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A Four Seasons Baltimore wedding: Kelly + Jeff
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Kelly + Jeff fell in love through Baltimore’s restaurants. They highlighted the role that the city’s chefs played in their love story by naming their tables after their favorite restaurants, by planning a fabulous meal at the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore for their guests and by stopping by their most-favorite of favorite restaurants — Cindy Wolf’s Charleston — for some quick photos after their ceremony at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen. (That the restaurant’s staff treated them to a celebratory glass of champagne made the visit even sweeter!) The couple further spoiled their guests with a late-night snack when Daniel Raffel of Baltimore’s Haute Dog Carte set up the swankiest hot dog stand ever in the Four Seasons, complete with lanterns, darling cafe umbrellas and the signature gourmet dogs for which customers line Falls Road several times a week. Beyond the food and the exquisite decor, it was a day when the expected elements of a wedding became the most moving and extraordinary. Kelly, who uses a wheelchair, walked down the aisle with her father, danced with her new husband at their reception and enjoyed a special dance with her dad, just as she had hoped and dreamed. The joy in those moments left many of her friends and family crying happy tears. Here are some of my favorite photographs from Kelly + Jeff’s wonderful day:

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Kelly could see the Pier Six Concert Pavilion — the site of her first date with Jeff — from the suite in which she got ready at the Four Seasons. I was glad to include it in photos for her.0004-FinanRichards_00037-00010_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore

Yes, this is a purse *for* flowers, *made of* flowers, for the world’s cutest flower girl. That Victoria Clausen thinks of everything!0005-FinanRichards_00055-00014_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0006-FinanRichards_00070-00017_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore

Kelly and the flower girl, her niece, enjoyed some silly time before getting ready. 0007-FinanRichards_00170bw-00032_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0008-FinanRichards_00218-00039_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0009-FinanRichards_00636-00121_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore

Meanwhile, just down the street, Jeff and his groomsmen were getting ready as well.0010-FinanRichards_00387-00068_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0011-FinanRichards_00421-00075_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0012-FinanRichards_00434-00078_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0013-FinanRichards_00437-00079_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore

Yes, this Star Wars fan had not only Storm Trooper cuff links, he also had a special Death Star box to hold the wedding bands. (As a surprise, Kelly also arranged for him to get an amazing Star Wars-themed groom’s cake at the reception! You’ll see that later.)0014-FinanRichards_00443-00080_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0015-FinanRichards_00461-00084_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0016-FinanRichards_00554bw-00100_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0017-FinanRichards_00557-00101_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore

Back at the Four Seasons, Kelly was finishing up getting ready and about to wow her father and her bridesmaids.0018-FinanRichards_00577bw-00107_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0019-FinanRichards_00594-00111_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0020-FinanRichards_00608bw-00115_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0021-FinanRichards_00659bw-00127_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0022-FinanRichards_00669-00129_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0023-FinanRichards_00688bw-00134_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0024-FinanRichards_00694bw-00137_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0025-FinanRichards_00727-00142_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0026-FinanRichards_00731-00143_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0027-FinanRichards_00783-00154_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0028-FinanRichards_00798-00159_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore

And then we were off to the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen for the ceremony.0029-FinanRichards_00917-00178_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0030-FinanRichards_00927-00182_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0031-FinanRichards_01141-00222_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0032-FinanRichards_01138-00219_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0033-FinanRichards_01196-00240_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0034-FinanRichards_01226-00251_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0035-FinanRichards_01265bw-00262_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0036-FinanRichards_01205-00244_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0037-FinanRichards_01219-00249_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0038-FinanRichards_01291-00268_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0039-FinanRichards_01302-00271_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0040-FinanRichards_01312-00276_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0041-FinanRichards_01336bw-00284_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0042-FinanRichards_01347bw-00288_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0043-FinanRichards_01370-00292_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore

I love catching little glances and quiet exchanges between my clients for them. 0044-FinanRichards_01383-00297_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0045-FinanRichards_01432-00309_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0046-FinanRichards_01473-00323_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0047-FinanRichards_01505-00330_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0048-FinanRichards_01518-00338_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0049-FinanRichards_01527-00341_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore

Married! 0050-FinanRichards_01536-00345_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0051-FinanRichards_01552-00348_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0052-FinanRichards_01568-00352_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore

