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A Corpus Christi Church & Engineers Club wedding: Michelle + Michael
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It is the rare bride who would be unbothered by inclement weather on her wedding day, transportation breakdowns and traffic so bad that it delayed the ceremony. But that’s exactly Michelle. She and Mike just rolled with the punches and were nothing but a joy to be around through one glitch after another. It rained almost every time we had planned to take pictures outside — but the sun came out whenever we were scheduled to be inside. The trolley transporting the bridesmaids to Mount Vernon Place for photos suffered mechanical troubles and needed to be replaced before it could make the scheduled trips with the wedding party and the couple’s families to the church. And traffic was so bad that Saturday that several shuttles full of guests were late late late to the ceremony, delaying its start and leaving Michelle and her father to bide their time in the family’s Ravens tailgating van, which they affectionally call Beauty. (This was perhaps the only moment in which Michelle displayed any displeasure over the glitches. In his toast later that evening, her father may or may not have compared her demeanor in the van to that of a caged badger!) But no matter! The guests eventually arrived. The couple exchanged vows and rings and sweet little glances. The sun shone as the couple exited Corpus Christi Church and their friends and family cheered with pompoms. We snuck in a few outdoor photos between downpours. Dinner was served in a spectacularly decked out ball room at the Engineers Club. And everyone enjoyed one of the most epic dance parties I’ve ever had the pleasure of photographing! Here are many of my favorites from Michelle + Mike’s wonderful, wonderful day.

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The famous Beauty — the bride’s family’s tailgating van — was shined up and decorated with the couple’s wedding day hashtag for the occasion. 003-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore

Michelle requested a photo of her wedding gown flanked by those that she wore for her baptism and first communion. So lovely!004-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore

There was a lot of pink. Since it happens to be one of my favorite colors, I couldn’t help but smile at all these sweet, pink details.005-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore 006-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore

Michelle is incredibly expressive, which made her even more fun to photograph!007-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore 008-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore 009-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore 010-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore 011-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore

The Notre Dame Prep girls with their school rings and saddle shoes!012-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore 013-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore

The bride, looking absolutely gorgeous. 014-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore

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Michelle + Mike chose to see each other before the ceremony for photos. 018-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore 019-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore

We could not have asked for a better Plan B for rainy day family and wedding party photos at the Engineers Club!020-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore 021-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore 022-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore 023-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore 024-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore 025-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore 026-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore 027-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore

I loved that we could see how green and springy everything was out the windows behind the couple without actually being in the rain.028-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore 029-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore

And then we were off to Corpus Christi Church, one of my most favorite Catholic churches in Baltimore. Not only is it beautiful, it is also where my husband and I exchanged our own vows and where I attended Mass for many years. It’s always a pleasure to be back!030-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore 031-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore 032-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore 033-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore 034-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore 035-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore 036-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore 037-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore

I love the next photo on the left side, which my assistant Andrew shot from the choir loft.038-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore 039-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore 040-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore

I wanted to be sure to photograph them from this angle, which showed off Michelle’s mother’s lovely wedding veil. 041-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore 042-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore 043-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore

I love everything about this next series of images. Married!044-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore

Andrew caught this great moment as the couple headed down the aisle to lead the recessional out of the church.

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With dark storm clouds looming and more rain on the radar, we didn’t want to venture too far from the front doors of the Engineers Club. But we did manage to sneak in a few outdoor portraits before the rain returned.049-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore 050-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore 051-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore 052-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore

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A few details from cocktail hour.

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And many details from the gorgeous dining room.059-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore 060-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore 061-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore 062-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore 063-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore 064-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore

Each guest found a shiny penny and a scratch off lotto ticket at her place!065-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore 066-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore 067-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore 068-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore 069-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore 070-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore 071-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore

A couple of toasts (including some talk of NDP, its famous rings and a march!). 072-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore 073-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore 074-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore 075-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore

A first dance.

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A pair of parent dances.077-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore 078-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore

And oh so much fun on the dance floor!079-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore 080-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore 081-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore 082-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore 083-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore 084-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore 085-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore 086-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore 087-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore 088-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore 089-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore 090-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore 091-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore 092-Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Corpus-Christi-Church-The-Engineers-Club-wedding-Baltimore

Many, many congratulations, Michelle + Mike! It could not have been more fun to work with you, your friends and your families!

Credits:

Photography: Jennifer McMenamin Photography, LLC

Ceremony: Corpus Christi Church

Officiant: The Rev. Martin Demeck

Reception & Catering: The Engineers Club

Event coordinator: Elizabeth Bailey Weddings

Lighting designers: Event Pro

Rentals: Table Toppers, Event Pro, White Glove Rentals and Party Rentals LLC

Bridal attire: Alyne Bridal from Brickhouse Bridal in Texas

Hair & Make-up: Amie Decker Beauty

Bridesmaids’ attire: Alfred Sung

Groom’s attire: Hugo Boss suit from Saks Fifth Avenue

Florist: The Floral Studio

Cake: SugarBakers

Band: ‘Round Midnight

Invitations & Papergoods: Alexa Nelson Prints

Photobooth: Pixilated Photo Booth

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