Ali & Matt | Elkridge Furnace Inn Fall Wedding

Posted on Nov 26, 2014 in Weddings | 7 Comments

The Elkridge Furnace Inn Wedding

I am a sucker for fall weddings and so I absolutely loved this Elkridge Furnace Inn wedding! I can’t tell you how THRILLED I was when Brea, from Photography by Brea, asked me to come along and photograph Ali and Matt’s wedding with her there last month. With white pumpkins, paired with purple and pink flowers, this wedding embraced of the awesome of fall has to offer. Even though it rained most of the day, the light was beautiful and Ali and Matt were not about to let a little wetness get in the way of their day!

I started off the day with Matt and his guys, while they got ready.


Groom getting Ready Elkridge Furnace Inn

Matt Getting Ready Elkridge Furnace InnAli gave Matt several thoughtful and funny gifts and I loved watching his reaction as he opened each one.

Groom opens a gift at the Elkridge Furnace Inn, Jennifer Smutek Photography

Groom Matt opening a gift at the Elkridge Furnace Inn
Groom opens gift at Elkridge Furnace InnOnce Matt was dressed and ready to go, we headed outside for some groomsmen portraits and fun with his guys

Matt and his groomsmen at the Elkridge Furnace Inn Matt and his groomsmen at the Elkridge Furnace Inn

Then, Matt prepared to see Ali for the first time

Matt at the Elkridge Furnace Inn

Groom puts on finishing touches before the first look Matt Waiting for his brideI know I have mentioned this before, but I just love it when a couple chooses to do a first look! They are always my favorite images of the day!

First look Bride and Groom Matt & Ali's first look Matt and Ali's first look Matt & Ali on their wedding daySeriously, how cute are these two?

Matt and Ali at the Elkridge Furnace Inn

Ali & her flowers by Eden Ali and her bridesmaids Bridal PartyThis little has to be the most adorable flower girl ever!

adorable flower girl steals the showAfter we finished with the bridal party and family, we were able to get Ali and Matt alone for some sweet portraits of just the two of them

Matt & Ali on their wedding day Matt and Ali holding each other Matt and Ali holding each other Matt and Ali holding each other Matt and Ali holding each other Matt and Ali holding each other Matt and Ali holding each other Matt and Ali holding each other ELKRIDGE_FURNACE_INN_SMUTEK-118Even though it was still slightly drizzly, Ali and Matt said to go ahead with the outside ceremony. And, it was the perfect call! Just as everyone started down the aisle, the rain stopped completely and the ceremony went off fabulously.

wide ceremony shot at the Elkridge Furnace Inn

Matt waits for his bride

Ali and Matt get married

bride laughing during wedding ceremony

Ali and Matt get married

holding hands

flowers by eden bridesmaid flowersali and matt say I do exchanging wedding rings Bride and Groom ring exchange
Ali and Matt get Married at the Elkridge Furnace Inn

First kiss as husband and wifeAfter the ceremony, we were able to sneak in a few more portraits of the happy couple.

Couple at the Elkridge Furnace Inn Couple at the Elkridge Furnace InnThen, it was inside to photograph Ali and Matt’s beautiful fall decor. I loved how all of the white pumpkins were brought together, with the pink and purple, to make the perfect fall wedding.

Pumpkins Elkridge Furnace Inn Reception Details Fall  wedding Decorations ELKRIDGE_FURNACE_INN_SMUTEK-151Then, it was time to party! Ali and Matt had a sweet first dance, followed by hours of non-stop fun!

First Dance Song
Ali and Matt's first dance Wedding Dancing

Wedding dancing

Ali & Matt, I am so glad that Brea asked me to come along for your big day! I had so much fun working with you and your families and I wish you many happy years together!

Venue: The Elkridge Furnace Inn
Photographer: Breanna Shaw, Photography by Brea
Second Photographer: Jennifer Smutek
DJ: Koko Bros
Officiant: Laura Cannon
Bakery: Touche Touchet
Bridal gown: Mikaella, from Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection
Florals: Eve Thompson, Flowers by Eden
Invitations: Minted
Transportation: Bowens Bus Service

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  1. Tara
    November 26, 2014

    Beautiful job second shooting this wedding! Love all of their fall details and colors!

  2. Brea
    November 26, 2014

    I just love these two and their wedding was so much fun! I love reliving these days through your posts. I’m so glad I had you by my side for so many of them this year!

  3. Natalie
    November 26, 2014

    What a gorgeous wedding! I’m so in love! Truly beautiful!

  4. Dani
    November 26, 2014

    So many amazing candids!! I love all of these!

  5. Madison Short
    November 26, 2014

    I love the colors in the bouquets! What a weet couple!

  6. Lauren C
    November 26, 2014

    Your B&W portraits of Matt are so GQ!! Amazing job throughout!

  7. Emily
    November 26, 2014

    Such a gorgeous couple! You did a beautiful job on these. Love the sweet first look and the incredible portraits.


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