Gorgeous Tidewater Inn Photography in downtown Easton, Maryland.
What a day! A year ago, we met this family and celebrated Jimmy & Kate at Bluevallery Vineyard up in the Blueridge mountains. Jimmy is Katie’s brother, and we just fell in love with their family! We were thrilled when Katie’s mom called us and asked us to shoot their daughter’s wedding!
Jack & Katie decided to have their wedding at the Tidewater Inn in the Eastern Shore. We had never been there before, and we were looking forward to visiting a new venue.
Easton is such a cute little town that is not only historic but charming as well. I can see why they chose the Inn as their venue!
When we arrived, the girls had finished their hair and makeup and enjoying the moment before having to get ready. Katie was so chill and relaxed, which made everyone in the room feel the same way.
This girl not only has the brains, the personality, but also the beauty! As her mom buttoned her dress and helped her with her jewelry, there might have been a few quiet tears shed. Possibly from the photographer!
We count an honor when we are invited into these sweet moments in not only our couples lives but their friends and family that surround them. We love shooting the portraits and the pretty pictures, but the images that always stand out and hold so much value are those that show the beauty in those real moments between loved ones.
The first look was perfect because we were not only able to do some portraits of the two of them but also their bridal party and majority of their family. Because of this, the newlyweds were able to join their cocktail hour and enjoy mingling with their guests. We know not every couple wants to do a first look and we totally respect that! However, we know there are so many advantages to doing a first look, and we will always suggest doing one!
Katie has Greek heritage, and we loved how they incorporated some of her heritage during the ceremony with the crowning of the bride and groom. The tradition of placing a delicate, white crown on top of the bride and groom’s head was said to originate in the 11th century and is still one of the most important Greek wedding traditions. First, the priest places a crown on both the bride and groom’s head. Then, the Koumbaros, or wedding sponsor, intertwines the crowns three times to symbolize the couple’s union. Finally, the crowns are tied together with a ribbon.
One thing I love about these families is that they know how to party and have fun!
Thank you, Jack & Katie, for having us! You two were a joy to work with, and we adore not only you two but your families as well! We wish you both a lifetime of love and happiness!
Luke & Ash
Venue: Tidewater Inn
Florals: Seasonal Flowers
Coordinator: Melanie Bennet with the Tidewater Inn
Hair & Makeup: Studio Two
Dress & Bridesmaid Dresses: Columbia Bridal Boutique
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