Strong Mansion at Sugarloaf Mountain, MD wedding: James + Claire

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If you've been following me on social media (Instagram or Facebook), you know that I was recently hospitalized (numerous times) for a lung collapse that ultimately required lung surgery. It was a two month battle that has since,finally ended & this weekend I got to go back to work with the most beautiful wedding of my career, thus far.

Saturday's weather was a perfect 80 degrees, sunny and gorgeous & the views at Strong Mansion were the most glorious backdrop to James & Claire's spring, mountain side wedding. All the wedding details were drenched in beautiful cool hues, using the loveliest greens, & blues with a pinch of blush pink, basically the most perfect spring palette. 

A few of my favorite details from the day were the bride's lace BHLDN wedding gown, the handmade bouquets she crafted herself, the mix & match bridesmaids dresses, & of course Strong Mansion itself. I felt like I was transported to Europe as I walked around the mansion grounds, but we were only an hour away from home.

Claire, your dad said it best before he said goodbye to me on Saturday, “There will always be more love in the world than hate, always more good than evil, love conquers all & God always prevails.” And love is exactly what drenched your wedding day more than the sun that shone in the cloudless sky.

James, the part of Sarah's maid of honor speech where she spoke of how you always celebrate every part of Claire ... oh my lands, she described your love for your WIFE so perfectly.
Never stop celebrating her & never stop celebrating life.

James & Claire, I'm struggling to find the words to describe my gratitude for your friendship & your wedding day. Both things have helped bring even more healing to my soul & I am overwhelmed with joy because of you two.

VENUE // Strong Mansion at Sugarloaf Mountain
BOUQUETS, SIGNAGE, DECOR // Handmade
DJ // 27 entertainment (DE) Aaron Morris
CATERER // Carterque BBQ
HAIR & MAKEUP // Bride & friends
BRIDAL GOWN // BHLDN