At Home Backyard Wedding Photos | Annapolis Maryland Photographer | Nancy and John

Nancy and John met at work in July of 2014, when both were working as diagnostic sonographers for the same company in Colorado and covering the same office that one day. After that meeting, their friendship developed over the year.

In July 2015, they vacationed in Crested Butte together, where their friendship evolved into something more.

Subsequently they planned a trip back East to Maryland and D.C. for May 2016 to visit family and to celebrate John’s birthday. Unfortunately, a month before their scheduled trip, Nancy stumbled down some steps and fractured both her left ankle and right foot.  However, with John’s urging and reassurance, they proceeded with their trip, despite the fact that Nancy had bilateral leg casts and could only get around by wheelchair. They stayed with Nancy’s parents at their idyllic Magothy riverfront home.

On John’s birthday, the couple rolled (via wheelchair) around nearby historic Annapolis and ended at the Chart House on the Severn, where they met up with Nancy’s family to dine and celebrate John’s big day. Between dinner and dessert, he popped the question and presented her with a beautiful engagement ring! Nancy said yes! They celebrated their engagement with Nancy’s family over dessert. It was a warm and loving time.

The Venue: Home Backyard

The next morning, the newly engaged couple awoke to the sounds of the leaves rustling in the trees, the gentle waves of the Magothy lapping the shore, and the harmonious chirps of the birds, crickets, and cicadas in the trees of the neighboring parkland. It was lovely. So lovely, in fact, that they decided it would be the perfect setting for their small intimate wedding. Nancy’s parents agreed, and so, their dream became reality just a short four months later.

At home backyard wedding Bride and Groom cuddling on boat photo by Leo Dj Photography

At home backyard wedding DIY metal ornament on chuppah photo by Leo Dj Photography

These metal ornaments adorning the chuppah were custom handmade by the Bride’s sister.

At home backyard wedding DIY metal decoration on chuppah photo by Leo Dj Photography At home backyard wedding Bride hair being done photo by Leo Dj Photography At home backyard wedding Bride shoes photo by Leo Dj Photography

The Bride is wearing this simple yet beautiful beaded wedding gown from ModCloth.

At home backyard sister help Bride put on wedding gown photo by Leo Dj Photography At home backyard wedding sister help Bride put on necklace photo by Leo Dj Photography

I love seeing the color and paisley pattern of the Groom’s tie which matches the overall vibrant color theme, including the striking table cloth and the floral centerpiece from Simply Beautiful Flowers and Gifts.

At home backyard wedding Groom's suit and tie photo by Leo Dj Photography At home backyard wedding Groom putting on tie with nephew photo by Leo Dj Photography At home backyard wedding Groom put on tie photo by Leo Dj Photography At home backyard wedding Groom posing with tie photo by Leo Dj Photography At home backyard wedding nephew put boutonniere on Groom photo by Leo Dj Photography

Nancy and John hung various photos from their travels and adventures.

At home backyard wedding Bride and Groom photo display decoration photo by Leo Dj Photography

John, the Groom, was all smiles upon seeing his Bride, Nancy, for the first time, as she walked down the aisle escorted by her Mother and Step-Father.

At home backyard Groom seeing Bride for first time walking down the aisle during ceremony photo by Leo Dj Photography At home backyard Father and Mother escort Bride during ceremony processional photo by Leo Dj Photography At home backyard wedding Bride wipe of tears hearing speech at ceremony photo by Leo Dj Photography At home backyard wedding Father and Mother of Bride giving speech at ceremony photo by Leo Dj Photography At home backyard wedding Mothers of Bride and Groom reading prayer at ceremony photo by Leo Dj Photography At home backyard wedding Groom wipe of tear while reciting vow at ceremony photo by Leo Dj Photography At home backyard wedding Bride and Groom laughing before put on ring at ceremony photo by Leo Dj Photography

Just as any other Jewish wedding, the Groom would stomp a glass at the end of the ceremony. Mazel tov!

At home backyard wedding Groom stomp glass under chuppah at ceremony photo by Leo Dj Photography Annapolis Jewish wedding Groom stomp glass under chuppah at ceremony photo by Leo Dj Photography At home backyard wedding Bride and Groom kiss after ceremony photo by Leo Dj Photography At home backyard wedding Bride and Groom sitting on hammock laughing photo by Leo Dj Photography At home backyard wedding Groom kiss Bride on hammock laughing photo by Leo Dj Photography At home backyard wedding Bride lounging on bench with Groom photo by Leo Dj Photography

Nancy’s parents’ waterfront home has this great view of the Magothy river.

At home backyard wedding Groom kiss Bride on shoulder photo by Leo Dj Photography

The Bride’s lovely bouquet were designed by the florist Simply Beautiful Flowers and Gifts.

At home backyard wedding Groom kiss Bride on boat pier photo by Leo Dj Photography At home backyard wedding close up Bride with necklace photo by Leo Dj Photography At home backyard wedding close up of Groom's tie and boutonniere photo by Leo Dj Photography At home backyard wedding Bride and Groom holding each other on pier photo by Leo Dj Photography At home backyard wedding Bride laughing with sister and guests photo by Leo Dj Photography At home backyard engagement ring and wedding bands photo by Leo Dj Photography

I really enjoy working with adventurous Bride and Groom who would go the distance rather than do the ordinary photo shoots. In this case, they agreed to ride and paddle the boat in the river!

At home backyard wedding Bride and Groom kissing on boat photo by Leo Dj Photography

May you live happily ever after! 🙂

Leo Dj

Vendors

Officiant:  Bride’s second cousin, the Honorable Judge Nancy B Shuger | Make up and Hair: DIY | Dress (designer name and store): ModCloth | Groom’s Tuxedo/Suit: Macy’s | Florist: Simply Beautiful Flowers and Gifts | Cake and Catering: The Classic Catering People | Chuppah: DIY | Decorations: DIY | Wedding favors: Music CDs, DIY

 

 

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