Monday, September 7, 2009

Mia + Christian: The Ceremony

More than 180 guests gathered for the wedding celebration of Mia and Christian in June at Belmont Mansion in Elkridge, Maryland. The day before might have been rainy, but on the day of the wedding, the bright blue skies and moderate temperatures made for a wonderful welcome. The ceremony tent was positioned on the front lawn at Belmont overlooking the gorgeous rolling fields and trees of the estate. The bride chose white chivari chairs for seating, a soft fabric liner for the tent ceiling and flowers with just the right amount of color.

One of the coolest things about this wedding was the Gospel Choir hired by Mia
to surprise the guests with a joyous concert of traditional celebratory songs
like O Happy Day and This Little Light of Mine. The Gospel Choir was
directed by Tyrone Wright.

Ceremony Programs printed by Chelle Paperie.

Flower Girls Jillian and Leah with the cutest parasols ever.

Bride and Dad entering the ceremony tent from the Mansion.

Coming down the aisle with Dad.

Vows Sealed with a Kiss

(and isn't the tent beautiful?)

Jumping the Broom !

Mr. and Mrs.!

Mia and Christian right after the ceremony.

Stay tuned for the next post with great photos from the reception.

Photo Credit for all images in this post: Bryan Johnson from Birmingham, Alabama

The Team:

Photographer - A Bryan Johnson Photograph
Bridesmaid Dresses - Garnish Boutique
Venue - Belmont Mansion
Floral Decor and Bouquets - Floral Studio
Wedding Planner - Elizabeth Bailey Weddings
Lighting and Stage and Fabric Decor - Perkins Productions
Hair Stylist - Maleka Elion
Make Up - Maeion at Mirror Your Image
Officiant - Pastor Roland Scott from Northpoint Baptist Church
Ceremony Tent and Reception Tent Liner - Loane Brothers
Tabletop Rentals and Chairs - Party Rental Ltd.
Table Linens - Table Toppers
Reception Band - Eturnity
Portable Restroom Trailer - Bobby's Portable Restrooms