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Heather & Buddy | Patapsco Female Institute wedding | Ellicott City, Maryland

Heather and Buddy were married at one of my favorite venues in the area, the Patapsco Female Institute. It’s a formerly abandoned, now restored, girls’ preparatory school that is now used for Shakespeare in the Park and a handful of weddings each year. Heather and Buddy filled the place with friendly faces, lots of laughter and some seriously good dancers. PFI is a wide-angle-shooter’s dream.

cutting the cake at patapsco female institute wedding

We started the day at the massive Robert Andrew Salon & Spa so Heather and Melissa could get all prettied up.

bride getting ready at the salonbride and her maid of honor getting ready at the salonbride getting her makeup done at a salon

Meanwhile, Buddy was hanging with his brothers back at the Doubletree Columbia. Not one, not three, but two trees.

groom puts on his shoes before the weddingbride and groom getting ready in the hotel room

First look, which I was delighted to find could have a woodsy look even right outside the hotel.

bride coming to see groom for the first timefirst look and wedding portraits in pretty afternoon light

Then we scooted out to the Patapsco Female Institute for family and wedding portraits.

wedding cake at patapsco female institutegrandfather talking to father of the bride at pfibride and groom portraits at patapsco female institutewedding portraits at patapsco female instituteindividual wedding portraits at patapsco female institute

I really love this venue.

handful of extra portraits at patapsco female institute wedding

Go time.

bride and her father walking to the wedding at patapsco female institutepatapsco female institute wedding wide angle

Heather and Buddy tied the knot on the steps of PFI, with the big columns overseeing their vows.

wedding ceremony on the steps at patapsco female institutebride and groom holding hands during wedding ceremonybride and groom laughing during wedding at patapsco female institutepatapsco female institute wedding ceremony on the stepsring exchange shot through the parents at patapsco female institute weddingfirst kiss at patapsco female institute weddingwedding photojournalism at patapsco female instituteblack and white moody wedding photography at patapsco female institutelittle girl at patapsco female institutecocktail hour at patapsco female institutefirst dance at the atmospheric patapsco female institute

These two are pretty seriously good at dipping.

big dip during first dance at patapsco female institute weddingoverview shots of cocktail hour at patapsco female institute wedding

Toast appreciation – short and sweet.

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It is really hard to resist the wide angle opportunities.

patapsco female institute wedding receptionbride and groom boogeying down at patapsco female institute weddingwedding guests dancing at patapsco female institute reception

Something tells me some of those other single ladies are going to get hitched before this one.

little girl catches the bouquet at patapsco female institute weddinggroom dancing in the middle of the circle at patapsco female institute weddingmother of the groom dancing at patapsco female institute receptioncreative compositions at patapsco female institute weddinggroom dipping the bride during the last dance at patapsco female institute wedding

Congratulations you guys!

Heather & Buddy’s vendor team:
Ceremony & reception venue: Patapsco Female Institute
Getting-ready venue: Doubletree Columbia
Catering: Bon Appetit
Cake: Kake Korner
Florist: The Grower’s Box
Facilities: Maryland Portable Restrooms
Tent rental: ABC Party & Tent Rental
Hair & Makeup: Robert Andrew Salon & Spa
Heather’s dress: David’s Bridal
Buddy’s suit: Men’s Warehouse

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Audrey ErnestSeptember 15, 2013 - 5:11 pm

I LOVE THE PICTURES THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING THEM WITH US.

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