What's the perfect fall wedding? Well, besides any one that happens in the fall (can you tell I'm partial??), there's something magical with golden sunsets, brisk weather, crunchy leaves, jewel tones, sparkling lights, textures and patterns and colors in the autumn palate - yes please! 

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Dorothy and Matt's big day was nothing short of all the loveliest bits about fall, and - okay, yeah - maybe the weather was a little bit HOLYCRAPIT'SCOLDOUTHERE, but for as extreme of a temperature dip, D+M and allllll of their friends and family kept it sweet and spicy and a little silly all day long.


Even with a little bit of a hectic schedule with timing portraits and the general rush that happens at every wedding, Dorothy and Matt were cool, but most importantly, so ridiculously blissfully happy. Seriously, having known Dorothy since high school, I thought she had one of the most infectious grins I've ever seen, but Matt? Well, she certainly found the perfect match there.

After an indoor ceremony at the Governor Calvert House, we ventured with the family + wedding party out to State Circle for some portraits before hitting a striking sunset on (and under!) the Naval Academy bridge.


There was a quick chance to thaw out back at the reception (seriously, Dorothy - mad props to you for being out in such biting weather in a strapless gown!), and then it was on to the p.a.r.t.y.!


Besides being a group that knows how to tear up a dance floor, I (and just about everyone else in the reception) legitimately was in tears from laughing so hard at the speeches delivered. We canโ€™t repeat what was said, but props to brothers and closest friends for making our bellies ache with ridiculous recounts.


I'm so appreciative of Dorothy and Matt for being such troopers in the colder temperatures with a serious light time crunch, but mostly just thankful to have been there to document this fabulous day Huge congrats to Mr. & Mrs. Russo! - MEJ


VENDORS: Venue - Governor Calvert House || Florist - Fantastic Flowers || Cake + Sweets - Honeyhive Bakery || DJ - C&J Entertainment