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Kate + Dave
Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore + Cinghiale Restaurant -- Baltimore wedding photography

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Kate and Dave were neighbors before they met. In her telling of their story, Dave, a personal trainer, had been checking out Kate, an ad copy writer, for months as she walked her dog, Pepper. He even told his friends about her, referring to her as “the black and white dog girl.” Dave got to marry his black and white dog girl last month in a beautiful, simple ceremony witnessed by their very closest 25 relatives and friends. As a surprise for Dave, the rings were tied to a ribbon and strung around the neck of a salt-and-pepper stuffed dog, carried by Kate’s nephew. There was Prosecco and a four-course Italian feast, served family style at Cinghiale restaurant. There was a stranger’s boat, docked just across from the restaurant, that coincidentally carried Kate’s last name. There was a gorgeous sunset that sent waves of pink and purple and orange streaking across the sky. And there were tears, toasts and laughter. It was a lovely day. One more quick story that, for me, sums up Kate and Dave’s approach to the wedding, which was pulled together very quickly so they wouldn’t have to worry about the stress of lots of wedding planning: When a snowstorm the week of the wedding delayed the arrival of their invitations until just the day before the big day, Kate dropped them in the mail to her guests anyways with a funny little note and a “c’est la vie!” Here are some of my favorites from their wedding:

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Since the hotel room was in Kate’s name, the hotel staff left treats for the newlyweds but with the wrong names. “They’re for my dad and me,” she joked. 003_NoonanChun_00004-0001_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Four-Seasons-Baltimore-Wedding-Photography-Cinghiale-Restaurant 004_NoonanChun_00067-0022_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Four-Seasons-Baltimore-Wedding-Photography-Cinghiale-Restaurant 005_NoonanChun_00071-0023_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Four-Seasons-Baltimore-Wedding-Photography-Cinghiale-Restaurant 006_NoonanChun_00084-0025_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Four-Seasons-Baltimore-Wedding-Photography-Cinghiale-Restaurant 007_NoonanChun_00127-0037_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Four-Seasons-Baltimore-Wedding-Photography-Cinghiale-Restaurant 008_NoonanChun_00179bw-0048_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Four-Seasons-Baltimore-Wedding-Photography-Cinghiale-Restaurant 009_NoonanChun_00263-0061_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Four-Seasons-Baltimore-Wedding-Photography-Cinghiale-Restaurant

Last-minute instructions on the order of music for the ceremony. 010_NoonanChun_00275-0064_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Four-Seasons-Baltimore-Wedding-Photography-Cinghiale-Restaurant

The bride, looking gorgeous. 011_NoonanChun_00300-0071_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Four-Seasons-Baltimore-Wedding-Photography-Cinghiale-Restaurant 012_NoonanChun_00313bw-0077_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Four-Seasons-Baltimore-Wedding-Photography-Cinghiale-Restaurant 013_NoonanChun_00325-0080_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Four-Seasons-Baltimore-Wedding-Photography-Cinghiale-Restaurant

And we were off to Cinghiale for the wedding! 014_NoonanChun_00373-0091_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Four-Seasons-Baltimore-Wedding-Photography-Cinghiale-Restaurant 015_NoonanChun_00390-0094_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Four-Seasons-Baltimore-Wedding-Photography-Cinghiale-Restaurant 016_NoonanChun_00435-0110_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Four-Seasons-Baltimore-Wedding-Photography-Cinghiale-Restaurant

Kate and Dave had a gaggle of nieces and nephews, who formed a parade of little people to start the ceremony. 017_NoonanChun_00469-0124_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Four-Seasons-Baltimore-Wedding-Photography-Cinghiale-Restaurant

