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MICHAEL & MEAGAN: CLASSIC WINTER WEDDING IN CARROLL COUNTY, MD // MARYLAND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

 Maryland winter wedding with bride and groom about to kiss

Jimmy and I left Meagan and Michael's engagement session knowing their wedding day was going to be just as much fun! We instantly clicked with them and knew that we were going to have a blast when we saw them again for their special day! We were super lucky to get a sunny, beautiful day because the days leading up were a little gloomy. Instead, it was really cold and so, so windy so we had to improvise a little bit! I loved Meagan and her bridesmaids -- they have been friends for many years and have been in each other's weddings so this was really special for them to celebrate the last wedding of their best-friend crew! It's not uncommon for me to play some 90's throwbacks in the car on the way to a wedding (for some reason this gets me ready!) and that's what I heard as soon as I walked through the doors of Meagan's parent's house. I knew already this was going to be an awesome day, but I was even more excited to see the four of them dancing around and singing to what I had just listened to on my way there!

As soon as we were all finished with detail shots and getting ready, everyone headed over to McDaniel College where we set Michael and Meagan up to have their First Look! We absolutely LOVE first look's because it gives our couple's some quiet moments alone to soak in the day and spend time together for a little while! Wedding day's move so quickly so without a first look, there's so little time to stop and enjoy each other! Meagan and Michael's first look was so sweet and they were so amazing especially with the gusty, cold conditions outside. We were sure to wrap Meagan up in a blanket in between portraits and moving spots but neither of them complained once! I was wrapped up in two layers of socks, a winter coat, a scarf, and gloves but Meagan was in a cropped sleeve wedding gown and acted as if the chilly temperatures and wind didn't bother her at all.

The rest of their day went perfectly! Their ceremony was beautiful and you could feel the love between the two of them and the love that surrounded them as their family and friends watched. One of our favorite parts of the day were the Maid of Honor, Best Man, and Father of the Bride toasts. Both the Maid of Honor and Best Man really put their hearts in to their toasts. They were filled with lots of memories, love, and so much humor -- we don't think we've ever laughed so much at a wedding! Meagan's Dad's toast was so touching, he told us the story of how Michael asked for his blessing and it, too, was full of humor but so heart warming as he explained his love and trust in Michael with his little girl. We ended the night with big hugs from Meagan and Michael, full hearts from a wonderful day, and excitement to kick off the 2018 wedding season!

Enjoy some of our favorites from this beautiful winter wedding!

 Classic bridal shoes Maryland Wedding
 Wedding day details and invitation suite
 Bride and bridesmaids getting ready and laughing
 Bridal details of teardrop earrings laying on wedding gown
 Wedding dress hanging on bedroom door for winter Maryland wedding
 Mother of the bride helping the bride get in her dress
 Lace details of wedding dress Maryland wedding
 Bridal details of bride and  groom wedding rings
 Bride and her bridesmaids getting ready for the wedding
 Groom details - watch, cologne, tie, and shoes for Maryland winter wedding
 bride and her bridesmaids laughing for portraits with their bouquets
 Wedding day details of bride and bridesmaids bouquets for icy blue Maryland wedding
 Stunning bride posing with her bridesmaids on her wedding day
 Bride and groom have their first look on the steps at McDaniel College
 Groom sees his bride for the first time at McDaniel College
 Bride and groom smiling after seeing each other for the first time during their first look at McDaniel College
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James Bussey