Lauren + Michael. Baltimore Country Club Wedding.

Baltimore Country Club is one of my favorite venues . . . and Lauren and Michael’s fairy tale winter wedding was a gorgeous realization of a romantic vision of LOVE. 

Her great-great-grandmother’s strand of crystals placed gently around her neck by her grandmother. A handwritten note, specially prepared and presented privately to her father in a library rich with volumes of love stories. Her mother’s delicate lace chapel length wedding veil secured to her gorgeous mane of brunette, in front of the gilded mirror which has seen generations of brides.  Their wedding was an outpouring of love and tradition, captured in the details.  Theirs was the promise of building a life together by way of embracing old and creating new traditions to be shared with family and friends.

Lauren and Michael are such a mix of the old and the new. She is a completely modern old fashioned girl, who has embraced her practice as a DC attorney with as much passion as she embraces each moment. All in, all the time. He is solid and steady, strong in his convictions and completely in love with his bride, a government professional by trade.  Theirs is a relationship based on common values, deep respect and a real faith.
Both wedding ceremony and reception spoke clearly of their attention to detail, appreciation for aesthetic beauty and love of their friends and family. Actually, if you attended their wedding, it’s pretty obvious you are part of their big beautiful family.

Historic Baltimore Country Club in Roland Park provided the backdrop and after the ice storm of a lifetime and three days sans electricity, we were all excited to see the  ambient glow of power.

 Floral Studio’s Shawn Nocher provided stunning decor.

The shiny red lacquer told me all I needed to know. This girl has taste. She rocked the night away dancing in her Christian Louboutins without a care in the world.

Breathtaking, right? It doesn’t get much better.

 

One to keep, one to throw. Pretty smart girl.

 

Sweet words of wisdom, from Lauren’s mother, Sharon.  Best friends . . .

 

 

 

 

Baltimore’s very own Brent Hardesty would later fill the room with soulful music, but for now, this baby grand was Lauren’s canvas.

 

A mix of Garrison Forest alum, Hoyas and family . . .band of sistas!

 

Mike and his crew braved the winter outside with House of RedBird associate Tim. So thankful for TIM!

 

A pre-ceremony hand hold. Lauren and Michael did not want to do a first look, but did want to speak a couple words of love to one another without a glance. Now THAT’s self control.

Gorgeous gown and tuxedos by Francesca’s Bridal of Baltimore.

The limo ride to the church was full of fun. The music was playing;  I’d call it a car party. Super smart, super funny, super gorgeous group of ladies.

Towson’s Central Presbyterian Church and Pastor Dave Krueger were both meaningful additions to the wedding ceremony.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hero Entertainment’s band, Hero kept the party rolling until the stroke of midnight.  Michael showing his bride a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T.

View the entire wedding gallery here!

 

It was an honor to work with Baltimore’s best vendors:

Hair and Makeup: Ashley and Lindsay from Up Do’s for I Do’s

Invitations: Truly Yours

Cake:  Mary Elliott

Rings:  J. Brown Jewelers

Gown & Tuxedos:  Francesca’s Bridal

Photography:  House of Red Bird

 

 

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  • Lynne Massey

    Sharon,
    What a special day this must have been! Everything so tastefully done – just beautiful !
    I know your mom and dad were so proud ! Your family is just starting to grow ! Enjoy my friend!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Sheets

    Kathy, you are an amazing photographer! Thank you for capturing the love, the special moments and the depth of family at Lauren’s & Mikes wedding. You were wonderful as my guests were at ease and we barely knew that you were there but these awesome pictures prove that you WERE definitely there! You truly are BEST!
    Love, Sharon Sheets (aka, the mother of the bride)ReplyCancel

  • Mary Hollar

    Thank you for sharing the photos they could not have been more beautiful congratulations Mike you have a beautiful bride. Beautiful life ahead.bless you both. We love youReplyCancel