In our final phone conversation before the wedding to go over last-minute details, Kate mentioned that she thought she and her dad might have a moment just before he walked her down the aisle. She was right. And it was lovely.018_NoonanChun_00491-0133_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Four-Seasons-Baltimore-Wedding-Photography-Cinghiale-Restaurant 019_NoonanChun_00500bw-0139_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Four-Seasons-Baltimore-Wedding-Photography-Cinghiale-Restaurant 020_NoonanChun_00509-0142_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Four-Seasons-Baltimore-Wedding-Photography-Cinghiale-Restaurant 021_NoonanChun_00510-0144_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Four-Seasons-Baltimore-Wedding-Photography-Cinghiale-Restaurant 022_NoonanChun_00525-0149_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Four-Seasons-Baltimore-Wedding-Photography-Cinghiale-Restaurant 023_NoonanChun_00535-0153_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Four-Seasons-Baltimore-Wedding-Photography-Cinghiale-Restaurant 024_NoonanChun_00552-0161_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Four-Seasons-Baltimore-Wedding-Photography-Cinghiale-Restaurant 025_NoonanChun_00557-0162_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Four-Seasons-Baltimore-Wedding-Photography-Cinghiale-Restaurant 026_NoonanChun_00574bw-0169_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Four-Seasons-Baltimore-Wedding-Photography-Cinghiale-Restaurant

The vows. 027_NoonanChun_00608-0182_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Four-Seasons-Baltimore-Wedding-Photography-Cinghiale-Restaurant 028_NoonanChun_00614-0185_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Four-Seasons-Baltimore-Wedding-Photography-Cinghiale-Restaurant

Married! 029_NoonanChun_00616-0186_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Four-Seasons-Baltimore-Wedding-Photography-Cinghiale-Restaurant 030_NoonanChun_00634bw-0193_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Four-Seasons-Baltimore-Wedding-Photography-Cinghiale-Restaurant 031_NoonanChun_00656-0199_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Four-Seasons-Baltimore-Wedding-Photography-Cinghiale-Restaurant 032_NoonanChun_00754-0214_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Four-Seasons-Baltimore-Wedding-Photography-Cinghiale-Restaurant

After a few quick family photos, we took advantage of the setting sun for some nice casual portraits of the newlyweds. 033_NoonanChun_00855-0236_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Four-Seasons-Baltimore-Wedding-Photography-Cinghiale-Restaurant 034_NoonanChun_00935-0253_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Four-Seasons-Baltimore-Wedding-Photography-Cinghiale-Restaurant 035_NoonanChun_00871-0238_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Four-Seasons-Baltimore-Wedding-Photography-Cinghiale-Restaurant 036_NoonanChun_00876-0239_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Four-Seasons-Baltimore-Wedding-Photography-Cinghiale-Restaurant 037_NoonanChun_00935bw-0254_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Four-Seasons-Baltimore-Wedding-Photography-Cinghiale-Restaurant

And then it was dinner time! 038_NoonanChun_00971-0265_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Four-Seasons-Baltimore-Wedding-Photography-Cinghiale-Restaurant

A few toasts. 039_NoonanChun_00985-0269_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Four-Seasons-Baltimore-Wedding-Photography-Cinghiale-Restaurant 040_NoonanChun_00998bw-0274_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Four-Seasons-Baltimore-Wedding-Photography-Cinghiale-Restaurant 041_NoonanChun_01020-0285_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Four-Seasons-Baltimore-Wedding-Photography-Cinghiale-Restaurant

A few tears. 042_NoonanChun_01029-0288_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Four-Seasons-Baltimore-Wedding-Photography-Cinghiale-Restaurant

And lots of fun and merriment. 043_NoonanChun_01115-0318_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Four-Seasons-Baltimore-Wedding-Photography-Cinghiale-Restaurant 044_NoonanChun_01120bw-0321_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Four-Seasons-Baltimore-Wedding-Photography-Cinghiale-Restaurant 045_NoonanChun_01151-0329_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Four-Seasons-Baltimore-Wedding-Photography-Cinghiale-Restaurant 046_NoonanChun_01161bw-0335_JenniferMcMenaminPhotography_Four-Seasons-Baltimore-Wedding-Photography-Cinghiale-Restaurant

Many, many congratulations, Kate and Dave. It was an absolute pleasure working with you both!

Credits:

Photography: Jennifer McMenamin Photography, LLC

Ceremony & dinner reception: Cinghiale restaurant

Officiant: Pastor Mark Goodrich

Bridal attire: Badgely Mischka

Make-up: Holly Wilson

Cake: Atwaters

Invitations: Paper Source

 

Comments

  1. Kate

    Thank you so much for everything, Jennifer! It was such a pleasure working with you and these pictures take me right back to that wonderful day. 🙂

    Reply
  2. Esther

    Beautiful pictures of beautiful moments!

    Reply

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