August 22, 2014
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1 This year’s summer solstice was definitely a day of celebration!  Kate + Mehdi, who live in Florida, decided to tie the knot in their home state of Maryland at the beautiful Ocean Pines Yacht Club.  They both LOVE the beach and Mehdi actually proposed to Kate at their favorite spot in the sand in Palm Beach, FL. :)  As I walked up to the house to meet up with Kate and her girls that afternoon the house was echoing with laughter and excitement!  Every room of the house was bustling with pre wedding activities as the ladies from JSM Mobile Salon were doing the gals hair + makeup.  I loved the beautiful coral colors in the bridesmaids dresses and the bouquets Flowers by Alison made.  It was finally time for Kate to slip in to her gorgeous Mori Lee gown and for everyone to head over to the Yacht Club.  I was greeted by Mehdi and his friendly groomsmen who were relaxing and cheering to a special day!  We had a beautiful canopy of billowing clouds for the ceremony as guests made their way to the marina and found their seats.  Darin and Bob from Opposite Directions played from the top of the balcony as the bridal party made their way in.  Kate’s niece + nephew were the adorable dynamic duo/ring bearer and flower girl. :)  I couldn’t wait to see Mehdi’s reaction to seeing his beautiful bride for the first time as he waited at the top of the aisle.  After a few tears of joy and laughs Kate + Mehdi said “I do!”  Then the real party began!  Since they both traveled to Ocean City when they were younger and Kate worked at Harborside Bar & Grill for three years, they featured the famous Orange Crush as their wedding cocktail.  Sweet Disposition provided the delicious wedding cake and incorporated the summer solstice theme.  What happens when the groom is in a band (The Rough Drafts) and the couple has a 100 of their closest friends and family in one room?? A few dance offs, The Worm, Bride + Groom crowd surfing, freestyle raps and an awesome party! :D  Hook Productions kept the floor moving the whole night and played some of  Mehdi’s music!  It was such a fun evening! Kate + Mehdi- I am so happy that I was able to be a part of your big day and to see all of the joy and love you two have surrounding you as you enter this next chapter together.  Thank you for a wonderful way to ring in the summer! 2 3 4 5 6 6a 7 8 9 10 11 11a 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 27a 29 30 31 32 33 34 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
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