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Jess & Mike
Elkridge Harford Hunt Club -- Maryland wedding photography

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For Jess and Mike, the most important elements of their wedding were their close family members and friends in attendance. This showed in every aspect of the day, from the signature drinks and custom fans that awaited each guest at the outdoor June ceremony to the games on hand for children and grown-ups alike, the invitation to guests to participate in the wedding by posting photos on Instagram with a hashtag for the couple and the personalization of their ceremony, which was officiated by a close family friend who was ordained just for the occasion. Their entire wedding party could not have been more fun to work with — they quite obviously were having a blast together and that fun couldn’t help but shine through in the photos! First, there were the lovely Wal-Mart blue light special robes and nightgowns (!) in which Jess dressed her bridesmaids for hair and make-up preparations. Then, there were the preppy ensembles they planned for the groomsmen with Ralph Lauren suits, Land’s End shirts and seersucker JCrew ties that complimented the bridesmaids’ LL Bean seersucker dresses. And topping it all off were coordinating white and black sunglasses for fun wedding party photos and, later, dance floor awesomeness. They wrapped up the evening under the glow of the Super Moon with sparklers for the kids, illuminated lanterns and luminaries and an array of desserts, including a lovely little cake made by the groom’s sister. Here are some of my favorites from their beautiful day:  002-BentzLang_0021-0006_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 003-BentzLang_0061-0014_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 004-BentzLang_0036-0011_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 005-BentzLang_0081-0018_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 006-BentzLang_0264-0049_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 007-BentzLang_0302-0056_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 008-BentzLang_0098-0022_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 009-BentzLang_0177-0033_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 010-BentzLang_0383-0075_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 011-BentzLang_0435-0082_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography

The bride, looking lovely. 012-BentzLang_0464-0086_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 013-BentzLang_0547bw-0096_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography

The wedding party hopped on a school bus for the trip to the Elkridge Harford Hunt Club in Monkton. Because Jess and Mike planned to officially see each other at the hunt club, Mike wore an eye mask under his sunglasses on the bus so he would not see his soon-to-be-wife. 014-BentzLang_0710-0133_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 015-BentzLang_0738-0134_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography

Explaining to the driver that the Elkridge Harford Hunt Club way up in horse country is not the same thing as the Elkridge Club on Charles Street in Roland Park — and giving directions!016-BentzLang_0631-0117_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 017-BentzLang_0642-0120_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography

I absolutely love this series of photos of Jess & Mike seeing each other for the first time, the obvious excitement and love between them and the way they twirled for each other’s outfit approval. 018-BentzLang_0838-0154_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 019-BentzLang_0853-0160_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 020-BentzLang_0857-0163_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 021-BentzLang_0879-0168_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 022-BentzLang_0952-0181_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 023-BentzLang_0962-0182_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography

A few quick portraits. 024-BentzLang_0795-0145_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 025-BentzLang_0998bw-0191_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 026-BentzLang_0999-0192_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 027-BentzLang_1039bw-0202_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 028-BentzLang_1058bw-0207_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 029-BentzLang_1149-0224_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography

What a fun wedding party. 030-BentzLang_1328-0241_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 031-BentzLang_1376-0251_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 032-BentzLang_1437-0265_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 033-BentzLang_1533bw-0280_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography

Then, it was time to get married. 034-BentzLang_1653-0300_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 035-BentzLang_1665-0301_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 036-BentzLang_1694bw-0308_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 037-BentzLang_1843-0334_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 038-BentzLang_1863-0341_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 039-BentzLang_1956-0352_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 040-BentzLang_1965-0356_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 041-BentzLang_2016-0371_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography

This next photo was shot by my assistant, Lucas. 042-BentzLang_2092-0388_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 043-BentzLang_2086-0385_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 044-BentzLang_2103-0391_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 045-BentzLang_2105-0392_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography

Married! 046-BentzLang_2121-0395_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 047-BentzLang_2173-0409_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 048-BentzLang_2199-0410_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 049-BentzLang_2255bw-0420_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography

Jess and Mike had an hour and a half of cocktails and games for their guests — including a custom monogramed corn hole set! — before they were invited into the tent for dinner and dancing. A gaggle of adorable children ran around enjoying their own fun, too! 050-BentzLang_2536-0455_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 051-BentzLang_2597-0465_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 052-BentzLang_2765-0496_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 053-BentzLang_2778-0499_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 054-BentzLang_2809-0504_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 055-BentzLang_2859-0511_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 056-BentzLang_2899-0515_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 057-BentzLang_2954-0524_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography

A pile of discarded shoes is always a sign of a good party! A few reception details:058-BentzLang_2987-0530_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 059-BentzLang_3001-0534_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 060-BentzLang_3023-0540_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 061-BentzLang_3057-0548_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 062-BentzLang_3086-0554_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 063-BentzLang_3099-0556_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 064-BentzLang_3100-0557_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 065-BentzLang_3155-0570_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 066-BentzLang_3210-0578_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 067-BentzLang_3239-0585_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 068-BentzLang_3337-0607_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 069-BentzLang_3361-0611_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 070-BentzLang_3419-0624_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography

There were emotional and heartwarming toasts from the groom’s brother, the bride’s sister and both of their fathers.  071-BentzLang_3431-0628_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 072-BentzLang_3530-0646_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography

A first dance. 073-BentzLang_3641-0677_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography

A pair of parent dances. (I especially love this next image of Jess dancing with her father and all the emotion on his face.)  074-BentzLang_3672bw-0691_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 075-BentzLang_3715-0701_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography

And lots of dancing and merriment! 076-BentzLang_3727-0705_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 077-BentzLang_3814bw-0717_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 078-BentzLang_3928-0742_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 079-BentzLang_4025-0759_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 080-BentzLang_4063bw-0765_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 081-BentzLang_4070-0767_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 082-BentzLang_4087-0772_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 083-BentzLang_4137-0785_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 084-BentzLang_4178-0795_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 085-BentzLang_4335-0830_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotography 086-BentzLang_4370-0838_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_ElkridgeHarfordHuntClub_BaltimoreWeddingPhotographyCongratulations, Jess and Mike. I could not have had more fun with you and your families!

Credits:

Photography: Jennifer McMenamin Photography, LLC

Ceremony & reception: The Elkridge Harford Hunt Club

Officiant: The Rev. Edward Veit, a family friend who was ordained for the occasion

Ceremony musicians: violinists Nicholas & Spencer Peltz

Catering: Rouge Fine Catering

Rentals: Loane Brothers

Bridal attire: THEIA gown from Garnish Boutique

Hair & Make-up: Studio 1612

Bridesmaids’ attire: Seersucker dresses from LL Bean

Groom’s & groomsmen’s attire: Ralph Lauren suits with Land’s End shirts and J.Crew seersucker ties

Florist: Amy Cleaver, a family friend

Cake: Cara Morin, the sister of the groom

Invitations: WebbMason

Comments

  1. Vicki & Lee Elder

    Yay!!! We finally get to see your wedding day. We missed an incredible wedding by the looks of things. Wish we could have been there in person, but thrilled to see the pictures. They show a “truly happy” wedding couple!!!! Just the way it’s supposed to be. Magnificent photography…WOW!

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