After a few quick family photos and some nice big wedding party portraits, we hopped back on the bus for photos of the newlyweds at The Charleston restaurant and in their Harbor East neighborhood.0053-FinanRichards_01661-00371_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0054-FinanRichards_01686-00373_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0055-FinanRichards_01729-00381_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0056-FinanRichards_01772bw-00389_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0057-FinanRichards_01812-00395_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0058-FinanRichards_01880-00404_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0059-FinanRichards_01884-00407_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0060-FinanRichards_01900-00412_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0061-FinanRichards_01924-00418_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0062-FinanRichards_01937-00423_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0063-FinanRichards_01991-00436_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0064-FinanRichards_02053-00446_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0065-FinanRichards_02177-00477_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0066-FinanRichards_02189-00478_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0067-FinanRichards_02268-00487_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore

A few reception details. Kelly’s choice of coral — brought to life by the amazingly talented planners and designers at Boutique Events and Victoria Clausen Floral Events — was such a pretty hue for summer. And I loved that in addition to naming their tables, Kelly + Jeff included fun facts about themselves and their relationship on the opposite side of the table cards. What a fun way to share little tidbits with guests who might know only one of them. 0068-FinanRichards_02470-00533_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore0069-FinanRichards_02399-00513_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0070-FinanRichards_02422-00520_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0071-FinanRichards_02452-00530_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0072-FinanRichards_02485-00537_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0073-FinanRichards_02495-00541_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0074-FinanRichards_02533-00547_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0075-FinanRichards_02620-00570_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0076-FinanRichards_02669-00580_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0077-FinanRichards_02696-00587_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0078-FinanRichards_02662-00578_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0079-FinanRichards_02725-00592_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0080-FinanRichards_02800-00614_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0081-FinanRichards_02824-00618_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0082-FinanRichards_02836-00620_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore

A beautiful first dance.0083-FinanRichards_02952-00647_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0084-FinanRichards_03015-00670_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore

A quartet of toasts. 0085-FinanRichards_03029-00675_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0086-FinanRichards_03099-00702_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0087-FinanRichards_03130-00710_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0088-FinanRichards_03132-00712_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0089-FinanRichards_03232-00733_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0090-FinanRichards_03274-00742_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore

A pair of parent dances. 0091-FinanRichards_03392-00772_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0092-FinanRichards_03454-00789_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore

And fun, merriment and endless entertainment from a twirling, wiggling and tongue-sticking-out flower girl!0093-FinanRichards_03351-00761_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0094-FinanRichards_03306-00747_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0095-FinanRichards_03497-00805_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0096-FinanRichards_03511-00809_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0097-FinanRichards_03543-00821_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0098-FinanRichards_03523-00813_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0099-FinanRichards_03574-00831_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore

Kelly + Jeff were graced with a positively gorgeous and uncharacteristically un-humid summer sunset. We couldn’t resist heading up to the pool deck for a few photos at dusk with Pier Six and the city’s iconic Domino Sugar sign in the backgrounds.0100-FinanRichards_03600-00835_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0101-FinanRichards_03617-00839_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0102-FinanRichards_03641-00846_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0103-FinanRichards_03661-00855_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore

Live event painter Patricia Bennett works on her work of art commemorating the couple’s big day.0104-FinanRichards_03708-00864_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0105-FinanRichards_03724-00865_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0106-FinanRichards_03736-00870_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0107-FinanRichards_03925-00922_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0108-FinanRichards_03790-00885_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0109-FinanRichards_04013-00942_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0110-FinanRichards_04085-00962_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0111-FinanRichards_04353-01016_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0112-FinanRichards_04421-01037_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-Baltimore 0113-FinanRichards_04431-01038_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Four-Seasons-Hotel-BaltimoreMany, many congratulations, Kelly + Jeff! We could not have had more fun with you, your friends and your families!

Credits:

Photography: Jennifer McMenamin Photography, LLC

Ceremony: The Cathedral of Mary Our Queen

Officiant: Father Michael Murphy

Reception: The Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore

Event coordinator: Boutique Events

Florist & decor: Victoria Clausen Floral Events 

Lighting designers: PSAV

Rentals: Table Toppers and Party Rental Ltd.

Bridal attire: Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection

Hair & Make-up: Behind the Veil Beauty

Wedding Cake: Patisserie Poupon

Groom’s Cake: La Cakerie

Late-night Snack: Haute Dog Carte

Cocktail hour music: String Theory Quartet

Band: NightSong from the Entertainment Exchange

Transportation: American Limousines

Invitations & papergoods: Lynn Theresa Designs

Event painter: Patricia Bennett 

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