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Carly and Steve, Turf Valley Wedding

The day was full of bright pinks and oranges, an incredible amount of love and happiness, and so many smiles (maybe some tears too). I loved being a part of Carly and Steve’s day. Carly and Steve met at River Hill High school (where I also met Carly), dated a bit, and then got back together several years later. Carly was “full of bubbles” as Steve put it and Steve was relaxed and brimming with happiness. This was truly a unity of families coming together.

It was a gorgeous September day for a wedding at Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City, Maryland. I mean, it wasn’t too hot, there was a nice breeze and everything just came together perfectly. All the decor was done Enchanting Designs so props to them for the gorgeous set up, I really loved the huppa! Also, the band, Rich Posmontier Music...was AMAZING! Fun fact was that the band was the same band that Carly and her brothers had at their bar/bat mitzvahs!

I hope you can feel the love from these images! Carly and Steve, thank you so much for having me capture your memories!

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turf_valley_wedding_photographer_0059turf_valley_wedding_photographer_0060turf_valley_wedding_photographer_0061Carly had her entire family walk her down the aisle.  There wasn’t a dry eye around!!  turf_valley_wedding_photographer_0062turf_valley_wedding_photographer_0063turf_valley_wedding_photographer_0064turf_valley_wedding_photographer_0065turf_valley_wedding_photographer_0066turf_valley_wedding_photographer_0067turf_valley_wedding_photographer_0068turf_valley_wedding_photographer_0069turf_valley_wedding_photographer_0071turf_valley_wedding_photographer_0070turf_valley_wedding_photographer_0072turf_valley_wedding_photographer_0073turf_valley_wedding_photographer_0074turf_valley_wedding_photographer_0083The reception was just as gorgeous as the huppa!  Enchanted Designs did an amazing job decorating Turf Valley Resort!turf_valley_wedding_photographer_0076turf_valley_wedding_photographer_0077turf_valley_wedding_photographer_0075turf_valley_wedding_photographer_0078turf_valley_wedding_photographer_0079turf_valley_wedding_photographer_0080turf_valley_wedding_photographer_0081turf_valley_wedding_photographer_0082turfvalleyweddinghowardcountyweddingphotographercolumbiaMDweddingphotographerellicottcitywedding-114turfvalleyweddinghowardcountyweddingphotographercolumbiaMDweddingphotographerellicottcitywedding-115turfvalleyweddinghowardcountyweddingphotographercolumbiaMDweddingphotographerellicottcitywedding-118turfvalleyweddinghowardcountyweddingphotographercolumbiaMDweddingphotographerellicottcitywedding-117turfvalleyweddinghowardcountyweddingphotographercolumbiaMDweddingphotographerellicottcitywedding-120The Rich Posmontier ensemble was INCREDIBLE!  Everyone was dancing and having an amazing time!
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Wedding Venue: Turf Valley Resort
Catering: Turf Valley
Band: Rich Posmontier Ensemble
Hair/Make-up: Vivid Salon and Spa (Karen and Tierney)
Bridal gown:  Curvaceous Couture
Bridesmaid dresses: Azazie
Shoes: DSW
Groom’s suit:  King’s Contrivance Formal Wear
Groomsmen suits: Jim’s Formal Wear
Florals and decor: Enchanting Designs
Programs: Aunt of the bride
Invitations: Minted
Cake: Debi’s Cake Design
Videographer: Last Avalon Films
Photographer: Arpasi Photography
Second shooter:  Anna Yushkova

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