!  Loyola Blakefield High School Chapel wedding photos are so elegant because of these features!

Wedding photos of bride walking down the aisle at Loyola Blakefield High School Chapel. The Loyola Blakefield High School Chapel wedding photographer was Jalapeno Photography.

Elegant black and white photo of bride and groom in their Loyola Blakefield High School chapel wedding. Photos by Jalapeno Photography.

Photo of bride and groom light the unity candle at Loyola Blakefield High School Chapel wedding. Photos by Jalapeno Photography.

Bride and groom stand at their Catholic ceremony at the Loyola Blakefield High school chapel wedding. Photos by Jalapeno Photography.

Bride and groom during the recession at their Loyola Blakefield High School Chapel wedding just outside of Baltimore. Photos by Jalapeno Photography.

After the wedding, Samantha and Eric left to a bubble exit.  I am always leery of a bubble exit.  Bright or dim light can make it difficult to see the bubbles.  Tiny and few bubbles can make it difficult to see bubbles.  And bubbles break!

Samantha and Eric, however, exited the ceremony through a covered courtyard during the day– bright enough to see the bubbles, but not too bright.  The courtyard slowed the air– allowing the bubbles to drift and not pop.  It was beautiful and the pictures where stunning!

Bubble exit to Samantha and Eric

Bubble exit to Samantha and Eric

Bubble exit to Samantha and Eric

Stay tuned to the blog for more photos from Samantha and Eric’s wedding reception at Hunt Valley Country Club in Phoenix, Maryland.

In the meantime, you can revisit Samantha and Eric’s engagement session at the University of Maryland– here!  These two cuties even brought their loving pup for the engagement session!