First Wedding After the Move to Maryland

I had the keen sense to reach out to Jodie with Barefoot Beach Bride wedding planning services in Ocean City Md, before making my move to Maryland.  It turned out to be an excellent connection and not long after meeting with her, I got my first wedding in Fenwick De, only 9 blocks from my condo in Ocean City Md.  I wasn't sure what to expect, only having done full or half day weddings in the past, but this one hour ceremony on the beach was the perfect combination of elegance and intimacy. 

Beautiful wedding ceremony on the beach in Fenwick Island De, just north of Ocean City Md and south of Dover De.

Beautiful wedding ceremony on the beach in Fenwick Island De, just north of Ocean City Md and south of Dover De.

Simple yet elegant shells and plants line the path to the wedding site on the beach in Fenwick Island De.

Simple yet elegant shells and plants line the path to the wedding site on the beach in Fenwick Island De.

The wedding was so sweet and intimate, only about ten guests and the atmosphere was relaxed and blissfully light.  Jodie officiated with words of love and life long happiness and only the sounds of the waves crashing in the background and the occasional call of a seagull were heard. 

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The brides chose to do a sand unity by combining sands of different colors into one jar to represent their commitment to each other and their new marriage.

Katlynn places the ring on Shawna's finger.

Katlynn places the ring on Shawna's finger.

After they kissed for the first time as bride and bride, they shared their first dance on the sand in front of everyone they loved and cared about most.

The newly married couple shares their first dance on the sand at the beach.

The newly married couple shares their first dance on the sand at the beach.

The way they looked into each other's eyes as they danced and repeated their vows, you could just see the incredible amount of love they shared.

The way they looked into each other's eyes as they danced and repeated their vows, you could just see the incredible amount of love they shared.

Formal and fun wedding portraits immediately followed the beach ceremony. 

Group photos after the beach wedding reception.

Group photos after the beach wedding reception.

Even their adorable tuxedo clad ring bearer dogs took part in the fun!

The bride poses for photos after the wedding on the beach near Ocean City Md.

The bride poses for photos after the wedding on the beach near Ocean City Md.

As the sun set, the couple shared one more kiss on the sandy beach in Delaware. 

December Barn Wedding

Its been a couple months since my move back home to the Maryland Eastern Shore.  I miss the warm weather but am happy with our choice to be closer to family.  It is still very cold here today and it has be reminiscing about a wedding I photographed in December in Texas. 

Barn wedding ceremony at sunset.

Barn wedding ceremony at sunset.

It was unusually chilly for that area but the sun was perfect and the attention to detail by the bride Sarah made it so soft and beautiful. 

Barn wedding details at the arbor.

Barn wedding details at the arbor.

Wedding dress at a barn venue hung against a barn door with shabby chic chandelier and string lights in foreground.

Wedding dress at a barn venue hung against a barn door with shabby chic chandelier and string lights in foreground.

Detail of a photo display area at a barn wedding.

Detail of a photo display area at a barn wedding.

Wedding ceremony on a farm wedding and event barn venue.

Wedding ceremony on a farm wedding and event barn venue.

Bridesmaids in maroon dresses with lace sleeves listen to the minister during a wedding reception at a barn wedding venue.

Bridesmaids in maroon dresses with lace sleeves listen to the minister during a wedding reception at a barn wedding venue.

A mason jar with white flowers is used at a barn wedding for isle decoration at the alter. 

A mason jar with white flowers is used at a barn wedding for isle decoration at the alter. 

Wedding ring photograph farmhouse style.

Wedding ring photograph farmhouse style.

The bride gives her parents the bread offering at a farm wedding. 

The bride gives her parents the bread offering at a farm wedding. 

Groomsmen huddle together under a shared blanket during a cold wedding outdoors.

Groomsmen huddle together under a shared blanket during a cold wedding outdoors.

Mother and son dance at a barn wedding venue.

Mother and son dance at a barn wedding venue.

Mother and son dance at a barn wedding venue.  

Mother and son dance at a barn wedding venue.
 

Husband and wife kiss after their first dance during the reception at a barn wedding.

Husband and wife kiss after their first dance during the reception at a barn wedding.

I am excited to photograph my first wedding since moving back to Ocean City Md in May.  This area is so pretty in the spring and I am looking forward to photographing bridal portraits and engagements in the quaint quiet town of Berlin.  I am ready for gorgeous sandy beach weddings in OC and along all the Maryland and Delaware coast.  Secret garden and outdoor weddings at the many vineyards on the east coast of Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, New Jersey and Pennsylvania are also on the horizon.  Soon I will post about the many gorgeous wedding and event venues near the Md and De beaches as I discover more each day.