Loews Hotel Annapolis Wedding Photos | Annapolis Maryland Photographer | Jenna and Lee

It was awesome to capture Jenna and Lee’s love for each other during their stylish romantic engagement in downtown Annapolis, Maryland. However, their wedding at the Loews Annapolis was super fun! They sure knew how to party, not to mention that they hired a 26-piece music band!

Jenna and Lee looked all over the DC and Maryland area for a wedding venue. They didn’t know exactly what they wanted. However, as soon as they walked into the Loews, they knew that it would be perfect. Despite the Loews being a large corporation, nothing about the hotel felt corporate. Suitably located in Downtown Annapolis, it felt more intimate than any other location they had visited. Everything about the hotel was beautiful, especially its atrium with the open ceiling and natural light, a unique place to hold a ceremony.

Bride and Groom leaning on a wall, almost kissing. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

I was in awe the first time I saw this beautifully detailed wedding gown from Love Couture Bridal designed by Matthew Christopher.

Wedding gown from Love Couture Bridal designed by Matthew Christopher. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride writing a letter to Groom copying her draft from her iPhone. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Groom looking in the mirror fixing his bow tie. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Maid of honor and bridesmaid watching another bridesmaid getting make up. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Groomsmen helping Groom put on boutonniere. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Groom helping Father of Bride put on boutonniere. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Mother of Bride help daughter zip up wedding gown. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Mother of Bride and daughter laughing together during getting ready. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Mother of Bride put veil on daughter. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Jenna’s first look with Dad was not like what I had expected. 🙂

Mother of Bride laughing during daughter first look with Father. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Mother of Bride pointing to Father of Bride during first look with daughter. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Father of Bride kissed daughter on cheek during first look with Dad. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

All in all, it was a tender moment for everyone. 🙂

Bride's Mother and Aunt shed tear during first look with Father. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride reading letter from Groom during getting ready. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Then it was time for the Bride and the Groom to do their First Look.

Close up of Bride and Groom holding hands before their first glance. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom holding hands and smiling before their first look. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom talking to each other before their first glance. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom seeing each other during their first look. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom kissing during their first glance. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Groom checking out Bride's wedding gown during their first look. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride shedding tear during their first look. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Groom hugging Bride in front of a water fountain. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Close up view of Bride and Groom's shoes and socks. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride cuddling with Groom. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride posing with Maid of Honor and Bridesmaids with their bouquets. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Groom posing with Best Man and Groomsmen. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

I like how there were two different sets of socks for the Groom, Best Men, and the Groomsmen.

Groom, Best Man, and Groomsmen showing their socks. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom with the whole wedding bridal party. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

This beautiful flower bouquet was designed by the talented florist Connie Clark of Violets Florists.

Gorgeous big white flower bouquet held by the Bride. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

The ceremony was held in the hotel’s majestic atrium.

Groom seeing Bride as she walked down the aisle. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Father and Mother of the Bride escorting their daughter walking down the aisle. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Lee and Jenna were doing a traditional Jewish wedding ceremony, Ritual of Circling, where the Bride circled the Groom for seven times. The same goes for the Groom before they entered the chuppah.

Bride circling Groom during circling ritual in Jewish wedding ceremony. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Groom circling Bride before entering the chuppah. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Maid of Honor and Bridesmaids holding their bouquets during the ceremony. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride smiling as Groom lift up candle and wine cup, traditional Jewish wedding ceremony. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Mothers laughing as Groom reciting vows while put on ring for Bride. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom first kiss under the chuppah during traditional Jewish ceremony. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

The ballroom was beautifully decorated for the dinner reception, including the elegant table centerpieces created by Violets Florists.

Dinning table setting with flower in tall vase centerpiece by Violets Florists by Connie Clark. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Table centerpiece of luxurious beaded lantern and flowers by Violets Florists by Connie Clark. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Close up of flower wedding cake decor by Sugar Bakers Cakes. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

This elegantly designed wedding cake was made by Sugar Bakers Cakes.

Elegant wedding cake by Sugar Bakers Cakes. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride hugging Groom during first dance. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Groom cuddling with Bride during first dance. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Groom embracing Bride during first dance. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom laughing during toast speech. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

After the first dance and the toast speeches by the Fathers, Best Man, Co-Best Man, and Maid of Honor, they proceeded with blessings over the challah bread before the meal.

Grandfather cutting bread during blessing over challah. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Setup of sweetheart table with Bride's flower bouquet by Violets Florists by Connie Clark. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Mood Swings Band performing live with woodwinds, brass and trumpet solo. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

One of the features during the reception was an impressive, live and dynamic performance by the big band, Mood Swings. I was surprised to find out the day before that the wedding would have this big band with 26 members. Apparently, Mood Swings had performed at the Inauguration Gala for Governor Robert Ehrlich and two Presidential Inauguration Galas for President George W. Bush. It was a rare privilege for everyone including myself to see them perform live!

Saxophone players from Mood Swings Band jumping while performing live. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Father-daughter dance accompanied with music by mood swings. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride laughing during parent dance with Father. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Mother of Groom and son laughing and dancing during parent dance. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Mother and son dance accompanied by Mood Swings Band. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

After the parent dances, they proceeded with Mezinke Tanz, which honored the parents who had married off their last child. In this case, the Mother of the Groom was the one who had the honor of receiving the flower crown.

Parents sitting and circled by Bride and Groom during the Mezinke Tanz ritual . Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Mother of Groom happy to receive crown during Krenzel ritual. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Mother of Groom hugging Bride during the crowning ritual. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Guests circling parents during the flower crowning ritual Mezinke Tanz. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

And of course the wedding would not be complete without the Hora dance!

Bride and Groom raised up during Hora dance. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Father of Bride raised hands during Hora dance. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Father and Mother of Bride holding hands while raised up during Hora dance. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom teasing each other during cake cutting. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom kissing after the cake cutting. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and guests doing silly dances. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Groom kissing Bride passionately during open dance. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom almost kissing in front of the hotel entrance. Loews Annapolis Hotel Maryland wedding, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Congratulations Lee and Jenna!

May you live happily ever after! 🙂

Leo Dj

 

Vendors

Venue/Hotel/Catering: Loews Hotel Annapolis

Coordinator: Holly Greve

Officiant: Rabbi Adam Rosenwasser

Make up: Nichole Jordan, Attomic Cupcake Make-up Artistry

Hair: Alexandra and Jaime, David Alexander Salon and Spa

Bride’s Dress: By Matthew Christopher at Love Couture Bridal

Bridesmaids Dress: By After Six at Bridesmaids.com

Tuxedo/Suit: Rococo, The Store for Men

Florist: Violets Florists by Connie Clark

Cake: Sugar Bakers Cakes

Band: Mood Swings

String Trio: Bay Strings

Videographer: Matt Buerhaus, Buerhaus Design

Rings: Debs Jewelers

Kippahs/Yamaka: Weinfeld Skull Cap Mfg. Co

Invites: Paper in the Park

Paper Products: DIY

Wedding Favors: DIY

Decorations: DIY

 

 

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