Melissa & Will | Corpus Christi Wedding in Baltimore
Goodness, where do I begin?? It was such an honor to photograph Melissa & Will’s fairytale, winter wedding at the Corpus Christi Parish in Baltimore. Melissa happens to be my cousin, and since she and Will met in high school, Will has been part of the family for years! I was so excited when they asked me to photograph their wedding and I was even more excited when I learned about all of the fun details they had put into their big day.
For as long as I can remember, Melissa has loved everything Disney. In fact, Will actually popped the question while on a trip to Disney last year! So, it naturally only seemed fitting that Melissa & Will have their fairytale, Disney-inspired wedding this winter!
We started the day at the Hotel at the Arundel Preserve where Melissa & Will got ready. I loved, loved, LOVED Melissa’s shoes! Stunning!
Melissa’s gown was not only fit for a princess, it had POCKETS! You just can’t go wrong with pockets! After we left the hotel, we headed over to the Corpus Christi Parish in Baltimore. Will is a graphic designer and he designed all of the wedding stationary, including the programs! The wedding limo never arrived to pick Melissa up from the hotel. Thank goodness her dad had stayed behind and was able to get Melissa and her bridesmaids to the ceremony! The wedding actually started about 30 mins late, but it was obviously worth the wait! Heather grabbed this awesome image from the balcony
After we finished up family portraits, I got a chance go hang out with the newly-weds and their bridal party!
The guys all had Maryland socks, to compliment the red bridesmaids’ shoes. Of course, one groomsmen was rockin’ some cowboy boots, so his socks are a mystery!
Melissa is the second of 4 sisters! Here they are… in order, of course!
The flowers were stunningI love the wraps that Melissa picked out for her bridesmaids. They went perfectly with the black dresses and red shoes! Since there are 4 sisters, they often refer to themselves as #1, #2… and so on. Melissa is sister #2 and each of her sisters stood in as a bridesmaid and each sister’s bouquet had their number in roses! Such a fun nod to their family nicknames.
Like a princess… Just stunning!
I love these two! After we finished with Melissa & Will’s portraits, we headed over to Preston Hall for a Maryland/Christmas/Disney Inspired Wedding. I love the Maryland State Guest “book”!
Okay, so when Melissa & Will first mentioned that they were having a Disney-inspired wedding, I was pretty curious as to how it was all going to come together. Well, it came together perfectly! I normally don’t show each centerpiece, but it would be a crime to not show you each one of these. Each table was inspired by a different Disney movie, and I can’t tell you how excited I was that several of my favorite made the cut. The UP table might just be my favorite!
I’m also a sucker for Toy Story!
Melissa has been a dancer, for as long as I can remember, but this dance had to be my favorite! These two are just so sweet together.
After the first dance, there were several touching speechesAnd then it was time for Will to dance with his Mom and Melissa with her Dad.
Jacob kept the dance floor going all night! So much fun!
Of course, before the evening was over, I stole Melissa & Will for a few last images in the streets of Baltimore!
Melissa & Will- Congratulations on your marriage! I’m not sure I’ve ever met two people that were more meant for each other and I can’t wait to see what your lives have in store for you.
Photographer: Jennifer Smutek Photography
Church: Corpus Christi Parish
Venue: Preston Hall
Hotel: Hotel at the Arundel Preserve
Videographer: Click Spark
Second Photographer: Heather Coburn
Florist: Fleur De Lis– Christine Rubin
DJ: EventPro– Jacob Jensen
Hair & Makeup: Rae Lewis
Caterer: Signature Catering
Ceremony Music: Canterbury Strings
Bakery: Liv’s Bakery– Alivia Heath
Invitations & Stationary: William Barrios
BreaDecember 30, 2014
So I’ve been dying to see what you meant by Disney themed and this did not disappoint!!! Those centerpieces are adorable!!
So much beautiful stuff in this wedding, amazing!
NatalieDecember 30, 2014
Winter weddings are so charming! Absolutely love this Baltimore Wedding!!
Fotograf Gda?skDecember 30, 2014
Picture from balcony is awesome, I must agree flowers are stunning. I like the way you shown them in front of that beautiful church. Really nice :)
joDecember 30, 2014
These are gorgeous! THAT dress.. wow!
I love how the bride chose so many different things to put together to form the perfect wedding for her. They look so in love and they look like they have a happy and friendly family by their side.. win!
Just gorgeous, I felt like I was there. So beautiful.
Luis LuqueDecember 30, 2014
amazing shoots ! You did such a great job capturing there special day !
DaniDecember 30, 2014
So beautiful!!! I am so in love with her dress! Your portraits are gorgeous!
Krista A. JonesDecember 30, 2014
They got married in the prettiest church ever! I’m obsessed with the wood door you took the portraits in front of! Such amazing work Jennifer!
ReneeDecember 30, 2014
Such a beautiful bride!! Well done Jennifer, I love their portraits!!
Lauren SwannDecember 30, 2014
These are so incredibly sweet! I love the image of her walking down the aisle with her dad!!
lindsayDecember 30, 2014
The lighting is gorgeous!!
CaitlinDecember 30, 2014
omg such unique table centerpieces- so fun! looks like an amazing wedding, such pretty portraits!
HarshitaDecember 30, 2014
Beautiful wedding…love those detailed shots and then closeups of the bride. Beautiful church wedding!!!
Emily SupiotDecember 30, 2014
What a pretty bride and fantastic variety of images! you really captured all the details! Nice work!
ashley eibanDecember 30, 2014
what a beautiful wedding! I love this Baltimore wedding so much! You did a fantastic job- such a stunning bride and all those fantastic details! great job!!
KatyDecember 30, 2014
These are beautiful! What a fun wedding and great detailed shots!
CariDecember 30, 2014
Stunning wedding photography!
GiselleDecember 30, 2014
This is an absolutely beautiful wedding. I loved the fact that she incorporated Disney characters and made it so colorful. Her dress and location were also so beautiful. Great capture!
EdenDecember 30, 2014
Congrats to glowing couple on their beautiful Corpus Christi wedding! I’m blown away how gorgeous the church is! The details are amazing!
Hendrick Moy PhotographyJanuary 3, 2015
great captures! love the ones at the end of the night!