Bittersweet day best describes the wedding day of Hayley and Chris.
Just one week prior to their wedding Chris lost his dad to cancer. No words in the English lexicon can adequately describe the concurrent emotions of the day for Hayley, Chris, and their families. But on this day, Saturday, April 10, 2021, nothing was going to stop them from celebrating Hayley and Chris’ covenant union. It was smiles all around from their First Look to their waterfront wedding ceremony, all the way to their send off in a white Rolls Royce.
Like many of my awesome couples who were forced to reschedule their weddings because of the coronavirus, Hayley and Chris reschedule their special day from July 2020 to April 2021. While it undoubtedly required them to shift their plans, vendors, and so forth, their wedding day went off without a hitch and as a bonus, the weather and ambient lighting at their venue was spectacular. I’ve done many weddings at the Anchor Inn (a property owned and operated by Catering by Uptown) in Pasadena, Maryland, but this was by far the nicest weather I’ve seen there in a long time. Needless to say, this made enjoying the ceremony and portrait session afterwards a lot nicer.
The Anchor Inn is situated right on the Patapsco River, a tributary to the Chesapeake Bay, this wedding property has stunning views, long piers that extend out into the river providing beautiful backdrops for photography. The wedding team members at Catering by Uptown know how to do weddings. This is their core competence and you definitely want to look them up!
So join me as we take a brief sneak peek tour of Hayley and Chris’ wedding and please be sure to give a shout out to the bridal party and all the creatives (at the bottom) who worked tirelessly in making Hayley and Chris’ dreams come true!
Bridesmaids: Cory Kline Pollock (Matron of Honor), Shelley McFadden, Ashley McFadden, Gina Seibel, Jennifer Moss, Diandra Gunter, Lindsay Gangl
Groomsmen: David McFadden (Best Man), Ben Kline, Michael Pollock, Brian Spence, Terry Jones, Mike Howdyshell, Tony Stefanelli, Jason Smith, Josh Seibel
Flower Girl: Harper
Ring Bearers: Tillman, Chase
Photographer: Trans4mation Photography (me!)
Wedding Venue: Anchor Inn (by Catering by Uptown)
Makeup: Carly Fisher
Bridal Gown: Bridal Boutique
Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie
Jewelry: Kay Jewelers
Men’s Wear: Generation Tux
Flowers: My Flower Box Designs
Wedding Planner: Catering by Uptown
Entertainment/Lighting: DJ Chris from MixMasters Entertainment
Catering and Cake: Catering by Uptown
Officiant: Scott McDonald