Elegant Naval Academy Wedding | Stephanie + Daniel

blue-badgley-mischka-heelsblue-badgley-mischka-heels Annapolis-film-wedding-at-the-naval-academy-joy-michelle-photography (C) Joy Michelle Photography 2015 Annapolis-film-wedding-at-the-naval-academy-joy-michelle-photography Stephanie and Daniel’s elegant Naval Academy wedding was one for the record books! Each and every detail throughout their day was so thoughtfully and beautifully planned. I loved seeing how they tied in nautical details in their letterpress invitations and throughout the reception space. You could see the great effort and care that went into their day.

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Choosing your wedding invitations

how-to-choose-a-wedding-invitation-I love to get mail (seriously- who doesn’t?)!! When I get a wedding invitation, I put it up on my fridge so I can see it everyday. Odds are, your guests will too! The wedding invitation is your guest’s first impression of your upcoming nuptials. It tells them more than just the date. It tells them the formality, the colors, and also the style. I like to think of the invitation as setting the tone for the day. It will be something your photographer photographs along with the rest of your details, so it carries over into your wedding day too. Continue reading

Belvoir Scott’s Plantation Wedding

Josh and Anna tied the knot at Our Lady Of the Fields Catholic Church and held their reception at the Belvoir Scott’s Plantation in Crownsville, Maryland. Their wedding was classic and elegant with a mix of glamorous details.Fine Art Film Photographer Maryland Joy Michelle Photogrpahy Fine Art Film Photographer Maryland Joy Michelle PhotogrpahyI love how Anna incorporated her something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue. Her something old was her vintage engagement ring which is a family heirloom. Her something new, was her bridal gown by Mori lee. Her something borrowed was a beautiful Vera Wang cathedral veil worn by her sister in law’s at each of their weddings, and her something blue was the most adorable pair of jeweled blue flats by Ivanka Trump! She also wore a sixpence in her left shoe for good luck!

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Eclectic Outdoor Wedding in Davidsonville

rustic-outdoor-vinte-maryland-wedding Ashley and Tim’s eclectic outdoor wedding took place in Davidsonville on a family member’s property. Even though the forecast called for thunderstorms the whole day, we were blessed with the most beautiful weather (and not a drop of rain)! Every corner of the reception area was decorated with hand-made signs, tasty desserts, vintage furniture, and lawn games for their guests.

I remember Ashley telling me, when we met for the first time in starbucks last winter, that she and her Aunt were collecting all sorts of chairs for the reception tables and I couldn’t wait to see how it would turn out…well -when I arrived on her wedding day, I was blown away by how awesome all the miss-matched vintage chairs looked together. The reception tables were custom built and stained especially for their wedding by Ashley’s family. Talk about DIY!

The pink striped vintage sofa was a vintage find as well that they restored for the wedding. I couldn’t pass up the chance to incorporate the adorable sofa into their portraits during sunset!!
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