Mike & Lexi’s Christmas Inspired Wedding | Antrim 1844

Posted on Dec 19, 2014 in Weddings | 10 Comments

DIY winter wedding invitationLast week, Mike & Lexi had their dream Christmas inspired wedding at the Antrim 1844 in Taneytown, MD. It was my last wedding of the season, and my goodness did the season end on a high note! I just don’t know where to begin with all of the awesome from this wedding.

Everything about Mike & Lexi’s wedding was perfect. From the weather to the flowers, every last detail was amazing. Even more so, is how perfect Lexi & Mike are for each other. They met at their favorite band’s concert a few years ago and the rest is history! I’ve known Mike for a few years now, so I was thrilled when he finally proposed to Lexi- and I was even more thrilled when they asked me to be their photographer on their big day! I had a blast with them at their engagement session  and I just knew their wedding was going to be nothing short of amazing.

I’ve never been to the Antrim 1844 at Christmas and I have to say, I was blown away by the pretty.

Antrim 1844 Christmas WeddingOnce inside, it kept getting prettier- starting with Lexi’s stunning winter bridal bouquet!

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wedding bouquet with berries and pine conesMike didn’t look so bad himself!

Groom gets ready at Antrim 1844 Pine cone boutonniere Groom in front of christmas tree Antrim 1844 Groom ChristmasThen it was time for a non-first look! I just love how sweet these two are together!

non-first look After a few tender moments,  it was time to get married!!Antrim 1844 Winter weddingGroom first seeing bridebride walking down asilebride and groom get marriedAntrim 1844 Glass house wedding ceremonywinter bridesmaids flowers

Antrim 1844 Glass house wedding ceremony vow exchangefirst kiss as husband and wifeAfter the ceremony, we headed outside to catch a bit of the golden hour light and an awesome sunset behind the trees!Golden hour wedding portraits Christmas wedding Baltimore bride with shaw winter weddingAntrim 1844 wedding sunset Jennifer Smutek Photography_0197 bride and groom laughing together bride and groom walking Antrim 1844 Winter Wedding Portraits winter wedding portraitsOnce we were done outside, we headed inside for a few more of Lexi and Mike and then for family and bridal party portraits

Antrim 1844 Winter Wedding Portraits

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After we finished with photos, it was time to head over to the reception. With Lexi & Mike’s original timeline, we were not sure that I was going to have time to photograph their reception details. Luckily, the staff at the Antrim 1844 is rockin’ awesome and they had everything ready to go and looking snazzy earlier in the day, and I was able to get everything photographed! And thank goodness I did, because Lexi & Mike’s details were so unique and it would’ve been heartbreaking to have not been able to photograph them. I love the Key theme!

wedding table cards wedding escort cards hanging from tree wedding escort cards hanging from treChristmas Wedding ReceptionWinter Reception DetailsMike & Lexi had vegan wedding cookies!!! WINNING. jaws cake topperCD music wedding favorsbride and groom introductionsfirst dance bride and groom bride and groom first dancebride and groom kissing on dance floorAfter dinner, Lexi danced with her dad and Mike with his mom

Father daughter dance mother son danceI think I may have mentioned during Lexi & Mike’s engagement session blog that they are both huge JAWS & Little Mermaid fans. So, what could be better fitting than a JAWS and Little Mermaid inspired cake topper? Nothing. That’s what.

jaws cake topperSo, I’ve been photographing weddings for a while now- and this summer was the first time I had seen someone accidentally feed themselves wedding cake, rather than their new spouse. Well folks, Mike makes two!! Maybe there is a new trend?

bride and groom cut cakeAfter the cake cutting, Mike had a special surprise for his new bride! Now, I’ve seen grooms sing to their brides before- but Mike’s performance was so tender and sweet. Lexi was blown away!

groom sings to bride groom sings to bride groom sings to bridegroom sings to brideAfter Lexi & Mike caught their breath, we headed outside for some STUNNING night shots. It was cold and Lexi totally rocked it!

OCF Night Wedding OCF Night Winter Wedding Backlighting bride and groom backlighting bride and groomAnd then, well then it was time for some dancing!

wedding dancing wedding dancing wedding dancingLexi and Mike could only be sent off from such an amazing wedding in a spectacular way- and so- the sparkler send off it was!

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Lexi & Mike, thank you SO much for inviting Jeana and me to be part of such an important day in your lives. You two are simply perfect for each other and I can’t wait to see what life has in store for you!



Photographer: Jennifer Smutek

Venue: Antrim 1844

Photographer’s Assistant: Jeana Lombard 

DJ: Ian S. Lade of Digital Sound Services

Florist: Jonathan’s Weddings and Flowers

Hair: Sarah Long  of Beyond Brides

Cake: Gateau Monique

Invitations: Lexi Brunson

Cake Topper: Marc LaPierre

Officiant: Reverend Bill  Teyssier

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  1. Natalie
    December 19, 2014

    Such a gorgeous wedding! I love those sunset portraits!

  2. Lauren C
    December 19, 2014

    Hahaha! I can’t believe it’s been two weddings for you now with the groom and the cake. That’s hilarious! I still giggle about your first time ;)
    Night portraits = EPIC!!! They are amazing!

  3. Emilia Jane
    December 19, 2014

    Oh my gosh he serenaded her?! So sweet.

  4. Caitlin
    December 19, 2014

    ahhh! so much holiday amazingness!! LOVE!

  5. Brea
    December 19, 2014

    I love the JAWS cake topper! They rock. So many beautiful portraits and such an awesome wedding!

  6. Jennifer
    December 19, 2014

    Laura- it was hilarious!.. both times!
    And Brea, Mike refers to the cake topper as “JAWSome”, which obviously, it is.

  7. Laura
    December 22, 2014

    What a fun Christmasy wedding! I love how the bride’s hair goes along with the theme perfectly!

  8. Erin Wheeler
    December 22, 2014

    Wow so gorgeous! Love her flowers and the sunset images!

  9. Michele
    February 28, 2016

    I was wondering if you knew where there cake topper came from. I’m obsessed with the movie Jaws and would love love love to have a cake topper like this for my own wedding. It is seriously amazing!

  10. Aruba Photographers
    September 21, 2020

    Beautiful images and photography!


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