Italy. Yes, the cowboy boot in the Mediterranean. But there is Pizza. Venice. Tuscany. Florence. Christopher Columbus. Mozzerella. Linguine. The Colosseum. And of course, St. Peter’s Basillica. All Italian!
And speaking of Catholic churches, Our Lady of Angels Cathedral in Catonsville, Maryland is a whopper of a gorgeous, ornate structure. The current church was built in 1913 as part of the new St. Charles Seminary in Catonsville, and is a magnificent example of Italian Renaissance architecture. Adorned with intricate mosaics, Carrara marble, and breathtaking stained-glass windows, the chapel is a veritable trove of classic Christian artwork. Steeped in Maryland’s history, and rich in detail, Our Lady of the Angels is a true hidden treasure. The church was originally built in 1866 and subsequently destroyed by a massive fire in 1911, before being rebuilt at its current location inside of the Charlestown Community.
And so, this is where Julia and Eddie exchanged their wedding vows. The Catholic Nuptial Mass was a resounding affirmation of their love before a guest list of 200 family members and guests, and like Eddie, many were Italians. With various rites and rubrics having smacks of Mediterranean, the bride and groom celebrated the Blessing from Mary and the Eucharist as the Rev. Leo Larrivee officiated their ceremony.
But what to do after a Nuptial Mass? You celebrate. Italian style!
One of the things I particularly enjoyed about Julia is her attention to detail and organization. Throughout the year-long process since we first met, we had many interactions, setting up an engagement photo session (want to see these? Julia and Eddie Engagement Photo Session), conducting a venue walk-through, and right up to the wedding itself – through all of it, Julia had great ideas and communicated with clarity and efficiency. As a photographer, I love it.
Once we arrived at the Rolling Road Golf Course (aka Rolling Road Country Club!), I helped arrange for Julia and Eddie to have golf carts at the ready to zip through the golf course and take stunning images, before the bridal party was introduced to the guests. With an amazing DJ, the night couldn’t have been more festive, fun, and full of laughter, dancing, and great Italian music. This is the sort of wedding where the old, old, ladies were really from Italy. I mean, not a word of English! In my experience, weddings have a variety of results when it comes to getting people on their feet dancing. This was a wedding that, while maintaining decorum and class, had everyone moving to hip-hop, dance, and old Italian favorites. And just as the wedding was coming to a close, the DJ belted out an American-Idolesque version of Michael Bublé’s Feeling Good.
Another amazing wedding for Trans4mation Photography. This wedding represents 10 (yes, that’s ten) wedding referrals from the same group of family and friends for me spanning 4 years. What an honor and privilege to be asked again and again to participate in such a sacred and festive event!
Join me and Trans4mation Photography – your premier Baltimore and Annapolis Wedding Photographer – in viewing these Teaser Shots from Julia and Eddie’s wedding as we continue to congratulate them on their new life together!
The following vendors are credited with providing an AH-MAY-ZING experience for Julia and Eddie:
Wow! Such a beautifully captured day. What an incredible family! Thank you so much for linking us on your post, Joey! Is there any way we can steal a few of these photos for our social media/website (with proper credit of course)?
This is a fabulous write-up! It truly was an amazing event Julia and Eddie are great people and naturally accompanied by great friends and family. It was a pleasure being a part of such a momentous occasion. Joey, you truly immortalized this occasion!