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A Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Hotel wedding: Joanna + Sean
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Joanna + Sean met at a softball game. She says she knew within moments of spotting him that they would marry — even though just being able to date required several moves and some complicated life changes and eventually a conversion to Judaism. When you work that hard to be together, getting to actually exchange vows and I do’s becomes that much sweeter, I think. Joanna + Sean barely stopped smiling and laughing together all day long. (When I first met with them, they told me they were interested in some whimsical photos that were “not so serious.” I can’t even imagine how these two would have attempted serious photos!) Their Royal Sonesta Harbor Court wedding was something of a celebration of not only their love for each other but also their obvious affection for Baltimore, the groom’s hometown and the city in which they really fell in love. They named tables for some of their favorite spots around town. Cute little Maryland crabs adorned their placecards. The predominant wedding color bore a striking resemblance to the uniforms of the town’s favorite football team. And they celebrated with Dangerously Delicious Pies, a local favorite, in lieu of cake. It was also obvious how crazy this couple’s friends and family members are about them. A series of toasts from the couple’s siblings and fathers had guests in stitches. That is, until the bride’s father quieted the room by sharing that of all the changes in his daughter’s life — moves away from home and job changes — that the most difficult for him was her conversion. He paused for a long moment before adding, “To a Ravens fan.” Cue the applause from the locals and the boos from the Ohioans. Here are some of my favorite photos from Joanna + Sean’s magnificent day:

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Joanna + Sean chose to see each other before their ceremony for photos so that they wouldn’t miss their entire cocktail hour.003-MorrisPustilnik_00060-0017_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer 004-MorrisPustilnik_00072bw-0021_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer 005-MorrisPustilnik_00078-0023_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer 006-MorrisPustilnik_00116-0034_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer 007-MorrisPustilnik_00179-0047_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer

After some fun family photos on the rooftop garden of the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Hotel, the wedding party dashed across the street for a few photos by the harbor. 008-MorrisPustilnik_00444-0079_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer 009-MorrisPustilnik_00264-0060_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer 010-MorrisPustilnik_00796bw-0121_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer 011-MorrisPustilnik_00849-0131_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer 012-MorrisPustilnik_00881bw-0136_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer 013-MorrisPustilnik_00936-0148_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer

Joanna + Sean were so much fun to photograph together! 014-MorrisPustilnik_01029-0159_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer 015-MorrisPustilnik_01067-0170_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer 016-MorrisPustilnik_01126-0187_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer 017-MorrisPustilnik_01123-0186_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer 018-MorrisPustilnik_01131bw-0189_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer 019-MorrisPustilnik_01075-0174_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer 020-MorrisPustilnik_01102-0183_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer

And then we were off to the pre-ceremony ceremony in which they signed their ketubah, the Jewish marriage contract. 021-MorrisPustilnik_01142-0192_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer 022-MorrisPustilnik_01188-0201_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer 023-MorrisPustilnik_01199bw-0206_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer 024-MorrisPustilnik_01279-0228_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer 025-MorrisPustilnik_01301-0235_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer 026-MorrisPustilnik_01335-0243_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer 027-MorrisPustilnik_01380-0255_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer 028-MorrisPustilnik_01417bw-0266_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer 029-MorrisPustilnik_01613-0305_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer 030-MorrisPustilnik_01654-0318_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer 031-MorrisPustilnik_01676-0323_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer 032-MorrisPustilnik_01733-0336_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer 033-MorrisPustilnik_01741-0338_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer 034-MorrisPustilnik_01777bw-0349_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer

I was lucky to have my friend and occasional photography assistant, Renee, with me at this wedding and she shot this beautiful next image of Joanna.035-MorrisPustilnik_01782-0351_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer 036-MorrisPustilnik_01862-0363_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer 037-MorrisPustilnik_01912-0377_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer

Married!038-MorrisPustilnik_01964bw-0386_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer 039-MorrisPustilnik_02017-0404_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer 040-MorrisPustilnik_02100-0426_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer

The bride, looking absolutely gorgeous. 041-MorrisPustilnik_02188-0451_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer 042-MorrisPustilnik_02202bw-0456_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer

And a few quick portraits of the newlyweds inside the hotel. 043-MorrisPustilnik_02113bw-0432_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer

A few reception details. 044-MorrisPustilnik_02214-0459_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer 045-MorrisPustilnik_02242-0469_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer 046-MorrisPustilnik_02260-0472_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer 047-MorrisPustilnik_02308-0482_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer 048-MorrisPustilnik_02296-0480_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer 049-MorrisPustilnik_02325-0485_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer 050-MorrisPustilnik_02383-0500_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer 051-MorrisPustilnik_02419-0522_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer

The couple wowed their guests with an elaborately choreographed first dance.052-MorrisPustilnik_02482-0546_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer 053-MorrisPustilnik_02449bw-0531_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer 054-MorrisPustilnik_02491-0548_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer 055-MorrisPustilnik_02493-0551_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer 056-MorrisPustilnik_02501-0553_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer

And then came the magnificent toasts.057-MorrisPustilnik_02569-0567_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer 058-MorrisPustilnik_02628-0583_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer 059-MorrisPustilnik_02651bw-0592_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer 060-MorrisPustilnik_02684-0596_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer 061-MorrisPustilnik_02720-0610_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer 062-MorrisPustilnik_02771bw-0625_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer 063-MorrisPustilnik_02823-0637_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer 064-MorrisPustilnik_02860bw-0647_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer 065-MorrisPustilnik_02873-0651_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer

A pair of parent dances. 066-MorrisPustilnik_02896-0657_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer

And lots and lots of merriment and fun. 067-MorrisPustilnik_02946-0674_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer 068-MorrisPustilnik_03091-0715_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer 069-MorrisPustilnik_03099-0717_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer 070-MorrisPustilnik_02996-0691_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer 071-MorrisPustilnik_03134-0735_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer 072-MorrisPustilnik_03155-0742_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographer 073-MorrisPustilnik_03065-0708_Jennifer-McMenamin-Photography-Royal-Sonesta-Harbor-Court-Hotel-wedding-Baltimore-wedding-photographerMany, many congratulations, Joanna + Sean! We could not have had more fun with you on your big day.

Credits:

Photography: Jennifer McMenamin Photography, LLC

Ceremony & Reception: Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Hotel

Officiant: Rabbi Elissa Sachs-Kohen

Ceremony musicians: Harpist Laura Stokes

Bridal attire: Niko Bridal

Hair: Padma Salon

Bridesmaids’ attire: David’s Bridal

Florist: DIY by the bride

Dessert: Dangerously Delicious Pies

Band: E3

Chuppah: Charm City Chuppahs

Invitations: Minted

 

Comments

  1. Niko Bridal

    Congratulations to a beautiful couple.wishing you the best!!!!

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