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Jude & Mark | Danby Castle wedding | North Yorkshire, England

Before I start gushing, let me say a huge thank you to the amazing Kari Bellamy, who let me tag along at Jude and Mark’s wedding. If you’re a long-time follower of the blog, you might recall that I spent a good month in England and Belgium last year. As luck would have it, Kari needed a second photographer in that timeframe for a wedding in Yorkshire. In a castle. With an incredible couple. With a vintage tea party theme. Are you excited yet? Oh my god, this wedding. Also, it was in the English countryside and the heather was in bloom. Seriously, guys, this wedding.

bride and groom portraits in the heather

These are the kinds of venues wedding photographers get to work in England. This is Danby Castle, in North Yorkshire. It’s the place where Catherine Parr moved after Henry VIII died. No, really.

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Love Point at Kent Island | Eastern Shore wedding

I’m so pleased to share this beautiful wedding I second shot with Jessica Shepard late last year. The couple was so adorable and joyous and I loved their beachy decorations (and orange touches!). One quick note – before you fall in love with this venue (as I did), know that they have had some serious problems and are currently closed. Too bad – it was such a lovely place for these happy kids:

dancing at love point at kent island wedding

I don’t often go out to the Eastern Shore – not sure why, just don’t get that many folks asking about it (though I would love to do a beach wedding this year!). So it was really nice to be by the water. Here’s the view from the bride’s hotel suite:

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Love Point at Kent Island really was a gorgeous venue. I had to stop the car on the drive in and take some photos.

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Bill & Harry | Carnegie Institution for Science wedding | Washington, DC

A big old thanks to Kelly Prizel, who had me along to help her and Natalie shoot Bill and Harry’s fabulous wedding at the Carnegie Institution for Science way on back in the day.  (This is my last 2011 seconding wedding still in the blog lineup, yay!) Bill and Harry had one of the most stylish, prettiest weddings I had ever seen, so I took too many detail photos and I’m sharing too many. Their colors were yellow and gray, what do you expect from me!? Check it:

grooms getting ready at carnegie institution for science

The Carnegie Institution for Science has such a cool layout. The main room is this huge round three-story thing with a big dome and a beautiful twisty staircase. It’s a popular site for ceremonies in the round. Upstairs, the getting ready room is a really cool old library with tons of books and wooden desks, complete with globes and leather furniture and all things old-school and happy.

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