I was introduced to Natalie by my new friend Julia while walking through the crowd at the Charm City Bluegrass festival last Spring. Julia sweetly introduced me as her wildly talented photographer friend .. actually now that I think of it she may have introduced me as Stevie but I don’t want to get too hung up on details so we will move on … Natalie was sweet and charming and absolutely gorgeous. A few months after we met Natalie became engaged to Brian and I was thrilled when she reached out to me about documenting their wedding.
Fast forward to their wedding and as the evening winded down Julia and I stood together on the outskirts of the reception talking briefly about how perfect the day was. As Julia watched her beautiful friend dance with her new groom she said it was so perfect because it was genuine. That everything about the day was a true reflection of Natalie and Brian. I nodded in agreement thinking back to all the details of their day .. the hilarious and heartfelt toasts from their family and friends, the handwritten notes that accompanied each table setting, the giant hugs and bigger smiles.
It all took place at the Antrim 1844 on the most beautiful May day. Here’s a little glimpse into how I saw it… A piece of lace from her mother’s wedding dress and a piece of fabric from her father’s shirt were sewn into the lining of Natalie’s wedding dress.
Natalie carried one of her brother’s old action heroes inside her bouquet.
Blog title lyric from ‘Sparks’ by Coldplay .. listen to it here.