December 04, 2013
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What happens when you have a couple who are each other’s best friend, a gorgeous day in November saturated with the colors of fall combined with an impromptu dance to Michael Jackson’s Thriller + Bohemian Rhapsody all surrounded by fun, loving family + friends??  AN AMAZING WEDDING!  …and maybe an occasional air guitar ;)  Shannon + Justin could not have asked for better weather for their wedding at the historic Ceresville Mansion in the hills of Frederick, Maryland.  When I first met them at a café near their home and learned that they were proud parents of a rescue Pit named Roxxy I knew that we would get along great!  Shannon had kept me in the loop about some of the unique things about her wedding and I couldn’t wait to see their big day unfold.  Her mother sewed the ring pillow from her lace wedding gown and Shannon made the antique teacup candle favors!  I was greeted by a room full of cheerful bridesmaids when I arrived at the hotel.  Shannon’s mother came sweeping in and was so full of joy as everyone was prepping to head over to the mansion.  Once we got there, Jillian and I met up with Justin and brought him down to the grove where he waited to see Shannon for the first time.  I can’t express how much I love when a couple partakes in a First Look.  That moment shared between the two of them on one of the most import days of their lives is just priceless to me.  Shannon + Justin exchanged their personal vows during their gorgeous ceremony and everyone was excited to start the party.  Shannon + her MOH, Jamie, rocked it out to Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody and that warmed up the dance floor.  If at any point during a wedding the groom gets thrown in the air and the bride takes over the mic- you know it’s a good time ;)  I was excited to see that Shannon + Justin had pies instead of cake and how everyone closed the night by signing + swaying to Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Freebird.  Jillian + I are so happy for you both and are glad we could be with you on this wonderful day!

Thank you to all the vendors who helped make Shannon + Justin’s wedding a success:

Flowers: Blossom + Basket Boutique

Baker: Dangerously Delicious Pies

Caterer:  Ceresville Mansion

Music:  Absolute Entertainment

Can’t wait to see you again for your Trash the Dress session! ;)