May 21, 2015
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120there’s something about a big city wedding.. the excitement, the energy, and the people become a part of the big day and it adds it’s own personality to the event. such was the case with liz and greg – their wedding was held in the heart of downtown baltimore at the renaissance harborplace hotel. I lived, worked, and went to school in around the harbor and it’s one of my favorite places on earth. when I first met liz and greg, it was during their esession as they were vacationing with greg’s family at bethany beach. I knew as soon as I met all of them that they were going to be so much fun to work with and I had been looking forward to this wedding since last summer. the night before they were to be wed, I photographed the rehearsal dinner and got to meet everyone who had traveled near and far to spend this weekend with them. among my favorites was greg’s aunt sherry who was also their wedding coordinator. now retired, she dusted off her planner and kept everything going on schedule flawlessly.. this lady knows her stuff and it was so cool to watch her lend decades of experience to ensure that liz and her nephew had the perfect day that they had been planning for so long. both when I met them at the beach and during the stories and toasts at the rehearsal dinner, it was clear that liz and greg had captured each other’s heart from the moment that they met and that getting married had almost been a given.. just a matter of time. as she got ready on her wedding day, liz was as calm and light as though it was any other day… any planning, any unforeseen stresses, any worries, were all behind her and the only thing that this day was about was her and greg. laura spent the morning with me and the ladies for a little bit before heading to greg and his family. together, we had all planned the timing and location of their first look down by the water before heading back to the venue for the kettubah signing. the tradition of the kettubah is one of my very favorite things to capture. it typically includes an intimate group of close family and friends and is held before the actual ceremony. it’s such a lovely beginning to the day which will bind you forever.. not only with each other, but with your families, friends, and community. later, a portion of the kettubah was read under the chuppah after liz and greg exchanged their wedding rings. with most big city weddings comes an equally big party, and theirs did not disappoint – the band was amazing!! from liz and greg’s first dance, through the hora, and waaayyyy beyond, the dance floor stayed full and jumpin’ all night. after everyone that they love surrounded them during their last dance, liz and greg made their exit, hand in hand, their eyes shining. laura and I are so very happy for you both and wish you much love + joy in your life together! xoxo

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