July 7th was an absolutely wonderful day. The weather was perfect…it was the only somewhat cool day that we’ve had all summer. You could feel the energy and happiness surrounding the bride and groom from all of their family and friends. Roman and Kelsey were giddy with excitement and obviously know how to celebrate (you will see what I mean when you get to the reception pictures)! It could not have been more perfect, from beginning to end.
About the couple
Kelsey and Roman met at Wheaton College at the birthday party of one of their friends. Their first date consisted of going to the zoo and afterwards getting donuts at Bb’s Baby Donuts, which I obviously need to go to the next time I visit Chicago. These donuts are apparently so good that Roman took Kelsey back there to propose. Kelsey and Roman love to be together whether they are reading, dancing, cooking, exercising or just hanging out with Kelsey’s nephews who also live in Chicago. Even though I’m sure Chicago is awesome, I’m so glad that they came to Maryland to get married. Fun little fact, Kelsey’s sister also had her getting ready pictures at their parents house and her wedding reception at Eagle’s Nest Country Club. It was such an amazing day and I can’t wait to show you the pictures! I hope you like them and can feel the happiness in photos.
When your childhood home is the getting ready place for all and entertainment for your nephews, this is what it looks like! I love it!I don’t think I’ve ever had another bride and groom who were more excited to see each other. They were just giddy with emotion…I absolutely loved their first glance!!! After getting the pictures done at Kelsey’s parents’ house we headed to Central Presbyterian Church for the ceremony. I love that Roman still got emotional seeing Kelsey walk down he aisle. If you look closely you can see that tear. Such a special moment!The reception was held at Eagle’s Nest Country Club in Phoenix, MD. I love the simplicity of the geometric center pieces and gold accents. It was so pretty!
Luckily during dinner, I was able to grab Kelsey and Roman for a few more portraits. This is why its always good to trust your photographer! We had time during cocktail hour but the lighting was pretty harsh. Taking the photos during dinner allowed us to be able to see the gorgeous views of Eagle’s Nest Country Club. Now back to the party!Kelsey changed into this amazing white jumpsuit before the send off and it was EPIC! Thank you so much to all of the vendors who made Roman and Kelsey’s day so perfect!
Photographer- Anna Arpasi
Second shooter- Susie Hadeed
Church- Central Presbyterian Church
Venue- Eagle’s Nest Country Club
Videographer- Brandon Martinelli at Martinelli Productions
Hair- Mario Rentuma of Lluminaire Salon in Towson
Makeup – Dean Krapf of Lluminaire Salon in Towson
Florist – Randy at Wicked Willow Event Florals
DJ/Band – Steve Huber of AJ Productions
Invitations/Stationary- designed by the mother of the groom
Dress designer/bridal shop- BHLDN
Bridesmaids dress store- JJ’s House