JEN + ROBERT || CROFTON, MARYLAND

While Jen and Robert’s big day was built to be a reason to celebrate their simpler I-Dos last year, it was every little thing to love about weddings, and then a whole lot more. There’s the roller coaster of emotions, delightful personal touches and sweet details, endless inside jokes, a dance floor that just wont’ stop, and! oh oh, and! a donut food truck.

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As so many couples do, they wanted this day to be close to their closest, and literally had their Celtic hand fastening renewal in the midst of all of their guests.

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So that bit on inside jokes? Yeah, there’s a BIG rivalry in the Ringenary house hold, to the tune of the old Washington vs. Dallas football tiff. Jen temporarily put aside this feud got Robert a pair of socks + cufflinks to represent his team, while she donned her own burgundy and gold under her dress..

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The armistice was brief, and Jen came back swinging hard. She’d lured Robert in to a false sense of security, and had the DJ queue up the Washington fight song instead of their planned first dance song. Fortunately, Robert’s got a pretty dang good sense of humor and rolled with the punches on in to a fabulous dance party of a reception.

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From the first planning call we had for this day, Jen told me about her parents. Not only are they rockstar humans that she adores (and obviously stellar dancers) but they were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary just days before this celebration. I was so glad to steal these two for a few moments to make some more intimate portraits than I get to do with most parents on wedding days.

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Back to the party! Jen’s amazing friend + maid of honor baked these gorgeous cakes, and she get’s extra bonus points for being gloved + masked to make the standard cake because she’s so gluten intolerant. That’s some friend love, y’all.

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And as if that handcrafted cakery wasn’t enough, there was a path to another sweet treat - a donut truck! There was just enough of a sugar high to propel the night in to nonstop dancing.

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Congratulations to Jen and Robert, and all of their friends and family on this fabulous celebration! -MEJ

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