This past July, Rodney captured the wedding of Brittany and Doug. We met up with the bridal party at the Cobblestone Hotel and began photographing the bride’s details as well as the bridal party prepping for the day. Once the bride was dressed and ready she had a beautiful first look with her father (Make sure you check out the photos of that below) and then we were off to the venue. Their wedding was held at Lakeside Hall at Fort Ritchie, in Cascade, MD. Once we arrived we captured as many bridal party photos prior to the ceremony as possible to give the bride and groom as much time in their reception as possible!
The ceremony was held on the deck that is adjacent to the lake just as the sun was setting. The bridal party made their way down the aisle and took their respective places by the alter. Since Doug is in the military they had their chaplain marry them. Brittany was brought down the aisle by her father and given away to her groom. They then partook in a wine mixing ceremony where they combine two wines to make one unique blend to signify two becoming one in marriage. Then Brittany and Doug shared their vows, exchanged rings and had their first kiss as husband and wife!
After the ceremony, we took the bride a groom and their families outside for a few family portraits. Once those were finished we took just the bride and groom away for a bit to get photos of just them. As soon as photos were complete the bridal party was announced into the reception and Brittany and Doug went right into their first dance. After this the night was off! There were toasts, cake and even more dancing! We loved capturing Brittany and Doug’s wedding and we wish them the best!
Photographer: Rodney from Aesthetic Life Studio