Aspen Wye River Conference Centers Wedding: Tara + Rob

While it was fun to do Tara and Rob’s engagement photography session at Georgetown, Washington DC, I also had fun photographing their wedding at the gorgeous Eastern Shore Maryland waterfront venue, Aspen Wye River Conference Centers.

One of the interesting thing about their wedding were the theme they picked! The decorations, the Bride’s wedding dress, bridesmaids dresses, shoes, and everything else were inspired from the beautiful art deco era which was made famous again by the latest Gatsby movie remake, starring Leonardo de Caprio. However, Tara had this idea before the movie came out and became popular.

Bride and Groom with art deco style headband posing inside a golden wooden frame doing the dip. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Love the beautiful art deco style head band! 🙂

Check out these beautiful table centerpieces with white and pastel color roses by Mobtown Florals.

Table setting and pastel roses flower centerpiece by Mobtwon Florals. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Flower table centerpiece with pastel roses, art deco Gatsby style by Mobtown Florals. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Art deco style Gatsby wedding gown. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Even the wedding dress matches the art deco theme. Check out the beautiful lace details!

Details of lace on wedding dress with art deco Gatsby style. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom's wedding band and engagement ring. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Groom put boutonniere for Father. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

I love capturing moments during getting ready because not only it shows the hustle bustle and preparation for the big day, but also all the emotions and relationship between the Bride and Groom with their family and close friends.

Mother of Bride buttoning up daugther's wedding dress. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Mother of Bride and daughter laughing together during getting ready. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Lovely art deco style shoes for the Bride. 🙂

Bride putting on art deco Gatsby style wedding shoes. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

The Father of the Bride would like to meet his daughter in her wedding gown before they walk down the aisle.

Father of Bride tapping daughter's shoulder. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride coyfully turning around to see Father. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Father of Bride seeing daughter in wedding dress for the first time. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Father of Bride hugging daughter before walking down the aisle. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

I love that the Tara and Rob also wanted to do a first reveal before the ceremony. There’s always some surprising and cute expressions during first glance of the Bride and the Groom.

Bride walking toward groom for first glance. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Groom waiting for Bride to come during first reveal. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride whispers on Groom's ears during first glance. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom sees each other for the first time in their wedding dress and outfit before the ceremony. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom hugged during their first glance. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride happy to see groom in his tuxedo during first reveal. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

It’s cute that they used library cards for the table placement cards.

Table place assignment cards for guests using library cards with art deco look. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

They provided comfy art deco style blankets for the wedding favors.

Pastel color and art deco style blankets wedding favors for guests. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Gorgeous box for guests signature cards. They also displayed wedding photos of their parents, grandparents and, even great grandparents.

Guest signature cards with hotos of Bride and Groom's parents to great grandparents' wedding. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Then finally it’s time for the ceremony.

Groom smiled seeing Bride walking down the aisle. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Father of the Bride escorting daughter during processional ceremony. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride hugging Father who is giving away his daughter to Groom. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Maid of Honor and Bridesmaids holding their flower bouquets by Mobtown Florals. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride laughing while Groom put on wedding ring. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Wide view of the ceremony showing Bride, Groom, wedding party and guests. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Apparently it wasn’t easy for Tara to put the wedding band on Rob’s finger. 🙂

Bride strugling hard to put Groom's wedding band during ceremony. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Finally they’re officially husband and wife!

Bride and Groom about to kiss after pronounced as husband and wife. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Check out my awesome socks! 😀

Groom showing soccer sport socks to his family. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Formal shot of Bride, Groom, and their wedding party. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Romantic photo session of Bride and Groom in the Riverhouse Library. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

The beautiful library room at the Riverhouse was a perfect backdrop for their art deco themed wedding.

Bride and Groom cuddling on the sofa. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Arch of vines and roses for the ceremony by Mobtown Florals. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Check out this plant arch with vines and roses inside suspended glass bulbs.

Roses in suspended glass container decorations by Mobtown Florals. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Here was one of their delicious selections of hor d’oeuvres during the cocktail hour.

Hor d'oeuvres during cocktail hour. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Floral table centerpiece with pastel roses by Mobtown Florals, dining room view. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

The Bride’s flower bouquet was using feathers as well.

Bride's flower bouquet with white and pastel roses by Mobtown Florals on sweetheart table. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom introduced by DJ entering the dance floor. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

When the Bride and Groom finally was introduced by the DJ and entered the dance floor, suddenly they got showered by heart-shaped confetti from above! How cute!

Wedding coordinator and Father and Mother of Bride throw heart shaped confetti from above to Bride and Groom. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom showered with heart-shaped confetti from above. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom thrown with heart shaped confetti from above. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom performing first dance. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom doing first dance and obsevered by guests. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

I love capturing all the emotions going on during their first dance. You can see how they love each other very much. 🙂

Bride and Groom cuddling and smiling while doing first dance. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Red and white heart shaped confetti on the floor. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Here was the wedding cake by Fiona’s Cake, which was also decorated to match the art deco style.

Three and two tier wedding cakes by Fiona's Cakes. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Card describing the kiwi bird cake topers. Cake by Fiona's Cakes. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

They had these cute kiwi bird cake toppers made with lace.

White and Black kiwi bird cake toppers made with laces representing the Bride and Groom. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Groomsmen and friends lifted up Groom for silly pose. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

The Father of the Bride gave speech, telling a summary of Tara’s milestone from when she was born until she became an adult, met Rob, and finally got married.

Father of Bride delivering speech and toast to Bride and Groom. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Mother of Bride smiling and emotional hearing speech from Father of Bride. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride, Groom and guests laughing, listening to Father of Bride's speech. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Next was parent dance, starting with the Father-of-the-Bride and daughter dance,

Father of Bride dancing with daughter during parent dance. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Mother of Bride observing Father-Daughter dance. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

and followed by the Mother-of-the-Groom and son dance.

Mother of Groom danced with son during parent dance. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride in awe observing Mother-Son dance. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Guests performing silly dance moves. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride having fun dancing with her Father and Mother. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride posing with maid of honor and bridesmaids. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Groom posing with Best Man and Groomsmen. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Some of the guests were playing spin the bottle during the open dance floor. Whoever got pointed by the bottle had to dance in the middle of the circle. Unfortunately, I was one of the victim as well. 😀

Guest dancing during spin the bottle game. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Guest jumping, clapping, and dancing with onlooker guests in the background. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bridesmaids and guests dancing and doing silly moves. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Here is Chris from C&J Entertaiment mixing music for the guests to enjoy. 🙂

The DJ Chris Temple of C&J Entertainment mixing music. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Time to cut the delicious wedding cake!

Bride and Groom cutting wedding cake by Fiona's Cake. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Then everyone gets to enjoy the rest of the evening and dance until the end. 🙂

Bride and Groom having fun dancing together. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom dancing and singing together. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Congratulations Tara and Rob!
May you live happily ever after! 🙂

 

Leo Dj

Vendors

Hotel/Venue/Catering: Aspen Wye River Conference Centers

Officiant: Tracey Joseph of Say I Do Your Way

Make up and hair: Gianna Johnson of Face Like An Angel

Dress: Love Couture Bridal

Tuxedo: Hannelore’s Bridal

Florist: Bridget Landers of Mobtown Florals

Decorations:  Bridget Landers of Mobtown Florals

Cake: Fiona’s Cakes

DJ: Chris Temple of C&J Entertainment

String Trio: Chesapeake Strings

Cards: Lucky Luxe

Wedding favors: Scones from a local NY bakery

Photo Booth props: DIY, Bridesmaid craft night

 

 

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