Aspen Wye River Conference Centers Wedding: Anita + Bryan

Bryan and Anita met in graduate school when both were getting their MBAs at the University of Maryland. They became good friends and class team partners, and their bond developed into romantic chemistry. Bryan then asked Anita out on a date and they started solidifying their strong connection. They have a lot of similar interests, from movies, books, and trivia, to challenging each other to try new things. Bryan proposed to Anita on Thanksgiving Day in 2013 in front of many of her family members. It was an intimate and romantic moment, and they remain most thankful for each other.

They decided to tie the knot the following year and chosen Aspen Wye River Conference Centers, a serene and secluded waterfront wedding venue in the Eastern Shore Maryland, for their ceremony and reception.

I love this picture of Anita, embracing her last moments together with her father before he walked her down the aisle.

Bride embracing her last moments together with her father before he walked her down the aisle. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Let’s retrace a bit towards the beginning of the day.

Anita and Bryan thought it would be wonderful to see each other and spend some time alone together before their ceremony.

And I’ve always loved it when the Bride and Groom took a private moment to glance at one another before their wedding.

Groom waiting for Bride to come during their first look. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride walking towards Groom during their first look 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 smiled seeing each other the first time during their first glance 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 almost kissed on the pier. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom posing by the water. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom almost kissed on the boat dock. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Anita’s gorgeous flower bouquet was designed by florist Seasonal Flowers.

Beautiful flower bouquet designed by the florist Seasonal Flowers. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Bryan is in the U.S. Army Reserves. He is considered a young achiever for an Army Lieutenant Colonel.

Groom wearing US Army military uniform. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom slow dancing by the woods. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Groom twirling Bride while dancing by the woods. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom hugging and posing. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Groom kissing Bride's forehead. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride talking with her father before he walked her down the aisle. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride kissing her father as they were walking toward the ceremony site. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Groom hugging father of the bride. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom looking at each other during reading. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom smiling during the wedding vow. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

And they’re officially husband and wife.

Bride and Groom smiling during exchanging or ring. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com A glass jar of Old Bay spice and a recipe for crab cake for wedding favor. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

This beautiful wedding cake was custom-made by Maggie Austin, a well-known cake designer.

Beautiful detailed wedding cake custom made by Maggie Austin. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

All cake decorations were created with amazing details, from the crabs to the oyster shells. They are edible but simply too pretty to be eaten!

Custom made edible crabs and oyster shells on the wedding cake by Maggie Austin. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Champagne glasses and Bride's floral bouquet. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

For the reception, both the Bride and Groom changed into Indian wedding outfits, giving all guests the chance to view the beautiful ornate details during the first dance.

Bride smiling while looking at Groom during first dance. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom wearing Indian outfit dancing close to each other. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Groom twirling Bride during their first dance wearing Indian outfit. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

For the Father of the Bride and Daughter dance, they chose a fun and upbeat music!

Bride laughing during Father-daugther dance. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Father-of-the-Bride and daugther dancing to a happy upbeat music song. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and her Father dancing energetically during parent dance. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Mother of the Bride smiling seeing her daughter dance with father. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Father of the Bride and daugther hugging after the parent dance. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

And so was the music for the Mother of the Groom and Son dance!

Groom dancing energetically with few kids during Mother of the Groom and son dance. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Groom raising hands up in the air during parent dance with his Mother. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Groom lifted up one boy and swing him around during parent dance with Mother of the Groom. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Instead of having a DJ, they had a live band, The Bachelor Boys, who performed their favorite songs and top 40 charts.

Lead singer and guitarist from The Bachelor Boys band singing. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Trumpet player from the Bachelor Boys performing. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Boy hiding behind his Mother. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Girl cuddled with mom and looking at the camera. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Groom kissed Bride on the cheek. Aspen Wye River Conference Centers wedding at Queenstown Maryland, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Congratulations, Anita and Bryan!
May you both live happily ever after! 🙂

Leo Dj

 

Vendors

Venue, Hotel, and Catering: Aspen Wye River Conference Centers

Officiant: Rachel Chellappa (Bride’s Sister)

Hair: Beyond the Veil, LLC

Dress: David’s Bridal

Florist: Seasonal Flowers

Decorations: Seasonal Flowers, Aspen Wye River and DIY

Cake: Maggie Austin Cake

Band: The Bachelor Boys

Cards: DIY

Wedding favors: DIY

 

 

3 Responses to “Aspen Wye River Conference Centers Wedding: Anita + Bryan”

  1. susheeladavid

    Thank you for sharing especially since we are miles away in Bangalore,now we can ‘see’, Anita looks beautiful and both , so radiantly happy.and our Jamai Babu(endearing Bengali term for son-in-law of the family) Bryan looks handsome ….both in his uniform, with all those medals and in traditional Indian attire.
    We want more pics…..

  2. San Diego Wedding Photographer

    The first one… Wow! Touching moment!

  3. Aquarelle

    Beautiful photos! The photo of Anita kissing her dad is outstanding!! Your work is so inspiring!!!!! (Aquarelle Chicago Wedding Photography – http://www.aquarellephoto.com )

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