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So, I am super late posting this blog on this Maryland wedding but we were waiting to publish this because these images were submitted to another publication. :)
Snow was still on the ground when Ricky and Brian got married, but the love and happiness inside the Overhills Mansion was more than enough to keep everyone warm. The couple braved the cold for some elegant photos outside where they stood happily between the mansion's grand entrance pillars for some photos. The grooms both wore purple vests and bowties representing the color they had chosen for their wedding, while one wore a grey suit and the other wore a white one, creating beautiful contrast.
After the photos, Ricky and Brian were introduced to their guests as newlyweds and the reception began shortly after noon. They were joined by their two matrons of honor and several other attendants, as well as friends and family that were there to celebrate one of the most important days of their lives.
A tower of decadent cupcakes awaited the guests and acted as Ricky and Brian's cake for the wedding. Atop the cupcakes was a fantastic display of Ricky and Brian fending off the evil empire Stormtroopers with their handy lightsabres in a full Star Wars lego display.
Following the heartfelt “I Do's” and the rest of the ceremony, Ricky and Brian's guests attended a one hour cocktail party as I captured photos of the newlyweds. They held a red lego heart between them as they shared their first kisses as a married couple and couldn't help but beam from ear to ear as they had their photos taken. They made my job so easy!
Since this was a day wedding, everyone had said their well wishes to the couple and had left around 3PM, giving Ricky and Brian time to themselves to go for a romantic dinner and enjoy their first evening out as newlyweds.
Congratulations Ricky and Brian!
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When a couple envisions their ideal wedding day, rain rarely comes into the picture. Unless a couple likes things soggy, chances are rain on the big day will be a bit of a disappointment.
While there’s no way couples can keep it from raining on their wedding days, there are ways to prevent rain from ruining the ceremony and the ensuing festivities.
* Have a contingency plan in place well in advance. Weather is unpredictable, but couples who choose an outdoor wedding should begin making a contingency plan well in advance of the wedding. This doesn’t mean couples need to plan two weddings, they just need to discuss with vendors what the plan of action is going to be should rain arrive. When booking a venue, discuss with the venue manager what the venue can do if it rains. Many venues will set up a tent and have an umbrella station for arriving guests. When getting married outdoors, choose a venue that’s both idyllic and capable of handling a wet wedding.
It’s best to also have a contingency photography plan in place as well. If it does happen to rain on your wedding day and you change the place of your wedding please BE SURE TO LET US KNOW WELL AHEAD OF TIME. Crystal can always be contacted at 434-610-8917.
* Get dressed at the venue. Brides understandably fear their wedding dress won’t survive a soggy ceremony. To reduce the gown’s exposure to rain, brides should consider getting dressed at the venue. This means they will only have to wear the dress outside during the actual ceremony. Wrap the gown and other accessories including shoes, in plastic to keep them safe from rain and mud. If the wedding is slated for later in the day, call the venue and determine how early the wedding parties can arrive and how much space will be provided for the party to get dressed. This won’t be too big an issue for the groom and his groomsmen, but the bride and her bridal party will likely want to get there several hours in advance of the ceremony.
* Wear waterproof makeup. Brides-to-be should wear waterproof makeup. In addition, bring a collection of items, including hairspray and extra makeup, that can help combat the elements.
* Prepare the ushers. Ushers will need to be extra diligent during a rainy ceremony. Instruct the ushers before guests begin to arrive that their roles have taken on greater importance thanks to the weather. Ushers should keep an eye out and an umbrella open for arriving guests, escorting guests to their seats under a cloak of dryness. Once the happy couple has said their “I dos” and all the guests have managed to stay dry, the bride and groom should offer some special thanks to the ushers who helped keep everyone dry.
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Crystal Vandegrift is a wedding photographer covering Virginia, D.C. and Maryland.