HIA Governor Calvert House Wedding: Laura + Jason

Jason and Laura met on May 15, 2010 when they were celebrating the birthdays of mutual friends in Dewey Beach, DE. With both being lacrosse players, Ravens fans, country music lovers, and drivers of silver Honda Accords, they had an immediate connection! The very next weekend, Jason came to Wilmington, DE where Laura was living and they had their first date at the local zoo.

In November 2012, Jason and Laura traveled to Luray, VA to spend a relaxing, romantic weekend away. The first night of the trip, Jason and Laura were relaxing and sharing a bottle of local Luray wine around a campfire Jason had built. Jason then made an excuse to get a few more pieces of firewood from the stack, but he came back without any firewood! Instead, he came back with a box, got down on one knee, and asked Laura to marry him! This sweet couple spent the rest of their trip celebrating their special moment in time by enjoying the beautiful Shenandoah National Park and local wineries.

Finally the time came for their big day! For their wedding, Jason and Laura decided to have their wedding ceremony at the Calvary United Methodist Church, Annapolis, and the reception at Historic Inns of Annapolis, Governor Calvert House.

Close up macro shot of wedding bands and diamond engagement ring. Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland, Governor Calvert House wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Their wedding bands and engagement ring were beautiful and matching in their tones.

Laura also had this beautiful pink and pastel palette flower bouquet, designed by Violets Florist.

Wedding flower bouquet with white, pink, and pastel roses for the bride by Violets Florist. Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland, Governor Calvert House wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Laura’s gorgeous wedding gown was from Bridals by Elena.

Bride's wedding dress from Bridals by Elena. Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland, Governor Calvert House wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

In the meantime Jason got a gift from Laura, cufflinks from Tiffany & Co for him to wear. 🙂

Groom opening gift from Bride. Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland, Governor Calvert House wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Mother of Groom helping put on cufflinks for groom. Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland, Governor Calvert House wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Two cute flower girls looking at each other. Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland, Governor Calvert House wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Details of Bride's wedding gown from Bridals by Elena. Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland, Governor Calvert House wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride smiling while Mother and Maid of Honor helps button up the wedding dress. Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland, Governor Calvert House wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Mother, Maid of Honor and Bridesmaids helping Bride put on and buttoning up her dress. Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland, Governor Calvert House wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Groom putting on his tie. Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland, Governor Calvert House wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Mother of Bride, Grandmother, Best Man and friend laughing together during getting ready. Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland, Governor Calvert House wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Groom reading card from Bride. Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland, Governor Calvert House wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride putting on her earring and laughing with her bridesmaid. Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland, Governor Calvert House wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bridesmaid helping Bride put on her bracelet. Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland, Governor Calvert House wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Maid of Honor and sister help Bride put on her shoes. Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland, Governor Calvert House wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Close up shot of Bride wearing her wedding shoes. Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland, Governor Calvert House wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Mother of the Bride, Jeannie, was really happy for her daughter. 🙂

Mother of Bride kissing her daughter. Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland, Governor Calvert House wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Mother of Bride smiling and hugging her daughter. Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland, Governor Calvert House wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bridesmaid wiping tears from Bride's eyes. Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland, Governor Calvert House wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Jeannie put a coin inside one of the Bride’s shoes.

Mother of Bride put a coin inside Bride's shoes. Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland, Governor Calvert House wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Father of the Bride, seeing his daughter the first time in her wedding gown.

Father of the Bride seeing daughter for the first time in her wedding gown. Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland, Governor Calvert House wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Father of the Bride and daughter hugging after seeing daughter in her wedding dress. Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland, Governor Calvert House wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Mother of the Bride hugging her husband and daughter. Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland, Governor Calvert House wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bridesmaids helping Bride wipe of tears from her eyes. Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland, Governor Calvert House wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Mother of Groom putting on boutonniere on her son's jacket. Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland, Governor Calvert House wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Love seeing this beautiful collection of the flower bouquets from the Bride, Maid of Honor, Bridesmaids, and Flower Girls all bunched up. 🙂

Flower bouquets from the Bride, Maid of Honor, Bridesmaids, and flower girls. Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland, Governor Calvert House wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Father and daughter moment in the trolley, on their way to the church. 🙂

Bride holding her Father's hand in the trolley on their way to the ceremony at the church. Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland, Governor Calvert House wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Close up shot of Bride's hand wearing her diamond engagement ring. Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland, Governor Calvert House wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Flower decorations on church pews at Calvary United Methodist Church. Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland, Governor Calvert House wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride escorted by Father of the Bride entered the sanctuary and saw Groom for the first time at Calvary United Methodist Church. Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland, Governor Calvert House wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Love seeing Jason’s reaction seeing for the first time how gorgeous Laura looks in her wedding dress. 🙂

Groom emotional seeing Bride for the first time at Calvary United Methodist Church. Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland, Governor Calvert House wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom smiling during their wedding vows at Calvary United Methodist Church. Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland, Governor Calvert House wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom kissing during ceremony processional at Calvary United Methodist Church. Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland, Governor Calvert House wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom getting close and hugging at the Annapolis downtown harbor. Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland, Governor Calvert House wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

In this romantic session of the Bride and Groom at the Annapolis downtown dock, you can see the moon in the background.

