Keepin’ it simple.
That was the plan for Alice and Chris. and they absolutely hit it out of the park. With a new home just wrapping up construction and life just being….well, life, they wanted to go in for something fun and no-fuss, but most importantly, true to themselves. No months of planning, no exhaustive guest lists - the unscheduled queue to be married in one of the most historic courthouses in the country, a quick blink of portraits, and then it’s on to what is numero uno - celebrating BIG with the folks they love most.
Luckily (considering the hot streak we’d been on, I suppose!), my streak for only shooting courthouse weddings on rainy days kept on, and the day was a bit on the soggy side, but no less beautiful for it.
Because Annapolis doesn’t do a time-slot reservation for it’s courthouse ceremonies, it’s a buzzy little shuffle around the main hall with other excited couples and their support squads until you’re called up.
Because of the inclement weather, we ran through our formal portraits inside, then grabbed a handful of shots of the new Mr. & Mrs. before heading off to Fado to properly celebrate the deed done right.
Despite being a self-proclaimed Not A Picture Guy, Chris is a bit of a ham. He and Alice have such a sweet and silly chemistry that the few portraits we took came out just gorgeous.
Oh, and the cherry on top of short, sweet, to the point day was obviously the best wedding gift of all time that made the perfect backdrop for a ring shot - freakin’ sequined fanny packs. Huge congratulations to Chris and Alice - thank you for making things so fun and simple, and for doing it your way! -MEJ