Ceremony Location : Old Otterbein Methodist Church
Reception location : Engineers Club
Wedding date : May 29, 2010
Photographs by Jennifer
Alison and Paul were married on one of the most beautiful Saturday evenings this spring. With their reception at the Engineers Club in Baltimore‘s Mount Vernon neighborhood, the bride and her girlfriends decided to get ready there. The 105-year-old mansion has one of the prettiest bridal dressing rooms in the area. The windows of the Women’s Auxiliary are just gorgeous and they let in the most perfect light. Alison had one rule while getting ready there — no crying. I’m pretty sure her friends, sister and the mothers all managed to comply, despite a close call when the bride’s mom saw her in her veil for the first time. When everyone was ready, we were off to the Old Otterbein Methodist Church, the most simple and lovely little church, for a ceremony filled with laughter and tears and, at the very end, a surprise blast of party horns from the couple’s guests. After our family photo session, Alison and Paul strolled Mount Vernon Place for some relaxed portraits in the glorious early-evening light. They capped their day with a few emotional toasts, animal-print champagne flutes and a surprise dance choreographed by their friends. What an evening!