This was a stunningly gorgeous and fun Annapolis wedding to photograph. I fell in love with Brian & Grace as soon as they walked through my door. He is a handsome guy with a funny dry wit and she is a stylish but down to earth gal. They make each other giggle and you can tell that they balance out each other’s personalities.
Grace had mentioned to me her dress would be “different” so when I saw the Gucci piece she had chosen I knew we were going to have a lot of fun. The burnt golden orange and flash of pink looked insanely gorgeous in the sunlight and next to corn husks with textured buildings. I liked the contrast between the very city chic attire and the natural elements of Harwood Hills.
Harwood hills is a photography/wedding dream because it can be customized in so many ways and it is a HUGE plot of land. They started their day with a welcome cocktail hour in the barn. Their first look was in front of a gorgeous red barn and we played in the fields with their friends whom they chose to have as guests instead of as a wedding party. Brian & Grace chose to be married at the peak of a hill with the forest behind them. Grace and her dad exchanged hugs, tears, and whispers as she walked through the field towards the ceremony. Her smile as she walked down the aisle towards Brian was beaming and the ceremony was filled with laughter. After their first kiss Brian high fived people on his first walk as a husband and Grace’s smile was even bigger. As the sunset, the guests walked through a cut out in the field leading to a magical reception in the woods. Twinkle lights hung over long tables covered with greens, antique tableware, and varied metal containers full of dahlias, hydrangeas, and a mix of summery flowers. Guests ate an incredible meal prepared by Susan Gage Catering and listened to a live jazz band under the stars. It ended with an epic dance party and people stumbled back through the field guided by luminaries.
Photography by: Wendy Hickock Photography