I'll never forget meeting Melissa and Jim for the first time, a year ago this month. We met over coffee, bonded over our common interests (architecture and design, city rowhouse living, good food and beer...what's not to love?!) and learned of the phrase that would absolutely set the tone for their big day: "we want our guests to feel like they're at a good party that just happens to be a wedding". :) The ceremony and reception were both held at Of Love & Regret, located on the border between Canton and Brewer's Hill, sitting right under the glowing eye of Mr. (Natty) Boh's tower. It's a fitting view for a place that serves an amazing selection of Stillwater Artisanal Ales and some of the tastiest burgers in town.
Melissa and Jim have an incredible connection for one another; their love is tangible, entertaining, heart-warming, timeless and constantly makes you laugh.
All of the accessories Melissa chose were stunning, meaningful and had the perfect level of sparkle.
While I was with the ladies, Anthony was with the guys at M+J's rowhouse. What a great day to be up on a roof top deck!
The first look is always one of my favorite moments! Their house served as the perfect backdrop.
Henderson's Wharf will always be one of my favorite places to photograph!
Of Love & Regret is the perfect blend of all the best aspects of Baltimore - it's an unassuming, corner rowhouse restaurant + bar with an incredibly diverse draught beer selection, a simple yet creative menu and a wait staff that will make you feel like you've known them for years.
Another favorite moment from the day? The bride entering through the fire escape stairs. In heels.
Before the sun completely left us, we snuck outside for some fun photos with the new Mr. and Mrs.! I love the way they radiate happiness.
I hope you both had as wonderful a "party" as you had imagined! It was our absolute pleasure to photograph you, your families and all of the romance, laughter and love that you share. Best wishes for the start of an incredible life together!