“How are you guys feeling?” I asked Deb and Zach during our call for the final walk-thru of their timeline couple days before their wedding day.
“Things are going well, but to be honest, we are just ready to get married!” Deb answered, and I could hear Zach’s agreement in the background.
That’s how I knew their wedding day would be all about the celebration of their love with those mattered the most to them. In fact, every moment of their day was nothing short of that.
Their wedding day began with getting ready with their wedding party respectively. Zach with his groomsmen, which consists of his brothers and close friends, while Deb with her bridesmaids, which consists of her sisters and best friends from various stages of life. Deb had prepared thoughtfully written cards for her bridesmaids as well as her mom. There wasn’t a dry eye, even though everyone was trying so hard not to cry or else ruin their makeup! There were so many meaningful details that truly reflected who they are and what they treasure the most. One of my favorite details is a heart shaped handkerchief sewed on the Deb's wedding dress that belong to her grandfather. The other favorites (or maybe they are all my favorites) is the long veil that was handmade by Deb's sister!
We then traveled to the church for their ceremony, where they grew up as merely acquaintance and to be wedded as husband and wife. But first, we did a no-looking first look for Deb and Zach, or as Deb would call it, the First Moments. I led Zach to the prayer garden on the side of the church and then brought Deb to him so that Zach would not see her until she walked down the aisle. They held hands, shared a back hug, and said a quick prayer. It was such an intimate moment shared by just the two of them!
The ceremony itself involved many family members and friends, and it was very meaningful to be able to get married in the midst of witnesses who are also their family and close friends. We headed over to Towson University afterward for their wedding party pictures and bride & groom portraits, which was where everything started!
The reception was hosted at Accelerator Space, a new modern and industrial converted space filled with natural lights, which is absolutely part of the charm of Baltimore! Rouge Fine Catering catered scrumptious h'ordervres and dinner for the guest. Between heartfelt speeches and the surprise flash mob dances for Deb organized by the bridesmaids and her friends, it was a fun-filled yet heart-warming celebration for these two!
Congratulations, Deb and Zach! We are so honored and blessed to share the joy and be part of your wedding day!
Ceremony - Immaculate Conception Church
Reception - Accelerator Space
Catering: Rouge Fine Catering
Makeup: Sarah Slater Yuhas
Hair Stylist: Lisa Spagnolo
Bridal Boutique: Amanda Ritchey Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses: David's Bridal
Groom's Attire: Alfani
Rings: Smyth Jewelers
Invitation Suite: Vista Print