For those of you that know me, you already know that I’ve been doing professional photography and videography work for many years, having photographed several hundred weddings, but each being unique, sometimes epic in their own right. I’ve seen simple and I’ve seen decadent and lavish. But once in a while, I get to see creativity not so much by wedding planners and designers, or by some eclectic group of creatives, but rather I see that certain “je ne sais quoi” by the Bride and Groom themselves!
And so it was with Lauren and Ben’s wedding this past weekend. Ben operates and manages one of Annapolis’ marinas – The Annapolis Harbor Boat Yard – which conveniently faces and overlooks Downtown Annapolis across the water. From the marina, you can see Ego Alley, the U.S. Naval Academy, the Maryland State House, St. Mary’s Cathedral, dozens of sailboats, and many other landmarks. It was this unique opportunity that prompted Ben and Lauren to convert this facility into a modern wedding venue, with all the bells and whistles, decorations, uplighting, tents, and other decor. I have to be honest… I have a greater appreciation when the Bride and Groom are personally involved and vested in the design and execution of their wedding details and logistics. And since my wife is an educator, I also have a special place in my heart for educators like Lauren who gives it her all for children at her elementary school! Well done Lauren and Ben!
Join me in congratulating Lauren and Ben on their special day and come along with me on a quick sneak peek tour of their wedding with the photos below. Enjoy these images as I continue to edit the remaining images over the course of the next few weeks. And give a shout out and some love to their wedding team below!
Bridesmaids: Ally Kotz (Maid of Honor), Dayna Acevedo, Susan Bernard, Cailie Bernard, Lisa Carrier, Casy Ivanauskas
Bridesman: Kyle Carrier
Groomsmen: Michael Motter (Best Man), Kevin Mangle, Ryan Bernard, Andrew Behringer, Tim Carrier, Jared Carrier, Alex Koger
Flower Kids: Molly, Gracie, Isla, Jordan, Cameran
Photographer: Trans4mation Photography (me!)
Wedding Venue: Annapolis Harbor Boat Yard
Day-Of Coordinator: Amyot Events
Caterer: Be My Guest
Furniture: Eastern Shore Tents and Events
Decorative Rentals: Something Vintage Rentals
Hair: Mindy Whalen Hair Design
Makeup: Good to Glow
Bridal Gown: Bridal Boutique in Columbia
Entertainment: DJ Jason Burns
Florist: Chantilly Design and Events
Bakery for Cake: Sweet Hearts Patisserie
Calligraphy: Coffee and Calligraphy
Transportation: Annapolis Transportation
Pet Care: Dogwood Acres