From the moment that Liz contacted us, I felt such a connection to her and the love story that her and Steve share! Over the past year, we’ve had the great joy of getting to know them both. We had the absolute best time during their Longwood Gardens engagement session over the summer. Getting to know them together was amazing. It was awesome to see how easily Liz curls into Steve’s arms, how he makes her laugh, and when she smiles at him, how his face just lights up. You could truly feel the love. So, naturally, we couldn’t wait for their Ocean City Yacht Club Wedding, so that we could capture that love between them once more!
Classic Details and Bride Getting Ready
When I saw Liz’s Watters dress that she purchased from BHLDN, I was just in “awe”. It was so simple, beautiful, and that little hint of blush just made me swoon! She had such beautiful details to compliment her dress, as well as the most gorgeous flowers!! She was so lucky to have a family friend who also works with one of my all time favorite florists! Darlene really outdid herself!
Groom Getting Ready
Meanwhile, Steve and his men were getting all dapper, waiting for the ceremony to start! Before they left the house, though, they made sure to have a Crown Royal toast in honor of Steve’s grandfather. It was such a sweet moment.
The Story of Liz and Steve
It was March 14th, 2015. Liz’s girlfriends called her up an asked her to come out for drinks. She reluctantly said yes, and that decision changed her life forever. A very drunk patron attempted to his on all of the girls at the same time. He was very unsuccessful, but the guys sitting next to them found it very amusing. After a few hours of trading jokes and occasional conversation, the bar got crowded, and it was time to leave.
To Liz’s surprise, Steve asked for her number. (She had thought he was originally hitting on one of her friends). They went out on a date a week later, and three days after that he cooked her a beautiful dinner after a rough day at work. There was never one moment, one look, one instance – they just grew together and didn’t want to be apart.
In October of 2017, while standing on a cliff overlooking the harbor in Maine, Stephen proposed! Liz, of course, said YES!
Emotional Ceremony at St. Augustine Church in Ocean City
Shooting at St. Augustine Church in Ocean City is always such a pleasure! We are always greeted with such warm smiles and the ability to move around as we please. (Obviously not going on the alter though) One of my favorite parts of the church is the balcony! It’s great to be able to get the full wide perspective of the church with all the guests down below! Plus, if the priest happens to be standing in front of the couple during their first kiss, it gives a different perspective! 🙂
Bridal Party Photography on the Beach in Ocean City
1… 2… 3… Open your eyes! There was a lot of that going on during our bridal party photos on the beach in Ocean City! But, with a gorgeous sunny day, that is just something that has to happen to create such gorgeous photos! Thank you to everyone for being such great sports!! I am so thankful that we were able to capture these beautiful images for the wonderful couple!
Ocean City Bride and Groom Portraits
Oh, Liz and Steve… You were such a joy to capture! You made our “jobs” so darn easy. Lets just do this again every year, ok? Haha! I truly believe that since we had your engagement session, you two became professionals at this “being in love and taking photos” thing. You really rocked it… from the boards, to the bike to just snuggling on the rocks… these are some of my favorite photos!
Ocean City Yacht Club Bride & Groom Sunset Photos
Once arriving at the Ocean City Yacht Club, we had to take advantage of their docks out back! I love the choppy waters and the beautiful sun… but nothing shined brighter than the love that these two share!
A Fun Ocean City Yacht Club Wedding Reception
This was our very first Ocean City Yacht Club Wedding, and just, wow! The ballroom was so beautiful, and much larger than I had imagined! Plus, the bay-view panoramic windows were the icing on the cake! Being able to see the remains of the orange sunset behind Liz and Steve during their first dance was just everything!
Ocean City Wedding Vendors
- Getting Ready : Private Residences
- Hair & Makeup : Headlines Hair Salon
- Brides Dress Designer : Watters
- Brides Dress Retailer : BHLDN
- Bridesmaids Attire : Dessy
- Rings : Henry’s Ocean City Landmark Jewelers
- Earrings : Marchesa
- Groom Suit Designer : Tommy Hilfiger
- Groom Suit Retailer : Macy’s
- Florist : Family friend, Darlene
- Ceremony : St. Augustine Church
- Reception : Ocean City Yacht Club
- DJ : Blue Root Entertainment
- Catering : Greate Bay Country Club
- Cake : Cake’s by Irene