Wednesday, August 30, 2017
A few Saturdays ago in buccolic Sparks, Maryland, an small group of people spilled out of an old stone church along with a handsome young couple. If you had been driving by, you might have thought to yourself, "Oh, look, another summer wedding."
But something extraordinary had just happened. Bridget and Luis had just been married in the same church -- and by the very same priest -- as her parents .... and her grandparents! Rev. McCarl Roberts did the first wedding in 1958, the second in 1986 and now this event in 2017. I've been photographing weddings for 20 years, and I've never seen or heard of such a thing.
Our shoot day began with some getting ready photos followed by a first look at Bridget's grandparents' house in Sparks. Then came the church where Rev. Roberts' spark and sense of humour makes me think he has at least one more wedding for this family in him!
The reception was at the Baltimore Country Club which was looking smashing on the perfect summer day -- floors sparkling, flowers blooming, ballrooms elegant. I hadn't been to the place for a few years and had forgotten how nice it is.
See below for some highlights from a fantastic event. And special thanks to all my fellow vendors who made things run, look, taste, sound and smell perfect!
Event planner: Heather St. Clair Events
Venue and Caterer: Baltimore Country Club
Florist: Ann's Garden
Music: Bachelor Boys Band