Bride and Groom holding close by the water at the Annapolis dock. Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland, Governor Calvert House wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

The Bride and the Groom having fun with their wedding party.

Bride and Groom with their Wedding Party doing fun and goofy post at the Annapolis dock. Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland, Governor Calvert House wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride, Maid of Honor and Bridesmaids posing on the Annapolis downtown dock. Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland, Governor Calvert House wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Laura and her lovely bridal party.

Bride and her Bridal party posing at the Annapolis downtown harbor. Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland, Governor Calvert House wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Jason and his groom’s party were wearing this awesome American flag socks. 🙂

Groom and his groom's party wearing American flag pattern socks. Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland, Governor Calvert House wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

The groom’s party includes the Best Man and four Groomsmen.

Groom, Best Man, and Groomsman posing on the Annapolis downtown dock. Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland, Governor Calvert House wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Wedding cake designed by the Sugar Baker Cakes. Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland, Governor Calvert House wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

This lovely wedding cake was designed by Sugar Baker Cakes.

Flowers decorations details on the wedding cake designed by Sugar Baker Cakes. Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland, Governor Calvert House wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com View of Governor's Hall with the guests dining tables and the centerpieces. Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland, Governor Calvert House wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

I love the beautiful details of the sweetheart table with the lovely backdrop.

Sweetheart table for the Bride and Groom with a beautiful backdrop inside the Governor's Hall. Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland, Governor Calvert House wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

The floral table centerpieces were also designed by Violets Florist. Each table was named after certain places that have special meanings for the Bride and Groom.

Close up shot of the table centerpieces. Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland, Governor Calvert House wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Mother and Father of Bride during the introduction holding signs of One Down, Two to Go. Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland, Governor Calvert House wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom kissed right after the introduction by the DJ from Beat2Beat DJ's. Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland, Governor Calvert House wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bridal and Groom's party and all guests laughing and cheering Bride and Groom during the introduction. Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland, Governor Calvert House wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Love this special custom painted champagne glasses of Natty Boh and Utz Girl.

Custom painted champagne glasses with Natty Boh and Utz Girl. Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland, Governor Calvert House wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom kissing by the sweetheart table. Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland, Governor Calvert House wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom kissing at their sweetheart table after glass clinking from guests while the painter Patricia Bennet paints the room. Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland, Governor Calvert House wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Sign of the Bride and Groom's last name and direction hung at the front of the venue. Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland, Governor Calvert House wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Nautical wooden boat decors. Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland, Governor Calvert House wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom laughing listening to Maid of Honor's toast speech. Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland, Governor Calvert House wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

After the speeches and toasts, then it was the parent dances starting with the Father-Daughter dance and followed by Mother-Son dance.

Bride smiling while dancing with Father during parent dance. Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland, Governor Calvert House wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride enjoying the moment during the Father-daughter dance. Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland, Governor Calvert House wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Groom smiling during the Mother and son dance. Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland, Governor Calvert House wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Check out this cute bouquet toss moments. 😀

Bride tossed her bouquet toward the single ladies crowd. Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland, Governor Calvert House wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com One of the guest happily cheered after she caught the flower bouquet from the toss. Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland, Governor Calvert House wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride cuddling with Groom outside by the State House. Historic Inns of Annapolis Maryland, Governor Calvert House wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Congratulations, Laura and Jason!
May you all live happily ever after! 🙂

Leo Dj

Vendors

Venue, Catering, and Hotel: Governor Calvert House

Church: Calvary United Methodist Church

Officiant: Pastor Chip Wright, Senior Pastor at Calvary United Methodist Church

Hair and Make up: Up Do’s for I Do’s

Dress: Bridals by Elena

Suits: Jos. A Bank

Florist: Connie Clark, Violets Florist

Cake: Sugarbakers Cakes

DJ: Dan McGinty with Beat2Beat DJ’s

Trolley: Towne Transport

Painter: Patricia Bennett

Champagne glasses: Gift from family friend.

Kissing fishes decor: Do-It-Yourself (DIY)

Stationary: Do-It-Yourself (DIY)

Wedding favors: Do-It-Yourself (DIY)

 

 

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