I feel like I’m saying this all the time, but it’s just because it’s the truth: our couples are awesome people. Gillian and Larry have been long-distance for quite a while, each pursuing dreams and careers that they are extremely talented at and passionate about. Their wedding day marked not only the beginning of their life as husband and wife, but a big life change with Gillian moving across the country to join Larry and start a medical residency. First, though, they had a lot to celebrate. They’re people who value family and friends, and I could tell instantly just how much they adored and were adored by the ones they love most (including each other).
The day was very classic, elegant, and timeless. I have the chance with each wedding to channel the feel, mood, emotion, and personality of the day into their photographs, so for this one, I was thinking “classic” all day — in everything from Gillian’s classic beauty to the traditional ceremony to the romantic-yet-fun style of dancing happening on the dance floor at the party. Enjoy this peek into their wedding day.
Gillian had a very special “first look” with her dad — her mom by her side as well. I love moments like this.
Then she was off to see her groom for the first time. During their first look, they chose to read the personal vows they had written to each other, since their traditional ceremony didn’t allow for personal vows to be read during the service. It was extremely sweet to watch them — I didn’t even have to hear any of the words to know the kind of love and respect they have for each other.
The ceremony was at St. Michaels and All Angels Episcopal Church. Gillian’s dad walking her down the aisle was one of the best parts.
After the ceremony, we made a quick stop at Loose Mansion before guests arrived for the reception for some portraits inside the historic building.
Gillian’s parents are ballroom dancers, so their father-daughter dance was choreographed well, and the parents of the bride even had their own spotlight dance, which was really fun.
Congratulations, Gillian and Larry!