Saturday, October 24, 2009

Melissa + Pat: Getting Ready

On a Thursday evening in July, Pat and Melissa exchanged vows at the historic Gramercy Mansion in Green Spring Valley. Want to know just how fun and how smart this couple is? They had the wedding on the start of a 4 day holiday weekend and partied right through the long weekend, celebrating with family and friends. The wedding celebration began the four days of a family reunion, barbecue, brunch and other family organized events. The couple got to visit with their extended families all weekend before leaving on a honeymoon on Monday. Now that is a celebration!

The weather was not what we expected. July in Baltimore is supposed to be hot and humid, but not on this wedding day. It was beautiful and comfortable and a wonderful day for a party.
The bride's make-up was expertly applied by our friends Jayne and Julie at Double Take.

The bride's beautiful gown was purchased at Bridals by Elena in Severna Park.

Delicate shoes...

Simply stunning bouquet...
Bride dressing with a little help from Mom.
The bridal suite at Gramercy is perfecting for getting ready.

The veil is added.

and earrings

and a classic French manicure.
Brides love the steps at Gramercy for photos.
Love this shot.
Bride with her fashionable Dad.

Bet the girls loved wearing these dresses.

Flowers by Judy created simple, classic flowers for this wedding.

The grounds at Gramercy are filled with fountains and sculptures.

It was such a pleasure meeting and working with Kimberly Brooke Photography for the first time at this wedding. She is sweet, efficient and as you can see, talented.
All the images in this post were taken by Kimberly.