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Brad & Kendall ~ Antrim 1844 Winter Wedding Jan 31 2012

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Brad and Kendall's wedding was such a fun way to start the 2012 season. To say they were the most laid back couple is an understatement. They completely enjoyed their day without all of the fuss and stress most bride and groom's suffer from!

Winter weddings are always a challenge since Maryland weather is so unpredictable in January. However, we had a beautiful day and were able to shoot their First Look outside on the grounds of The Antrim 1844.

Kendall's dress was designed by her costumer designer aunt, whose Tony award winning designs have appeared on Broadway. The delicate jacket was a nod to Kendall's mom's mandarin collared gown and even had "Z" embroidered on either side referencing the family name Zoa that has graced the women for many generations. And who could miss the gold Jimmy Choo's? Good thing Brad was still taller than Kendall with these on!

I have to say that I LOVE when a bride and groom choose to see each other before the ceremony. In this instance, my heart jumped for joy when Brad turned around and literally sprang forward in a run towards his bride. It is such a beautiful moment to be a part of.

After a traditional Catholic ceremony, the guests returned to Antrim for the treat of the century - the bluegrass band The Hackensaw Boys were playing in the mansion. The mood that they set during cocktails contunied throughout the night - carefree, exuberant partying! I cannot describe to you how the floor was bouncing so much that I literally had to stabilize myself for some shots when in the middle of the crazy dancing mass of friends! And speaking of friends - Brad and Kendal have a TON. Kendall included guys on her side of the bridal party which I love! It was such a family event even down to the decor!


Ceremony: St. Joseph's in Taneytown

Reception: The Antrim 1844

Dress designed by Judith Dolan

Bouquets and Boutonnieres: The Flower Box

Room Design and Decor: Steve Szymanski (email typed this way for spam: stephenszymanski (at) stephenszymanski (dot) com)

Band: The Hackensaw Boys

Cupcakes: Starry Night Bakery

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