Laura and Edgar’s Historic London Town and Gardens wedding in Edgewater, Maryland was such a joy for many reasons. Yes, it was really hot and there was a slight rain delay and some discussion about moving things inside. But ultimately we were able to take full advantage of the beautiful view of the water for their outdoor ceremony and the historic buildings on the grounds for their portraits. But the main reason Laura + Edgar’s wedding was so special to me is the Regency Estates Swim Club connection. The bride and her family are long time members of the community pool in Potomac where my little family has spent most of our summers for the last 10+ years. It was there that we discovered our daughter’s swimming passion which has led her to a college scholarship and where my son continues his summer swimming career. Laura and her brother Jon were on the team when my children were little and it has always been such a warm and welcoming atmosphere where the youngest swimmers have tangible role models in the big kids on the team. The chance to document a wedding where there were so many familiar faces and to see the continuing friendships formed at our little summer pool–it was amazing and I admit I teared up more than once.
After a quick change into her wedding dress, Laura made her way to Edgar waiting in the gardens for their first look. We may not have had a lot of time for preparation photos but one of my favorites from the day was the one of the bride and her mom, Sue, both tearing up and having the exact same reaction to it. We sweated through some fun portraits (thankfully I was the one sweating not the lovely bride & groom!) and then we dodged the raindrops as the sweet (literally–there was chocolate) commenced. Part two (coming soon) will have more portraits, details and fun at the reception and a first for me…the southern tradition of the digging up of a bottle of bourbon!
Wedding + Reception site: Historic London Town and Gardens 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater, MD – Site coordinator Keara Mahan 410-222-1919 ext 201
Event coordinator Adriana Gorman at Adriana Marie Events 410-533-8414
Caterer Zefert and Gold – Matt Gold 410-944-4481 Ext. 307
Florist Eden Floral Designs– Eve Thompson 443-364-8815
Hair and makeup Pretty Weird Beauty– Caitlin Gibbons 443-988-1609
DJ Icon DJ- DJ Amaze – Dave Mays 302-857-0263
Cake Cakes by Rachel– Rachel 443-221-7569