Magalys & Brian | Married! | Northern Virginia-Maryland Wedding Photographer
"I have some great news for youuuuu" the planner sang to Maggie as she popped her head into the bridal suite. We had all been listening to the wind and rain batter the fogged window panes for a while, and when the planner exclaimed that the forecast had shifted and the storm was on its way out for the rest of the day, we all exhaled a collective sigh of relief. Don't get me wrong, rainy weddings can still be gorgeous, and I actually prefer a cloudy sky because the lighting always makes colors POP, but the outdoor ceremony area was so beautiful! I'd been stoked about shooting it since I met Maggie and Brian, and was so happy to hear they were going to be able to get married exactly as they'd planned. :-)
These two vowed to spend the rest of their lives together at the Ceresville Mansion, an elegant, classic venue in Frederick, Maryland. The ivy-woven altar, the lush greenery and classic architecture of the mansion surrounding it, and even the clouds that danced above us after the storm...it was all enough to set a tone of excitement and romance as Maggie slipped into her fairy tale gown. While Maggie enjoyed the company of her adoring bridesmaids and family, Brian and his groomsmen put the finishing touches on their swanky getups in the room across the Hall. After the storm kindly made its way elsewhere, Maggie and Brian were ready for their intimate first look. Brian had a chance to marvel at his STUNNING bride (no really...if you have read this far without peeking at her in her dress...you're in for a treat) and they shared a few quiet moments alone before everything got started. From then on, the day was a whirlwind of happy tears, joyous embraces from loved ones, and a hell of a dance party.
Congratulations to Brian and Magalys Joyce!!! You guys are great and it was a pleasure and an honor to be a part of your big day! <3 Cheers!
Yeah, so...that mirror...and that dress...I was more than a little excited. Mom puts the final touches on... I thought this was so classic and timeless! Gorgeous. Dannnnnnng girl! Loved how she rocked this one! So beautiful ladies!! The first look with Dad! Hugs with mom. First look time! Aaaaaannnnd this is when I cry. ;-) After they had their moment alone together, we snuck in a few shots before the ceremony...SO glad we did! SIX flower girls! So much cute. Loved their reflection during the ceremony! These two flower girls were holding hands during the ceremony, and I had to stop myself from exclaiming an audible "D'awwwwwwww"! Adorable. Husband and wife!!! Brian leading his bride onto the dance floor... One of the sweetest father-daughter dances I've seen yet! Enough of the mushy stuff, it was time to GET DOWN! :-) And before we knew it, it was time for the final dance of the evening. GLOW STICKS!!! Near and dear to my heart. :-) And finally, my favorite shot of the day. So romantic and timeless! <3 CONGRATULATIONS and Cheers you two! Special thanks to Matoli of Matoli Keely Photography for second shooting! Venue: Ceresville Mansion, Frederick MD Flowers: Candlelight florist and floral designs Dress: Serendipity Bridal Cake: Fancy Cakes by Leslie Caterering: Ceresville Mansion Tux: Mens Wearhouse DJ / Band: Great Scott Productions