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Charlotte & Dustin
The Castle at Maryvale -- Baltimore wedding photography -- Maryland wedding photography

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Charlotte described herself as a “Pinterest Queen” when we first met. She had looked at tons of wedding photos and she had nearly as many ideas for what she wanted captured on her wedding day. She even picked her venue — the always-lovely Castle at Maryvale — for its numerous photo opportunities. When Charlotte and Dustin’s wedding day finally arrived, the weather, unfortunately, was less than picture-perfect. It was overcast. It had rained in the morning, soaking all of the grass and gardens at Maryvale. And there was a threat of additional rain in the afternoon when the ceremony was scheduled. No matter. Sherri Levin, the event planner and catering director of Linwoods, calmly and deftly walked Charlotte through her options for both indoor and outdoor ceremonies that would leave her and her guests less exposed to the weather. The turn of events did not at all ruffle Charlotte, who declared that she just wanted to marry Dustin and didn’t care if she had to do it inside — so long as she could get some photos outside afterward! Which we did. Here are some of my favorites of her lovely purple and turquoise color scheme, her super fun wedding party, the simple ceremony in the grand foyer and the rocking dance party: 02-ErvinLeight_00021-0005_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 03-ErvinLeight_00054-0010_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 04-ErvinLeight_00209-0038_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 05-ErvinLeight_00298-0054_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography

Charlotte’s cute-as-can-be flower girl gets a purple pedicure and manicure. 06-ErvinLeight_00134-0024_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography

The ring bearer could not have been any sweeter! 07-ErvinLeight_00320-0058_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 08-ErvinLeight_00365-0062_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 09-ErvinLeight_00424bw-0076_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 10-ErvinLeight_00467-0084_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 11-ErvinLeight_00562-0100_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography

The bride getting lovely. 12-ErvinLeight_00574-0101_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 13-ErvinLeight_00663bw-0114_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography

Charlotte’s father, getting to see her for the first time in her gown, veil and accouterments.14-ErvinLeight_00696bw-0122_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography

And we were off to Maryvale. 15-ErvinLeight_00717-0127_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 16-ErvinLeight_00736bw-0134_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography

I loved all the different turquoise shoes that Charlotte and her girls wore. 17-ErvinLeight_00729-0131_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 18-ErvinLeight_00771-0140_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 19-ErvinLeight_00826-0153_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography

Time to get married! 20-ErvinLeight_00973-0192_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography

Charlotte’s mother, a photo enthusiast herself, was overcome with emotion upon seeing her daughter and husband walking down the aisle.21-ErvinLeight_00966-0188_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 22-ErvinLeight_00988bw-0196_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 23-ErvinLeight_01005-0205_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography

My assistant, Lucas, shot this next image, offering a very nice and very different perspective from the back of the room.24-ErvinLeight_01040-0219_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 25-ErvinLeight_01021-0210_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 26-ErvinLeight_01029-0214_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 27-ErvinLeight_01048-0224_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 28-ErvinLeight_01052-0225_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography

Married! 29-ErvinLeight_01061-0228_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 30-ErvinLeight_01091-0240_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography

I love this next image from just moments after the ceremony of Charlotte and her best friend, Jennifer. Who is dating her brother. Who happens to also be named Dustin. But also sometimes goes by Zeus. Such fun!31-ErvinLeight_01110-0243_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography

Such a great wedding party! They were a blast all day long.32-ErvinLeight_01370-0277_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 33-ErvinLeight_01388-0284_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 34-ErvinLeight_01446-0293_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 35-ErvinLeight_01450-0295_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography

Charlotte really wanted “mugshot”-style images of each member of the wedding party that captured their personalities. I shot each of them alone and with Charlotte or Dustin, respectively. The images of the guys alone so thoroughly captured their individual personalities — ahem — that I will not share them on the blog. (There may have been an instance of dropped trousers and some other crazy gestures!) In lieu of those photos, I’m posting the photos of Dustin and each groomsmen.36-ErvinLeight_01507-0306_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 37-ErvinLeight_01561-0320_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 38-ErvinLeight_01632-0333_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography

And a few lovely portraits of the newlyweds. It stopped raining *just* in time for us and we were able to ditch the umbrella. 39-ErvinLeight_01709-0351_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 40-ErvinLeight_01716-0354_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 41-ErvinLeight_01911-0393_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 42-ErvinLeight_01980-0402_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography

Charlotte and her friends and family worked really hard on all the decor for her reception. A few details:43-ErvinLeight_02075-0420_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 44-ErvinLeight_02172-0439_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 45-ErvinLeight_02427-0510_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography

One guess as to what song Jennifer and Dustin were introduced to for the reception!46-ErvinLeight_02261-0458_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 47-ErvinLeight_02267bw-0462_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography

A lovely first dance. 48-ErvinLeight_02309-0471_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 49-ErvinLeight_02313-0474_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography

A few toasts. 50-ErvinLeight_02367-0494_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography

A little photobooth fun. 51-ErvinLeight_02501-0528_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 52-ErvinLeight_03359-0734_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography

A sweet mother-son dance. 53-ErvinLeight_02550-0542_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography

And an epically awesome father-daughter dance. It started out touching and emotional — until the music took a drastic turn and Tim surprised his daughter by launching into ‘N Sync’s ‘Bye Bye Bye.’ It was fabulous. 54-ErvinLeight_02629-0561_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 55-ErvinLeight_02632-0562_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 56-ErvinLeight_02646-0565_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 57-ErvinLeight_02641-0564_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 58-ErvinLeight_02654-0567_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 59-ErvinLeight_02662-0569_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography

A killer dance party. 60-ErvinLeight_02714-0580_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 61-ErvinLeight_03098-0674_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 62-ErvinLeight_03212-0700_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography

Dustin takes over the DJ booth. I love that you can see DJ Rob Geisler helping him out in the reflection of the laptop.63-ErvinLeight_03167-0689_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 64-ErvinLeight_02940-0641_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 65-ErvinLeight_03469-0760_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 66-ErvinLeight_03516-0768_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 67-ErvinLeight_02990-0650_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_CastleAtMaryvale-BaltimoreWeddingPhotography

Congratulations, Charlotte & Dustin. It was an absolute pleasure to work with you and your families.

Credits:

Photography: Jennifer McMenamin Photography, LLC

Ceremony + Reception: The Castle at Maryvale

Officiant: Rob Dodson

Catering: Linwoods

Florist: Radebaugh Florist

Cake: Linwoods Catering

DJ: Shore Sounds

Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

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