Aug 6, 2014

A Kenwood Country Club Wedding: Andrea + Jake

Andrea and Jake‘s Kenwood Country Club Wedding in Bethesda, Maryland was amazing!  It was a gorgeous day for a gorgeous wedding, and every last detail of the day was perfection!

Andrea spend the morning surrounded by her best girlfriends in her parents’ home.  Family and friends flew in from Chile to be there for this moment, and the home overflowed with love as they arrived.  There was a calm in the air as she made preparations to meet her groom, and Andrea was absolutely stunning in her bridal gown and accessories.  The pastels in her florals matched Andrea’s personality perfectly…soft and sweet.  Her mother, sister, and best girl friends helped Andrea dress for the day, and they made certain she knew she was important, loved, and they cherished every moment together.

Jake spent his morning preparing in the home of his parents, not too far away from where Andrea was.  He, too, was calm about the step he was preparing to take by making Andrea his wife.  He had fallen in love with Andrea long before this day, and he was eager to meet his bride at the altar.

On the arm of her father in The Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Andrea walked towards Jake with a smile on her face and joy in her heart.  Jake had to wipe a tear from his face as he saw Andrea come towards him, and he welcomed his bride to his side with an outstretched hand.   The couple left the cathedral through a sea of bubbles and make their way to McCrillis Gardens for portraits.  It.  Was.  Gorgeous.  The grounds were immaculate, and the gardens provide the perfect backdrop for couples portraits.

The rest of the evening was filled with laughter, dancing, and the enjoyment of relationships…old friends, new friends, family from near and far danced into the night, and they surrounded Andrea and Jake with love as they did.

Andrea and Jake,

Thank you both so much for welcoming me into your lives and your wedding day!  It was so nice to have met you both before hand at Liza and Alex’s wedding, but spending more time with you and getting to know your soft, sweet spirits was such a pleasure for me.  I am so grateful for the opportunity to walk beside the two of your during this time in your lives, and it is my genuine hope that you cherish these images for years to come.  Best wishes, and Happy Hawaii Honeymoon! Much love and appreciation,  M 🙂

Ok! Enough of the mushy stuff!  Let’s move on to this beautiful wedding day!

Check out those florals!  Blossom and Basket outdid themselves!  Gorgeous.

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Maryland Wedding Photographer Kenwood Country Club Wedding Andrea and Jake-8147So fun!

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Maryland Wedding Photographer Kenwood Country Club Wedding Andrea and Jake-8171I seriously have no words for this next series of images.  Seriously.  Andrea made a beautiful bride.

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Maryland Wedding Photographer Kenwood Country Club Wedding Andrea and Jake-8271And it’s finally time!

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Maryland Wedding Photographer Kenwood Country Club Wedding Andrea and Jake-8998Congratulations, Andrea and Jake, and Happy Wednesday, friends!

M xoxo

Church: The Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament

Venue: Kenwood Country Club, Bethesda

Photographer:  Michelle Renee Photography

Cinematographer:  Stan Pe Films

Wedding Coordinator:  Debbie Lamb, Kenwood Country Club

Dress: Allure Bridal

Shoe Designer:  Capparos

Makeup Artistry:  B. Salon

DJ: Posh Life Entertainment

Florals:  Blossom and Basket

Cake:  The Happy Tart

Transportation: Royal Eden Transportation

 

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  1. Karina

    September 18th, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    Such wonder pictures of this marvelous couple <3