One.More.Day! Opening Day WEEK is coming to an end, and we’re excited for tomorrow! As you wait patiently for Friday to get here, please enjoy this amazing same-sex Orioles themed wedding from Jennifer McMenamin Photography!
“Emily + Kristine’s wedding was the very best kind. It was well-planned and well-scheduled (thanks in no small part to Emily’s incredible organization. Like myself, she is a lover of lists!) They picked a theme — their mutual love of baseball, and the Orioles in particular — and chose tasteful and sweet details to carry it through the day, from sunflower seeds tossed at the newlyweds to the baseball bat they asked everyone to sign in lieu of a boring old guestbook. They wrote their own vows — and boy were they good vows! Their friends and family offered moving, emotional toasts. They reveled in being surrounded by their closest friends and family. And they found creative ways to publicly declare their delight in the ability to marry each other. (Check out the custom shirts they had made for not only the members of their wedding parties but also the entire hair and make-up team from Xtreme Hair Salon, who prepped and primped all the ladies for the big day.) I had the distinct pleasure and honor last year of photographing a number of same-sex weddings. I get goosebumps every single time. But I also approach the weddings with a wee bit of trepidation, caution and protectiveness. I never know, after all, whether every passerby we encounter when we’re out shooting will be as thrilled for the couple as they should be and I don’t want any kind of ugliness to cast even the tiniest shadow on an utterly joyful day for my clients. But when the opposite happens — when strangers wave and cheer, when motorists honk their support and shout compliments out the window and, as was the case for Emily + Kristine, when onlookers at the stadium bar stand and clap and holler their support and congratulations — my heart just soars and I feel a rush of pride in my city. Love is love. Hooray for marriage equality!”
Same-sex Orioles Themed Wedding Vendors
Photography: Jennifer McMenamin Photography
Ceremony & Reception: Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Officiant: The Rev. John Scotland
Catering: DNC Inc.
Emily’s attire: David’s Bridal Collection
Kristine’s attire: Simply Bridal
Hair & Make-up: Xtreme Hair Salon
Attendants’ attire: Alfred Angelo and Jos. A. Bank
Bridesmaids’ necklaces: That’s Mine Boutique
Florist: Fleur de Lis
DJ: Matt Davis
Photobooth: Pixilated Photobooth
Invitations: Beth Cote