THE BELVEDERE | MONICA & CHARLIE | BALTIMORE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

THE BELVEDERE | MONICA & CHARLIE | BALTIMORE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

PRE-WEDDING

Monica and Charlie prepared for their wedding at Hotel Revival. Each room is different, but offers so much style. Both the boy’s room and girl’s room were buzzing with excitement and anticipation. As Monica had her hair and make-up done, Charlie was in his own suite kicking it with the guys, helping to tie bow ties.

Once everyone was dressed and ready to go, transportation was provided to travel together down to Fells Point. Charlie stood by the water awaiting his bride in a custom suit, and Monica made her way over in a Hayley Paige gown that she paired with a blush WTOO skirt. The pair shared in a gorgeous, joy striking first look that had us all beaming back at them. We jumped right into photos with friends and family who came out to celebrate them, ensuring they could attend their cocktail hour and dive right into the fun.

CEREMONY

Intimate attendees of the wedding, including immediate family, gathered round a table before the ceremony. Monica and Charlie took part in a Ketubah signing. It was so sweet and one of the best Ketubah signing ceremonies I’ve seen. I loved the way they executed this, including their favorite people. This was evidently a special part of the day for them-and it showed through and through.

Meanwhile, guests were filling the grand hall of The Belvedere. Florals adorned the Huppah that Monica and Charlie would be married under. Music played softly, and a romantic scene was set. The pair were joined in front of everyone, who warmly clapped and cheered as they exited their formal ceremony-newlyweds!

PARTY TIME

Short of a few moments alone, and a quick change into Kate Spade dancing shoes, Monica and Charlie wasted no time in getting to their party. They joined their cocktail hour and started mingling. This rolled quickly into their reception, where they were introduced in style. Champagne flowed as toasts were shared and glasses, clinked. After dinner, the dance floor opened and a beautiful baked good display was served up for dessert. I will fully admit that I hit it up for a head-sized chocolate chip cookie that rocked my world. NO regrets!

FIVE FUN FACTS

  1. Monica and Charlie’s song is “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift. <3
  2. As a surprise, there was not just one first look, but two! After their wedding ceremony, Monica changed out of her WTOO blush skirt and rocked the Hayley Paige gown underneath in it’s original glory. She surprised Charlie before cocktail hour with a second reveal!
  3. The bride’s maiden name was Baena. The couple provided bottles of olive oil from Baena, Spain as a wedding favor!
  4. I mentioned Charlie’s custom suit earlier, but it was SO dapper that they even sewed the date it was created for inside. P.S. Check those shoes!
  5. The reception details were so lavish and well planned. Each table showcased a varied centerpiece, paired with a calligraphed name of a city in Spain.

 

Photography | Ashton Kelley Photography

Venue | The Belvedere

Pre-wedding | Hotel Revival

Videography | Documented Video Productions

Gown | Hayley Paige

Skirt | WTOO Weddings

Catering | Truffles Catering

Bride’s Shoes | Valentino Garavani

Groom’s Shoes | Magnanni Shoes

Tux | Enzo Custom Suits

Rings | Market Street Diamonds

Cake | Charm City Cakes

Bakery | Vaccaros & Union Market

Florals | Rhonda Kaplan Floral 

 

WEDDINGS

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  1. Amber

    October 29th, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    I bet you knew that it was destined for you to be there photographer as soon as that song played

  2. ash10k

    October 29th, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    They skipped out on playing it at the wedding, but getting to know them led me to such sweet little tidbits that we had in common!

  3. Lifelong Impressions

    October 29th, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    I love love love all of these! Can’t even pick a favorite! Wonderful job!

  4. ash10k

    October 29th, 2018 at 12:54 pm

    Thanks so much, Shannon! It was very difficult to narrow down to “highlights” because the day was full of so many beautiful moments!

  5. Audrey

    October 29th, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    Mazel Tov to them!!! And both of her dresses were GORGEOUS!

  6. ash10k

    October 29th, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    INDEED! My bride last weekend also had this gown, and she had a completely different style so it was so fun to shoot it both ways!

  7. Kayla Sacconi

    October 29th, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    I love the way you set up your blogs, Ashton! Plus this wedding screams your style….what a perfect match!

  8. ash10k

    October 29th, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    Thank you so much, Kayla! I felt the same way about them finding me!

  9. Raina

    October 29th, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    Mazel tov!! Their ketubah was beautiful. I really loved those bridesmaid dressed and the dahlias in her bouquet! Such gorgeous details in this wedding!

  10. Natalie

    October 29th, 2018 at 3:07 pm

    So beautiful Aston! I love the sweeping vail shot on the pier!

  11. Emily-Melissa

    October 29th, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    Kate Spade dancing shoes and pink details in her dress? This bride sounds like your kind of girl!

  12. Monica Baena

    October 29th, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart for capturing our very special day! It was definitely fate when we found out you were available to shoot our wedding. I honestly can’t say enough wonderful things about you and am so blessed our paths crossed xo

  13. Lindsay

    October 29th, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    Their shoes!! Best wedding day shoes ever!!! I love this wedding!!

  14. Alena

    October 29th, 2018 at 6:53 pm

    Two first looks! How exciting!

  15. Tashamonique Puckey

    October 29th, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    Gah!! Their first look got me in the feels! So gorgeous

  16. Penny

    October 30th, 2018 at 7:26 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous photographs. Of a wonderful wedding of a delightful couple that I love💕💕