Leading up to Shakira and Homer’s wedding, Shakira and I shared emails about our different wedding planning experiences and the different challenges a bride encounters leading up to the wedding day. Planning is not easy and it was so nice to have a bride buddy to share these experiences with. When their big day finally came, I felt more like a friend coming to photograph their wedding than a stranger showing up and working for the day. I met Homer right before the ceremony, but his kindness and warmth made me feel like I knew him like an old buddy. After their ceremony at Haebler Memorial Chapel we headed over to the Gramercy Mansion to celebrate. The Gramercy Mansion has some of the prettiest gardens in Baltimore, and I loved capturing photos of the newlyweds at this charming place. Congrats Shakira and Homer!

invites- Kindly RSVP (but I did all the wedding and reception paper “stuff”)
cake company- Sugar Bakers
rings- Littman Jewelers
wedding dress- designer-Christina Wu purchased at- Elegant Touch Bridal and Tuxedo
tuxes- Jos. A. Bank
maid of honor dress : Bill Levkoff
bridesmaids: AFTER SIX
dj- Rodney Tarter: Dj-Prolific
florist- Sanner’s Perry Hall Florist
hair- John Kershner: Rebel Revival Hair Co.
makeup- Mary Beth Dulin: Mary Kay
favors- Irving’s Market located in Kalamazoo, MI 🙂
caterer- Zeffert & Gold
wedding venue- Haebler Memorial Chapel-Goucher College
reception venue- Gramercy Mansion