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Lisa + Jeff

Lisa and Jeff met several years earlier when Lisa’s dog needed emergency care.  Jeff works for an animal E.R. in Baltimore and was part of the team providing the medical care that her dog needed throughout her five day hospitalization.  Although Lisa and Jeff didn’t meet under the best of circumstances, their relationship blossomed from that first day.

On their 1,000th day together, Jeff decided it was time to move their relationship into the next phase.  On a date at Sherwood Gardens, Jeff presented Lisa with a photo book he had created highlighting their relationship’s history to that date.  On the last page was a photo of Jeff’s hand with the ring in its box, and the words, “Now I have a question for you...”.  Jeff then got down on one knee and asked for Lisa’s hand in marriage.  Through tears, she happily said, “Yes!”.  That brings us to this wonderful day, the next chapter in their lives, and a new chapter to add to their photo book!

Lisa and Jeff added so much wonderful personalization to their wedding day.  We loved the chalkboard signs that were found throughout the event.  Some were also held by Lisa’s bridal party to creatively describe their ties to Lisa in their ‘morning preparations’ photo shoot.  We loved how they held up their signs indicating what they have in common with Lisa while wearing their matching robes!

The beautiful bridesmaids dressed in the theme color, a bright, yet deep shade of purple, in lovely one-shoulder, knee length gowns.  Their bright bouquets by Floral Impressions had a pop of this vibrant purple color, mixed in with light green and orange.  Lisa’s lush bouquet was made in ivory with accents of purple infused.  And while Jeff wore a classic black tux with white tie, his groomsmen matched the bridesmaids’ purple gowns with their vests and ties.  Everything tied together so wonderfully!

Lisa wore a beautiful lace covered A-line wedding gown with a lovely V-neck design.  Her classic, mid-length veil was edged in matching lace and was fastened at the back of her hair.  And she also accented the side of her hair with a romantic white faux flower.  She was absolutely stunning!

Lisa and Jeff share an affinity for Disney and a love of animals, so they were sure to incorporate both into their wedding day!  Their beloved dogs, Abby and Scooby, were the honorary flower girl and ring bearer for this event!  And we’ll soon find special touches of Disney throughout their reception.

Lisa and Jeff’s ceremony was held at Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Dundalk, MD.  The two skipped any first looks that morning and instead saved that moment for the altar.  We loved how Jeff had to hold back his emotions as he saw his bride coming up the aisle to meet him.  They recited their traditional vows and were united as husband and wife.

Photos by Timeless Impressions followed in the church and in a peaceful field not far from their reception venue.  Check out the wedding party’s celebratory poses at the altar!  And in the recreation field, it was so nice to see the couple having a little time alone before their reception.

The reception then commenced at the Shriners' Boumi Temple.  This establishment, its name Arabic for ‘Owl’, was founded in 1884 as a fraternity for Masons seeking fun and fellowship.  The ballroom was exquisite, decked out in chiavari chairs and deep purple linens.  Their delightful four-tier cake by Baltimore Cakery featured ribbons in purple and a cute couple wearing ‘bride and groom’ Mickey ears!  Also found at the head table were real-life Mickey ear hats for Lisa and Jeff!

Emotions certainly ran high during the beautifully written speeches that were given in honor of Lisa and Jeff.  And there was not a dry eye in the house when Lisa’s father gave his moving toast, reminding everyone that Lisa will always be his little girl.  It was so touching.  And the wonderful Polish tradition of the sharing of the bread, salt and wine was included in this event.  In this symbolic toast by their parents, the bride and groom are presented with bread so they may never be hungry, salt so they are reminded to learn to cope with life’s struggles and wine so they may never be thirsty, but are blessed with the sweetness of life: good health, happiness and the love of many friends.

Once the dance floor was opened, guests had a ton of fun dancing the evening away to music DJ’d by Music Masters, LLC.  The festive Apron Dance was also performed to the cheers of everyone.  To conclude the event, Lisa and Jeff were treated to a fabulous sparkler send off by their friends and family.

It was such a pleasure to be a part of Lisa and Jeff’s wedding day!  In the Polish tradition, we wish you 100 years of good health and happiness!

 

Photographer:  Timeless Impressions - Bel Air, MD

Floral Design:  Floral Impressions - Hunt Valley, MD

Hair Stylist:  Linsay Hensler

Makeup Artist:  Double Take Makeup - Bel Air, MD

Entertainment:  Music Masters, LLC - Lutherville-Timonium, MD

Cake:  Baltimore Cakery - Baltimore, MD

Wedding Coordinator/Caterers:  Atlantic Caterers - Kristin Olssen - Baltimore, MD

Officiant:  Father George Gannon - Dundalk, MD

Church:  Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church - Dundalk, MD

Venue:  Boumi Temple - White Marsh, MD